An Introduction to Patent Law
by Janice M. Mueller
Book Review: In this 400 page paperback, Professor Janice Mueller (Pittsburgh) lays out the basics of patent law and explains the requirements for obtaining a patent as well as considerations during litigation. This is essentially a textbook, and covers the same material as other patent law textbooks. The main difference is that Mueller’s writing flows and is easy to read. In addition, she explains the foundations of patent law without getting bogged-down in unnecessary case-law and statutory interpretation.
This is a basic but thorough text covering the legal side of patents.
Who should read An Introduction to Patent Law:
- Law students (This is a good back-up to understand what your casebook is saying).
- Anyone entering the area of intellectual property and patent law.
This book is of limited use as a research end-point for an experienced patent attorney. The book is an introduction and does not cover the topics in enough depth to be serve as a treatise. (That’s why it is called an introduction).
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