Patent Law Basics for Chemists and Research Professionals provides an accessible overview for chemists, research scientists, pharmaceutical researchers, R&D executives and others working with the unique issues that those patenting chemical inventions face. Researchers must often work with patent professionals at the direction of their supervisors in order to procure patent protection for the inventions they have discovered and/or to determine whether the products they are developing would infringe on patents held by others.
By providing chemists and research professionals with a better understanding of what information is most important to obtain the strongest possible patent protection, scientists can work with patent professionals more effectively, thereby enhancing the strength and value of patents with which they are involved. Beginning with the basics, this useful primer introduces the reader to patents, patents rights and other types of intellectual property, such as trademarks and copyrights. A sample patent is dissected to explain its various parts and interpretation.
The book discusses the types of inventions patented in the life sciences, and chemical and pharmaceutical technologies. The book also covers the basic legal requirements for obtaining a patent, along with common application mistakes. Delving deeper into what can be a mysterious process to the outsider, the book also explores relevant case law and typical patent litigation.
- Provides valuable information about patent law changes brought about by the 2011 America Invents Act (AIA)
- Demystifies the patent application process and highlights common, avoidable mistakes
- Includes a handy glossary for quick reference, along with accessible explanations and summaries for the layperson
- Introduces the reader to patents, patents rights and other types of intellectual property, such as trademarks and copyrights
Chemists, especially in medicinal and drug development chemistry
- Introduction to Patents
2. Parts of a Patent
3. Major types of inventions that are patented in the chemical technologies
4. When do you have a patentable invention?
5. Patenting inventions in the life sciences technologies
6. What goes on at the Patent Office?
7. When does someone qualify as an inventor on a patent?
8. Ownership of patents
9. Unique issues university scientists must deal with
10. America Invents Act
11. Patent Litigation 101
13. Additional Patent Resources
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- © Academic Press 2018
- 1st September 2017
- Academic Press
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Sarah Hasford has been involved in the field of patent law for almost ten years. She began her career working as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia where she examined patent applications directed to heterocyclic pharmaceutical and agricultural compounds. After working as an Examiner, Sarah attended law school at Franklin Pierce Law Center (now known as the University of New Hampshire School of Law). While in law school Sarah interned for the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Upon graduating from law school, Sarah entered private practice in the Washington, D.C. area. Sarah’s practice spanned all aspects of patent law, including patent prosecution, opinion work, and litigation with an emphasis on pharmaceutical patent litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act. In 2015, Sarah left law firm practice to pursue her passion for educating non-legal professionals about patent law.
Washington, D.C., USA