- Series: Aspen Treatise
- Paperback: 800 pages
- Publisher: Aspen Publishers; 4 edition (November 20, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1454822449
- ISBN-13: 978-1454822448
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.8 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 55 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #722,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Patent attorney, author, and educator Janice M. Mueller co-founded the Chisum Patent Academy with Donald S. Chisum in 2009. From 2004-2011, Janice was a tenured full Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she taught and wrote in the field of intellectual property law with an emphasis in U.S. and comparative patent law. Janice has also taught at the John Marshall Law School (Chicago), Suffolk University (Boston), the University of Kentucky, the University of Washington, Seattle University, Santa Clara University, and William Mitchell College of Law. The first woman law clerk to Judge Giles S. Rich of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Janice litigated patent and intellectual property cases for the U.S. Department of Justice before entering academia. She is the author of Patent Law, Fourth Edition (Aspen Student Treatise Series 2013) and the two-volume, annually-updated practitioner treatise, Mueller on Patent Law (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business). Volume I of MOPL (first published 2012) focuses on patentability and validity; Volume II of MOPL (first published 2014) covers enforcement. For detailed tables of content, go to muelleronpatentlaw.com.
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The Kindle eBook version does NOT have page numbers. Only the older "location."
What the good earth? How does the publisher expect that I accurately do the reading assignments for class?
Guess I have to buy a hard copy and try to return the eBook. Useless, IMO. Why bother having an eBook version at all? It's 2026, not 2009.
As a Chemical Engineer interested in innovations and patents and as a self directed learner in this field , this is by far the most comprehensive and most up-to-date text I have encountered.Some of the pros include excellent coverage of biotech and Pharma patent related topics such as the Hatch-Waxman Act .Excellent meshing of the science and legal aspects via case studies that allows for a good fundamental understanding of the concepts . Much kudos to the author for the updated version .
In my humble opinion, I'd say the book should serve as a good solid foundation before embarking on other more patent bar centric texts or patent bar study guides. The book should also serve as a good reference for hobbyists and practitioners .
I would've given it one star, but because it's a decent summary of the MPEP, I gave it one extra star.
Save yourself the money and use the MPEP instead.
The vast majority is well written, and presents complicated subject matter in a clear and concise format. The footnotes are very useful as well.
For those skimming reviews, a few quick points:
1) Not geared exclusively to engineers.
2) No prerequisite knowledge (although it may be a bit thick for non-attorneys in spots)
3) Good scope, excellent cross references and footnotes for those who want more detail.
4) Is reasonably up to date through 2009 -- important given the changes to case law in recent years.
5) Accessible reference book for users. Good depth without being ridiculously long.
WHO should read this?
1) Managers who deal with intellectual property
2) Patent bar candidates -- you won't need this to pass the patent bar, but you MUST read this or something like it, for no other reason than to realize that the patent bar is a tiny sliver of what you actually need to know.
3) Patent practitioners -- Yes, you! -- There have been so many changes to case law and procedure over the past several years. This book provides a reasonable and fast overview which helps you retain the thread of context throughout. This book would not replace a detailed CLE, however I think they very much complement one another.
Coverage on international patent coverage is disappointingly light. However, that is an understandably large and complicated topic. I would *hope* that the author or publisher will produce a book on the topic of patents abroad, particularly the EU and in Asia, with a similar scope.