ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All statutory changes enacted through November 14, 2010 that affect U.S. intellectual property law are covered in the 2011 Edition of Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws. The publication of the new edition was announced today by BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA.
The new 2011 Edition includes recent changes to the nation's intellectual property laws. The updates include the provisions of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-224), which appropriated an additional $129 million to the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) for the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2010. Funding for the PTO and the Copyright Office for Fiscal Year 2011 is provided for via the "Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011" (Pub. L. 111-242). Congress is expected to enact a further continuing appropriations act on or before December 3, 2010.
First published in 1985, Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws features a finding list by topic; a finding list by U.S.C. Section; relevant constitutional provisions; the popular names of selected statutes; U.S. Code, Title 35, Patents; U.S. Code, Title 15, Chapter 22, Trademarks; U.S. Code, Title 15, Chapter 63, Technology Innovation; U.S. Code, Title 17, Copyrights; other relevant statutes; and a comprehensive index.
The 2011 Edition is accompanied by an updated CD-ROM containing the entire text of the book in HTML for easy searching and copying-and-pasting. The CD-ROM also contains additional materials not in the print edition, provided by Adobe® Portable Document Format (PDF) and HTML.
The CD-ROM includes the text of the latest version of patent reform legislation, including the "Manager's Amendment" to S.515. Recently added to the CD-ROM are the Rules of Practice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Those who practice before the court obviously need to be well-acquainted with these complex rules. The rules cover such issues as how to file an appeal, stays or injunctions pending appeal, motion practice, the preparation and filing of briefs, oral argument, citation practice, en banc determinations, and petitions for rehearing.
Mr. Jeffrey M. Samuels is the David L. Brennan Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology at the University of Akron School of Law in Akron, OH. He was formerly Assistant Commissioner for Trademarks, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and was managing editor of BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal.
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