ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announces the publication of the 2010 Cumulative Supplement to Electronic and Software Patents: Law and Practice, Second Edition.
Case citations needed to make points, examples of how to draft a claim to a data structure, and advice on how to help protect a client's method of doing business are all included in Electronic and Software Patents: Law and Practice, Second Edition with the new 2010 Cumulative Supplement. Designed by practitioners for practitioners in this litigious area of law, this treatise is the only strategy guide needed to deal with lightning-speed technological developments, changes in PTO policy, and pivotal court rulings.
The 2010 Cumulative Supplement includes:
- Analysis of the Supreme Court's decision in Bilski v. Kappos rejecting the "machine-or-transformation test" as the sole test for patent eligibility of claims reciting a process
- Preview of upcoming Federal Circuit cases that may provide additional guidance on the scope of 35 U.S.C. SS101
- Strategies to consider when drafting a claim to a process arguably involving a method of doing business or an abstract idea
- Analysis of the USPTO's Interim Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility for Process
- Claims in view of Bilski v. Kappos
- Guidance for providing identifiable structure in the patent specification corresponding to means-plus-function elements in the claims
- Tips for arguing cases before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
- Strategies for filing design patent applications to protect software
- Recommendations for managing a patent portfolio in view of the changing standards for statutory subject matter
Patent attorneys can turn to this treatise for updated guidance on drafting, prosecuting, and managing a strong technology patent portfolio.
The editors-in-chief are Steven W. Lundberg (Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, Minneapolis, MN), Stephen C. Durant (Durant Intellectual Property Group, Emeryville, CA), and Ann M. McCrackin (Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH; Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, Minneapolis, MN).
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