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Patent Law Research Guide

This guide covers the basic legal resources for United States Patent Law, including primary and secondary resources.

Patent Drafting, Claims and Disclosure Multi-Volume Treatises

Irah H. Donnor, Patent ProsecutionLaw, Practice, and Procedure (10th ed., 2017- date). Print: Law Library Stacks KF3120 .D66 2017. (4 volumes).  Ebook: Bloomberg Law. (CWRU Law School Users Only).

R. Carl Moy, Moy's Walker on Patents (4th ed., 2017-date). (7 volumes).  Westlaw. (CWRU Law School Users Only).

John W. Schlicher, Patent Law: Legal and Economic Principles (Online: 2015 - date). Print:  Law Library Stacks KF3116.S35 (Not updated since 2011). (2 volumes).  Westlaw. (Updated periodically). (CWRU Law School Users Only).


Patent Law Drafting, Claims & Disclosure - Single Volume Treatises

Robert C. Faber, Faber on Mechanics of Claim Drafting (7th ed., 2018).  Ebook: PLI Discover.   CWRU Law Users Only.

Robert C. Kahrl & Stuart B. Soffer, Thesaurus of Claim Construction (2011).  Print: Law Library Reference KF3125.C5 K344 2011.

Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (9th ed., Latest Revision: January 2018). Ebook:  USPTO website.

Donald S. Rimai, Patent EngineeringA Guide to Building a Valuable Patent Portfolio and Controlling the Marketplace (2016). Print: Law Library Stacks KF3116.R56 2016. See especially: Chapter 5: The Structure of a Patent and Chapter 7: Patent Engineering  and Patent Prosecution

Joseph E. Root, Rules of Patent DraftingGuidelines from Federal Circuit Case Law (2013-date). Ebook: Lexis AdvanceCWRU Law Users Only.

Ronald D. Slusky, Invention Analysis and Claiming: A Patent Lawyer's Guide (2007).  (2d ed., 2012 (On order). Print: Law Library Stacks KF 3131 .S58 2007.