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Major Treatises by Topic

This guide lists major legal treatises, handbooks, hornbooks and guides by topic. It also lists important current awareness and reporting services for each topic.

Multi-Volume Treatises

J.W. Baxter et al., Baxter World Patent Law and Practice (1968-date).
Lexis Advance. (18 volumes).

Donald S. Chisum, Patents: A Treatise on the Law of Patentability, Validity and Infringement (1978-date).
Print: KF3114 .C47. Lexis Advance. (13 volumes).

Robert C. Faber, Faber on Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting (6th ed., 2008-date).
Print: KF3125 .C5F332 2008. Bloomberg Law.  (5 volumes).

John Gladstone Mills III et al., Patent Law Fundamentals (2d ed., 2002-date).
Westlaw. (3 volumes).

R. Carl Moy, Moy’s Walker on Patents (4th ed., 2003-date).
Westlaw. (13 volumes). 

Gordon V. Smith & Russell L. Parr,  Intellectual Property, Valuation, Exploitation, and Infringement Damages (2005 - date). Print: Law Library KF2979.S647 2005.  Latest supplement online: 2017:  Bloomberg Law. Online CWRU Law Users Only.  (2 volumes).


Single-Volume Treatises/Hornbooks

Martin J. Adelman, Randall R. Rader, & Gordon P. Klancnik, Patent Law in a Nutshell (2d ed., 2013).
Print: KF3114.85 .A32 2013.

Irah H. Donner, Constructing and Deconstructing Patents (2010).
Print: KF3120 .D657 2010. Bloomberg Law.

Robert L. Harmon, Harmon on Patents: Black-Letter Law and Commentary (2007).
Print: KF3114 .H3465. BNA/Web: Harmon on Patents.

Robert L. Harmon, Patents and The Federal Circuit (10th ed., 2011).
BNA/Web: Patents and the Federal Circuit.

Ronald B. Hildreth and David Aker, Patent Law: A Practitioner’s Guide (4th ed., 2012-date).
Bloomberg Law.

Janice M. Mueller, Patent Law (3d ed., 2009).
Print: KF3114 .M84 2009.

Craig Allen Nard & R. Polk Wagner, Patent Law (2008).
Print: KF3095.N38 2008.

Roger E. Schechter & John R. Thomas, Principles of Patent Law (2004).
Print: KF3114.3 .S34 2004.

Jeffrey G. Sheldon, How to Write a Patent Application (2d ed., 2009-date).
Bloomberg Law.

Current Awareness & Looseleaf Services

BNA Intellectual Property Law Resource Center. BBNA Web.

BNA Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal (Frequency: Daily).