Articles Tagged Patent

Stephanie L. Varela, Damned If You Do, Doomed If You Don't: Patenting Legal Methods and its Effect on Lawyers' Professional Responsibilities

60 Fla. L. Rev. 1145 (2008) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Imagine, before advising each client, having to confer with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to determine whether another lawyer already owns a patent to the legal strategy you wish to propose. Imagine having to pay someone so your client can follow […]

Kelly Casey Mullally, Patent Hermeneutics: Form and Substance in Claim Construction

59 Fla. L. Rev. 333 (2007) | | | | ABSTRACT :: The claims section of a patent performs an important public notice function in patent law. The claims inform us of the boundaries delineating the subject matter over which the inventor holds an exclusive right. Methodology for interpreting patent claims has a direct impact […]