ISBN: 978-0-470-05774-2 (cloth); 978-0-470-05775-9 (paper)
Publication Date: Copyright January 2013
Number of chapters: Nine, plus a Preface and an Index
Number of pages: 256
The Third Edition includes the major features and new strategic considerations brought about by the passage of the United States of America Invents Act. This significant patent law change replaces the “first-to-invent” US patent system with one that grants the patent to the “first-inventor-to-file” for the claimed invention in the patent office. This and other considerations of the Act, such as the new post-grant review, will have a major effect on the acquisition of patents in the United States. This new edition also expands and updates the foundation of patent information that global inventors have found so valuable in earlier editions.