Perspectives on Patentable Subject Matter

Perspectives on Patentable Subject Matter

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Cambridge University Press, 11/28/2014
EAN 9781107070912, ISBN10: 1107070910

Hardcover, 431 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.7 cm
Language: English

Perspectives on Patentable Subject Matter brings together leading scholars to offer diverse perspectives on the question of which types of subject matter are even eligible for patent protection, setting aside the widely known requirement that a claimed invention avoid the prior art and be adequately disclosed. Some leading commentators and policy-making bodies and individuals envision patentable subject matter to include anything under the sun made by humans, others envision a range of restrictions for particular fields of endeavor, from business methods and computer software to matters involving life, such as DNA and methods for screening or treating disease. Employing approaches that are both theoretically rigorous and grounded in the real world, this book is well suited for practicing lawyers, managers, lawmakers and analysts, as well as academics researching or teaching in law schools, business schools, public policy schools, and in economics and political science departments.

1. 'Clues' for determining whether business and service innovations are unpatentable abstract ideas Pamela Samuelson and Jason Schultz
2. Still aiming at the wrong target
a case for business-method and software patents from a business perspective Kristen Osenga
3. Semiotics 101
taking the printed matter doctrine seriously Kevin Emerson Collins
4. Patent eligibility as a policy lever to regulate the patenting of personalized medicine Christopher M. Holman
5. The inducement standard of patentability Michael B. Abramowicz and John F. Duffy
6. Patenting the curve ball
business methods and industry norms Gerard N. Magliocca
7. Business and financial-method patents, innovation, and policy Bronwyn H. Hall
8. The litigation of financial innovations Josh Lerner
9. Patent search and cumulative innovation Michael J. Meurer
10. The Vonage trilogy
a case study in 'patent bullying' Ted Sichelman
11. University software ownership and litigation
a first examination Arti K. Rai, John R. Allison and Bhaven N. Sampat
12. The individual inventor motif in the age of the patent troll Christopher A. Cotropia
13. Anything under the sun made by humans
patent law doctrines as endogenous institutions for commercializing innovation James E. Daily and F. Scott Kieff.