9780735521582

Business Method Patents

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  • ISBN13:

    9780735521582

  • ISBN10:

    0735521581

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-12-01
  • Publisher: Aspen Pub

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Summary

In a landmark decision, The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Signature Financial v. State Street Bank held that business methods may be patented. This holding together with the explosive growth of the Internet has turned the business method patent into the 'hot' new growth area of intellectual property. Business Method Patents is your guide To The unique opportunities and risks in this emerging area of IP law. Business Method Patents is your authoritative source for court-tested guidance on: Mechanics of the patent application Prior art researching Drafting claims Drafting the complete specification Drawings required for business method patents Illustrating the business system through drawings Building a patent portfolio for attracting capital Enforcing and licensing business method patents

Table of Contents

Contents xiii
Preface xxxv
Business Patents---The Controversy
1(22)
State Street Bank v. Signature Financial---Judge Rich's Legacy
23(30)
A Philosophy for Business Model Patents---The Statutory Subject Matter Issue
53(50)
The Origins of Commerce
103(34)
The Nature of Commerce Today---Electronic Commerce
137(94)
Judicial Decisions---Before State Street Bank
231(108)
E-Comemrce Technology
339(56)
Pure Business Model Patents
395(42)
Prior Art
437(34)
Claiming Business Model and E-Commerce Inventions
471(62)
Drawings for E-Commerce and Business Model Patents
533(60)
The Patent Specification
593(36)
Exploiting the Business Model and E-Commerce Patent Portfolio
629(66)
Appendix A Uncitral Model Law on Electronic Commerce 695(62)
Appendix B Proposed Bill---Business Method Patent Improvement Act of 2000 757(12)
Table of Cases 769(4)
Index 773

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