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An Overview of Patent Law
Patent law is one of the primary areas of intellectual property law and deals with new inventions. Specifically, a patent grants
the patent holder the right to exclude others from making, using,
offering for sale, or selling the patented innovation for a period of
time (typically, 20 years). Generally, a patent can be granted if an
invention meets the following five criteria: (1) patentable subject
matter, (2) utility, (3) novelty, (4) nonobviousness, and (5)
enablement. Details as to what can be patented can be found on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) website.
In the United States, patent law is authorized by the U.S. Constitution,
in Article One, section 8, clause 8, which states: “The Congress shall
have power . . . to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by
securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right
to their respective writings and discoveries.” The most important piece
of patent legislation is The U.S. Patent Act, which is codified in Title 35 of the United States Code.
purpose behind patent law is to encourage inventors to share their
creations with the world by granting them a monopoly over the invention
for a brief period of time. To receive the protection of a patent,
inventors must disclose the patented information to the USPTO.
Who Should Take CLE Courses in Patent Law?
of the complex and technical nature of patent law, it is vital for
patent attorneys to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in patent
law. Relevant CLE courses can help ensure that patent attorneys are
providing the best advice to their clients seeking to apply for or
enforce patents. Additionally, non-lawyers can also benefit from these
courses. Engineers and other inventors who want a better understanding
of the patent process can learn a great deal from an introductory CLE
course in patent law.