New Book by UnitedLex Chief Patent and Trademark Counsel Provides Patent Drafting Rules
The Rules-Based Approach to Patent Drafting Helps Patent Drafters Avoid Errors
Overland Park, KS (October 13, 2011) – UnitedLex, a global full service provider of technology-powered legal and business solutions, today announced the publication of a book by its Chief Patent and Trademark Counsel, Joseph Root, Rules of Patent Drafting: Guidelines from Federal Circuit Case Law, published by Oxford University Press. By focusing on drafting principles instead of abstract legal concepts, the book provides drafters with a set of concrete rules derived from Federal Circuit decisions.
Rules of Patent Drafting: Guidelines from Federal Circuit Case Law addresses a major development in patent law over the last two decades - the Disclosure Revolution. This book guides the drafter in meeting all the requirements that the Federal Circuit has set out for patent validity. Beyond demonstrating how to ensure bare validity, the book goes further to illustrate techniques for achieving desired coverage through rules teaching breadth in drafting, claiming and prosecuting.
"The basis of the book is UnitedLex's industry leading and unique patent and trademark process," said Joe Root. "The book is a fresh and necessary perspective for prosecutors allowing them to sharpen their craft of prosecuting enforceable patents."
"Training and process development are core to the UnitedLex platform. We are very proud of Joe's achievement in publishing this guide and we're confident that law patent professionals everywhere will benefit from Joe's insights and thought leadership," said Dan Reed, UnitedLex's Chief Executive Officer. "Joe's book captures the program he developed for training our patent drafting teams and, with this process, UnitedLex has successfully drafted over 200 US patent applications for Fortune 500 clients in a range of industries."
Joe Root was recently named in the IAM Strategy 250: the World's Leading IP Strategists, a unique publication identifying individuals whose key skill-set is working with intellectual property owners to help them maximize the value of their IP.
Rules of Patent Drafting: Guidelines from Federal Circuit Case Law is now available at Amazon.com.
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