“The 2020 edition of Mueller on Patent Law by Professor Janice Mueller provides exceptionally complete, accurate and penetrating insights into the intricacies of the innumerable issues in this specialized, complex and rapidly developing area of law. I am using it in writing amicus briefs for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court as well as for articles on such issues for both patent practitioners and the staffers and Members of the Congress. Among its many advantages is the tight organization that enable instant location of the exact material one seeks. I know of not better resource, for this two-volume work reflects her lifetime of deep scholarship in this field.” – Judge Paul R. Michel (Retired), Former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2004-2010) and Circuit Judge (1988-2010)
Mueller on Patent Law is a comprehensive yet accessible two-volume legal treatise for patent practitioners. This well-organized resource provides concise and timely access to U.S. patent law in the twenty-first century, focusing on game-changing Federal Circuit and Supreme Court decisions.
Volume II of Mueller on Patent Law analyzes how patents are enforced in the United States and their validity challenged. The volume details patent litigation in the federal courts as well as the America Invents Act (AIA)-implemented proceedings for challenging patentability (IPR, PGR, and CBM). Claim interpretation, jurisdiction and procedure including recent sweeping changes to patent venue, direct and indirect liability (including inducing, contributory, and divided infringement), territoriality concerns, literal and doctrine of equivalents (DOE) infringement, prosecution history estoppel and other legal limitations on DOE liability, declaratory judgment actions, Hatch-Waxman Act pharmaceutical litigation, antitrust issues, remedies, and defenses including inequitable conduct, exhaustion, patent misuse, laches, and equitable estoppel all receive thorough and timely treatment. Because patent protection is frequently global, Volume II explores multi-national procurement and enforcement. Reexamination and reissue in the USPTO are detailed, as is the increasingly important subspecialty of design patent law.