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Patent Law

Journals and Newsletters

To locate articles about patent law in legal journals, check the legal periodical indexes which can be accessed from the library's web page: Legal Source, which covers all major legal journals from 1918 to the present, Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981, and LegalTrac, which covers 1980 to the present.

Specialized journals and newsletters include:

Patent Law

What is a patent?

A patent is an intellectual property right granted by the government to an inventor to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling an invention througout the United States or importing an invention into the United States for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted.

                                                         U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Major Treatises

 

 

Other Books in the Library