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Constitution

U.S. Const., art. I, § 8, cl. 8; Section 8

"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 "

Statutes

Title 35 Patents, GPO Access, LexisNexis USCS - Title 35 (Patents), Westlaw FIP-USCA, 35 U.S.C. §§ 301-307 Ex Parte Reexamination, 35 U.S.C. §§ 311-318 Inter Partes Reexamination, American Inventors Protection Act (November 29, 1999, PL 106-113) and amended November 2, 2002, PL 107-273), The Lanham Act Title 15, Chapter 22 Trademarks, Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d), Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006 (H.R. 683), Title 17 Copyrights, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (October 28, 1998, PL 105-304).

Regulations

USPTO Regulations, 37 C.F.R. §§ 1-150, 401-404, 501. Title 37 deals with Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights., GPO Access, LexisNexis CFR Titles 19 (Customs Duties), 37 (Patent, Trademark & Copyright), Federal Register Documents Relating To Patent Issues, Westlaw FIP-CFR, 37 C.F.R. §§ 501-570 Ex Parte Reexamination, 37 C.F.R. §§ 902-997 Inter Partes Reexamination, USPTO Trademark Regulations, Copyright Office Regulations.

Rules

Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP), LexisNexis Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Westlaw FIP-MPEP8D, Manual of Patent Classification, Recent Patent-Related Notices of the USPTO, USPTO Index of Forms, Trademark Manual of Procedure, Fair Use.

Case Law

United States Patent Quarterly (USPQ) contains the full text of cases from federal courts and several administrative agencies, BNA's Intellectual Property Library Available online, LexisNexis BNA United States Patents Quarterly, Westlaw USPQ.

LexisNexis Patent Cases from Federal Courts and Administrative Materials, Patent Cases from Federal Courts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - Patent Cases, Westlaw FIP-CS, intellectual property cases from federal courts, FIP-CTA.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit website has rules, forms, and opinions from January 28, 2004 to date. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims website has rules, forms, and opinions from July 3, 1997 to date, U.S. Court of Appeals and Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, FIP-FEDCL.

Administrative Decisions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, combined administrative decisions, LexisNexis U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Decisions, Combined, Westlaw FIP-PTO, Patent and Trademark Office FOIA Reading Room, final decisions from the Commissioner for Patents, Central Reexamination Unit (CRU).

Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, LexisNexis USPTO Board of Patent Appeals & Interferences Decisions, Westlaw FIP-BPAI, Patent and Trademark Office FOIA Reading Room, Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB), Final Decisions, Interference Trial Section Opinions.

U.S. International Trade Commission, Section 337 Investigations named parties and asserted patent and registered trademark numbers), U.S. Customs and Border Protection, LexisNexis U.S. Customs & Border Protection Rulings - HQ Series, Customs and Border Protection, Legal Spotlight.

Rulings regarding the Copyright Royalty Board Legal Opinions and Orders of the Register regarding proceedings before the Copyright Royalty Board.

Newsletters & Journals

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, 1985-date, LexisNexis Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, Westlaw JPTOS, BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, 1974-date, LexisNexis BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, Westlaw BNA-PTCJ, AIPLA Quarterly Journal, from the American Intellectual Property Law Association, 1984-date, LexisNexis AIPLA Quarterly Journa, Westlaw AIPLAQJ, Andrew's Patent Litigation Reporter, Westlaw ANPATLR, BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Daily, LexisNexis BNA Patent Trademark & Copyright Daily, Westlaw BNA-PTD.

Treatises

Robert P. Merges, Peter S. Menell, Mark A. Lemley, Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age (5th Ed.), Chisum, Patents: A Treatise on the Law of Patentability, Validity, and Infringement. 13 vols., LexisNexis Chisum on Patents, Moy's Walker on Patents, 4th ed. 3 vols., Westlaw MOY-PAT, Patent Law Fundamentals. Westlaw: PATLAWF, Patent Law Perspectives, 2d ed. 8 vols., LexisNexis Patent Law Perspectives, Matthew A. Smith, Inter Partes Reexamination, Ed. 1E, (Jan. 31, 2009), Modern Patent Law Precedent: Dictionary of Key Terms and Concepts, 5th ed., Westlaw MPATLAWP, Patent Law Basics, Westlaw PATBASICS, Patent Law Handbook, Westlaw PATLAWHAND, Patent Law: An Overview, Cornell LII.

Practice

LexisNexis: Patent Law: A Practitioner's Guide, Westlaw PLIREF-PATPRAC, Patents and the Federal Circuit, LexisNexis BNA Treatise: Patents and the Federal Circuit, Westlaw BNA-PFC, Patent Litigation, Westlaw PLIREF-PATLIT, LexisNexis Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Practice & Procedure, Patent Litigation Procedure & Tactics, Patent Office Rules and Practice, Westlaw PATDAMAGES, Patent Damages Law.

Foreign & International Sources

World Intellectual Property Organization, Patent Law Treaty, Patent Cooperation Treaty (1970) and Regulations: With Administrative Instructions, LexisNexis Intellectual Property Treaties, Decisions of the International Trade Commission, European Patent Office Boards of Appeal, Westlaw EPO-RPTS, European Patent Office Reports, RPC-RPTS, United Kingdom, Reports of Patent Cases, LexisNexis Baxter World Patent Law, Collection of Laws for Electronic Access (CLEA), WIPO Directory of IP Property Offices (Worldwide).

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