Celebrating 125 Years

Law of Patents

Chapter 1. Origins and Architecture of the Patent System

Introduction
  1. A History of Patent Law
    1. The Classical Period
    2. European Origins
      1. The Italian Renaissance
      2. English Patent Policy and the Statute of Monopolies
        view pdfStatute of Monopolies
    3. The American Experience
      view pdfScientific American article on President Lincoln's patent.1
      view pdfScientific American article on President Lincoln's patent.2 Abraham Lincoln's Second Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions, 1859
    4. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
      Information on the Federal Circuit
      Comparative Perspective: The European Patent Convention
      European Patent Convention
  2. Economics of Patent Law
  3. The Patent Document and the Process of Obtaining Patent Rights
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