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Patent Law Research Guide

This guide focuses on one area of intellectual property law, patent law, and provides an introduction to key resources for conducting patent law research at Georgetown.

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Introduction

This guide provides an introduction to key resources for conducting patent law research at Georgetown. It focuses primarily on United States law and sources but includes a few resources that contain foreign and international materials. For information on researching other types of intellectual property law, such as copyright and trademark, see our Intellectual Property Law Treatise Finder and our other research guides on those subjects.

Getting Started

The following sources provide a good introduction to patent law:

  • Chisum on Patents (KF3114 .C47)
    Also available through Lexis
    Authoritative multi-volume treatise on patent law that covers everything from patentability to infringement.
     
  • Moy's Walker on Patents (4th ed.) (KF3114 .W3)
    Also available through Westlaw
    Five-volume treatise on patent law that covers the patent system and process, patentability, and infringement.
     
  • Patent Law in a Nutshell (2013) (KF3114 .A343
    A concise introduction to patent law that covers patentability, acquisition of a patent, claims, infringement, and international patent law.

Update History

Links 3/2015 (SG)
Update 3/2017 (AG)