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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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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.

  • Martin J. Adelman et al., 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.