Washington D.C. (October 1, 2019) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce the publication of U.S. Chemical Patent Law: A Practical Guide, edited by Director Robert W. Esmond, Ph.D. and published by Bloomberg Law.

The publication is designed to be a practical guide for the preparation and prosecution of U.S. chemical patent applications. Each chapter addresses a different issue facing the chemical prosecutor, provides the present day state of the law with representative cases, and provides tips for writing and prosecuting patent applications. The publication provides a clear and up-to-date guidance and warnings about hidden pitfalls on chemical patent law.

The publication begins with a chapter describing the historical development of U.S. Chemical Patent Law. Further chapters discuss the claiming of chemical inventions, anticipation, obviousness, written description and enablement, restriction requirement practice, obviousness-type double patenting, patent eligibility, patent office litigation, and infringement.


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Limited copies of U.S. Chemical Patent Law: A Practical Guide are available by request. For consideration, please submit a request using this online form.

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Based in Washington, D.C. and renowned for more than four decades for dedication to the protection, transfer, and enforcement of intellectual property rights, Sterne Kessler is one of the most highly regarded intellectual property specialty law firms in the world. Its team of attorneys, registered patent agents, students, and technical specialists include some of the country’s most respected practitioners of IP law tackling innovations across a broad spectrum of industries. The firm’s practitioners hold over 50 masters and over 50 doctorate degrees in science or engineering and represent Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups, inventors, venture capital firms, and universities in a client service driven environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating. Visit the firm online at sternekessler.com.