Intellectual Property: Introduction to the United States Patent System
K. A. Zullow and R. A. Karmas. Goodwin Procter, New York, NY. Cereal Foods World 53(1):46-48.
Companies invest significant time, money, and effort developing and marketing innovative technologies to compete in today’s global markets, and they rely on intellectual property laws to protect such investments. This series provides an overview of U.S. intellectual property laws with an emphasis on patent law. Below, we provide an introduction to basic patent law concepts and terminology. Future articles address the interplay between patent law and other forms of intellectual property, the patent application process, the anatomy of a patent, and patent enforcement, and more.