2. Origins of U.S. Patent Law

  1. Joseph P. Kennedy,
  2. Wayne H. Watkins and
  3. Elyse N. Ball

Published Online: 2 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118410103.ch2

How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers

How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers

How to Cite

Kennedy, J. P., Watkins, W. H. and Ball, E. N. (2012) Origins of U.S. Patent Law, in How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118410103.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118369371

Online ISBN: 9781118410103

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Keywords:

  • origins of U.S. Patent Law;
  • Venetian system, and concept of the modern patent;
  • British Parliament, passing the “Statute of Monopolies”;
  • protecting the rights of inventors/creative artists;
  • constitution and the U.S. patent system

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Brief History of Patent Law

  • The Fountainhead: The Constitution and the U.S. Patent System

  • Are Patents a Monopoly?