Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws, 2020 Edition, with Full Text and Special Features on CD-ROM


New Edition!

This reference provides intellectual property practitioners with the most important patent, trademark, and copyright laws in the U.S. Code in one convenient volume. The treatise fully incorporates the provisions of the America Invents Act into the U.S. Code sections of the book.

The new 2020 Edition of Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws:

  • References the provisions of H.R. 3055, which funds the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Copyright Office through December 20, 2019.

The CD-ROM that accompanies the edition includes:

  • The text of proposed legislation to create a Copyright Claims Board to adjudicate infringement claims of up to $30,000.
  • The text of the STRONGER Patents Act of 2019, which contains a number of amendments to the PTO's post-grant proceedings.
  • Legislation that would amend the statutory licensing provisions of Section 119 of the Copyright Act dealing with secondary transmissions of distant TV programming by satellite.
  • The text of legislation that would amend Section 5 of the Trademark Act to provide that the licensing of a mark for use by a related company does not establish an employment relationship between the mark's owner and either the related company or its employees.
  • The text of a number of bills relating to the interface between patents and the cost of prescription drugs, including a bill that would cap at 20 the number of patents a brand-name biologic drug maker can assert against a biosimilar applicant.

The CD-ROM also contains the full text of the book and additional useful material, such as the Rules of Practice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, key international treaties, and legislative history relating to patent reform proposals. 


Jeffrey M. Samuels is Professor Emeritus of the University of Akron School of Law. He was formerly the David L. Brennan Professor of Law and Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology, at the University of Akron School of Law; the Assistant Commissioner for Trademarks, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and Managing Editor of Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal.

Published:  2019

ISBN:  978-1-68267-654-7

Order #: 3654

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