This updated seventh edition provides numerous diagrams and figures, concise explanations of relevant legal principles, and, to the extent possible, cases involving relatively simple technologies. In addition to providing the most recent developments, the authors have also tried to put the current evolution of the law in historical context, thus expanding coverage of historically important cases in areas where the law is changing dramatically. This casebook's authors host a webpage that features supplemental teaching tools.

John F. Duffy & Robert Patrick Merges, Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials, Carolina Academic Press (7 ed. 2017).