The Law of Patents provides a clear description of the basics of patent law. With this important volume, readers will gain an understanding of how the law protects them and how to obtain that protection. Included are exceptions to patent rules, as well as valuable guidance on how to thoroughly and strategically protect intellectual property. The Legal Almanac series serves to educate the general public on a variety of legal issues pertinent to everyday life and to keep readers informed of their rights and remedies under the law. Each volume in the series presents an explanation of a specific legal issue in simple, clearly written text, making the Almanac a concise and perfect desktop reference tool. All volumes provide state-by-state coverage. Selected state statutes are included, as are important case law and legislation, charts and tables for comparison.