Book Description: The Sixth Edition has been completely updated and includes new Supreme Court decisions on claim construction, injunctions and plant patents. It also includes new en banc decisions of the CAFC. There is also a new Teachers Manual that includes case outlines, interesting materials, and teaching points. In addition the new edition of the Teachers Manual includes: Amusing patents and famous patents for teachers to share with students to enrich and inform their study A portion of an oral argument to make a point about always being prepared Detailed case outlines for all of the cases in the book A discussion about critical theory (i.e. text interpretation) as it relates to patent law. Writings by judges on the practice of patent law. A sample writing assignment Sample final examinations for both 2 and 3 credit hour courses.