ISBN-13: 9781847668905 ISBN-10: 1847668909 Publication Date: 1 Nov 2011 Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional Availability: In Print Free Stock: Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date if and when we have more information. NB: Your credit card will NOT be charged until we ship the item.
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Part of the popular User's Guide series, this unique and accessible book focuses on the areas of patent law and procedure which prove to have the most practical importance in day-to-day practice. The expert analysis takes in the wider public policy aspects of patents and their economic significance, as well as past and likely future trends that will affect legal practitioners. Fully updated to include the latest developments, this new third edition will be of great use to in-house lawyers, solicitors and barristers, as well as professionals interested in patents, including patent agents, and top level management executives.
Part I Patents generally; Chapter 1 Introduction to the patent system; Chapter 2 Applying for and securing the grant of a patent; Chapter 3 Transactions with patents and with patent applications; Chapter 4 Procedures in disputes concerning patents; Chapter 5 Patent validity - substantive law; Chapter 6 Patent infringement - substantive law; Part II Patents in specific areas of technology; Chapter 7 Patents for chemicals, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals; Chapter 8 Biotechnology patents; Chapter 9 Patents in electronics, communications, computing and for business methods; Part III Appendices; Appendix 1 Adherence to International Patent Treaties; Appendix 2 Patents Court and Court of Appeal workload; Appendix 3 Patents Court and Court of Appeal judgments on validity and infringement since 1997; Appendix 4 Suggestions as to books for further reading; Appendix 5 Patent resources on the web; Appendix 6 Legislative materials.