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Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology: Fundamentals of Global Law 4th ed

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ISBN13: 9780199273782
ISBN: 0199273782
New Edition ISBN: 9780199575237
Previous Edition ISBN: 0198765207
Published: December 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries worldwide rely upon being able to patent inventions in order to protect investment in research and development, and to reap commercial rewards. This text guides the reader through the legal and procedural complexities of the British, European, Japanese and US patent systems, and explains the role of patent practitioners (both in-house and in private practice) in maximizing the commercial potential of their client's or company's innovative products.

The text provides a description of the techniques and industry know-how that underlie successful patent practice and portfolio management and should be of value to all patent agents and practitioners working in the area of patent law.

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Intellectual Property Law
PART I: INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND TO THE MODERN PATENT SYSTEM ; 1: The nature and origins of patent monopolies; 2: The development of patent law; 3: Patents in developing countries
PART II: PATENT LAW AND PATENT PROCEDURE ; 4: What can be patented; 5: Filing a patent application; 6: Obtaining a granted patent national procedures compared; 7: Obtaining a granted patent EPC and PCT procedures; 8: Maintaining a patent in force and extension of term; 9: Patent infringement; 10: Invalidity and amendment of granted patents
PART III: PATENTABILITY OF INVENTIONS IN SPECIFIC TECHNICAL FIELDS ; 11: Chemical inventions; 12: Pharmaceutical inventions; 13: Biotechnological inventions; 14: Patenting of genes, plants and animals; 15: Electronic and computer-related inventions
PART IV: PATENTING IN PRACTICE ; 16: The patent practitioner and his functions; 17: Drafting the patent specification; 18: Drafting the claims; 19: Prosecution of the patent application to grant; 20: Patents and information
PART V: COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION OF PATENTS ; 21: Inventorship, ownership and compensation; 22: The commercial value of patents; 23: How to catch the infringer - and how not to infringe oneself; 24: Patent aspects of licensing; 25: Patents and competition law.