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Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology: Fundamentals of Global Law, Practice , and Strategy 6th ed


ISBN13: 9780199684731
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199575237
Published: December 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £125.00



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Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology is the established and highly-acclaimed introduction to patent law and practice, guiding the reader through the legal and procedural complexities of the British, European, Japanese, and United States patent systems.

It explains in detail the role of patent practitioners, both in private practice and in-house, in maximising the commercial potential of their company's or client's products.

The eagerly awaited new sixth edition of this highly respected text has been fully revised and updated to discuss major new developments in patent law, patent aspects of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), developments in the area of competition law and patents, and all relevant case law of the US, UK, and the European Patent Office (EPO).

This is a comprehensive and invaluable guide to this rapidly developing and increasingly globalised area of law, providing a full description of the techniques and industry know-how that underlie successful patent practice and portfolio management.

Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law
Contents:
PART I: INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND TO THE MODERN PATENT SYSTEM
1. The Nature and Origins of Patent Rights
2. Historical Developments
3. Harmonization of Patent Law

PART II: PATENT LAW AND PROCEDURE
4. What can be Patented
5. Filing a Patent Application
6. Obtaining a Granted Patent: Patent Cooperation and Treaty Procedure