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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
The Modern Law of Patents 3rd ed isbn 9781405787376

The Modern Law of Patents 2nd ed

Edited by: His Honour Judge Fysh, Ashley Roughton, Phillip Johnson, Trevor Cook

ISBN13: 9781405745185
New Edition ISBN: 9781405787376
Previous Edition ISBN: 0406958610
Published: June 2010
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The Modern Law of Patents is an essential resource for patent lawyers and patent attorneys. Written by some of the most eminent IP practitioners in the UK and Europe it offers a fresh, comprehensive approach to patent law.

The text covers:-

  • Conception, initial protection, prosecution, expression, validity, transmission, exploitation and infringement.
  • Laws of patents in other jurisdictions in order to provide guidance as to the laws of those countries in relation to the broad questions of prosecution, validity, competition and infringement.
  • Detailed coverage of the laws of patents as they relate to computers, pharmaceuticals, Biotechnological inventions and aspects of the laws of competition, criminal and boarder controls and inventive products and inventive processes as patented inventions.
  • Guidance in relation to the law of patents from a prosecution and procedural aspect as well as auxiliary aspects (such as human rights and dispositions arising by mere operation of law)
  • Materials in paper which provide the statutory and practical basis for the existence and subsistence of patents in the United Kingdom and in relation to prosecution of patent applications in the European Patent Office.
  • Commentary upon the overall global and European patent position, its future and development

Intellectual Property Law
Part I. The Law of Patents
1. General Introduction
2. Patentablity
3. Exclusions for Patentability
4. Construction of Patents
5. Priority
6. Infringement
Part II. Transactions, Licensing, Crown Use and Entitlement
7. Entitlement and employee compensation
8. Transactions in patents
9. Licensing of right, Compulsory licences and Crown use
Part III. Prosecution of Patent Applications
10. Prosecution before the Intellectual Property Office
11. Prosecution before the European Patent Office
12. Prosecution under the Patent Cooperation Treaty
13. Claim Drafting
Part IV. Procedure, Hearings and Arbitration
14. Infringement, threats and revocation proceedings
15. Hearings and oral proceedings before the Patent Offices
16. Jurisdiction of the English Courts and enforcement of judgments
17. Arbitration of patent disputes
Part V. Miscellaneous
18. Competition law
19. Border Controls – border regulation
20. Supplementary protection certificates
A. Historical introduction to patents
B. Patent policy
C. Future developments