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Research Handbook on Patent Law and Theory 2nd ed

Edited by: Toshiko Takenaka

ISBN13: 9781785364112
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781845424138
Published: April 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £190.00



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This significantly updated second edition of the Research Handbook on Patent Law provides comprehensive coverage of new research for patent protection in three major jurisdictions: the United States, Europe and Japan.

Leading patent scholars and practitioners provide an innovative comparative analysis of fundamental issues such as patentability, examination procedure and the scope of patent protection, with current issues such as patent protection for industry standards, computer software and business methods. Updates to this second edition reflect on the dramatic changes that have taken place in the US Patent System since the first edition, including the American Invents Act that has introduced the first-inventor-to-file policy and post issuance proceedings to challenge validity. Current topics such as the Unified Patent Court, patent litigation updates reform in the US, design patents and patent inventions in medical science are also addressed.

Providing a strong scholarly foundation, as well as useful tips for practitioners to protect their intellectual assets in technologies effectively in the global market, this Research Handbook will be of great interest to legal scholars and students, as well as lawyers and patent attorneys.

Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law
Contents:
PART I FOUNDATION
1. History of the patent system
John N. Adams
2. International treaties and patent law harmonization: today and beyond
Tomoko Miyamoto
3. Patents and policies for innovations and entrepreneurship
Ove Granstrand
PART II EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
4. Trilateral cooperation – mutual exploitation of search and examination results among patent offices – has been evolving into Global Cooperation as in the case of IP5 Offices
Shinjiro Ono
5. Patenting software-related inventions in Europe
Stefan Schohe, Christian Appelt, and Heinz Goddar
6. Patenting inventions in medical sciences
Jan B. Krauss
7. A comparative approach to the inventive step
Amy L. Landers
8. The Lilly written description requirement: A doctrinal ‘wild card’ of uncertain effect
Christopher M. Holman
PART III PATENT ENFORCEMENT
9. Claim construction under U.S. and German patent acts: wording used in the claims and the invention disclosed in the specification
Toshiko Takenaka and Christof Karl
10. The scope of patent protection for spare parts and its extension through other tools of intellectual property
Horst Peter Götting and Sven Hetmank
11. Patent enforcement in Germany
Tilman Müller-Stoy
12. The theory and practice of patent damages in Japan and the U.S. – explaining the differences that remain
Christoph Rademacher
13. Resolving patent disputes in a global economy
Rochelle Dreyfuss
14. Specialized IP courts: the Unified Patent Court (UPC)
Stefan Luginbuehl and Dieter Stauder
PART IV CURRENT ISSUES
15. Pharmaceutical patents
John Thomas
16. Patent litigation reform in the United States
Greg Reilly
17. Design patent—utility patent intersection
Xuan Thao Nguyen
18. Current controversies concerning patent rights and public health in a world of international norms
Cynthia Ho
Index