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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
A User's Guide to Patents 4th ed isbn 9781780434896

A User's Guide to Patents 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9781847668905
New Edition ISBN: 9781780434896
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781845922764
Published: December 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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.

Intellectual Property Law
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.