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Vol 25 No 2 Feb/March 2020

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CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts 8th ed: 3rd Supplement

Edited by: Paul G. Cole, Richard Davis, The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys

ISBN13: 9780414069190
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414065468
Published: December 2018
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £146.00

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  • Comprehensively reviews significant UK court decisions and practice directions, IP Office decisions and EPO Appeal Board decisions up to 30 September 2018.
  • Outlines UK, EPO and US decisions on eligibility, including the recent US CAFC decision in Berkheimer v HP Inc and its implications for UK practitioners.
  • Reviews Actavis v Icos on “obvious to try”, expected to be heard in the Supreme Court in November 2018, and reviews other significant cases on inventive step.
  • Will hopefully discuss the Supreme Court plausibility decision in Warner-Lambert v Generics, expected availability October 2018.
  • Discusses disclaimers in the light of EPO Enlarged Appeal Board decision G 1/16.
  • Updates the on-going significance of the Supreme Court decision in Actavis.
  • Reviews the likely impact of Brexit on SPCs and summarises recent case law.
  • Outlines recent patent licence decisions, e.g. in relation to FRAND licenses.
  • Summarises a recent Disciplinary Rules decision on provision of terms of business.