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The Modern Law of Patents 4th ed isbn 9781474310321

The Modern Law of Patents 3rd ed

Edited by: Ashley Roughton, Phillip Johnson, Trevor Cook

ISBN13: 9781405787376
New Edition ISBN: 9781474310321
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781405745185
Published: October 2014
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

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The third edition of this popular title, is an essential resource for patent lawyers and attorneys. Written by some of the most eminent IP practitioners in the UK, The Modern Law of Patents offers a fresh and comprehensive exposition of the law relating to patents in the UK and Europe.

Intellectual Property Law
Part I. The Law of Patents
1. Introduction
2. Patentablity
3. Exclusions from Patentability
4. Construction of Patents
5. Priority
6. Infringement

Part 2. Transactions, Licensing, Crown Use and Entitlement
7. Entitlement to the patent and employee compensation
8. Ownership of and transactions in patents
9. Licenses of right, compulsory licenses and Crown use

Part 3. 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 4. Procedure, Hearings and Arbitration
14. Infringement and revocation proceedings, declarations of non-infringement
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 5. Miscellaneous
18. Patents and the law of Competition
19. Border Controls
20. Supplementary protection certificates

A. The history of patent law
B. Theory
C. Future developments
Pleadings and precedents
Appendix 1 - United Kingdom Patents Legislation
Appendix 2 - European Patent Convention
Appendix 3 - Patent Cooperation Treaty
Appendix 4 - Supplementary Protection Certificates
Appendix 5 - EU Law
Appendix 6 - Rules of Court
Appendix 7 - Rules of Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office
Appendix 8 - International Treaties
Appendix 9 - Patent Agents