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Roughton, Johnson and Cook on Patents 5th ed isbn 9781474321266

The Modern Law of Patents 4th ed

Edited by: Ashley Roughton, Phillip Johnson, Trevor Cook

ISBN13: 9781474310321
New Edition ISBN: 9781474321266
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781405787376
Published: December 2018
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. The title offers a fresh, and comprehensive exposition of law and procedure relating to patents in the UK and Europe; and includes key precedents and court forms, covers useful historical information and materials, and also explores recent and future developments in patent law in one handy volume.

The fourth edition of this title will cover:

  • The revival of a doctrine of equivalents and Eli Lilly v Actavis [2017];
  • The new threats provisions under the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 and its relationship to malicious prosecution following Willers v Joyce [2016];
  • Declarations of obviousness: Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics v Abbvie Biotechnology Ltd [2017];
  • The effect on employee compensation following Shanks v Unilever [2017];
  • The Unitary Patent Court, including the Protocol on provisional applications (PPA) and the most recent (18th) draft of the Rules of Procedure;
  • Developments in IPEC practice;
  • The developments in cases on damages and account of profits case law;
  • Standards Patents and FRAND damages: Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd & Anor [2017];
  • Settlements and competition law: T-472/13 Ludbeck ECLI:EU:T:2016:449 (on appeal C-591/16);
  • All the developments in practice under the Patents Act 1977, the Patent Cooperation Treaty and at the European Patent Office;
  • The likely effects of Brexit on patent law.