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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Philip W Grubb; Peter R Thomsen; Gordon Wright, (Patent lawyer); Thomas Hoxie
|Description:||xliv, 577 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||The nature and origins of patent rights --
Historical developments --
Harmonization of patent law --
What can be patented --
Filing a patent application --
Obtaining a granted patent : patent cooperation treaty procedure --
Obtaining a granted patent : European patent office procedure --
Obtaining a granted patent : national procedures --
Maintaining a patent in force and extending the patent term --
Enforcing patent rights --
Invalidity and amendment of granted patents --
Chemical inventions --
Pharmaceutical inventions --
Biotechnological inventions --
Patenting of genes, plants, and animals --
The patent practitioner and his function --
Drafting the patent specification --
Drafting the claims --
Prosecution of the patent application to grant --
Inventorship, ownership, and compensation --
Commercial exploitation of patents --
How to catch the infringer and how not to be caught --
Patent aspects of licensing --
Patents and competition law : United Kingdom and European Union --
Patents and competition law : United States.
Review from previous edition: 'The book deals with law, practice and strategy and is all the better for that...all the sectorally specific areas one would expect to be covered in a book such as this
- Patent laws and legislation -- Great Britain.
- Patent laws and legislation -- United States.
- Patent laws and legislation -- European Union countries.
- Chemistry -- Patents.
- Biotechnology -- Patents.
- Drugs -- Patents.
- Patents as Topic.