Sixth edition / by Philip W. Grubb, Peter R. Thomsen, Gordon Wright and Thomas Hoxie.
xliv, 577 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction and background to the modern patent system. The nature and origins of patent rights ; Historical developments ; Harmonization of patent law Patent law and procedure. 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 Patentability of inventions in specific technical fields. Chemical inventions ; Pharmaceutical inventions ; Biotechnological inventions ; Patenting of genes, plants, and animals Patenting in practice. The patent practitioner and his function ; Drafting the patent specification ; Drafting the claims ; Prosecution of the patent application to grant Commercial exploitation of patents. 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.
K1505 .G78 2016
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016.