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'Patents in Germany and Europe' in its second, fully updated edition provides international lawyers with a practical understanding of Germany's patent system, including the many legal changes that have occurred since the book's original publication in 2011. It also addresses the implications of the upcoming Unified Patent Court. Germany's patent system presents unique opportunities for patent holders, as well as risks for companies doing business there. Germany is one of the world's top jurisdictions for patent enforcement because of the expertise of German courts, their unique procedures and the speed of these proceedings. Winning a patent suit in Germany is tantamount to winning the European market, and it gives the patent owner substantial leverage over opponents to achieve a worldwide settlement. In addition, suits in Germany frequently resolve well ahead of the counterpart suits in the United States, at a fraction of the cost.
Formatted Contents Note
Why Germany? Sources of law Structure of legal system Forms of patent protection : background on prosecution Patentability standards Opposition proceedings Nullity actions Pre-suit considerations and infringement trial Preliminary injunction proceedings Claim construction and infringement Discovery and evidence taking Damages Inventorship and ownership Customs actions Budgeting a patent enforcement case Samples Legal texts.
KK2725.8 .H37 2017
Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands : Kluwer Law International B.V.,