US Patent Law for European Patent Professionals

Author: A. Nickel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789041194381
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This book tells European practitioners not just about the framework of US patent law, but how it is applied. Far more than a revised update, this second edition is twice as valuable to European patent practitioners as the previous edition. This book covers most of the ?basic? situations that occur in preparing and prosecuting US applications and enforcing US patents as well as some of the ?unusual? situations. The author, drawing on her recent years at a US firm, has augmented each chapter with practical information ? including lines of argumentation to overcome obviousness rejections ? and added new chapters, as well as much more detail on petitions and appeals, post-grant proceedings, and litigation.

US Patent Law for European Patent Professionals

Author: Audrey Nemeth
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789041160447
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United States patent law, like the European Patent Convention (EPC), is based on a hierarchical code of statutes, regulations and administrative guidelines. However, there are numerous important distinctions, knowledge of which is crucial to successfully protect and leverage intellectual property in the United States. In this highly practical, one-of-a-kind book, European patent professionals will find, detail by detail, exactly what is required at every stage of a patent proceedings in the United States. Using a directly comparative presentation, the coverage includes such details of patent law and procedure as the following: drafting applications and filing them at the US Patent Office; provisions of the America Invents Act of 2011; possible responses to a Final Office Action; US definitions of novelty and inventiveness; types of patents recognized in the United States; structure of the US Patent Office and the US court system; variations in the definitions of basic patentability criteria; types of US post-grant proceedings and third-party submissions; appeal proceedings at the US Patent and Trademark Office; inventor's oath; foreign filing license; cost and time periods for various procedural acts; the work of US patent attorneys, agents and examiners; uses of the US Manual of Patent Examination Procedure (MPEP); and the US provisional application procedure. Every step in the process is described and directly compared as it operates under both the EPC and US patent law. There is no other available source of such instantly accessible information for European patent lawyers, in-house counsel, or EPC or national patent office officials, to all of whom this book will be of immeasurable value and usefulness. Intellectual property law academics and students will also benefit from the book's rigorous comparative approach."

European Patent Law

Author: Ian Muir
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199254279
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This text provides an analysis of European patent law and procedure (including practice under the PCT) and examines the provisions and case-law of the European Patent Convention, the Patent Law Treaty, and Community Patent.

U S Patent Opinions and Evaluations

Author: David L. Fox
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199333785
Format: PDF, Docs
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Patent opinions and evaluations are used in virtually all endeavors involving United States patents, including litigation, prosecution, licensing, product design, product launch, evaluation for acquisition or disposition of intellectual property, bankruptcy, and U.S. securities issues. In U.S. Patent Opinions and Evaluations, David Fox provides expert, up-to-date, practical advice and guidance on the four principle issues of patent opinions and evaluations: claim construction and claim scope, infringement, validity, and enforceability. This second edition features a first-of-its-kind discussion of opinions of non-willful infringement based on the Seagate two-prong test for objective willfulness and an evaluation of the test, including analyses of Federal Circuit decisions applying the test. The case law, including Bilski and developments in indirect and joint infringement, has been completely updated, along with effects on willfulness, including updates related to the America Invents Act of 2011. Finally, the book has been restructured for easier use by attorneys preparing opinions and for those relying on these opinions. David L. Fox masterfully addresses the needs of the practicing attorney preparing a patent opinion, combining discussions and the framework of the current law with specific practice tips. He also provides clear, straight-forward guidance for non-patent professionals on the principles of U.S. patent law and the fundamentals of U.S. patent opinions and evaluations, allowing them to better understand and rely on them. U.S. Patent Opinions and Evaluations covers everything from general issues--including overviews of opinions, rules for preparing competent opinions, and waiver to nuts-and-bolts issues such as claim construction and claim scope, infringement, validity, and enforceability. The "Practice Tips" and the appendices provide further practical guidance by setting forth exemplary outlines of opinions and evaluations. A subject index enables quick and easy use of the book as a reference for specific topics.

Proceedings Before the European Patent Office

Author: Marcus O. Müller
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784710105
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Proceedings Before the European Patent Office: A Practical Guide to Success in Opposition and Appeal provides a better understanding of how opposition divisions and boards of appeal approach the cases before them.

Patent Law in Greater China

Author: Stefan Luginbuehl
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781954844
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øThis book provides a comprehensive introduction to patent policy, law and practice in Greater China and will be a go-to book for patent practitioners who have client interests in that region. Features: †øø øIntroduction to Chinese paten

Patent Law and Theory

Author: Toshiko Takenaka
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1848446179
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The editor of Patent Law and Theory must be congratulated for assembling a concentration of sheer patent law erudition and scholarship. The title is a noteworthy compilation of 26 well-written, remarkably accessible and thought-provoking essays that goes to great lengths in charting the contours of contemporary thought over the the world s oldest regularly established property right . . . it manages to accomplish an ambitious endeavour of providing a comprehensive view of prevailing issues in the field of patent law and other related fields. . . the interested patent law reader will have much to gain from the fecund material found in the large majority of the title s essays. The world s corpus of patent law research is richer with the publication of this title. John A. Tessensohn, European Intellectual Property Review This major Handbook provides a comprehensive research source for patent protection in three major jurisdictions: the United States, Europe and Japan. Leading patent scholars and practitioners join together to give an innovative comparative analysis both of fundamental issues such as patentability, examination procedure and the scope of patent protection, and current issues such as patent protection for industry standards, computer software and business methods. Keeping in mind the important goal of world harmonization, the contributing authors challenge current systems and propose necessary changes for promoting innovation. Providing useful tips for practitioners to protect their intellectual assets in technologies effectively in the global market, this Handbook will be of great interest to legal scholars and students, as well as lawyers and patent attorneys.

Legal Protection Computer Implemented Inventions

Author: Sabine Kruspig
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789041152299
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About this book: Legal Protection for Computer-Implemented Inventions provides an overview of the current status of computer-implemented inventions in patent law across Europe and major jurisdictions worldwide. As a result of the incorporation of computer software into countless commercial and industrial products, the patentability of software has become a vital issue in intellectual property law. This book, a hugely practical field research tool with guidance based on case law, examines the major hurdles in each particular country and describes the best practice to be adopted. The authors describe claim formulation based on actual cases and on principles of computer science in order to show what might or might not be patentable in each jurisdiction. What's in this book: Clearly showing how enforceable software patent applications can be competitively drafted and how a patent portfolio for computer-implemented inventions can be established in several countries without spending money unnecessarily on problematic examination proceedings, this book covers such issues and topics as the following: claim categories for patent applications; sufficient level of abstraction/breadth of the claimed invention; fundamental terms of computing and terminological traps; probability for patents dependent on software application areas; and patents in core areas of computing. With separate chapters for the key countries, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the United States, China, Korea, Japan, India and the European Patent Office, and the legal situation for computer-implemented inventions in each country or region, this book includes guidance on prosecution under national law, analyses of relevant court decisions, practice checklists and an outlook on future developments. How this will help you: With this incomparable resource, patent attorneys and patent professionals in companies will get a basis for making decisions about the most appropriate jurisdictions in which to file patent applications. This book will be of great value to computer professionals who are affected by the intellectual property protection of software or who are actively involved in the patent protection of software.

WIPO Patent Drafting Manual

Author: World Intellectual Property Organization
Publisher: WIPO
ISBN: 928051640X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This Manual has been prepared in response to repeated demands from developing country Member States for capacity building in patent drafting due to the existing limited professional capacity in this area which is an obstacle to the utilization of the intellectual property system by their nationals. The target audience for this Manual is primarily but not exclusively in developing countries and consists of scientists, researchers, technically trained persons and attorneys with a technical background who wish to draft patent applications. The Manual provides the necessary guidelines and an understanding of the skills needed for drafting a patent application, filing it and working with patent authorities to have it issued as a patent. The primary aim of this Manual is to assist all inventors in protecting their intellectual property through carefully crafted patent applications.