US Patent Law for European Patent Professionals

Author: A. Nickel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789041194381
Format: PDF, Docs
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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
Format: PDF, ePub
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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."

The European Patent Convention for Foreign Practitioners

Author: Michele Baccelli
Publisher: Hoffmann Eitle
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Managing patent portfolios and securing patent protection for global interests is multifaceted and requires local expertise. For 125 years, Hoffmann Eitle has been known for experience and quality in the protection of intellectual property in Europe. This handbook provides targeted guidance for practitioners interested in patent protection in Europe, including in-depth commentaries on basic patentability requirements, patent prosecution at the EPO, post-grant proceedings in Europe, and an introduction to the expected European Patent with Unitary Effect (EP-UE) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

Biopatent Law European vs US Patent Law

Author: Ulrich Storz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642412939
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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SpringerBriefs in Biotech Patents presents timely reports on intellectual properties (IP) issues and patent aspects in the field of biotechnology. This volume focus on particular aspects of the US patent law, which can have tremendous differences compared to the European law. This includes questions of biopatent prosecution, novelty, inventive step, written disclosure and sufficiency of enablement as well as questions of law enforcement of biotech patents.

Patent Empowerment for Small Corporations

Author: M. Henry Heines
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567204520
Format: PDF, Docs
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A practical source of advice on patents and patenting, intended for executives and other decision makers in startups and small, growing high-tech corporations.

The Complete Guide to Securing Your Own U S Patent

Author: Jamaine Burrell
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 0910627053
Format: PDF
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What do all of these famous inventions have in common: air conditioning, airbags, bandages, barbed wire, blow dryers, can openers, cement, chewing gum, computers, credit cards, doughnuts, jeans, microwave ovens, paper towels, Play-Doh, Post-it Notes, potato chips, roller coasters, safety pins, Scotch tape, skateboards, staplers, straws, sunscreen, typewriters, Viagra, zippers? They were all invented in the US by American inventors, and they all went on to make fortunes for the inventors and those companies licensing the ideas. Don t be left out, and don t spend thousands in unnecessary legal fees, you can file your own patent with the step-by-step guidance in this new book. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the number of patents filed in the US increased from 186,507 in 1992 to 406,302 in 2005. Approximately one out of five patents are filed by the prospective owner/inventor. You ll find that only minimal assistance if any is needed from an attorney or agent in securing your patent. This book offers a simple, straightforward introduction to patent law written in layman s terms. This book is written for inventors not attorneys, and for those that want to save thousands on legal fees protecting their ideas and inventions. A patent protects an invention and gives an exclusive right to the benefits of an invention. A patent is in essence a contract between the United States government and holder of an invention. This new book will explain how to secure a patent on your own without expensive attorney fees. If you think you have a great invention then you need this extremely detailed and comprehensive guide to the process of getting a patent. The book covers everything needed and easily explained from the initial patent search to filing a successful and hopefully financially lucrative application. Even if you ultimately decide to use the services of a patent attorney which in some cases is recommended, this book will get the process started and still.

Patent Law and Theory

Author: Toshiko Takenaka
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1848446179
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Patent Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers Third Edition

Author: Thomas T. Gordon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466509457
Format: PDF
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The most significant overhaul of the U.S. patent laws in decades occurred with the recent passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). Understanding the law that dictates what a patent is and how a patent is obtained and enforced, and the recent changes through statute or case law litigation presents unique challenges. This third edition of Patent Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers examines the new Act and provides an overview of the patent system for the independent inventor as well as for members of the scientific and business community—whether a scientist, engineer, supervisor, or manager. In addition to a new chapter dedicated to the America Invents Act, the third edition includes annotations of the recent law changes, updates in all chapters, new figures, and new case studies. The authors discuss patent filing outside of the United States and also dedicate a chapter specifically to the Canadian patent system. They describe the key topics that anyone involved in the patent process needs to know, including what makes an invention patentable, the art of patent searching, and the crucial role of record keeping. The text also includes an indispensable glossary of patent terminology, as well as an appendix with sample U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) forms. This book provides a valuable guide to assist inventors in dealing with the USPTO, as well as with patent professionals. The text describes the patent process from conception to application filing and is a must-have reference for scientists and businesspeople alike. Since the role of patent professionals is to obtain the maximum protection for inventors, both the inventor and businessperson would be well advised to understand and participate in all the steps involved. This book offers an excellent insight into the patent process.