Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

Hardcover | January 21, 2017

byPhilip W. Grubb, Peter R. Thomsen, Tom Hoxie

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Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology is the established and highly-acclaimed introduction to patent law and practice, guiding the reader through the legal and procedural complexities of the British, European, Japanese, and United States patent systems. It explains in detailthe role of patent practitioners, both in private practice and in-house, in maximising the commercial potential of their company's or client's products. The eagerly awaited new sixth edition of this highly respected text has been fully revised and updated to discuss major new developments in patent law, patent aspects of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), developments in the area of competition law and patents, and all relevant case law of the US, UK,and the European Patent Office (EPO). This is a comprehensive and invaluable guide to this rapidly developing and increasingly globalised area of law, providing a full description of the techniques and industry know-how that underlie successful patent practice and portfolio management.

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Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology is the established and highly-acclaimed introduction to patent law and practice, guiding the reader through the legal and procedural complexities of the British, European, Japanese, and United States patent systems. It explains in detailthe role of patent practitioners, both in p...

Philip Grubb is formerly Intellectual Property Counsel of Novartis International AG, and Adjunct Professor of the Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH (2007-8). Peter R. Thomsen is a Swiss and European Patent Attorney and a CEIPI (University of Strasbourg) tutor. He was elected into the Council of the Institute of Professional Re...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:640 pagesPublished:January 21, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Introduction and Background to the Modern Patent System1. The Nature and Origins of Patent Rights2. Historical Developments3. Harmonization of Patent LawPart II: Patent Law and Procedure4. What can be Patented5. Filing a Patent Application6. Obtaining a Granted Patent: Patent Cooperation and Treaty Procedure7. Obtaining a Granted Patent: European Patent Office Procedure8. Obtaining a Granted Patent: National Procedures9. Maintaining a Patent in Force and Extending the Patent Term10. Enforcing Patent Rights11. Invalidity and Amendment of Granted PatentsPart III: Patentability of Inventions in Specific Technical Fields12. Chemical Inventions13. Pharmaceutical Inventions14. Biotechnological Inventions15. Patenting of Genes, Plants, and AnimalsPart IV: Patenting in Practice16. The Patent Practitioner and his Functions17. Drafting the Patent Specification18. Drafting the Claims19. Part V: Commercial Exploitation of Patents20. Inventorship, Ownership and Compensation21. Commercial Exploitation of Patents22. How to Catch the Infringer - and How not to be Caught23. Patent Aspects of Licensing24. Patents and Competition Law

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