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A User's Guide to Patents

A User's Guide to... Series


856 Pages, 5.433071 x 8.503937

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $136.00 (US $136.00)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781526508683

Rights: US

Bloomsbury Professional (Jun 2019)

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The fifth edition of the Guide will provide guidance on the areas of European and UK patent law and procedure that are most important in day-to-day practice. The book sets out how patents can be obtained, exploited, and enforced, and addresses wider public policy aspects of patents and their economic significance, as well as past and likely future trends that affect legal practitioners. The degree to which new types of plant, produced by using certain modern biotechnological techniques, can be patented in the light of the exclusion for "products obtained by essentially biological processes" is also discussed. Other topics covered include:  extension of Arrow type jurisdiction in the Humira litigation; a large body of recent EPO case law on plausibility; Conversant (Patents Court 2017); and more.

Author Biography

Trevor Cook is an English qualified solicitor and a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in New York. He is chair of the British Copyright Council. He is on the World Intellectual Property Organisation list of arbitrators.