The Modern Law of Patents 2nd Edition

The Modern Law of Patents

Trevor Cook, His Honour Judge Fysh QC, Ashley Roughton and Phillip Johnson

LexisNexis, 2nd Edition - June 2010.


The first new book on the UK Law of Patents for 25 years, this title is an essential resource for patent lawyers and patent attorneys. Written by some of the most eminent IP practitioners in the UK, The Modern Law of Patents offers a fresh and comprehensive exposition of the law relating to patents in the UK and Europe.

This work covers the following:

  • conception, initial protection, prosecution, expression, validity, transmission, exploitation and infringement
  • laws of patents in other jurisdictions in order to provide guidance as to the laws of those countries in relation to the broad questions of prosecution, validity, competition and infringement
  • the laws of patents as they relate to computers, pharmaceuticals, Biotechnological inventions and aspects of the laws of competition, criminal and boarder controls and inventive products and inventive processes as patented inventions
  • guidance in relation to the law of patents from a prosecution and procedural aspect as well as auxiliary aspects (such as human rights and dispositions arising by mere operation of law)
  • materials in paper which provide the statutory and practical basis for the existence and subsistence of patents in the United Kingdom and in relation to prosecution of patent applications in the European Patent Office.

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