Modern Law of Patents Precedents

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Forms & Precedents

Precedents from the authoritative hardcopy textbook.

The Modern Law of Patents is an essential resource for patent lawyers and patent attorneys. The title offers a fresh, and comprehensive exposition of law and procedure relating to patents in the UK and Europe; and includes key precedents and court forms, covers useful historical information and materials, and also explores recent and future developments in patent law in one handy volume.

4th Edition, November 2018

The fourth edition of this essential patent law resource covers the following:

• Key Supreme Court decision in Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan and another [2018]
• Recent key Court of Appeal decisions in Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd & Anor [2018], and Icescape v Ice-World [2018]
• The revival of a doctrine of equivalents and Eli Lilly v Actavis [2017];
• The new threats provisions under the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 and its relationship to malicious prosecution following Willers v Joyce [2016];
• Declarations of obviousness: Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics v Abbvie Biotechnology Ltd [2017];
• The effect on employee compensation following Shanks v Unilever [2017];
• The Unitary Patent Court, including the Protocol on provisional applications (PPA) and the most recent (18th) draft of the Rules of Procedure;
• Developments in IPEC practice;
• The developments in cases on damages and account of profits case law;
• Settlements and competition law: T-472/13 Ludbeck ECLI:EU:T:2016:449 (on appeal C-591/16);
• All the developments in practice under the Patents Act 1977, the Patent Cooperation Treaty and at the European Patent Office.

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