Terrell on the Law of Patents 18th Edition, Main work and Supplement

Terrell on the Law of Patents 18th Edition, Main work and Supplement


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Date: 21/03/2018

Code: 9780414062337

Sweet & Maxwell, UNITED KINGDOM

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Terrell on the Law of Patents is the undisputed authority on the law of patents in the United Kingdom. Providing guidance from application to infringement since 1884 and regularly cited in court, Terrell is the essential reference for anyone seeking practical and clear guidance on patent law, practice and procedure.

Main Features

  • Includes the most significant case law from all levels of the UK Courts, the European Patent Office and the UK Intellectual Property Office
  • Clarifies the principles of patent infringement as well as outlining statutory exceptions and other defences
  • Covers supplementary protection certificates (SPCs), the conditions for granting SPCs and their effects
  • Outlines the grounds for revocation as defined by the Patents Act 1977
  • Goes through the different types of invalidity including lack of novelty, obviousness, and insufficiency

New to this Edition

  • A new chapter on FRAND licensing
  • Details the procedural requirements of the Unified Patent Court
  • A chapter covering the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and case management procedure
  • Commentary on standard-essential patents
  • Looks at the proposed reformsby the Law Commission concerning threats to bringing proceedings for patent infringement
  • New commentary on plausibility with respect to inventive step, sufficiency and industrial applicability
  • New content on infringement of second medical use patents

This is the first ever supplement and updates the 18th edition
to include the latest developments on:

  • Second medical use claims and plausibility
  • Disclosure in patent actions
  • Partial and poisonous priority
  • The new Shorter Trial Scheme in the Patents Court

With updated case law including:

  • Warner Lambert v Actavis [2016] EWCA Civ 1006
  • Positec Power Tools (Europe) Ltd v Husqvarna AB [2016] EWHC 1061
  • G1/15 (Enlarged Board of Appeal, EPO)
  • Illumina Inc v Premaitha Health Plc [2016] EWHC 1516

Table of Contents

1 Patents
2 The nature of patentable indentions
3 The application
4 Entitlement
5The granted patent
6 Supplementary protection certificates
7 Priority date
8 The “person skilled in the art” and common general knowledge
9 Construction of the specification and claims
10 Invalidity and the grounds of revocation
11 Invalidity due to lack of novelty (anticipation)
12 Invalidity due to obviousness (lack of inventive step)
13 Invalidity due to insufficiency
14 Patent infringement
15 Amendment of specifications
16 Devolution, assignments and licences, co-ownership and registration
17 Compulsory licenses and licenses of right
19 Action for infringement
20 The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court
21 Remedies for infringement
22 Revocation proceedings
23 Declaration
24 Action to restrain threats
25 Use by the crown. Stamp duty, income tax, etc.
26 The Unified Patent Court

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