Biotechnology and Software Patent Law

A Comparative Review of New Developments


Author: Arezzo, E. Ghidini, G.,Gustavo Ghidini

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857938037

Category: Law

Page: 360

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'The art of editing is to bring contributions together, which melt into one book. This is what Emanuela Arezzo and Gustavo Ghidini have achieved with their own critical mind by composing a book of papers, in which internationally renowned experts measure the tensions created for the patent system by the needs and problems of protecting biotechnological and software inventions. All together, they present a comparative law challenge to the very fundaments of patent protection. As such, they are or may become a "must read".' Hanns Ullrich, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium 'Arezzo and Ghidini have put together a fine collection of essays addressing developments in patent law from general themes to emerging ones in the infotech and biotech sectors. It is notable that the international array of authors includes contributions from both established and rising young scholars, all of them ably tackling difficult issues that merit our attention.' Rudolph J.R. Peritz, New York Law School, US The new millennium has carried several challenges for patent law. This up-to-date book provides readers with an important overview of the most critical issues patent law is still facing today at the beginning of the twenty first century, on both sides of the Atlantic. New technological sectors have emerged, each one with its own features with regard to innovation process and pace. From the most controversial cases in biotech to the most recent decisions in the field of software and business methods patent, patent law has tried to stretch its boundaries in a way to accommodate such new and controversial subject matters into its realm. Biotechnology and Software Patent Law will strongly appeal to postgraduate students specializing in IP law, international law, commercial and business law, competition law as well as IP scholars, academics and lawyers.

Rethinking Patent Law


Author: Robin Feldman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674064968

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Scientific and technological innovations are forcing the inadequacies of patent law into the spotlight. Robin Feldman explains why patents are causing so much trouble. She urges lawmakers to focus on crafting rules that anticipate future bargaining, not on the impossible task of assigning precise boundaries to rights when an invention is new.

Patent Law Essentials

A Concise Guide


Author: Alan L. Durham

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275982058

Category: Law

Page: 253

View: 3298

Previous edition, 1st, published in 1999.

Biotechnological Inventions

Moral Restraints and Patent Law


Author: Oliver Mills

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754624202

Category: Law

Page: 195

View: 7837

Advances in modern biotechnology have produced profound and far-reaching implications for the relationship between humans, animals and the environment. This book examines the role of moral considerations in the patent system as a form of regulation. It questions why in the context of biotechnological inventions morality has become an important issue.

Principles of Patent Law

Cases and Materials


Author: Donald S. Chisum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 1393

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Using case studies, case notes, examples, and problems to illustrate points under consideration, Principles of Patent Law presents the patent law process sequentially, highlighting the legal history and discussing the intricacies of law and technology. Covering such topics as obtaining a patent, utility, infringement, and remedies, recognized authorities provide expert commentary and advice from the viewpoint of both attorney and judge. The updated edition covers important legislative, administrative, and judicial developments, including the Festo decision at both the U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Circuit levels. It also includes many more patent drawings in principal cases, provides extensive textual revisions to statutory subject matter and remedies, and offers greater comparative coverage of patent laws of U.S., Europe, and Japan, particularly related to novelty, nonobviousness, patentable subject matter, and infringement. The third edition is supplemented by a Web site,, which is organized by chapter and principal case; the Web site also includes Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files of patent(s)-in-suite and prior art, as well as links to relevant patent law sites.

Patent Law for Paralegals


Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1418048011

Category: Law

Page: 336

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Patent Law for Paralegals provides a complete overview of patent law, practice, and procedures, in an organized, logical approach. Cutting-edge and pending legislation are provides a comprehensive yet practical guide to patent law. The arrangement of the topics facilitates thorough mastery of patent law and practice. Many useful features including charts, diagrams, glossary, key terms, and examples illustrate the points made. The manner in which patent rights arise, patent searches, the procedure to obtain a patent, length of patent protection, protection from infringement, and new and international developments are all covered in depth. In essence, the life cycle of a patent is covered, from discussion of what may be protected by patent through how to obtain and maintain a patent in force. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Patent Law

Keyed to Courses Using Adelman, Rader, & Thomas' Cases and Materials on Patent Law


Author: Casenotes,Casenote Legal Briefs

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735586055

Category: Law

Page: 156

View: 3762

For over two decades, Casenote Legal Briefs have helped hundreds of thousands of students prepare for classes and exams year after year with unparalleled results. Known throughout the law school community as high-quality legal study aids, Casenotes popular series of legal briefs are the most comprehensive legal briefs available today. With over 100 Casenotes published today in all key areas, ranging from Administrative Law to Wills, Trusts, and Estates each and every Casenote offers: professionally written briefs of the cases in your casebook coverage that is accurate and up-to-date editor's analysis explaining the relevance of each case to the course coverage built on decades of experience the highest commitment to quality

The Chemist's Companion Guide to Patent Law


Author: Chris P. Miller,Mark J. Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118035191

Category: Science

Page: 344

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Written by an individual with experience as both a chemist and a patent attorney, The Chemist's Companion Guide to Patent Law covers everything the student or working chemist needs to know about patentability, explaining important concepts of patent law (such as novelty, non-obviousness, and freedom-to-operate) in easy-to-understand terms. Through abundant examples from case law as well as real-world situations with which a researcher might be faced, this book provides readers with a better understanding of how to put that knowledge into practice.

European Patent Law

Towards a Uniform Interpretation


Author: Stefan Luginbuehl

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857933213

Category: Law

Page: 360

View: 1196

The book is explaining in detail the current discussion regarding the unification of European patent law. It explains the current national legal practices in Europe, describing the legal and factual issues and the different approaches to achieve unification. The book manages to show the complex situation and the different opinions from the beginning of the discussion in a clear and comprehensive manner without requiring previous knowledge of the reader and is therefore to be recommended for everyone interested. Jochen Pagenberg, LL.M. Harvard, President EPLAW, Germany and Thomas Schachl, LL.M., Attorney-at-law, Germany In his detailed study, Stefan Luginbuehl critically examines the latest efforts to establish a common European and EU patent litigation system and suggests possible alternatives to such a system. Due to the lack of a European patent court, both the EPO and national judges interpret European patents and European patent law. This results in diverging interpretation across Europe and costly litigation for patent holders. Stefan Luginbuehl s proposals to promote the goal of a uniform interpretation of patent law and ease the difficulties are timely and highly insightful. Dealing with important legal and political issues related to European patent litigation and the establishment of a common patent litigation system, this book will appeal to practitioners, patent litigators, patent attorneys and judges specialised in patent litigation. Academics teaching and learning IP (patent law), private international law, or international civil procedure, will find this study interesting as the book deals with important aspects of national and international patent litigation, as well as procedural and structural questions related to the establishment of a patent court for Europe.