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CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts
CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts
8th Edition, Mainwork & Supplement
Practice Area:  Intellectual Property
ISBN:  9780414061330
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  06 Dec 2017
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The CIPA Guide To the Patents Act, 1st Supplement to the 8th edition updates the mainwork with the latest developments in patent law.
The Guide brings together the expertise of over 25 highly respected professionals including patent attorneys, solicitors and members of the Bar, all individually selected for their expert knowledge.


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ALWAYS THE FIRST PORT OF CALL

The first port of call for both patent prosecutors and litigators needing access to current law and practice, this essential guide gives you all the tools you need to protect the rights of your clients.


THE CIPA GUIDE

Sets out the acts section by section and, where appropriate, the Features the Patents Act, 1977 and relevant provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988 together with relevant EU treaties and directives
Includes the full text of the Acts, section-by-section
Provides the corresponding provisions of the Paris Convention, the TRIPS Treaty, the PCT and the EPC
Includes the UK Patents Rules and the Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Directions relevant to each section
Features the decisions relevant to each section of the UK IP Office and courts and of the EPO Appeal Boards
Includes selected decisions of the US courts
Provides a detailed commentary and analysis of the practical working of each section and of the significance of the decisions handed down under it
Features coverage of developments in the fields of software, biotechnology and supplementary protection certificates for pharmaceuticals
Refers to over 3300 decided ca

NEW TO THIS EDITION

The 8th edition offers coverage of legislative and jurisprudence developments to end June 2015, including:
Amendments introduced by recent legislation including the Intellectual Property Act, 2014, the Patents (European Patent with Unitary Effect and Unified Patents Court) Order 2015, the Patents (Amendment) Rules 2014 and updates to CPR Practice Direction 63.
Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan v Warner Lambert [2015] EWHC 2548 (Pat) (second medical use claims)
Lantana Ltd v Comptroller General of Patents [2014] EWCA Civ 1463 (patentable subject matter)
Aga Medical Corp v Occlutech (UK) Ltd [2014] EWHC 2506 (Pat) (confidentiality)
Teva UK Limited & another v AstraZeneca AB [2014] EWHC 2873 (Pat) (obviousness; common general knowledge).
Idenix v Gilead [2014] EWHC 3916 (generic claim for pharmaceutical compounds; rationale supporting effectiveness)
International Stem Cell Corporation (Judgment) [2014] EUECJ C-364/13 (human embryo)
Eli Lilly & Company v Human Genome Sciences Inc [2014] EWHC 2404 (Pat) (SPC regulation)
T 1363/12 SAMSUNG/Reinforcement (test for added subject-matter)
G 3/14 Examination of clarity objections
G 2/12 Tomatoes II and G 2/13 Broccoli II (product claims; essentially biological processes)
Commentary on the many other decisions recently handed down which may be relevant to specific practice issues.


KEY UPDATES INCLUDED IN THE SUPPLEMENT

• Comprehensively reviews significant UK court decisions and practice directions, IP Office decisions and EPO Appeal Board decisions up to 31 October 2016.
• Outlines the proposals of the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill.
• Summarizes the Practice Direction for the new Shorter Trials Scheme.
• Explains the Patents (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2016 and their implications.
• Summarises developments concerning patent eligibility in UK, Europe and Australia.
• Outlines eligibility developments in the US where the law remains in a state of flux.
• Reviews recent decisions for novelty and enablement as a condition for novelty.
• Outlines the latest Enlarged Appeal Board reference concerning disclaimers.
• Analyses recent inventive step developments, explaining the contrary outcomes in Apple v Samsung (US) and HTC v Apple (UK).
• Summarises post-grant developments including infringement by supply of brochures, the experimental use defence, interlocutory cross-undertakings in damages, enquiries as to damages and the latest decisions on procedure and costs.
• Summarises recent decisions regarding SPCs.
• Introduces contents paragraphs for the more lengthy and significant sections to facilitate awareness and navigation.

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CONTENTS

PATENTS ACT 1977
Arrangement of sections
Amendments to Patents Act 1977 PATENTS RULES 2007
Titles of Rules with cross-references to text locations
COPYRIGHT, PATENTS AND DESIGNS ACT 1988
Arrangement of sections in Parts V and VI
Sections 274–295 with Commentary
APPENDICES
A: History of United Kingdom Patent Law
B: Supplementary Protection Certificates
C: The Biotechnology Directive
D: The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)
E: Civil Procedure Rules (Extracts)
F: Part 63 of the Civil Procedure Rules
G: Patents Court Guide and Patents County Court Guide
H: Patent Attorney and Trade Mark Attorney Qualification and Registration Regulations 2009
I: Rules for Examination and Admission of Individuals 2011
J: Rules of Conduct for Patent Attorneys, Trade Mark Attorneys and Other Regulated Persons
K: Special Rules of Professional Conduct Applicable to Regulated Persons Conducting Litigation or Exercising a Right of Audience Before the Court
Foreword – Professor Sir Robin Jacob
Guest Foreword – Chief Judge Randall Rader
PATENTS ACT 1977
Arrangement of sections
Amendments to Patents Act 1977
PATENTS RULES 2007
Titles of Rules with cross-references to text locations

COPYRIGHT, PATENTS AND DESIGNS ACT 1988
Arrangement of sections in Parts V and VI
Sections 274–295 with Commentary

APPENDICES
A: History of United Kingdom Patent Law
B: Supplementary Protection Certificates
C: The Biotechnology Directive
D: The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)
E: Civil Procedure Rules (Extracts)
F: Part 63 of the Civil Procedure Rules
G: Patents Court Guide and Patents County Court Guide
H: Patent Attorney and Trade Mark Attorney Qualification and Registration Regulations 2009
I: Rules for Examination and Admission of Individuals 2011
J: Rules of Conduct for Patent Attorneys, Trade Mark Attorneys and Other Regulated Persons
K: Special Rules of Professional Conduct Applicable to Regulated Persons Conducting Litigation or Exercising a Right of Audience Before the Court

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