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Terrell on the Law of Patents
Terrell on the Law of Patents
17th Edition
Series:  Intellectual Property Library
Practice Area:  Intellectual Property
ISBN:  9781847039033
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  15 Dec 2010
Format:  Hardback
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    Terrell on the Law of Patents is the practitioners guide to the law of patents and patent practice in the United Kingdom. First published in 1884, this work is now in its 17th edition. It has come to be the acknowledged leader in the field; the point of first reference on issues of substantive and procedural patent law. Your research is not complete without it. Terrell is regularly cited in the Patents Court, the PCC, and the higher courts.

    Terrell on the Law of Patents:
  • Provides clear explanations, detailed commentary, and comprehensive guidance on all aspects of UK patent law and litigation practice
  • Incorporates important case law from the UK Courts at all levels, the UK and European Patent Offices, and the Appeal Boards
  • Includes full consideration of the implications of the changes to Part 63 of the Civil Procedure Rules and related Practice Direction
  • Contains relevant statutory material, fully up to date and annotated

  • Thoroughly revised and updated, with new or expanded discussion throughout of numerous current topics and recent developments in the law of patents
  • New chapters dedicated to Entitlement, to Supplementary Protection Certificates, and to the Person Skilled in the Art
  • Extensively expanded discussion of Validity issues, including major chapters now separately dedicated to Novelty, Obviousness, and Insufficiency
  • Incorporates discussion of all significant recent case law including the House of Lords decisions in Lundbeck v Generics and Conor v Angiotech, and the EPO Enlarged Board cases G2/08 and G3/08
  1. Patents
  2. The Nature of Patentable Inventions
  3. The Applicant and the Application
  4. Entitlement
  5. The Granted Patent
  6. Supplementary Protection Certificates
  7. Priority Date
  8. The Skilled Addressee
  9. Construction of the Specification and Claims
  10. Grounds for Revocation:Overview
  11. Novelty
  12. Obviousness
  13. Insufficiency
  14. Infringement
  15. Amendment of Specification
  16. Devolution, Assignments and Licences; Co-ownership and Registration
  17. Compulsory Licences and Licences of Right
  18. Action for Infringement
  19. Remedies for infringement
  20. Revocation Proceedings
  21. Declarations
  22. Action to restrain threats
  23. Use by the Crown
Richard Miller QC

Guy Burkill QC received a first class honours degree in engineering from Cambridge University. He was called to the bar in 1981, receiving Middle Temple’s Campbell Foster prize, and has always practised in IP. He took silk in 2002. He specialises in patent litigation, notably in cases with a high technology component.

His Honour Judge Colin Birss QC was appointed as a judge of the Patents County Court and Chairman of the Copyright Tribunal in October 2010. He took silk in 2008. Before his judicial appointment Colin Birss had an established practice at the bar in the field of intellectual property law.

Douglas Campbell took first class honours in Chemistry at Oxford, where he was awarded the Turbott Prize and placed second to the Gibbs Prize; and the top distinction from City University in its Diploma in Law. A former Inner Temple Major Scholar and Pegasus Scholar, he is a member of the Attorney-General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.

All four authors are members of Three New Square, a set of chambers specialising in intellectual property law and recently voted IP/IT set of the year for 2010 by Chambers & Partners.
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