A go to source of information in cross border patent issues and disputes. Each chapter has the same basic structure covering core areas of law as it is applied in each jurisdiction. Each Q&A covers essential issues to consider in the event of patent disputes and litigation, such as sources of law and regulation relating to patents and patent litigation; court system; substantive law matters. Covers how patent infringement is assessed, available defences, and grounds for invalidation of a patent. Also covers parties to litigation, enforcement options competition and anti-trust issues arising in patent ligation. Follows on with procedures in civil courts, preliminary relief, final remedies, appeal procedure, litigation costs and proposals for reform.
New to this edition
- New countries added: Canada, Hong Kong, the Russian Federation, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, and Turkey
- An update on the status of the unitary patent system