Now in its nineteenth edition, Terrell on the Law of Patents has been the authority on UK patent law for over 135 years. It provides the most detailed and authoritative commentary on law, practice, and procedure – comprehensively covering every stage from application to infringement.
It includes advice on the fundamental aspects of patent law as well as more specialist issues such as FRAND, SPCs and licenses. The text is updated by a team of intellectual property specialists from Three New Square headed by Sir Colin Birss to provide you with dependable insight and expert analysis.
This new edition includes:
- Reworked chapters on construction, novelty, obviousness, infringement, and threats.
- Analysis of the Supreme Court decisions in Lilly v Actavis (doctrine of equivalents); Warner-Lambert v Generics (plausibility and infringement of second medical use patents); and Actavis v Icos (obviousness)
- The FRAND chapter has been revised to consider Unwired Planet v Huawei, and Conversant v ZTE & Huawei
- The chapter on threats has new analysis of the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017
- Additional commentary on the latest procedural rules in the Patents Court, IPEC, and the Shorter Trial Scheme
Regularly cited in court, Terrell continues to set the standard by which others are compared and is an essential reference to help keep you up to date with the very latest patent law developments.
- Rigorous analysis of the most significant case law from all levels of the UK Courts, the European Patent Office, the UK Patent Office, and the Appeals Boards.
- Detailed explanations of the application process for UK national patents and European patents.
- Addresses the issue of entitlement and answers the key questions: who may apply for a patent and who may be granted a patent?
- Applying for a supplementary protection certificate, the conditions for granting SPCs, and their effects.
- FRAND licensing, undertakings, and the nature and scope of obligations.
- Outlines the grounds for revocation as defined by the Patents Act 1977.
- Different types of invalidity including lack of novelty, obviousness, and insufficiency.
- Clarifies the principles of patent infringement to ascertain whether or not there has been an infringement, as well as outlining statutory exceptions and other defences.
- Discusses actions for infringement and looks at the parties involved, claims forms, trial procedure, and remedies.
- Covers the procedural requirements and case management process in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.
- Analyses second medical use claims, human genome sciences, and central amendments to patents.
- Explains compulsory licenses and licenses of right.
- Includes relevant statutory material as well as sample precedents and pleadings.