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Terrell on the Law of Patents
Terrell on the Law of Patents
18th Edition, 3rd Supplement
Series:  Intellectual Property Library
Practice Area:  Intellectual Property
ISBN:  9780414070523
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  15 Apr 2019
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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Terrell on the Law of Patents is the undisputed authority on the law of patents in the United Kingdom. Providing guidance from application to infringement since 1884 and regularly cited in court, Terrell is the essential reference for anyone seeking practical and clear guidance on patent law, practice and procedure.

This third cumulative supplement updates the eighteenth edition with the latest developments, including the key Supreme Court and Court of Appeal cases of:

  • Warner-Lambert v Generics [2018] UKSC 56 on the new approach to plausibility and what is the test for patent infringement in second medical use cases?
  • Icescape v Ice-World [2018] EWCA Civ 2219 on how the new test of patent infringement as identified by the Supreme Court in Actavis (the doctrine of equivalents) is to be applied in practice.
  • Unwired Planet v Huawei [2018] EWCA Civ 2344 on what is the precise nature of the obligation upon a patent owner whose patent has been declared essential to one or more international telecommunication standards?
  • Regeneron v Kymab [2018] EWCA Civ 671 on what is the correct approach to insufficiency and what relief should be granted to a successful patentee in a biotech case?
  • Jushi v OCV [2018] EWCA Civ 1416 on what is the correct approach to numerical limits in patent claims?

Terrell continues to be the leading authority with this supplement bringing the eighteenth edition fully up-to-date on patent law in the United Kingdom:

  • Includes the most significant case law from all levels of the UK Courts, the European Patent Office and the UK Intellectual Property Office
  • Clarifies the principles of patent infringement as well as outlining statutory exceptions and other defences
  • Covers supplementary protection certificates (SPCs), the conditions for granting SPCs and their effects
  • Outlines the grounds for revocation as defined by the Patents Act 1977
  • Goes through the different types of invalidity including lack of novelty, obviousness, and insufficiency

  1. Patents
  2. The nature of patentable indentions
  3. The application
  4. Entitlement
  5. The granted patent
  6. Supplementary protection certificates
  7. Priority date
  8. The “person skilled in the art” and common general knowledge
  9. Construction of the specification and claims
  10. Invalidity and the grounds of revocation
  11. Invalidity due to lack of novelty (anticipation)
  12. Invalidity due to obviousness (lack of inventive step)
  13. Invalidity due to insufficiency
  14. Patent infringement
  15. Amendment of specifications
  16. Devolution, assignments and licences, co-ownership and registration
  17. Compulsory licenses and licenses of right
  18. FRAND
  19. Action for infringement
  20. The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court
  21. Remedies for infringement
  22. Revocation proceedings
  23. Declaration
  24. Action to restrain threats
  25. Use by the crown. Stamp duty, income tax, etc.
  26. The Unified Patent Court

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