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Terrell on the Law of Patents
Terrell on the Law of Patents
18th Edition, Mainwork & 3rd Supplement
Series:  Intellectual Property Library
Practice Area:  Intellectual Property
ISBN:  9780414070868
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  30 Apr 2019
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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


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