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CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts

CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts
9th Edition, 2nd Supplement
Practice Area:  Intellectual Property
ISBN:  9780414099289
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  31 Dec 2021
Format:  Paperback, eBook - ProView
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The CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts brings together the expertise of over 30 highly respected professionals including patent attorneys, solicitors and members of the Bar, all individually selected for their expert knowledge.

The 9th edition and the accompanying supplement is an essential tool for any practitioner advising on patents. This must-have guide gives you all the tools you need to protect the rights of your clients.

The following legislative changes and decisions are covered in this Second Cumulative Supplement:
  • Legislative changes concerning supplementary protection certificates consequent on the UK departure from the EU.
  • T 844/18 BROAD INSTITUTE/Crispr-cas – claim to priority – meaning of “any person”.
  • Permavent v Makin [2021] EWHC 467 (Ch) – entitlement.
  • Enlarged Appeal Board decision G 1/19 patentability of computer-implemented simulations.
  • T 1746/16 CAVATERRA/Method and apparatus for the transfer of a money amount by using a two-dimension image code (allowed).
  • Claydon Yield-O-Meter v Murzi [2021] EWHC 1007 (IPEC) – novelty – seed drill prototype tried on a farm adjacent a footpath.
  • A Ward attachments v Fabcon [2021] EWHC 2145 (IPEC) – meaning of inventive concept.
  • Illumina Cambridge Ltd v Latvia MGI Tech [2021] EWHC 57 (Pat) – skilled team – single molecule, collocation objection – insufficiency.
  • FibroGen v Akebia [2021] EWCA Civ 1279 – Markush group of medicament compounds – sufficiency – reasonable prediction/plausibility.
  • Emson v Hozelock [2020] EWCA Civ 871 – mindset, hindsight.
  • Interdigital Technology v Lenovo [2021] EWHC 2152 (Pat) – date as of which a patent specification is to be construed in a rapidly evolving art.
  • IPcom v Vodafone [2020] EWHC 132 (Pat), [2021] EWCA Civ 205 – crown use – equivalents – de minimis infringement.
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