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European Patents Handbook

European Patents Handbook
Number of volumes: 3
Practice Area:  Intellectual Property
ISBN:  9780851214962
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Format:  Looseleaf
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An official handbook from the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, the European Patents Handbook is your definitive guide to patents, with practical assistance for handling every aspect of European patent procedures. This essential reference:

  • Discusses all aspects of a patent from the application process to the granting of a patent
  • Shows you how to handle national patents resulting from European patent applications
  • Looks at areas of dispute in patent law
  • Introduces new areas of development which have arisen within patent law
  • Examines the special procedures required for biotechnical and microbiological inventions
  • Analyses the key decisions of the EPO Board of Appeals and the consequences for patent law practice
  • Evaluates the difference between a European patent, and national patents and applications
  • Written from a practitioners perspective
  • Keeps subscribers fully informed with the latest UPC developments

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  • The Patent Systems in Europe
  • The European Patent Organization
  • Patentability of Inventions
  • General Procedures of the EPO
  • Methods of Payment of Official Fees
  • Representation of Applications
  • Institute of Professional Representatives
  • The European Qualifying Examination
  • Preparing for a Specification
  • Filing a European Patent Application
  • Renewal Fees
  • Change of Ownership
  • Prosecution
  • Divisional Applications
  • Withdrawal and Abandonment
  • The Role of the EPO under the PCT
  • Prosecution Resulting From an International Patent Application
  • Biological Inventions
  • Computer-related Inventions
  • Time Limits
  • Correction of Errors
  • Appeals
  • Online Procedures
  • Grant of a European Patent
  • Term and Maintenance
  • SPCs
  • Amendment
  • Opposition
  • Interpretation of Common Provisions
  • Licensing
  • Exhaustion of IP Rights
  • Change of Ownership
  • Enforcement and Revocation
  • Effect of a European Patent Application
  • Community Patents


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