United States: A User's Guide to Patents

Last Updated: March 1 2016
Article by Trevor Cook

About A User's Guide to Patents

A User's Guide to Patents, fourth edition provides guidance on the areas of European and UK patent law and procedure that are most important in day-to-day practice. It sets out how patents can be obtained, exploited and enforced as well as addressing wider public policy aspects of patents and their economic significance, as well as past and likely future trends that affect legal practitioners.

The fourth edition is brought fully up to date to include the introduction of the Unitary Patent Court (UPC) and how it will work in practice.

Fully updated to include the latest developments, this fourth edition will be of great use to in-house lawyers, solicitors and barristers, as well as professionals interested in patents, including patent agents, and top level management executives.

Contents includes:
Part 1 Patents generally:
1. Introduction to the patent system
2. Applying for and securing the grant of a patent
3. Transactions with patents and with patent applications
4. Procedures in disputes concerning patents
5. Patent validity – substantive law
6. Patent infringement – substantive law
Part II Patents in specific areas of technology
7. Patents for chemicals, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals
8. Biotechnology patents
9. Patents in electronics, communications, computing and for business methods
Part III Appendices

Previous edition ISBN: 9781847668905

Table Of Contents

Part I Patents generally
Chapter 1 Introduction to the patent system
Chapter 2 Applying for and securing the grant of a patent
Chapter 3 Transactions with patents and with patent applications
Chapter 4 Procedures in disputes concerning patents
Chapter 5 Patent validity – substantive law
Chapter 6 Patent infringement – substantive law
Part II Patents in specific areas of technology
Chapter 7 Patents for chemicals, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals
Chapter 8 Biotechnology patents
Chapter 9 Patents in electronics, communications, and computing
Part III Appendices
Appendix 1 Adherence to International Patent Treaties
Appendix 2 Patents Court and Court of Appeal workload
Appendix 3 Patents Court and Court of Appeal judgments on validity and infringement since 1997
Appendix 4 Further reading
Appendix 5 Patent resources on the Internet
Appendix 6 Legislative materials


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"...a comprehensive and clear overview...this book can be recommended to everyone who is looking for a detailed insight into patent law." –  The German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce

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