Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology: Fundamentals of Global Law, Practice and Strategy / Edition 5

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The chemicals, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries worldwide rely upon being able to patent inventions in order to protect investment in research and development, and to reap commercial rewards. This book guides the reader through the legal and procedural complexities of the British, European, Japanese and US patent systems, and explains in detail the role of patent practitioners (both in-house and in private practice) in maximising the commercial potential of their client's or company's innovative products.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Dr. Grubb thoroughly exposes the patent system in a way with which few of his professional peers will quarrel, and his book should be in every chemical/biological patent department library."-- European Intellectual Property Review

".this is a broad ranging and lucid explanation, giving a clear overview of patent systems in different jurisdictions, yet packed with a wealth of detail the strength of Mr. Grubb's work lies in its breadth of vision and the clarity with which it reveals the workings of patent systems. It would be a welcome addition to the libraries of scientists and patent practitioners in the field."--

atent World

"[A] sterling feature of this work is its truly global perspective"-- Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199575237
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/6/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Grubb is a European Patent Attorney and Intellectual Property Counsel at Norvatis, Switzerland.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
List of Figures and Tables
Table of Cases
List of Abbreviations
Pt. I Introduction and Background to the Modern Patent System
1 The nature and origins of patent rights 3
2 The development of patent law 15
3 Patents in developing countries 34
Pt. II Patent Law and Procedure
4 What can be patented 53
5 Filing a patent application 70
6 Obtaining a granted patent - national procedures 88
7 Obtaining a granted patent - EPO and PCT procedures 112
8 Maintaining a patent in force and extending the patent term 140
9 Enforcing patent rights 154
10 Invalidity and amendment of granted patents 175
Pt. III Patentability of Inventions in Specific Technical Fields
11 Chemical inventions 193
12 Pharmaceutical inventions 210
13 Biotechnological inventions 224
14 Patenting of genes, plants, and animals 245
15 Software-related inventions 261
Pt. IV Patenting in Practice
16 The patent practitioner and his functions 273
17 Drafting the patent specification 288
18 Drafting the claims 303
19 Prosecution of the patent application to grant 313
20 Patents and information 328
Pt. V Commercial Exploitation of Patents
21 Inventorship, ownership, and compensation 345
22 Commercial exploitation of patents 364
23 How to catch the infringer - and how not to be caught 378
24 Patent aspects of licensing 395
25 Patents and competition law 412
Glossary of Patent Terms and Jargon 432
Index 443
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2002

    Outstanding Fast Paced Read

    A must for not only patent practitioners but those who must intereact with them. I would highly recomend this book to researchers, students and professors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2000

    Crystal-clear and extremely useful

    A well-written, useful and sometimes humorous compendium of patents and patenting. In 30 years as a patents practitioner, I've never read anything with so much useful, practical information. A must for all students of patents.

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