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CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts
CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts
8th Edition, 2nd Supplement
Practice Area:  Intellectual Property
ISBN:  9780414065468
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  06 Dec 2017
Format:  Paperback
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Key updates:

  • Legislative development updates including the UK Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 and new Rule 28(2) EPC covering plants and animals produced by essentially biological processes.
  • Comprehensively reviews significant UK court decisions and practice directions, IP Office decisions and EPO Appeal Board decisions up to 30 September 2017.
  • Explains Enlarged Board of Appeal decision G 1/15 Partial priority and pending referral G 1/16 Disclaimer/OLED.
    Analyses the landmark Actavis v Eli Lilly decision on extent of invention
  • Summarises developments concerning patent eligibility in UK and Europe.
  • Outlines US eligibility developments important to UK/European practitioners.
  • Summarizes recent novelty and eligibility developments.
  • Reviews significant enabling disclosure and controversial plausibility decisions.
  • Summarises recent post-grant developments.
  • Reviews the likely effect of Brexit on SPCs, considers pending CJEU references including C-121/17, and explains recent UK court and UK IPO decisions on SPCs.
  • Outlines recent patent licence decisions e.g. in relation to FRAND licenses.
  • Provides additional contents paragraphs for significant sections to facilitate reader awareness and navigation.
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