The undisputed authority on the law of patents in the United Kingdom, from application to infringement. First published in 1884 and regularly cited in court, Terrell is an essential reference for anyone seeking practical and clear guidance on patent law, practice, and procedure.
Terrell on The Law of Patents covers:
- Provides detailed and authoritative commentary and guidance on all aspects of UK patent law and practice.
- Includes the most significant case law from all levels of the UK Courts, the European Patent Office, the UK Intellectual Property Office.
- Detailed analysis of the application process for UK national patents and European patents (UK).
- Addresses issues of entitlement and answers the key questions: who may apply for a patent and who may be granted a patent?
- Covers supplementary protection certificates (SPCs), the conditions for granting SPCs and their effects.
- Outlines the grounds for revocation as defined by the Patents Act 1977.
- Goes through the different types of invalidity including lack of novelty, obviousness, and insufficiency.
- Clarifies the principles of patent infringement as well as outlining statutory exceptions and other defences.
- Discusses actions for infringement and looks at the parties involved, claims forms, trial procedure, and remedies.
- Explains compulsory licences and licences of right.
- Includes relevant and fully annotated statutory material, as well as sample precedents and pleadings.
- Routinely cited in court as the most authoritative text on UK patent law.
New to this Edition
- A new chapter on FRAND licensing.
- Details the procedural requirements of the Unified Patent Court
- A chapter covering the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and case management procedure
- Commentary on standard-essential patents
- Looks at the proposed reforms by the Law Commission concerning unjustified threats of proceedings for patent infringement
- New commentary on plausibility with respect to inventive step, sufficiency and industrial applicability
- New content on infringement of second medical use patents
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