Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 May 2010

592 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199575237

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Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

Fundamentals of Global Law, Practice and Strategy

Fifth Edition

Philip W. Grubb and Peter R. Thomsen

  • A guide to patent law and practice which provides practitioners with everything they need to know to maximize the commercial potential of their client's or company's innovative products
  • An extremely practical book which includes chapters on everything from how to draft the patent specification and how to catch the infringer
  • Written in a lucid and accessible style which makes it equally accessible to scientists, researchers and managers in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries as to patent specialists
  • Written by two highly experienced patent attorneys, who are working with, or have previously worked with one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world, thereby offering the techniques and industry know-how that underlie successful patent practice and portfolio management around the world

New to this Edition:

  • Includes a new chapter on patent law harmonization
  • EPC 2000 (and corresponding changes to national laws)
  • The London Agreement
  • Changes to TRIPS and proposed changes to CBD
  • Patent Law Treaty
  • Patent aspects of Free Trade Agreements
  • Trilateral Cooperation
  • Recent US, EPO and UK case law
  • Increasing importance of emerging markets such as China, India, Brazil

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