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Published: 22 December 2016

624 Pages


ISBN: 9780199684731

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A new practitioner law publication

Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Biotechnology

Sixth Edition

Philip W. Grubb, Peter R. Thomsen, Tom Hoxie, and Gordon Wright

  • Highly practical guide to patent law and practice which provides practitioners with everything they need to know to maximise the commercial potential of their client's or company's innovative products
  • Lucid and accessible style and approach makes it valuable reading for both patent agents and practitioners, and scientists, researchers, and managers without a legal background
  • Focus on relevant technology and industry practices, combined with the latest legal developments, sets it apart from more general texts on patent law and procedure
  • Written by two highly experienced patent attorneys who have experience of working with 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:

  • Considers major new developments in patent law such as US patent law reform under the America Invents Act, the US biologic patent litigation scheme, biosimilars legislation in countries such as Canada, patent court reform in countries such as Germany and France, and the EU's Unitary Patent and Unitary Patent Court system
  • Addresses developments in the area of competition law and patents, such as the Astra-Zeneca case in the EU; pharmaceutical sector inquiries in the EU, Brazil, Turkey, and Korea; plans to restrict patent dispute settlements in the US; and the review of pharmaceutical patents in Australia
  • Updated to cover recent US, EPO, and UK case law

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