Patent Enforcement Worldwide
A Survey of 15 Countries: Essays in Honour of Dieter Stauder
Patent Enforcement Worldwide by Christopher Heath
Book DescriptionPatent infringement procedures are an instrument whereby the patentee defends his protected invention against unlawful use by a third party (the alleged infringer). The difficulty is that the patent is no solid object whose damage can be easily detected; it belongs to that group of rights whose infringement is not easy to determine. The patent is a right described by words, and those words, written into a claim, are so complicated that laymen and lawyers alike fail to understand them. This is the special feature which distinguishes the patent right. This book consists of a series of country reports in which expert patent attorneys describe the patent infringement procedures in their jurisdiction. Since the first edition of this book was published in 2000, developments in the field of patent enforcement have been significant and required a major rewriting of all the seven original contributions (the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan and the US): more than 100 decisions have been added. For the second edition, another eight countries have been included: three from Eastern Europe (Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary), two from Asia (China and Korea), two from Latin America (Argentina and Brazil), and one from Europe (Switzerland) and there is a new chapter by Dieter Stauder on European issues of patent enforcement: cross-border litigation, cross-border assistance in obtaining evidence, and the new European Enforcement Directive.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841135380
(216mm x 140mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher Heath
Patent Enforcement Worldwide, Hardback (November 2015)
Originally published under the title 'Patent Enforcement in Selected Countries' as a special issue of IIC in October 2000 (31 IIC 625-770), and in its second edition as an IIC-Studies publication 'Patent Enforcement Worldwide' in 2005--Preface.
Intellectual Property and Free Trade Agreements, Paperback (December 2007)
This book deals with the important topic of the implications of free trade agreements for the international framework of intellectual property law.
Copyright Law and the Information Society in Asia, Paperback (December 2006)
The book considers important topics in copyright law in the information society with an in-depth comparison of European and US approaches for each.
New Frontiers of Intellectual Property Law, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Christopher Heath
This book provides information on developments in global intellectual property law and their impact on regional economic and cultural development.
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Author Biography - Christopher Heath
Dr Christopher Heath is section head for Asia and the Commonwealth at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent,Copyright and Competition Law, Munich. Laurence Petit is a lawyer, DG 5.2.1, European Patent Office, Munich and at the Centre d'Etudes Internationales de la Propriete Industrielle (C.E.I.P.I.), Strasbourg.
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