A User’s Guide to Intellectual Property in Life Sciences

By: Paul England and Simon Cohen
ISBN: 9781526511751

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About A User’s Guide to Intellectual Property in Life Sciences

Life Sciences is one of the most innovative and complex areas of law. It is currently undergoing a period of intense transformation, with companies facing an ever-increasing level of regulation as well as strict cost management in order to remain competitive and profitable. The latest in “A User’s Guide to…” series it covers life sciences in relation to: – patents – copyright – trade marks; and – data protection The... Read more

About A User’s Guide to Intellectual Property in Life Sciences

Life Sciences is one of the most innovative and complex areas of law. It is currently undergoing a period of intense transformation, with companies facing an ever-increasing level of regulation as well as strict cost management in order to remain competitive and profitable.

The latest in “A User’s Guide to…” series it covers life sciences in relation to:

– patents
– copyright
– trade marks; and
– data protection

The book covers UK law with references to significant EPO cases. A key part of the book is the coverage of case law. Case studies and detailed analysis of the key cases, eg the Kymab mouse case, the human genome sciences case, and the pregabalin case feature heavily helping to put this often complex area of law into context.

Where appropriate and for comparison purposes, approaches of key foreign jurisdictions are summarised and for ease of use there are clearly signposted.

A key text for practitioners specialising in life sciences and intellectual property in general and patents officers dealing with life sciences applications.

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I – Patents for life sciences subject matter
The European patent system and obtaining a patent
Requirements for a valid patent 1: Exclusions and non-patentable subject matter
Requirements for a valid patent 2: Industrial applicability
Requirements for a valid patent 3: Novelty
Requirements for a valid patent 4: Inventive step
Requirements for a valid patent 5: Sufficiency
Patent infringement 1: Scope of protection of claims
Patent infringement 2: Direct and indirect infringement
Patent infringement 3: Defences to patent infringement
Patent infringement 4: stopping infringement and available remedies
PART II – Patent ownership, dealings and litigation
Patent ownership
Inventor compensation
Patent agreements
Patents and finance
Competition issues
Enforcing and revoking patents through the courts of England & Wales
The Unified Patent Court
Disputes concerning patent agreements
PART III – Other rights protecting life sciences subject matter
Supplementary protection certificates
Data exclusivity rights
Trade secrets
Plant variety rights
Trade marks and designs
Copyright
PART IV – the impact of individual and community rights
Data protection
The Nagoya protocol
Brexit

Publishing Details

Publication Date: 10/12/2020
ISBN: 9781526511751
Binding: Paperback
Series: 203
Edition: 1

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