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Modern Law of Patents

Modern Law of Patents
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Written by some of the most eminent IP practitioners, The Modern Law of Patents offers a fresh, and comprehensive exposition of the law relating to patents in the UK and Europe, including before the Unified Patent Court. Updates in the new fourth edition will include:* Supreme Court's decision in Eli Lilly v Actavis [2017] UKSC 48 and the revival of a doctrine of equivalents;* The new threats provisions under the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 and its relationship to malicious prosecution following Willers v Joyce [2016] UKSC 43;* Declarations of obviousness: Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics v Abbvie Biotechnology Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ* The effect on employee compensation following Shanks v Unilever [2017] EWCA Civ 2;* The Unitary Patent Court, including the Protocol on provisional applications (PPA) and the most recent (18th) draft of the Rules of Procedure;* Developments in IPEC practice, including the costs ramifications of PPL v Hagan [2016] EWHC 3076 (IPEC) [although there is talk of this being reversed by an amendment to the CPR];* The developments in cases on damages and account of profits case law* Standards Patents and FRAND damages: Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd & Anor [2017] EWHC 711 (Pat)* Settlements and competition law: T-472/13 Ludbeck ECLI:EU:T:2016:449 (on appeal C-591/16).

* An exploration of the likely effects of Brexit on patent law;* All the developments in practice under the Patents Act 1977, the Patent Cooperation Treaty and at the European Patent Office.
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