Law of Patents is a perfect blend of commentary and case law in various jurisdictions. It provides an accurate and authoritative account of patent law in India, the United Kingdom, the United States and also international treaties and conventions like the TRIPS Agreement, Budapest Treaty, Paris Convention, WIPO, etc.
The book undertakes a comparative analysis of the law and practices relating to patents within the considered jurisdictions. Chapters cover essential topics relating to patent law such as novelty and anticipation, obviousness, patentable subject-matter, grounds for revocation of patents, infringement, defences, remedies, etc. The book also explains the mechanism for applying for protection.
The present second edition, 2012 has been thoroughly revised and updated. The changes brought about by the Patent (Amendment) Act, 2005 and the case law that developed following the amendment have been incorporated. This edition has two new chapters namely, "Indian Litigation Practice" and "Pharmaceuticals and Patents".
This magnificent and painstaking work serves as a practical guide to lawyers, judges, academicians and all those concerned and interested in applying the principles of patent law. The book will also be immensely useful for the students of LL.B. and LL.M. The book will prove to be indispensable for students and professionals preparing for Patent Agent Examination conducted by Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, Government of India as it covers the syllabus structure prescribed for this examination.
"On the whole the book must be the result of hard work and scholarship of the author...the book will be of immense use for academicians and practitioners of Intellectual Property Rights." - Review Projector
"(the work) can be considered as an outstanding treatise. The book is the result of up-to-date research on the subject, leaving no loose ends." - Academy Law Review
History and Philosophy Novelty and Anticipation Obviousness Patentable Subject-Matter Patent Prosecution Specification Patents of Addition Revocation of Patents Patent Agents Compulsory Licencing Exclusive Marketing Rights Infringement Defences Remedies Appellate Board Powers of Controller Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005 Indian Litigation Practice Pharmaceuticals and Patents
appendices Indian Patents Act, 1970 Indian Patent Rules, 2003 Intellectual Property Rights (Imported Goods) Enforcement Rules, 2007 Intellectual Property Appellate Board (Procedure) Rules, 2003 753 Notification Regarding Authorised Depository Institution UK Patents Act, 1977 UK Patents Act, 2004 Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Extracts) Patents Co-Operation Treaty Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure Subject Index