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See Chapter by Christopher Wadlow -- The novelty and priority provision under the United States first-to-file principle : a comparative law perspective
This major Handbook provides a comprehensive research source for patent protection in three major jurisdictions: the United States, Europe and Japan.
Intellectual Property in Common Law and Civil Law by Toshiko Takenaka (Editor)Despite increasing worldwide harmonization of intellectual property, driven by US patent reform and numerous EU Directives, the common law and civil law traditions still exert powerful and divergent influences on certain features of national IP systems.Drawing together the views and experiences of scholars and lawyers from the United States, Europe and Asia, this book examines how different characteristics embedded in national IP systems stem from differences in the fundamental legal principles of the two traditions. It questions whether these elements are destined to remain diverged, and tries to identify common ground that might facilitate a form of harmonization.Containing the most current and up-to-date IP issues from a global perspective, this book will be a valuable resource for IP and comparative law academics, law students, policy makers, as well as lawyers and in-house counsels.
Call Number: K1401 .I55653 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-30
Global Issues in Patent Law by Martin J. Adelman; Shubha Ghosh; Amy Landers; Toshiko TakenakaGlobal Issues in Patent Law provides an approachable and engaging entry point for students of patent law and intellectual property to the world of international patents. Beginning with a discussion of current international intellectual property institutions and ending with a study of contemporary border enforcement issues, the book takes the user through the major treaties and a comparative discussion of the critical areas of patent law and practice. Topics covered include: patentable subject matter, prior art, inventive step, enablement and disclosure, infringement, remedies, and competition policy. The approach of the book and its materials would complement intellectual property law courses at the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels as well as serve as the focal casebook for a stand alone course on international patent law. For more information visit the companion site.
Call Number: K1505 .G57 2011
Publication Date: 2010-12-16
International Patent Law by Alexander StackWhen is international patent law cooperation and harmonization welfare-enhancing? What is the role of international institutions - WIPO and the WTO - in furthering such harmonization? This book explores these questions from a global welfarist, rationalist perspective. It grounds its analysis in innovation theory and a examination of patent law and prosecution, incorporating the uncertainty of patent law's impact on welfare at a detailed level, dynamic changes, the skewed nature of patent value and the difficulty of textually capturing patent concepts. Using tools from new institutional economics, it explores future design implications for international institutions, analyzing grounds for international cooperation as collective action problems and applying historical, political and transaction cost analyses.Academics, students and practitioners interested in international economic law, specifically in respect of patents, innovation and intellectual property, the TRIPs Agreement, the WTO and WIPO will find this book essential. It will also prove insightful for researchers whose primary background is in international relations or international political economy, but are seeking an introduction to the patent and intellectual property field.
Call Number: K1505 .S73 2011
Publication Date: 2011-05-31
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