The European Patents Handbook provides an authoritative account of how to obtain a European patent at the time when the European Patent Office was established. No other publication comes close in providing such detailed and practical guidance on every aspect of the European patent procedure. * Everything you need to know is included, presented in a logical sequence, clearly written and with an entirely practical approach * For readers who merely want to acquaint themselves with the fundamentals of the procedure for obtaining a European patent, the early chapters give a clear understanding of how the system works. To check a specific matter in detail there are chapters devoted to each particular aspect of practice and procedure * Reproduces extensive source material, arranged so that, for example, all items relating to the European Patent Convention are grouped together; similarly, all items regarding the European Union are grouped together
Part 1 Commentary: general procedures of the European Patent Office; representation; European patent applications; International patent applications; special inventions; special procedures; procedures of the European Patent Office and National Patent Offices relating to the Grant of Patents. Part 2 Sources and information: European patents; Community patents; European Community; International patents; patents for micro-organisms; general law and information; professional representatives. Part 3 Decisions and legal advice: European Patent Office decisions and legal advice; national decisions.