Written by a team from the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, this is the leading guide to patent law in the UK and is simply a must-have for any practitioner advising on patents. Full clause-by-clause commentary is provided by experts in the field on all the relevant patent legislation; resulting in expert advice on patents to help clients in every industry from pharmaceuticals to computer software. The commentary covers practice and procedure as well as reference to the applicable rules and case law developments. * Complete text of all relevant Patents Legislation including Patents Act, Patents Rules and relevant sections of Copyright, Patents and Designs Acts * Commentary and analysis accompanies each section of each Act * Recognised and respected lay out: Full reproduction of the Section, followed by the relevant rule, followed by Commentary on the section, followed by Practice under the section * Written by leading patent practitioners with the CIPA "hallmark" of trusted authority - a fully endorsed publication * Extensive analysis of the case law as it relates to each section and provides a clear guide as to what the Courts have decided and why.
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