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International Patent Litigation: A Country-by-Country Analysis, with 2014 Supplement

Published by Bloomberg BNA
By Michael N. Meller and William O. Hennessey
Publication Date: 2014

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Evaluate patent cases worldwide with this detailed reference on patent litigation laws and practice in 33 countries, Hong Kong, and the European Union.

You can depend on International Patent Litigation: A Country-by-Country Analysis to give you the information you need to accurately anticipate the problems and properly evaluate the issues you will confront while conducting or directing patent litigation abroad. Written by international experts in patent litigation, the section for each country examines key topics such as the rights of the patentee, what constitutes infringement, how claims are interpreted, which courts have jurisdiction, notices that must be served to the infringer, pretrial procedures, types of remedies, types of defenses, and appeals. Each section addresses infringement, doctrines, remedies, parties, interpretations, appeals, pleadings, enforcement, settlements, proceedings, proof, conflicts, pretrial/trial Procedure, and defenses.

The Cumulative Supplement to International Patent Litigation expands the coverage of this treatise, offering new and updated information on countries, such as: 

  • Updated chapter on Australia including extensive 2012 legislative amendments that raise the standards for patents in Australia
  • A new section on summary judgment trials in Canada
  • Discovery strategies in China
  • French law revision that expressly allows patentees or exclusive licensees to seize any documents related to the infringing products (or process) where those products (or process) cannot be seized
  • The Italian Special IP Courts and urgency proceedings in Italy
  • Discussion of product-by-process claims in Japan
  • Changes enacted by the New Zealand Patents Act 2013
  • Recent continuing changes to improve the efficiency of patent enforcement in South Korea
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