This significantly updated second edition of the Research Handbook on Patent Law provides comprehensive coverage of new research for patent protection in three major jurisdictions: the United States, Europe and Japan. Providing a strong scholarly foundation, as well as useful tips for practitioners to protect their intellectual assets in technologies effectively in the global market, this Research Handbook will be of great interest to legal scholars and students, as well as lawyers and patent attorneys. 

Edward Elgar Publishing: Link to source 
ISBN: 978 1 78536 411 2
eISBN: 978 1 78536 412 9

Contents

PART I FOUNDATION

1. History of the patent system
John N. Adams

2. International treaties and patent law harmonization: today and beyond
Tomoko Miyamoto

3. Patents and policies for innovations and entrepreneurship
Ove Granstrand

PART II EXAMINATION PROCEDURE

4. Trilateral cooperation – mutual exploitation of search and examination results among patent offices – has been evolving into Global Cooperation as in the case of IP5 Offices
Shinjiro Ono

5. Patenting software-related inventions in Europe
Stefan Schohe, Christian Appelt, and Heinz Goddar

6. Patenting inventions in medical sciences
Jan B. Krauss

7. A comparative approach to the inventive step
Amy L. Landers

8. The Lilly written description requirement: A doctrinal ‘wild card’ of uncertain effect
Christopher M. Holman

PART III PATENT ENFORCEMENT

9. Claim construction under U.S. and German patent acts: wording used in the claims and the invention disclosed in the specification
Toshiko Takenaka and Christof Karl

10. The scope of patent protection for spare parts and its extension through other tools of intellectual property
Horst Peter Götting and Sven Hetmank

11. Patent enforcement in Germany
Tilman Müller-Stoy

12. The theory and practice of patent damages in Japan and the U.S. – explaining the differences that remain
Christoph Rademacher

13. Resolving patent disputes in a global economy
Rochelle Dreyfuss

14. Specialized IP courts: the Unified Patent Court (UPC)
Stefan Luginbuehl and Dieter Stauder

PART IV CURRENT ISSUES
15. Pharmaceutical patents
John Thomas

16. Patent litigation reform in the United States
Greg Reilly

17. Design patent—utility patent intersection
Xuan Thao Nguyen

18. Current controversies concerning patent rights and public health in a world of international norms
Cynthia Ho

Index

Published on
May 2019
Author
Tilman Müller-Stoy
Attorney-at-Law, Certified IP lawyer, Commercial Mediator (MuCDR), Partner
Christof Karl
Attorney-at-Law & German and European Patent Attorney, Partner; Attorney-at-Law admitted to practice in Germany and New York