Edited by Gregory A. Stobbs, with a foreword by Rt. Hon Justice Jacobs,  Germany chapter by Hans Wegner, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Looseleaf collection, 822 pp., Volume 1, Wolters Kluwer, 2007

The unique resource provides expert insights and how-to guidance on drafting patent claims around the world – even in unfamiliar territory.

-  includes a chapter on Germany by Dr. Hans Wegner, German and European Patent Attorney, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG

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The book helps to answer key questions such as:

  • What is the proper procedure for obtaining a software patent?
  • How to enforce software patents?
  • How is the country’s patent interpreted by local courts?

Cross jurisdictional insights provided in the book include:

  • Strategies on selecting countries/regions in which to file
  • How to draft a software patent so that it will be accepted at the patent examination
  • How to draft a software patent so that it will be a enforceable in key jurisdictions

Each chapter of Software Patents Worldwide follows the same outline, making it easy to find information and compare jurisdictions:

  • Introduction to the country’s/region’s court system and patent system
  • Overview of the software industry in the country/region
  • Legal basis according to current patent act
  • How the patent office interprets the patent act:

›Patent examination guidelines in general
›Specific guidelines for software patents (if any)
›Specific guidelines for business method patents (if any)

  • Specific examples of various fields of technology that demonstrate the scope of protection afforded to software patents in the country/region.
  • Infringement and enforcement including

›How software patent litigation is conducted
›How damages are asserted and enforced
›How injunctions are awarded and enforced

About the Editor

Gregory A. Stobbs practices intellectual property law and specialises in computer law, computer hardware, software patents and litigation at Harness, Dickey & Pierce in Detroit.

He is the author of two treatises on U.S. patent law, Software patents and Business Method Patents

Published on
2007
Author
Hans Wegner
German and European Patent Attorney, Partner
Stefan V. Steinbrener
Senior Consultant
Udo W. Altenburg
German and European Patent Attorney, Of Counsel
Chapters prepared by experts for each jurisdiction:

China:
Jinchen Song, Nancy L. Fix, Shaohui Du, DEQI

The European Patent Convention:
Stefan Steinbrener, Chairman Technical Board of Appeal 3.5.01 – Electricity, EPO

France:
Axel Casalonga, Francis Zapalowicz, Bureau D.A. Casalonga-Josse

India:
Hasit Seth, Eaton Industries Pvt. Ltd. Pune

Japan:
Ryoichi Takaoka, Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office

United Kingdom:
Robert B. Franks, Franks & Co. Limited

United States:
Gregory A. Stobbs, Harness, Dickey & Pierce