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Patenting Procedures and Filing Strategies at the EPO

Niels Stevnsborg and Bruno van Pottelsberghe

in The Economics of the European Patent System: IP Policy for Innovation and Competition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199216987
eISBN:
9780191711831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216987.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes the various routes that can be chosen to obtain patent protection in some or all of the European countries. The EPO offers a centralized granting process, which includes ... More


The European Patent System at the Crossroad

Dominique Guellec and Bruno van Pottelsberghe

in The Economics of the European Patent System: IP Policy for Innovation and Competition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199216987
eISBN:
9780191711831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216987.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As the role of patents has become central in the knowledge economy, there is evidence that the current institutional and legal setting is unable to cope with the corresponding challenges. This ... More


Defining the Public Interest in the US and European Patent Systems

Shobita Parthasarathy

in Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437859
eISBN:
9780226437996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437996.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 1 focuses on how the United States and Europe have understood the public interest in the patent system throughout their history. Soon after they developed the first systems in the 15th ... More


Towards a Unified Patent Court in Europe

Jan Brinkhof and Ansgar Ohly

in The Europeanization of Intellectual Property Law: Towards a European Legal Methodology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199665105
eISBN:
9780191758881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665105.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter gives an overview over the current plans for a Unified Patent Court. The present system has several shortcomings, but it is also characterised by “harmonisation through persuasiveness”, ... More


An Overview of European Harmonization Measures in Intellectual Property Law

Richard Arnold

in The Europeanization of Intellectual Property Law: Towards a European Legal Methodology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199665105
eISBN:
9780191758881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665105.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter gives an overview over all EU directives and regulations in the area of intellectual property law. With respect to patent law it refers to international conventions such as the European ... More


The Relationship between European and National Courts in Intellectual Property Law

Sir Robin Jacob

in The Europeanization of Intellectual Property Law: Towards a European Legal Methodology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199665105
eISBN:
9780191758881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665105.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter gives a judicial perspective of the relationship between European and national courts. The author criticises that the CJEU is not prepared to take arguments derived from national law and ... More


Introduction

Winfried Tilmann

in Unified Patent Protection in Europe: A Commentary

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198755463
eISBN:
9780191927706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755463.003.0035
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA) of 18 February 2013 is a treaty within the meaning of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT) of 23 May 1969. It is therefore subject to ... More


Obtaining a Granted Patent: European Patent Office Procedure

Philip W. Grubb, Peter R. Thomsen, Tom Hoxie, and Gordon Wright

in Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Biotechnology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199684731
eISBN:
9780191932946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199684731.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter discusses the procedure for filing a patent application at the European Patent Office (EPO). EPO procedure is governed by certain basic principles. No decisions may be made unless the ... More


Historical Introduction

David Stone

in European Union Design Law: A Practitioners' Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198719298
eISBN:
9780191927409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198719298.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Interest in an EU-wide design law dates back to the origins of the European Union. Realizing that early dream, however, has taken many decades. This chapter provides a brief overview of the ... More


What Can Be Patented

Philip W. Grubb, Peter R. Thomsen, Tom Hoxie, and Gordon Wright

in Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Biotechnology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199684731
eISBN:
9780191932946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199684731.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter considers the kinds of inventions that are patentable. Specifically, it explains the requirements of the European Patent Convention (EPC) and European national laws, and US law. There ... More


Pharmaceutical Inventions

Philip W. Grubb, Peter R. Thomsen, Tom Hoxie, and Gordon Wright

in Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Biotechnology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199684731
eISBN:
9780191932946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199684731.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter considers the law governing the patentability of pharmaceutical inventions, including new chemical entities, pharmaceutical compositions, and dosage regimes. Provisions in the UK ... More


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