Biopatent Law: European vs. US Patent Law by Ulrich Storz, Martin Quodbach, Scott D. Marty, Derek E.

By Ulrich Storz, Martin Quodbach, Scott D. Marty, Derek E. Constantine, Matthew Parker

SpringerBriefs in Biotech Patents provides well timed experiences on highbrow houses (IP) matters and patent facets within the box of biotechnology. This quantity specialize in specific features of the united states patent legislations, which may have large changes in comparison to the ecu legislations. This comprises questions of biopatent prosecution, novelty, artistic step, written disclosure and sufficiency of enablement in addition to questions of legislation enforcement of biotech patents.

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1987). 12 MPEP § 2138 (8th ed. Rev. August 9, 2012). 13 Fujikawa v. 3d 1559, 1566–1567 (Fed. Cir. 1996). 3d at 1567. 15 Paulik v. 2d 1270, 1273 (Fed. Cir. 1985). C. § 102(g)(1) (2006). 17 Interference procedures are complex processes that are beyond the scope of this explanation. See MPEP § 2138 (8th ed. Rev. August 9, 2012) for additional details. 10 44 S. D. Marty et al. successful in showing his actual date of invention—and earlier priority date for his invention. The USPTO will then consider Inventor A, and not Inventor B, to be the inventor for the invention in question—despite Inventor B’s earlier filing date.

An important question is if the European Court of Justice will have an indirect jurisdiction on substantial questions with regard to the scope and the litigation of a Community Patent. Against this background, this contribution examines the existing regulations and the enforcement of patents within the national court systems. Since it focuses on biotechnology-related questions, it seemed to be advisable to also give a short overview of the legal background of each case dealt with. 1 See the press release on the EPO homepage.

Constantine and Matthew Parker Abstract A patent is defined as an exclusive right or rights provided by a government to an inventor for a certain period of time in exchange for the public disclosure of an invention. Patent protection can be sought in many of the major countries throughout the world. This chapter addresses the processes and rules followed by the Patent Offices of the USA and Europe. Although efforts have recently been made to harmonize the US patent system with Europe and the rest of the world, this chapter focuses on similarities and differences in the processes of obtaining patent protection in these two countries prior to the recent adoption of the most significant overhaul of the US patent system in more than half a century, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA).

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