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The Unified Patent Court

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: European Scrutiny Committee
ISBN : 0215044185
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Committee has held the draft agreement on the UPC, to which there has been vehement opposition, under scrutiny since September last year. There is particular concern about the effect the agreement would have on small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) who are supposedly the main intended beneficiaries. The patent profession was overwhelmingly of the opinion that the current draft of the UPC Agreement would actually increase litigation costs for SMEs and be far more burdensome than the existing system in the UK. The overall aim of the UPC was to allow SMEs in particular to be able to obtain a single patent covering 25 countries at an affordable cost. However very few SMEs actually require protection in all 25 States and so cost savings would not be as great as was expected, and that litigation before the UPC was likely to be convoluted, expensive and protracted. The Committee says that it is vital that the UK Government adopts a strong position reflecting the concerns of practitioners in the final negotiations of the agreement, as well as calling for the Central Division of the UPC to be in London in order to mitigate the most damaging effects of a unitary EU-wide patent

Patent Practice Skills Strategies

Author : Britten Sessions
ISBN : 9781304317698
Genre : Law
File Size : 69. 39 MB
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Perhaps you've invented the next big breakthrough. If so, congratulations. Now the next test begins. How do you protect such an invention? How do you ensure that such protection adds value to your invention? And ultimately, how do you ensure that you get properly compensated for your invention? This textbook will teach these and other core patent concepts. The reader will follow the life of a patent, including how to conduct an inventor disclosure, write a patent application, and respond to actions from the USPTO, to eventually pursuing one or more profit options, such as litigation, brokering, or licensing. The focus of the textbook is on adding value to IP portfolios by implementing patent strategies at every phase of the patent process. The goal is to enable the reader to formulate and carry out such strategies. Keep inventing. Keep protecting.

Drafting Technology Patent License Agreements

Author : Michael J. Lennon
ISBN : 9780735567481
Genre : Law
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In todayand’s fast-paced and ultra-competitive high-tech environment, an effectively managed patent licensing program is a must. The Second Editio n of Drafting Technology Patent License Agreements shows you how to achieve one. This valuable resource covers all of the legal and business transactional issues you are likely to encounter during the drafting and negotiation of patent licensing agreements. It guides you step-by-step through the unique aspects of the implementation of a patent licensing program for computers, electronics, telecommunications, and other industries, and it clarifies the issues involved in the enforcement and litigation of these patents. Youand’ll find incisive legal analysis on complex issues including: How to implement an aggressive and well-managed patent licensing program How to evaluate a patent or portfolio for licensing How to identify industry segments and select potential licensees How to discuss terms with industry targets How to formulate an effective licensing strategy How to use databases effectively in patent practice How to organize a licensing team How to file a patent infringement lawsuit And many more critical issues like these. Included with this key resource are 40 time-saving forms on the bonus CD-ROM: Forms for establishing a new technology company using patented technology Confidentiality agreements (for a third-party vendor, third party evaluation, or consultant) A projected royalty stream analysis A semiconductor technology cross-licensing agreement Software technology license agreements Model licensing and patent agreements for the telecommunications industry And many more!

Patent Portfolio Deployment

Author : Shang-Jyh Liu
ISBN : 9789813142459
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Patents are powerful weapons in a company's legal arsenal, with both defensive and offensive capabilities. Patents protect a company's innovation from potential infringers, while at the same time support the company's efforts to exploit their innovation commercially in the global marketplace. This book explores the role of patents in today's knowledge economy. We discuss how patents have become a valuable commodity and have a lucrative market of their own. However, to profit from patent monetization, this Patent market must be closely linked to the R&D market and the Product Market. This book offers a systematic approach to patent deployment to maximize profits beginning with data collection from patent, journal and business sources. Readers will be guided through analyses of the patent landscape to identify traps and opportunities for commercialization. This book argues that patents must be aggregated into portfolios to maximize their effectiveness and value in the modern economy. With strong patent portfolios, companies can be engaged in licensing and more sophisticated business models like forming patent alliances and collaborating with IP intermediaries. Finally, the book will provide an overview of the various ways of valuing patents and suggest some simplified approaches for management to value the company's patents.

Principles Of Patent Law Concise Hornbook Series

Author : Roger Schechter
ISBN : 9781628103700
Genre : Law
File Size : 56. 34 MB
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Using judicial opinions from leading casebooks along with numerous hypotheticals and examples, this text illustrates the many challenging issues and innovative trends in patent law today. Sections on basics such as patent law norms, policy, and patent history build the conceptual foundation for explorations of claims, patent prosecution, and complex aspects of patent law. International treaties and conventions that impact innovators, litigators, and policymakers are also covered in this comprehensive text.

Patent Savvy For Managers

Author : Kirk Teska
ISBN : 9781413315516
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 61. 79 MB
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Find out how to spot and protect your company's innovations! When it comes to patents, there's no room for mistakes. Making the wrong decision can send a business into an irreversible tailspin, costing your company millions of dollars -- not to mention jobs. Luckily, you have a friendly resource to help you out: Patent Savvy for Managers Loaded with fascinating case studies, this book is an essential asset for anyone entrusted with protecting a company's products or processes. Patent Savvy for Managers provides all the information you need to: identify and evaluate company patents organize patent committees work with patent attorneys read and understand patents Friendly, informative and straight to the point, Patent Savvy for Managers offers the ideal blend of legal information, practical insights and real-world examples.

Software Patents

Author : Gregory A. Stobbs
ISBN : 9781454811978
Genre : Law
File Size : 74. 87 MB
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Never before has one resource broken down the process for drafting software patent specifications and claims into manageable segments. Software Patents, Third Edition will show you how to draft accurate, complete patent applications -- applications that will be approved by the patent office and that will stand in court if challenged. It discusses what a software patent is and the legal protection it offers; who holds software patents and for what inventions; and the steps you can take to protect software inventions in the worldwide marketplace. The book also explores internet and e-commerce patents and information protection using the software patent. Completely revised and updated in a new looseleaf format, Software Patents, Third Edition is your authoritative source for expert guidance on: Strategic software patent protection Prior art searches Drafting claims Drafting the software patent specification Requirements for software patent drawings Patent office examination guidelines International software patent protection Beta testing software inventions Integrating software patents with industry standards Invalidity defenses in software patent litigation

Business Method Patents

Author : Gregory A. Stobbs
ISBN : 9780735521582
Genre : Law
File Size : 46. 68 MB
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In a landmark decision, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, in Signature Financial v. State Street Bank, held that business methods may be patented. This holding, together with the explosive growth of the Internet, has turned the business method patent into the "hot" new growth area of intellectual property. Business Method Patents is your guide to the unique opportunities and risks in this emerging area of IP law. Depend on it as your authoritative source for court-tested guidance on: - Mechanics of the patent application - Prior art researching - Drafting claims - Drafting the complete specification - Drawings required for business method patents - Illustrating the business system through drawings - Building a patent portfolio for attracting capital - Enforcing and licensing business method patents.

The Singapore Research Story

Author : Chang Chieh Hang
ISBN : 9789814641289
Genre : Science
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Ever since Singapore became independent in 1965, its leaders have invested tremendous efforts and resources to develop its economy in order to create jobs for its people and to support national development. This book describes the challenging journey of Singapore in developing a knowledge-based economy driven by research and innovation and the roles played by research institutes, universities, research manpower and appropriate collaboration between research institutes and industry. The book traces the foundations of Singapore's research story from the time of its independence in 1965 to the present day. Through interviews with the key players and research into the records, the establishment of the key institutes and the roles of a global cast of researchers, scientists and engineers in setting up the R&D infrastructure are outlined. The impact of the concerted efforts to build up a credible and world-class research capability in Singapore over the last 25 years is discussed, as are the tremendous challenges faced by the key players in the drive to develop a knowledge-based economy and the ultimate goal of an innovation-driven economy. Contents:Foreword by PM Lee Hsien LoongAcknowledgementsCover Photo CreditsAbout the ContributorsIntroductionSetting the Stage (Hang Chang Chieh and Yeoh Keat Chuan)Shifting Gear into Research (Hang Chang Chieh, Low Teck Seng and Yeoh Keat Chuan)The Multi-Agency Approach (Hang Chang Chieh, Low Teck Seng and Raj Thampuran)Research in Physical Sciences and Engineering (Hang Chang Chieh and Raj Thampuran)The Biomedical Sciences: Research for Better Health (Raj Thampuran and Kong Hwai Loong)Developing Research-Intensive Universities (Barry Halliwell and Bertil Andersson)Partnering Multinational Corporations in R&D (Low Teck Seng, Raj Thampuran and Yeoh Keat Chuan)Developing R&D in Local Enterprises (Hang Chang Chieh, Raj Thampuran and Png Cheong Boon)Towards Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Low Teck Seng, Raj Thampuran, Tan Kai Hoe and Philip Ong)Appendices:Singapore's Science & Technology, R&D TimelineChairmen, Executive Directors and DirectorsHonouring Scientific TalentOral History InterviewsAcronymsSelect BibliographyIndex Readership: Researchers, professionals, academics, and laymen interested in all aspects of research and development.

Fundamentals Of Patenting And Licensing For Scientists And Engineers

Author : Matthew Y. Ma
ISBN : 9789814452540
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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"This comprehensive book is the first of its kind to take scientists and engineers beyond simply getting a patent granted. Through the author's extensive technical background and experience in intellectual property licensing, it ties the many technical, legal and business aspects of patent enforcement to the innovation and patenting stage in the patent value chain, with the objective of helping inventors to create valuable patents that can be capitalized. In easy-to-understand language, this book covers various aspects, including basic concepts of patent laws and rules, innovation protection, patenting, patents post-granting and patent licensing. With over 40 tables, 70 figures, nearly 100 cases and examples, and a comprehensive index table, it serves as a practical handbook for inventors and patent practitioners. This second edition incorporates the latest changes in the America Invents Act (AIA), with additional case studies and illustrations throughout the book. For inventors who want to file patents by themselves, this new edition provides guidelines and step-by-step instructions on preparing and filing a US provisional patent application, while avoiding the pitfalls that commonly occur in do-it-yourself patenting."--

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