Written by international experts in patent litigation, the section for each country examines key topics such as the rights of the patentee, what constitutes infringement, how claims are interpreted, which courts have jurisdiction, notices that must be served to the infringer, pretrial procedures, types of remedies, types of defenses, and appeals. Practitioners can depend onInternational Patent Litigation: A Country-by-Country Analysis to provide the information they need to accurately anticipate the problems and properly evaluate the issues they will confront while conducting or directing patent litigation abroad.
Sections include: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China (People's Republic of), Denmark, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (Republic of China), United Kingdom, and the United States.
Each section addresses: infringement, parties, pleadings, proceedings, pretrial/trial procedure, doctrines, interpretations, enforcement, proof, defenses, remedies, appeals, settlements, and conflicts.
Published in loose-leaf format, the 2010 Supplementto this comprehensive treatise provides the latest international updates to patent law and practice, including case law developments on "authorization" of infringement, "staple" articles, contributory infringement, company director liability, damage assessment, and interlocutory injunctions in Australia; exclusive jurisdiction over patent cases granted to the Paris First Level Civil Court in France; Hungary's 2009 revisions of the Civil Code and 2010 revised requirements on issuance of warning letters; Korea's 2010 amendments of the Patent Act, Article 96 on working a patented invention for testing in order to obtain regulatory approval; treatment of parallel imports in Singapore; and the elimination of pre-grant opposition and criminal sanctions for patent infringement in Taiwan.
Working with experienced patent litigators in each country, the editors have applied their extensive research and more than 45 years of patent litigation experience to give practitioners timesaving guidance for every jurisdiction.