Transitions in European Patent Law. Influences of the Unitary Patent Package
- judicial independence of specialized courts;
- the concept of dynamic patent governance;
- legal certainty in patent law;
- the inventive step and patent policy;
- prior rights, conflicting applications, and secret prior art;
- patent interpretation and the doctrine of equivalents;
- preliminary injunctions in the Unified Patent Court; and
- misuse of patent application procedures.
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Editors and Contributors.
PART I Introduction.
CHAPTER 1 European Patent Law: The Case for Reform Rosa Maria Ballardini, Marcus Norrgård & Niklas Bruun.
PART II European Patent Reforms: General Perspectives.
CHAPTER 2 Patent Reforms at Both Sides of the Atlantic: An Analysis of the Patent Package and the America Invents Act through the Lens of ‘Dynamic Patent Governance’ Esther van Zimmeren.
CHAPTER 3 The Unified Patent Court (UPC) in Action: How Will the Design of the UPC Affect Patent Law? Clement Salung Petersen, Thomas Riis & Jens Schovsbo.
PART III The Substantive Patent Law Framework.
CHAPTER 4 Legal Certainty and Software Patents: A European Perspective Rosa Maria Ballardini.
CHAPTER 5 The Unified Patent Court and the Inventive Step Pia Björkwall .
CHAPTER 6 Secret Prior Art: The Many Faces of Article 54(3) EPC Pamela Lönnqvist.
CHAPTER 7 Patent Specification: Articles 83 and 84 Appeal before the Boards of Appeal of EPO Concerning Computer Programs Perttu Virtanen.
PART IV Enforcement and Procedural European Patent Law.
CHAPTER 8 Enforcement: Legal Implications of the European and Unitary Patent Systems for Non-practicing Entity Patent Enforcement in Europe Kelli Larson.
CHAPTER 9 The Doctrine of Equivalents and the Interpretation of the Extent of Protection Conferred by a Patent Heikki Kemppinen, Jukka Kemppinen & Seppo Kemppinen.
CHAPTER 10 The Requirements for Preliminary Injunctions in the Unified Patent Court Marcus Norrgård & Alicia Nylund.
CHAPTER 11 Adding Fuel to Fire: A Complex Case of Unifying Patent Limitations and Exceptions through the EU Patent Package Nari Lee.
PART V European Patent Law: Perspectives from Other Fields of Law.
CHAPTER 12 The Relationship between Copyright and Patent Protection in European Union Law Jonas Ledendal.
CHAPTER 13 Competition Policies for Software Innovations in and beyond Markets: An Investigation into the Complementarity of Competition Law and Patents in the European Union Andrea Wechsler.
CHAPTER 14 Misuse of Patent Application Procedures: A Case for Condemning Non-misleading Strategies? Juha Vesala.
Table of Legislation.
Table of Cases.