Authors
Judith Krens

Judith Krens

Partner

Read More
Paul England

Paul England, DPhil

Senior professional support lawyer

Read More
Authors
Judith Krens

Judith Krens

Partner

Read More
Paul England

Paul England, DPhil

Senior professional support lawyer

Read More

31 October 2019

Taking a new approach to European patent law

  • QUICK READ

It is frequently the case that the decisions and approaches of other national courts are important for European patent lawyers and attorneys of all jurisdictions when submitting arguments in their national courts.

A new book, A Practitioner's Guide to European Patent Law, is intended to provide a guide to these patent practitioners acting in the national European courts. The book also looks to the future, by addressing all the areas of patent law for which the proposed Unified Patent Court will need to establish a common approach.

Written by Paul England, with contributions from Judith Krens, Sara Burghart (Sandoz) and François Pochart (August Debouzy), A Practitioner's Guide to European Patent Law is a comprehensive and practical guide to substantive European patent law, which highlights the areas of consistency and difference between the most influential European patent law jurisdictions: the European Patent Office, England & Wales, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Uniquely, the book addresses European patent law by subject matter area, assessing the key national and EPO approaches together rather than in nation-by-nation chapters. It also provides an outline in each chapter of the common ground between the national approaches, as a guide for the possible application of European patent law in the UPC, when the time comes.

A Practitioner's Guide to European Patent Law was published by Hart Publishing on 17 October 2019.

Call To Action Arrow Image

Latest insights in your inbox

Subscribe to newsletters on topics relevant to you.

Subscribe
Subscribe

Related Insights

Close-Up Of Weight Scale
Patents & innovation

The EU torpedoes itself in cross-border patent disputes

6 May 2021
Briefing

by Paul England, DPhil

Click here to find out more
Patterned pills
Life sciences & healthcare

8+2+1 plus what? How UK data and market exclusivity rights will be affected from 1 January 2021

3 December 2020
Briefing

by Alison Dennis and Paul England, DPhil

Click here to find out more
stethoscope
Life sciences & healthcare

Targeted treatments – Part 4: patenting digital devices

16 October 2020
Briefing

by Paul England, DPhil

Click here to find out more