Software and Patents in Europe

Author: Philip Leith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521329620

Category: Law

Page: 214

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The computer program exclusion from Article 52 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) proved impossible to uphold as industry moved over to digital technology, and the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Organisation (EPO) felt emboldened to circumvent the EPC in Vicom by creating the legal fiction of 'technical effect'. This 'engineer's solution' emphasised that protection should be available for a device, a situation which has led to software and business methods being protected throughout Europe when the form of application, rather than the substance, is acceptable. Since the Article 52 exclusion has effectively vanished, this 2007 text examines what makes examination of software invention difficult and what leads to such energetic opposition to protecting inventive activity in the software field. Leith advocates a more programming-centric approach, which recognises that software examination requires different strategies from that of other technical fields.
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EU Intellectual Property Law and Policy

Author: Catherine Seville

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848447469

Category: Law

Page: 431

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The author has succeeded in her chief aim in writing this book to introduce a compact and accessible account of EU intellectual property law. . . this book is a useful background and excellent starting point for understanding EU intellectual property law. Jamil Ammar, European Intellectual Property Review This book s innovative contribution is to view EU IP law as a subject in its own right, not just an extra to accounts of national law. The very up-to-date coverage strikes an excellent balance between detail and overview, while Dr Seville also discusses thoughtfully the wider international frameworks, policy issues and debates in which development of EU IP law is enmeshed. Dr Seville fully deserves the gratitude of IP lawyers and students for this outstandingly helpful study. Hector Macqueen, Edinburgh Law School, UK The book is as timely as it is well-written and thorough. The contributions of the EU to most aspects of intellectual property law are increasingly dominant. This treatment places them apart from the national laws of member states, thus emphasising the common core that now they provide. Many will want to study this presentation. William R. Cornish, University of Cambridge, UK Intellectual property (IP) is a crucial contributor to economic growth and competitiveness within the EU. This book offers a compact and accessible account of EU intellectual property law and policy, covering copyright, patents, designs, trademarks and the enforcement of rights. The author also addresses aspects of the free movement of goods and services, competition law, customs measures and anti-counterfeiting efforts. Setting EU intellectual property law in its wider international context, this work reveals the framework within which the national IP laws of member states operate. The book seeks to highlight the most important policy issues and arguments of relevance to the EU, both within the Union, and in its relations with the rest of the world. With its detailed references, cross-referencing and suggestions for further readings, EU Intellectual Property Law and Policy is essential reading for postgraduate students and academic lawyers in IP and EU law. Practitioners seeking a broad account of the area will also appreciate this important contribution.
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EU Intellectual Property Law and Policy

Second Edition

Author: The late Catherine Seville

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781003483

Category: Law

Page: 584

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This fully updated book offers a compact and accessible account of EU intellectual property (IP) law and policy. The digital age brings many opportunities, but also presents continuing challenges to IP law as the EU’s programme of harmonisation unfolds. As well as addressing the main IP rights (copyright, patents, designs, trade marks and related rights), the book also considers IP’s relationship with the EU’s rules on free movement of goods and competition, as well as examining the enforcement of IP rights. Taking account of numerous changes, this timely second edition covers the substantive provisions and procedures which apply throughout the EU, making extensive reference to the case law. The author considers how the exploitation of IP is increasingly global; harmonisation, in contrast, is only partial, even at the EU level. In response, the book sets EU IP law in its wider international context. It also seeks to highlight policy issues and arguments of relevance to the EU, in its relations both within the Union and with the rest of the world. Designed as a compact and approachable account of these difficult and technical areas, and with advice on further reading and research, this unique book is useful both as a work of reference and for more general study. It is essential reading for postgraduate students, academic researchers and legal practitioners alike.
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Film Copyright in the European Union

Author: Pascal Kamina

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107120748

Category: Law

Page: 562

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This second edition details the substantial developments in EU law during the last decade, including major cases, new treaties and new directives.
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The Intellectual Property Holding Company

Tax Use and Abuse from Victoria's Secret to Apple

Author: Jeffrey A. Maine,Xuan-Thao Nguyen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107128269

Category: Law

Page: 310

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This book investigates how some corporations have avoided tax liability with intellectual property holding companies, and how different constituencies are working to stop them.
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Conflicts in the Knowledge Society

The Contentious Politics of Intellectual Property

Author: Sebastian Haunss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107067944

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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In Conflicts in the Knowledge Society, Sebastian Haunss demonstrates how conflicts relating to the international system of intellectual property have resulted in new cleavages in the knowledge society. Furthermore, he argues that new collective actors have emerged from these conflicts with the ability to contest the existing dominant order. With a focus on political opportunity structures, collective action networks and framing strategies, he combines a theoretical discussion of social change in the knowledge society with empirical analyses of four recent developments: software patents in Europe, access to medicines, Creative Commons licensing and Pirate Parties.
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Intellectual Property for Managers and Investors

A Guide to Evaluating, Protecting and Exploiting IP

Author: Steven J. Frank

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521851060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

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This 2006 book equips business managers and investors with a working, practical knowledge of intellectual property.
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Biotech Innovations and Fundamental Rights

Author: Roberto Bin,Sara Lorenzon,Nicola Lucchi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8847020328

Category: Law

Page: 354

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Biotechnology is a recognized research area that has increasingly advanced into new technologies and modern practices raising several legal, ethical and regulatory issues. The revolutionary speed of biotech innovations has had a significant impact on the protection of the rights of the individual. Fundamental rights provide a framework within which the justification of limitations and restrictions to biotechnology innovations and research results have to be assessed. The legal regulation of scientific research and scientific investigations impact more and more directly on the freedom of research and therapies as well as on the broad diffusion of knowledge. Closely related is also the debated question of the technological manipulation of life and the boundary of scientific knowledge with regard to the topical question of genetic invention patents and their side effects on access to scientific information and health care opportunities. Drawing on expertise from different disciplines, the volume comprises invited papers and plenary presentations given at the conference entitled “Biotech Innovations & Fundamental Rights” that took place on Januray 20-21 2011 at the Department of Juridical Sciences of the University of Ferrara. Each contribution covers a different aspect of the legal and scientific issues involved in regulation of biotechnology. In particular the focus of attention has been given to genetic research, genetic data, freedom of scientific research in genetics and biotech patents.
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The global political economy of intellectual property rights

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Author: Christopher May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415427531

Category: Law

Page: 180

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The first edition established itself as one of the leading books to situate the issue of intellectual property within the discipline of International Political Economy (IPE). Since its publication, intellectual property has continued to rise up the global agenda, reflecting expanding interest in the area among policy-makers and advocacy groups, linked to the increasingly fraught politics of the global governance of IPRs. Significantly revised and updated to take account of developments within the World Trade Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization, this edition incorporates the authora (TM)s recent research on IPRs. It retains the theoretical and analytical elements of the first edition, whilst offering students and researchers a detailed analysis of how intellectual property is politically constructed, and how it is linked to the economics of knowledge and information in the contemporary global political economy. Rapidly-developing issues addressed in the work include: arguments around the implementation of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of IPRs (TRIPs) the WIPO Development agenda and the a ~resistancea (TM) to socialization programmes the AIDS crisis and the pharmaceutical industry Digital Rights Management This book will be of interest to students and researchers of international political economy, international relations and intellectual property law.
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