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Intellectual Property Law:Text, Cases, and Materials

Intellectual Property Law:: Text, Cases, and Materials (3rd edn)

Tanya Aplin and Jennifer Davis
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date: 25 September 2022

p. 60311. Patents I

Justifications, Registration, Patentable Subject Matter, and Industrial Applicationlocked

p. 60311. Patents I

Justifications, Registration, Patentable Subject Matter, and Industrial Applicationlocked

  • Tanya AplinTanya AplinLecturer in Law, School of Law, King’s College, London
  •  and Jennifer DavisJennifer DavisFellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge

Abstract

All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing able students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter begins with an overview of the history of UK patent law. It then discusses: justifications in support of patent rights; sources of patent law; obtaining a patent; patentable subject matter; exclusions from patentability relevant to biotechnological inventions (e.g. plant and animal varieties and non-microbiological processes for their production; software and business methods; and inventions that are contrary to ordre public or morality); industrial application requirements for patentability; and methods of medical and veterinary treatment.

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