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(p. 275) PART III Intellectual Property Issues 

(p. 275) PART III Intellectual Property Issues
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Ian J. Lloyd

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date: 23 July 2019

This chapter considers in general terms the nature and manner of operation of the patent system. Topics discussed include international patent protection systems (Patent Co-operation Treaty, European Patent Convention, the unitary patent, and intellectual property in the GATS and WTO); requirements for patentability (novelty, inventive step, capacity for industrial application); matters excluded from patent protection; patenting software; and the process of obtaining and enforcing a patent.

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