Today’s patent attorneys and counsel representing clients involved with software must be able to access reliable information on patent processes worldwide. Software Patents Worldwide is the only resource providing expert insights and how-to guidance on drafting patent claims in the world’s key markets, which means you can practice with confidence and avoid errors—even in unfamiliar territory. A brand new resource, Software Patents Worldwide covers both mature and developing systems, enabling you to ask the right questions in each circumstance. This one-of-a-kind resource will help you answer key questions such as:
What is the proper procedure for obtaining a software patent?
How do we enforce our patents?
Is it even worth obtaining a patent in this jurisdiction?
How do the requirements of one jurisdiction compare to those of another?
How is the country’s Patent Act interpreted by local courts?
Gregory A. Stobbs, Jinchen Song, Stefan V. Steinbrener, Axel Bureau Casalonga, Hans Wegner, Hasit Seth, Robert B. Franks, Ryoichi Takaoka,
November 2007, ISBN 9041125027 , ISBN 13: 9789041125026
Looseleaf , 822 pp.
Introduction to country/region
Frequently Asked Questions regarding software patents in the country/region
Introduction to the legal system of the country/region
Overview of the software industry in the country/region
Legal Basis according to current Patent Act
How the Patent Office Interprets the Patent Act
Patent Examination Guidelines in general
Specific Guidelines for software patents (if any)
Specific Guidelines for business method patents (if any)
Fields of Technology—specific, noteworthy examples that demonstrate the scope of protection afforded to software patents in the country/region
How to Draft a Software Patent for the Country/Region
Infringement and Enforcement