By Isabel Chng Mui Lin; Chig Kam Tack & Lau Kok Keng
In an increasingly globalized and competitive business environment, many companies and individuals alike are turning to intellectual property protection to help them maintain or obtain an advantage over their competitors. However, not all may be familiar with what is required to obtain protection for their intellectual property (IP), in particular the different IP regimes, different countries have in this regard.
This book covers one form of intellectual property: Patents. Patent protection is jurisdictional, the rights associated with a patent being enforceable only in the country or region in which the patent is registered in. To obtain patent protection, one would have to understand the procedures and meet requirements as mandated by the law of each country or region.
Hence, the authors have written this book in the hope of assisting readers by providing a commentary together with an easy-to-navigate comparative table, highlighting key features of the patent systems of Australia, the European Patent Office, Japan, Malaysia, the United States and Singapore.
- Structure of text designed for ease of reference;
- Commentary and Comparative Table of Patent Laws, differentiating the patent laws between the US, European Patent Office, Japan, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia
- Each feature is dealt with from a process perspective: from filing, publication of invention to post grant proceedings against the grant of a patent
Overview; General Introduction to Patents; Filing Process; Search and Substantive Examination Process; The Patent Office; Scope and Term of Patent; Post Grant Proceedings Against the Grant of a Patent; International Treaties and Conclusion; Index.
Contents for Comparative Tables
- 1. Filing Process
- 2. Search and Substantive examination process
- 3. Publication of Invention by the Patent Office
- 4. Pre-grant proceedings against the grant of a patent
- 5. Grant Process
- 6. Scope of Patent
- 7. Term of Patent
- 8. Post grant proceedings against the grant of a patent
- 9. International Agreements