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IPLM203 Patents Practice and Procedure (B22)

The module covers:

  • The procedural and practical aspects of patent law, including registration before the UK IPO and the EPO, opposition proceedings, and the main principles of patent protection and registration in other jurisdictions.
  • Prosecution of patents and applications under the Patents Act 1977 and under the Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Prosecution of patent applications at the European Patent Office
  • The anatomy of a patent
  • Remedies and Expert Evidence (injunctions, damages, other remedies and expert evidence)
  • US Patent Law (US substantive and procedural law in outline)
  • Japanese Patent Law (procedure and law in outline)
  • Supplementary Protection Certificates (patent term extension)
  • Trade Secrets and Confidential Information
  • German patent law (procedure and law in outline)

Mode of assessment

2 hour 15 minute exam


15 credits

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