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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?
Each chapter of Software Patents Worldwide follows the same outline, making it
easy to find information quickly—and compare jurisdictions!
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
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HIGHLIGHTS OF CONTENTS
How to Draft Software Patent Claims
European Patent Organization
Coverage of additional countries—including Korea and India—coming in future