The new millennium has carried several challenges for patent law. This up-to-date book provides readers with an important overview of the most critical issues patent law is still facing today at the beginning of the twenty first century, on both sides of the Atlantic.
New technological sectors have emerged, each one with its own features with regard to innovation process and pace. From the most controversial cases in biotech to the most recent decisions in the field of software and business methods patent, patent law has tried to stretch its boundaries in a way to accommodate such new and controversial subject matters into its realm.
Biotechnology and Software Patent Law will strongly appeal to postgraduate students specializing in IP law, international law, commercial and business law, competition law as well as IP scholars, academics and lawyers.
Contributors: S.D. Anderman, R.B. Bakels, S.J.R. Bostyn, D.L. Burk, V. Di Cataldo, V. Falce, C. Geiger, R.M. Hilty, C.M. Holman, M.A. Lemley, A. Ottolia, J. Pila, J.R. Thomas, P.L.C. Torremans