Swiss and European Patent and Patent Litigation Law

The 4th edition of the textbook on Swiss and European patent law and patent litigation has been published. Christian Hilti, Alfred Köpf, Demian Stauber and Andrea Carreira have updated the book.

On 1 January 2012, the Swiss Federal Patent Court took up its work. Since then, Swiss patent case law has reached a level that can compete with the most important European patent jurisdictions. The aim of the new edition is primarily to present the case law and working methods of the Federal Patent Court. In addition, topics such as patent strategy, possibilities and limits of patentability of biological and computer-implemented inventions, the rights of clients, purchasers and public research institutes have been updated. New topics, such as the institute of the patent box, additional protection possibilities for paediatric medicines, are also addressed to provide an introduction to the subject matter.