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世界各国のソフトウェア特許

Software Patents Worldwide

Gregory A. Stobbs (Editor)

1 vol. Looseleaf. 2007 to date.(追録年2回)

Kluwer Law International. ISBN: 9789041125026

¥100,770

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ソフトウェア特許に関する、産業、裁判制度、権利取得手続、権利行使、裁判所における解釈の違い、今後の展望などの現状を、国別に収録する資料。クレーム、明細書、図面など、ソフトウェア特許に特有なドラフティングについても解説。現地代理人への照会を軽減できる有益な資料です。

【収録法域】

オーストリア、カナダ、中国、欧州特許条約(EPC)、フランス、ドイツ、インド、日本、韓国、スウェーデン、台湾、イギリス、アメリカ

【本書の構成】

HOW TO DRAFT A SOFTWARE PATENT APPLICATION

1. Tips on Drafting the Claim

2. Tips on Drafting the Specification

3. Tips on Preparing the Drawings

4. Examples of US Software Patents

COUNTRY REPORT

Austria / China / The European Patent Convention / France / Germany / India / Japan / South Korea / Taiwan / United Kingdom / United States of America

【サンプルチャプター Germany】

I. Software Patents - An Introduction

A. Frequently Asked Questions About Software Patents

1. Is Software Patentable Subject Matter in Germany?

2. What is a Technical Character and a Technical Contribution?

3. Are Claims to a Computer Program Acceptable?

4. Are Claims for a Data Carrier Necessary?

5. Is a Software Patent Enforceable in Germany?

6. How is a Software Patent Examined by the German Patent and Trademark Office?

7. What is the Difference Between a European Patent Covering Germany and a National German Patent?

8. Should I File a Software Patent Application with the European Patent Office or Rather Nationally with the German Patent and Trademark Office?

B. Introduction to the Legal System

C. Overview of the Software Industry

II. Legal Basis According to the Current Patent Act

A. Patentable (Statutory) Subject Matter

B. Novelty and Inventive Step

III. How the Patent Office Interprets the Patent Act

A. Patent Examination Guidelines

B. Specific Guidelines for Software Patents

IV. Historical Development

A. Brief History of National Patent Law

B. Prior Acts and Treaties that Influence Current Patent Law

C. Noteworthy Case Law

V. Noteworthy Fields of Technology and the Scope of Protection Afforded

1. The Logic Verification Decision

2. The Speech Analyzing System Decision

3. The Search for Faulty Strings Decision

4. Decisions Relating to Business Methods

5. Practical Recommendations

a. Direct Control of ‘Natural Forces’

b. The Processing of Technical Data

c. The Internal Functioning of the Computer

VI. Infringement and Enforcement

A. Statutory Basis For Software Patent Enforcement

B. Jurisdictional Issues

C. How Patent Litigation is Conducted

D. How Damages are Assessed and Enforced

E. How Injunctions are Awarded and Enforced

F. Noteworthy Case Law - Applicable to Enforcement

VI. Future Directions

A. Where Are We Today

B. A Forecast of the Future