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A User's Guide to Patents A Book Review

 by Brian Risman, Publisher and Founder, The Law Journal UK


A User's Guide to Patents is a resource rich in background material on the subject of patents. Besides giving a legal background on the subject, this work discusses various issues that those interested in patents -- as well as legal practitioners -- would be well advised to consider.


 A User's Guide to Patents is more than a resource for a non-legal practitioner. While it is of great value to such a user, it is also a desirable resource for legal personnel, giving background information on the area of Patents that would not be available in the standard legal texts. Plus, this work has included in detail the key legal resources in this area of Law.


A User's Guide to Patents gives an excellent background on this area of Intellectual Property. While not a legal text, it does contain a great deal of legal background. Plus, it looks in depth at the issues involving Patents, identifying for example the key areas which utilise Patents -- and those that do not -- explaining the reasons for both. Besides looking at the procedure for Patenting, this work looks in greater detail at areas of heavy Patent use, namely the Chemical and Pharmaceutical areas. Information Technology is also examined as an area where the potential for the use of Patents exists, but has been slow on the uptake for reasons that are well explained.


This work has a highly comprehensive appendix -- over 300 pages -- covering the different Acts, Regulations, Treaties and legal judgments in the area of Patents. That is an excellent resource for legal students as well as legal practitioners.


This book is an excellent resource for lay people. Plus, it gives legal practitioners additional background in this area of law to enable them to effectively manage their Intellectual Property practice.


For more information on purchasing this book, please click on the link below.




A User's Guide to Patents is published by Bloomsbury Professional. Please note that The Law Journal UK takes no responsibility for the contents of this book, or works by other authors.


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