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Patent Law and Policy - LN Red Book

Patent Law and Policy - LN Red Book

Frankel, S; Lai, J, 2016

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This book addresses two core questions: what is the law in New Zealand when it comes to patents and what is the policy behind the law?

These seemingly simple questions are both complex and sometimes even unanswerable in the New Zealand context. Using Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand decisions, case law, international treaties, government documents and scholarly writings, this book examines the operations and details of the patent system.

Highlighted in the book are changes to the law introduced by the Patents Act 2013; the dearth of appellate decisions in the field; and the lack of any clear policy goals other than largely unsubstantiated references to innovation.

Patent Law and Policy indicates how gaps in the law might be filled and suggests directions that New Zealand might take in patent law and policy, in light of its particular situation as a predominantly patent-importing and small-market economy.

A must-have for practitioners, scholars and students alike, the book includes cutting edge discussion of international legal developments, Māori interests and the patent system, and trade agreements.


Related Titles

Frankel, Intellectual Property in New Zealand, 2nd ed, 2011

Sumpter, Trade Marks in Practice, 3rd ed, 2015


Susy Frankel is a Professor of Law and Director of the New Zealand Centre of International Economic Law at Victoria University of Wellington. She is the President of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), the premier global association of academics who work on intellectual property related research and teaching. Since 2008 she has been Chair of the Copyright Tribunal (NZ). She is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of World Intellectual Property Law and the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property and has been a visiting professor at universities around the world. She publishes and teaches across all areas of intellectual property law including patents, copyright, trade marks, international intellectual property and international trade law.


Jessica Lai is a Senior Lecturer of Commercial Law in the Business School, Victoria University of Wellington. She researches in intellectual property law, including the protection of traditional knowledge. Jessica holds an LLB Hons and MSc in Chemistry from Victoria University of Wellington and a Dr iur from the University of Lucerne. From February 2015 to July 2016 she was a Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Law in Munich.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:     The Justifications for and History of Patent law
Chapter 2:     Māori, Innovation and Patents
Chapter 3:     International Patent Law
Chapter 4:     Subject Matter and Exclusions
Chapter 5:     Patentability Criteria
Chapter 6:     Selection Patents and Patents of Addition
Chapter 7:     The Application Process and the Nature, Term and Ownership of the Grant
Chapter 8:     Infringement and Remedies
Chapter 9:     Opposition, Re-examination and Revocation
Chapter 10:     Pharmaceutical Patents and Patent-Related Regulation Outside of the Patents Act
Chapter 11:     Computer Software and Business Method Patents
Chapter 12:     Gene-Related Patents
Appendix:     Historic Relationships between New Zealand’s Patent Acts and other Jurisdictions

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