Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Chemical Inventions – World Protection and Exploitation

March 24, 2011

Have you been looking for that one, comprehensive publication that covers intellectual property and patent law issues in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries from around the world’s key jurisdictions?  Well, it’s finally here – or will be in the next month or so when the Oxford University Press (“OUP”) publishes its 2-volume, 2,536-page “Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Chemical Inventions – World Protection and Exploitation.” 

The publication, which has been a massive undertaking and in the works for a couple of years, is edited by Duncan Bucknell, the founder and CEO of Think IP Strategy, a global intellectual property strategy firm.  Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.’s Robert A. Dormer and Kurt R. Karst contributed to the publication, providing the United States aspect on various product approval and patent and exclusivity issues.  A list of all contributors is provided below.  Quite a world class-group!

Here’s a synopsis of the publication provided by OUP:

This book highlights the special issues arising in obtaining, commercialising, enforcing or attacking intellectual property rights (including protection of regulatory data) in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries across the world's key jurisdictions. It is unique in presenting topic matter horizontally by subject to facilitate comparison between country practices. The first two chapters give a general introduction to the differences between the jurisdictions and an overview of some of the key concepts in patent law. The remainder of the book is dedicated to a detailed analysis of the major legal issues arising in these areas of technology. Each component chapter has a comparative introduction, looking at the variances in the laws of different domains, followed by side-by-side analysis of the relevant regimes, including tables and flow-charts which summarise and explain the key legal concepts. The jurisdictions covered are the United States, Europe (UK, Germany, Netherlands, France and Italy), Japan, Canada, Australia, India and China.

OUP has kindly granted FDA Law Blog readers a 20% discount.  To claim your discount, just click here (or call OUP at +44 (0) 1536 741727) and use the code “ALBUCK10.”  (Note: This offer is only available on orders placed directly with OUP and is not available through any other supplier.)

Pravin Anand, Anund and Anund, India
John Bateman, Kenyon & Kenyon, USA
Susan Beaubien, Moffat & Co, Macera & Jarzyna LLP, Canada
Theo Bodewig, Humboldt University, Germany (Consultant Editor)
Simon Cohen, Taylor Wessing, UK
Wayne Condon, Griffith Hack, Australia
Marina Couste, Howrey LLP, France
Robert A. Dormer, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., United States
Atsushi Hakoda, Nakamura & Partners, Japan
Juany Huang, Panawell and Partners LLC, China
Reuben E. Jacob, R. G. C. Jenkins, UK
Fabrizio Jacobacci, Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati, Italy
Kurt R. Karst, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., United States
Klaus Kupka, Taylor Wessing, Germany
David C. Musker, R. G. C. Jenkins, UK
Cyra Nargolwalla, Cabinet Plasseraud, France
Nina Resinek, Taylor Wessing, Germany
Toshio Takizawa, Nakamura & Partners, Japan
Koichi Tsujii, Nakamura & Partners, Japan
Klaus Schweitzer, Plate Schweitzer Zounek, Patentanwaelte, Germany
Deborah Somerville, Kenyon & Kenyon, USA
Paul Steinhauser, Arnold Siedsma, Netherlands
Nigel Stoate, Taylor Wessing, UK
Rosie Stramandinoli, Griffith Hack, Australia
Otto Swens, Steinhauser Hoogenraad, Advocaten, The Netherlands
Andreas Walkenhorst, Tergau & Pohl Patentanwälte, Germany
William Yang Panawell & Partners LLC, China
Federico Zanardi Landi, Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati, Italy