Textbooks, manuals and other publications

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys contributes to, or publish themselves, several textbooks and manuals. Please see below for further details or e-mail the Institute, or print and return the CIPA publications order form.

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Practitioners Works (available from CIPA)

 


 A Guide to the EPC 2000, 4th edition (2010), by Nicholas FoxA Guide to the EPC 2000 - 
(2014)
£35 non-members - £30 members
+PP for outside the UK
; softback

This convenient guide, written by Nicholas Fox and published by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, aims to help practitioners find their way around the law. Fully updated to account for the latest EPO rule changes, A Guide to the EPC 2000 contains an extensively annotated and cross-referenced copy of the revised Convention and Implementing Regulations, as well as the Rules Relating to Fees. Articles and their most relevant rules are printed together to enable them to be read in context. Practical commentaries highlight the major changes and rule re-numberings, illustrating how the articles and rules interact in practice.

Please click here to order your copy. 


European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
(2014)
£30 members; £35 non-members 
+PP for outside the UK; softback

Written by Hugh Dunlop, this second edition includes a brief commentary on the structure, the legislation and the draft Rules of Procedure of the Court, in their 16th revision. Simple charts guide the reader through the procedures. The Regulations, Agreement and draft Rules are set out in their entirety and indexed, to provide a complete reference source. 

To order your copy please e-mail the Institute for further details, or print the order form available here. 

Click here to read a review of the first edition published in 2013.

 


Inside Intellectual PropertyInside Intellectual Property 
Best Practice in Intellectual Property Law, Management, and Strategy 
(2013)
£40 / £35 CIPA members 
+PP for outside the UK;
hardback

This management text, written by Michael Jewess and published by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, seeks to help intellectual property law practitioners relate law and legal practice to their clients’ business objectives. It is written for insiders by an insider who believes that the devil is often in the detail of which an outsider is unaware. Effecting a grand strategy may often depend on the details of a law, on the details of claim and agreement drafting, and even on what boxes (“fields”) are available on computer screens. A consequence of this perspective is, it is hoped, that the book will be of immediate practical value to practitioners, building on what they already know rather than imposing some external philosophy with unnecessary novel concepts.

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Click on the links to read reviews from: The IPKat blog, epi information (page 43 of the PDF), and the CIPA Journal.


  

Fundamentals of Patent Drafting (2006), by Paul Cole

Fundamentals of Patent Drafting (2006)
£40 members; £60 non-members 
hardback; +PP for outside the UK

Drafting patents is the fundamental skill of the patent attorney, which affects every aspect of the life of the granted patent throughout the world. Written by Paul Cole, this book will assist those studying for both the UK and the European examinations and will also be of use to all practitioners in reminding them of drafting for successful prosecution and enforcement. UK patent attorneys have long held a reputation for their skill in drafting patent specifications and this book is intended ensure that these skills continue to enthral our clients and employers.

To order your copy please e-mail the Institute for further details, or print the order form available here. 

List of Members (2012)

The 2012 List of Members is available from CIPA. Each member or student is entitled to one free copy. Subsequent copies can be bought at £10 a copy for members and £50 for non members (plus postage for outside the UK - £3 Europe, £6 outside Europe). To order your copy e-mail Publications. Instead of using the paper copy, Members can click here to search the most up-to-date list online.

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Students Works (available from CIPA)

Patents

Patents Training Manual Patents Training Manual - volume 1- first published in 2008 and updated in 2010.
£75 +PP for outside the UK
The latest edition of the UK Patents Training Manual is now available. As with the previous version, the manual provides a broad, practical perspective on areas that the trainee is likely to deal with. The Patents Training Manual is an essential resource for patent attorneys in their first few years of practice. Extracts from the Patents Training Manual can be seen in the May, June and July 2008 Journals.

For more information and to order this book please email CIPA's Publications Assistant; or complete and return the booking form.

Study Guide to the Patents Acts, 2010 editionStudy Guide to the Patents Acts (2014) 
£40 non-members - £30 members
+PP for outside the UK
Doug Ealey’s Study Guide to the Patents Acts sets out to achieve the opposite of such books as Visser and Hoekstra. Rather than provide exhaustive commentary on patent law for reference during the open book EQEs, it instead simplifies the law and commentary as far as possible to provide a bare-bones reference that can be readily learnt by students taking the closed-book UK finals.

The 2014 edition has significant updates to approximately ten sections of law in the UK Patents Act and the designs sections, and smaller but significant updates to a similar number of other sections. There has also been a significant update of the European section in general. To order your copy complete and return the CIPA publications order form or email CIPA.

Fundamentals of Patent Drafting (2006)
See above, under practioners works.

How to Pass P6, by Nigel Frankland (2013) How to Pass P6, Nigel Frankland (2010)
£40 non-members - £30 CIPA members
+PP for outside the UK

For several years Nigel Frankland thought that there should be a book explaining to candidates what they need to do to pass the P6 (Infringement and Validity) paper. He has seen many candidates on training courses eight weeks, or even four weeks, before the exam date, who really have no idea what the exam is all about. Often these candidates have never failed any exam before, and so the effect of failing P6 can be very painful. How to Pass P6 is what we hope is the solution to the problem, and we hope that it will have the effect of improving the pass-rate for P6 in future years.

How to Pass P6 is intended to introduce a trainee patent attorney to the realities of paper P6 (Infringement and Validity) of the Joint Examination Board. The book is addressed to a candidate who has been active in the patent profession for at least two years, and who has passed the Foundation level papers of the Joint Examination Board, or secured exemption from those papers. To order your copy complete and return the CIPA publications order form or email CIPA's Publications Assistant.

How to Pass P3, by Iain Russell (2010)How to Pass P3, by Iain Russell (2010) 
£25 non-members - £20 CIPA members
+PP for outside the UK

Preparing patent applications is the essence of the patent attorney profession. It is where the profession started, and is a skill which sets UK patent attorneys apart from others in the IP field.

The purpose of the P3 exam is to test whether students can prepare a decent UK patent application. So, how do you pass P3? This guide by Iain Russell sets out what students need to focus on to pass the paper. How to Pass P3 has been reviewed by the JEB and is considered to be a good summary of what the examiners are looking for in P3. To order your copy complete and return the CIPA publications order form or email CIPA's Publications Assistant.

Please feel free to visit the website that accompanies this guide and e-mail Iain Russell if you need to.

Advice for passing the European Qualifying Examination
By Derek Jackson, Paul Denerley and Nicholas Fox - £10 +PP for outside the UK
A study guide for both students and their tutors. It begins with a brief but very useful list of background reading and then takes each EQE paper in turn and analyses these in a concise but comprehensive plan of attack. All the well known dos and don’ts are there but these essential caveats are no mere repetition: they form the bedrock of the authors’ eminently practical approach to tackling the entire suite of papers. Candidates wanting to maximise their chances of success need to adopt these strong basic guidelines and they are all comprehensively covered here. The text is clear, readable, and above all practical in its approach.

This short but authoritative pamphlet is a valuable addition to CIPA’s publications list and every one of us could benefit from reading and reflecting on the sound pragmatic approach which it so clearly and positively sets out.


Trade Marks

Principles of Trade Mark Law for Patents Candidates, 2010Foundation Level Training Manual: The Principles of Trade Mark Law for Patents Candidates (2010)
£75 +PP for outside the UK
This manual will give you a basic introduction to the law relating to trade marks in the UK, as well as the Community Trade Mark and the Madrid Protocol. The manual is designed primarily for those of you who are new to trade marks and who do not have day-to-day experience of a trade marks practice. We have designed the manual to help you to prepare for your examination on the principles of trade mark law that you need to pass in order to qualify as a UK patent attorney. Click here for a ordering form. 

UK Trade Marks Training Manual (2006)
£75  reduced to £30 +PP for outside the UK
This manual is a distance-learning work on UK trade mark law and practice for students of CIPA and ITMA. Designed primarily for trainees and students new to the trade mark profession including those who have not previously studied law. This manual is designed to work hand-in-hand with trainees' practical experience and is accompanied by a guide to assist trainers to concentrate their efforts in the areas where book work alone is not enough. Click here for a ordering form.

Foundation Level Foreign Law: The Community Trade Marks Training Manual (2003) - £75  reduced to £30 +PP for outside the UK
This manual is directed to the level of knowledge required by students studying for the 'Foundation-Level Foreign Law' examination. It is written to the level required by someone coming completely new to the profession. The content of the manual is defined by the syllabus of the 'T5' examination – that is, the foundation level paper in foreign law. Produced in conjunction with ITMA.

Foundation Level Foreign Law: The Madrid Agreement and Protocol Manual (2004) - £75  reduced to £30 +PP for outside the UK
The manual includes modules on preparing international applications, formalities examination and publication, the handling of designations by the UK Patent Office and OHIM and other trade mark offices, central attack and conversion, and a comparison of the systems. Produced in conjunction with ITMA.

Foundation Level Foreign Law: The Foreign Law Trade Marks Training Manual (2007) - £75  reduced to £30 +PP for outside the UK
This manual has been designed to give you a basic introduction to the law and practice relating to trade marks in commercially significant countries, and in particular, those areas where the law or practice of the law differ significantly from the UK.  Please click here for an ordering form.


Designs

Designs & Copyright Training ManualDesigns and Copyright Training Manual (2008) - £75 +PP for outside the UK
A manual designed to give a basic introduction to the law and practice relating to registered designs and unregistered design rights. At the time of writing, the most used form of design protection is the Community Registered Design, so the manual covers this in some detail. It also deals with registered designs in the UK, and more briefly with the International Registration system and unregistered design right. This manual also provides you with an introduction to literary and artistic copyright, mainly as it impacts on the work of patent and trade mark attorneys. Produced in conjunction with ITMA.

Foundation Level Registered Design Law and Practice Notes (2003) - £25.00
Updated by Edward Lyndon-Stanford and David Musker, revised and edited by David Musker. Since the first edition of this book was published, the law has changed significantly. Still based on Edward Lyndon-Stanford's lecture notes for CIPA students, this edition updates the book in line with the 2001 changes to the Act and Rules, and includes a new section on Community Designs as well more recent case law. A valuable supplement for practitioners as well as students.


To order

All of the above training manuals are available from the Institute. Please e-mail the Institute for further details, or print the order form available here.


Practitioners Works
(available from Sweet & Maxwell)  

CIPA Guide Online
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CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts
NEW 7TH EDITION, December 2011
Any Patent Question Answered

Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
Editor: Paul Cole, Lucas & Co
Consultant Editor: Stephen Jones, Baker & McKenzie

The 7th Edition of the CIPA Guide is a fully updated version of this established work, acknowledged since 1980 as a must-have for any practitioner advising on patents.

Bringing together the expertise of 34 highly respected professionals including patent attorneys, solicitors and members of the Bar individually selected for their knowledge and insight, this essential guide gives you all the tools you need to protect the rights of your clients.

Order your copy today from Sweet & Maxwell

  • Features a unique section-by-section guide to the Patents Act 1977 and relevant provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
  • Includes the complete text of relevant Patents Rules, Civil Procedure Rules and practice directions
  • Provides extensive commentary on the interpretation of each section by the UK-IPO and courts, and on relevant case law of the EPO Boards of Appeal
  • Refers to several thousands of case decisions
  • Acts as a practical guide to the current requirements and procedures before the UK-IPO and the UK courts

For more information and to see a full contents list click here.

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European Patents Handbook [The 'EPH']
A standard text for attorneys practising under the European Patent Convention (EPC), with an extensive compilation of cases decided before the European Patent Office. Published by Sweet & Maxwell. To see further details on their website click here.

European Patents Sourcefinder
A guide to decided cases and other publications on the EPC. Published by Sweet & Maxwell. To see further details on their website click here.

The Trade Marks Handbook
The standard practitioner's text on UK trade mark law and practice, also covering practice in the European Community Office at Alicante. Published in conjunction with the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, through Sweet & Maxwell. To see further details on the Sweet & Maxwell website click here.

The Patent Co-operation Treaty Handbook
The standard practitioners' text for those practising under the Patent Co-operation Treaty. Published by Sweet & Maxwell. To see further details on their website click here.

The Community Trade Mark Handbook
An authoritative guide to the Community Trade Mark - a comprehensive analysis in looseleaf format. Published in conjunction with the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, through Sweet & Maxwell. To see further details on the Sweet & Maxwell website click here.