The book, Visser’s Annotated European Patent Convention, is a commentary on the European Patent Convention and a bestseller in European patent law

Visser’s Annotated European Patent Convention
Available: Visser's Annotated European Patent Convention 2024 Edition

The 2024 edition of this preeminent work – the only regularly updated authoritative article-by-article commentary in English on the European Patent Convention (EPC), its implementing regulations, and associated case law provides the complete text of the law annotated with commentary and expert guidance on the interpretation of each paragraph. Since its first edition in 1994 it has provided the European patent community with the necessary insights to practice successfully before the European Patent Office. The EPO recommends the Visser’s Annotated European Patent Convention as the first book in its list of non-EPO/WIPO literature to be used for the preparation of the European qualifying examination.

In addition to a thorough updating of developments, new material in the 2024 edition includes the following:

  • Amendments to the Implementing Regulations that come into force on 01.04.2024, and comments on them.
  • Amended EPO Guidelines that entered into force on 01.03.2024
  • Recent decisions of the boards of appeal

The 2024 edition is suitable for candidates preparing for the EQE 2025 (new foundation paper F and main examination under the current EQE regulation).

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The UPC Case Law Tracker aims to provide headnotes, authoritative summaries and full texts of the patent cases shortly after publication. Leading cases will be annotated to provide an analytical framework to the case. In addition to the UPC Case Law Tracker on Kluwer IP Law, the solution also offers key commentaries from leading experts in the field, a specific section on the Kluwer Patent Blog is dedicated to UPC developments and news.

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PCT Strategy and Practice furnishes an in-depth explanation of carrying out the treaty’s procedures

The online resource used for building from an authoritative overview of the PCT’s sources and how they link to form the legal basis for a complete procedure. The logically structured book is invaluable for everyday practitioners and candidates preparing for exams where knowledge of the PCT is required.

  • An in-depth explanation of the PCT procedures.
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  • The expert authors shed light on practical details.
  • Contains a wealth of guidance ranging from a broad introduction to specific procedural strategy details.
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Kluwer IP Law offers various sources that will help you to get a thorough understanding of the EQE.

  • Various books that help you prepare for the exam, like the A-Book, B-Book, C-Book and D-Book.
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  • Have access to a wide range of study materials for passing the EQE exams
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