International Patent Litigation: A Country-by-Country Analysis

The looseleaf volume examines key topics in patent litigation for more than 33 countries and entities. Authored by international experts in patent litigation, this is a key handbook for practitioners conducting or directing patent litigation in a foreign country.

Michael N. Meller
Main Volume Editor
William O. Hennessey
Main Volume Editor
Albert Tramposch
Supplement Editor-in-Chief


Evaluate patent cases worldwide

International Patent Litigation: A Country-by-Country Analysis offers information practitioners need to accurately anticipate problems and evaluate issues they confront when conducting or directing patent litigation in a foreign country. Written by international experts in patent litigation, the looseleaf volume examines key topics such as the rights of the patentee, activities that constitute infringement, ways in which claims are interpreted, courts that have jurisdiction, notices that must be served to the infringer, pretrial procedures, types of remedies, types of defenses, and appeals for more than 33 countries and entities.

Supplement Information  

The 2015 Supplement includes revised chapters, using an updated chapter template, for the following countries: Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Taiwan, and United Kingdom (U.K.). 

Highlights include:

  • Revised Greece chapter addressing the Guidelines of the European Patent Office and the European Patent Convention
  • Discussion of settlement and alternative dispute resolution in an expanded chapter on Hong Kong
  • Extended analysis of patent infringement and trial procedure in the Hungary chapter
  • Updated Taiwan chapter incorporating the Patent Act effective March 24, 2014, introducing border measures as administrative protection, and other changes


Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.

The  AIPLA, founded in 1897, is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. It represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies, and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Its members represent both owners and users of intellectual property. For more information, visit

Michael N. Meller was formerly with the law firm of Anderson, Kill & Olick, P.C. He is the founder and former managing  editor of the AIPLA Quarterly Journal and is a member of the Advisory Board of Bloomberg BNA’s World Intellectual Property Report

William O. Hennessey is a professor emeritus of law with the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, N.H., where he taught World Trade Law & Institutions, among other subjects.

Albert Tramposch is Deputy Executive Director of International Policy and Regulatory Affairs for the American Intellectual Property Association, formerly Administrator for Policy and External Affairs at the USPTO where he served as a policy advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for IP policy-related operations. 

Patrick Coyne is a Partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, in Washington, D.C


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