International Patent Litigation: A Country-by-Country Analysis, with 2018 Supplement

This looseleaf volume examines key topics in patent litigation for more than 35 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.

Meet The Author

Patrick J. Coyne


Evaluate patent cases worldwide.

International Patent Litigation: A Country-by-Country Analysis offers critical information for practitioners conducting or directing patent litigation in a foreign country. This treatise written is by international experts in patent litigation, covering more than 33 countries and entities. Each country chapter examines 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 and defenses, and appeals.

Supplement Information   

The 2018 Supplement provides thoroughly updated chapters, following the book’s revised and expanded outline, for: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Denmark, India, Japan, Korea (Republic of), New Zealand, Norway, Spain, and United States.

Highlights include:

  • Patentable subject matter in Australia
  • Discussion of design patents and utility models in Austria
  • Administrative challenges in Brazil
  • Invalidity as a defense in Denmark
  • Licensing in India
  • Trial procedure in the Republic of Korea
  • High court judgments on the doctrine of equivalents in Japan
  • Defenses to infringement in New Zealand
  • Remedies in Norway
  • The impact of the 2015 Spanish Patent Act, effective April 1, 2017
  • Important updates on venue (TC Heartland), exhaustion (Lexmark); and the on-sale bar (Helsinn) in the U.S.


Summary of Contents
Overview of Patent Litigation in Other Countries

A U.S. Attorney’s Comparative View of European and Japanese Patent Litigation

• Argentina • Australia • Austria • Belgium • Brazil • Canada • China (People’s Republic of) • Denmark • European Union • Finland • France • Germany (Federal Republic of) • Greece • Hong Kong • Hungary • India • Israel • Italy • Japan • Korea (Republic of) • Malaysia • Mexico • Netherlands • New Zealand • Norway • Pakistan • Portugal • Singapore • South Africa • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • Taiwan (Republic of China) • United Kingdom • United States


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

Patrick J. Coyne is a Partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC. His litigation experience includes patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret claims; related antitrust and unfair competition issues; general commercial litigation; products liability; and domestic and international arbitration.


Individual country chapters are written by international experts.



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