International Patent Litigation: A Country-by-Country Analysis with 2016 Supplement

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 2016 Supplement provides thoroughly updated chapters, following the book’s revised and expanded outline, for Argentina, Finland, Pakistan, and South Africa. Highlights include:

  • Argentina’s review of claim construction, infringement, and venue and forum selection

  • Finland’s expanded analysis of patent invalidity and patent trial proceedings

  • Pakistan’s new discussions on infringement, prosecution, and discovery

  • South Africa’s revised discussions on invalidity as a defense and patent trial procedure



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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