Total Documents: 23
- Attorney-client privilege in the UK Courts, especially for patent and trade mark attorneys
- Privilege in the proposed European and European Union Patents Court (EEUPC)
- Attorney-client privilege in European Commission competition law investigations
- Practical implications
It is a basic requirement of a good patent system that granted patents should be of high quality: i.e., the patents can be presumed valid with a high degree of certainty. Those states and regional groups that provide for search and examination before grant should carry out these procedures to a high standard; while those states that do not examine before grant should be able to rely on the international system (PCT) and/or the work of examining offices to achieve quality.