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uk patents act 1977
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  1. Patentability
    • Patentability
    • 1 Patentable inventions
    • 2 Novelty
    • 3 Inventive step
    • 4 Industrial application
    • 4A. Methods of treatment or diagnosis
    • 5 Priority date
    • 6 Disclosure of matter, etc, between earlier and later applications
  2. Right to apply for and obtain a patent and be mentioned as inventor
    • Right to apply for and obtain a patent and be mentioned as inventor
    • 7. Right to apply for and obtain a patent
    • 8. Determination before grant of questions about entitlement to patents, etc.
    • 9. Determination after grant of questions referred to before grant
    • 10. Handling of application by joint applicants
    • 11. Effect of transfer of application under section 8 or 10
    • 12. Determination of questions about entitlement to foreign and convention patents, etc.
    • 13. Mention of inventor
  3. Applications
    • Applications
    • 14 Making of application
    • 15 Date of filing application
    • 15A Preliminary examination
    • 16 Publication of application
  4. Examination and search
    • Examination and search
    • 17 Preliminary examination and search
    • 18 Substantive examination and grant or refusal of patent
    • 19 General power to amend application before grant
    • 20 Failure of application
    • 20A Reinstatement of applications
    • 20B Effect of reinstatement under section 20A
    • 21 Observations by third party on patentability
  5. Security and safety
    • Security and safety
    • 22. Information prejudicial to national security or safety of public
    • 23. Restrictions on applications abroad by United Kingdom residents
  6. Provisions as to patents after grant
    • Provisions as to patents after grant
    • 24. Publication and certificate of grant
    • 25. Term of patent
    • 26. Patent not to be impugned for lack of unity
    • 27. General power to amend specification after grant
    • 28. Restoration of lapsed patents
    • 28A. Effect of order for restoration of patent
    • 29. Surrender of patents
  7. Property in patents and applications, and registration
    • Property in patents and applications, and registration
    • 30. Nature of, and transactions in, patents and applications for patents
    • 31. Nature of, and transactions in, patents and applications for patents in Scotland
    • 32. Register of patents, etc.
    • 33. Effect of registration, etc., on rights in patents
    • 34. Rectification of register
    • 35. Evidence of register, documents, etc. [repealed]
    • 36. Co-ownership of patents and applications for patents
    • 37. Determination of right to patent after grant38. Effect of transfer of patent under section 37
  8. Employees’ inventions
    • Employees’ inventions
    • 39. Right to employees’ inventions
    • 40. Compensation of employees for certain inventions
    • 41. Amount of compensation
    • 42. Enforceability of contracts relating to employees’ inventions
    • 43. Supplementary
  9. Licences of right and compulsory licences
    • Licences of right and compulsory licences
    • 46. Patentee’s application for entry in register that licences are available as of right47. Cancellation of entry made under s.46
    • 48. Compulsory licences: general
    • 48A. Compulsory licences: WTO proprietors
    • 48B. Compulsory licences: other cases
    • 49. Provisions about licences under section 48
    • 50. Exercise of powers on application under section 48
    • 50A. Powers exercisable following merger and market investigations
    • 51. Powers exercisable in consequence of report of Competition Commission
    • 52. Opposition, appeal and arbitration
    • 53. Compulsory licences: supplementary provisions
    • 54. Special provisions where patented invention is being worked abroad
  10. Use of patented inventions for services of the Crown
    • Use of patented inventions for services of the Crown
    • 55. Use of patented inventions for services of the Crown
    • 56. Interpretation, etc., of provisions about Crown use
    • 57. Rights of third parties in respect of Crown use
    • 57A. Compensation for loss of profit
    • 58. References of disputes as to Crown use
    • 59. Special provisions as to Crown use during emergency
  11. Infringement
    • Infringement
    • 60. Meaning of infringement
    • 61. Proceedings for infringement of patent
    • 62. Restrictions on recovery of damages for infringement
    • 63. Relief for infringement of partially valid patent
    • 64. Right to continue use begun before priority date
    • 65. Certificate of contested validity
    • 66. Proceedings for infringement by a co-owner
    • 67. Proceedings for infringement by exclusive licensee
    • 68. Effect on non-registration on infringement proceedings
    • 69. Infringement of rights conferred by publication of application
    • 70. Remedy for groundless threats of infringement proceedings
    • 71. Declaration or declarator as to non-infringement
  12. Revocation of patents
    • Revocation of patents
    • 72. Power to revoke patents on application
    • 73. Comptroller’s power to revoke patents on his own initiative
  13. Putting validity in issue
    • Putting validity in issue
    • 74. Proceedings in which validity of patent may be put in issue
  14. Opinions by Patent Office
    • Opinions by Patent Office
    • 74A. Opinions as to validity or infringement
    • 74B. Reviews of opinions under section 74A
  15. General provisions as to amendment of patents and applications
    • General provisions as to amendment of patents and applications
    • 75. Amendment of patent in infringement or revocation proceedings
    • 76. Amendment of applications and patents not to include added matter
    • 76A. Biotechnological inventions
  16. European patents and patent applications
    • European patents and patent applications
    • 77. Effect of European patent (UK)
    • 78. Effect of filing an application for a European patent (UK)
    • 79. Operation of section 78 in relation to certain European patent applications
    • 80. Authentic text of European patents and patent applications
    • 81. Conversion of European patent applications
    • 82. Jurisdiction to determine questions as to right to a patent
    • 83. Effect of patent decisions of competent authorities of other states
    • 84. Patent agents and other representatives [repealed]
    • 85. European patent attorneys [repealed]
  17. International applications for patents
    • International applications for patents
    • 89. Effects of international application for patent
    • 89A. International and national phases of application
    • 89B. Adaptation of provisions in relation to international application
  18. Convention countries
    • Convention countrie
    • 90. Orders in Council as to convention countries
  19. Miscellaneous
    • Miscellaneous
    • 91. Evidence of conventions and instruments under conventions
    • 92. Obtaining evidence for proceedings under the European Patent Convention
    • 93. Enforcement of orders for costs
    • 94. Communication of information to the European Patent Office, etc.
    • 95. Financial provisions
  20. Legal Proceedings
    • Legal Proceedings
    • 96. The Patents Court [repealed]
    • 97. Appeals from the comptroller
    • 98. Proceedings in Scotland
    • 99. General powers of the court
    • 99A. Power of Patents Court to order report
    • 99B. Power of Court of Session to order report
    • 100. Burden of proof in certain cases
    • 101. Exercise of comptroller’s discretionary powers
    • 102. Right of audience, etc., in proceedings before the comptroller
    • 102A. Right of audience, etc., in proceedings on appeal from the comptroller [repealed]
    • 103. Extension of privilege for communications with solicitors relating to patent proceedings
    • 104. Privilege for communication with patent agents relating to patent proceedings [repealed]
    • 105. Extension of privilege in Scotland for communications relating to patent proceedings
    • 106. Costs and expenses in proceedings before the Court
    • 107. Costs and expenses in proceedings before the comptroller
    • 108. Licences granted by order of comptroller
  21. Offences
    • Offences
    • 109. Falsification of register etc.
    • 110. Unauthorised claim of patent rights
    • 111. Unauthorised claim that patent has been applied for
    • 112. Misuse of title “Patent Office”
    • 113. Offences by corporations
  22. Administrative provisions
    • Administrative provisions
    • 117. Correction of errors in patents and applications
    • 117A. Effect of resuscitation of a withdrawn application under section 117
    • 117B. Extension of time limits specified by comptroller
    • 118. Information about patent applications and patents, and inspection of documents
    • 119. Service by post
    • 120. Hours of business and excluded days
    • 121. Comptroller’s annual report
  23. Supplemental
    • Supplemental
    • 122. Crown’s right to sell forfeited articles
    • 123. Rules
    • 124. Rules, regulations and orders; supplementary
    • 124A. Use of electronic communications
    • 125. Extent of invention
    • 125A. Disclosure of invention by specification: availability of samples of biological material
    • 126. Stamp duty [repealed]
    • 127. Existing patents and applications
    • 128. Priorities between patents and applications under the 1949 Act and this Act
    • 128A. EU compulsory licences
    • 128B. Supplementary protection certificates
    • 129. Application of Act to Crown
    • 130. Interpretation
    • 131. Northern Ireland
    • 131A. Scotland
    • 132. Short title, extent, commencement, consequential amendments and repeals

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