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There shall be zero tolerance on indiscipline, misbehavior, cheating, nuisance or any other ground. Q. 1: Write TRUE or FALSE against each statement 1. The grant of patents to traders and manufacturers became common practice in Tudor times: Elizabeth I granted some 50 between 1561 and 1590._________ 2. Sir John Harrington’s request for a patent for a new water closet was turned down in 1596, on grounds of propriety. __________ 3. In 1624, this public interest doctrine was incorporated into the Statute of Monopolies, section 6 of which rendered illegal all monopolies except those “for the term of 15 years or under hereafter to be made of the sole working or making of any manner of new manufactures within this Realm to the true and first inventor”._________ 4. A written specification became a prerequisite during the reign of Queen Anne, one of the first patents to comply with this requirement being James Puckle’s 1719 patent for a machine gun.________ 5. In 1785, Richard Arkwright’s spinning machine patent was voided for want of an adequate specification. __________ 6. James Watt’s 1796 steam engine patent was the second beneficiary of this extension of patentability to improvements. __________ 7. In 1850, the Great Exhibition highlighted many of the deficiencies of the patent system, which required an applicant for a patent to petition seven different offices, a process lampooned in Charles Dickens’s A POOR MAN’S TALE OF A PATENT.___________ 8. The patent system was overhauled in 1852 by the Patent Law Amendment Act, which simplified procedures, reduced fees and introduced a single UK patent to replace the national patents that had been offered until then._________ 9. In 1883, further reforms brought into existence the Comptroller-General and a staff of examiners, though they were charged only with checking on the adequacy of the description of inventions submitted to them, not on novelty.___________ 10. 1904 saw the introduction of a limited investigation into the novelty of the invention before a patent would be granted.____________

As Lord Mansfield said as long ago as 1778. granted in 1617 to Rathburn & Burges for “Engraving and Printing Maps. True 2. rather than its inventor..____________ 19. which amend the Patents Act 1977__________ Key IPL Answers 1.__________ 17. By 1905 there were 1. the price the individual should pay the people for his monopoly. the 1949 Act looks parochial: it continued to provide for “patents of importation”. though lacking inventive capacity he may fail to realize the importance of some of it.022 volumes arranged in 146 classes. granting a monopoly to the first person to bring an invention to the UK. The Act was amended in 2005 to conform to the revisions to the EPO known as EPO 2000 ____________ 16. The skilled worker is assumed to read the prior art carefully. The EU Commission published its Proposal for a directive on the patentability of computerimplemented inventions on 25 February 2001__________ 20._________ 14. capable of industrial application and not specifically denied protection by the legislation_________ 18. __________ 13. False . Plans &c” __________ 12. disclosure is:. Beside the 1977 Act. True 3. Patents are granted for inventions that satisfy the criteria set out in the legislation. inventive. The 1977 Act was specifically designed to achieve harmonisation with the conventions___________ 15. The UK implemented the EC directive on the legal protection of biotechnology inventions (98/44/EC) in the Patents Regulations 2007. and a couple of years later the abridgement volumes were completed back to the first patent to be given a number. They must be novel.11. when the present Patents Act replaced the 1949 one.. No radical changes were made in the patent system between then and 1977.

True 14. False 7. False 11. True Q. True 13. False 8. 2: Answer the following short questions in not more than five lines . True 18. True 12. False 5. False 20. False 6.4. True 15. True 9. False 16. True 10. True 17. True 19.

A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention. 3. He is now in the court to defend against his previous employer on the grounds of “Confidential Information” Fast food claims that Anderson breached the confidential information while on the other hand he claims that he is covered under “Competition Law and Fair Use”. which assures that the quality of human life is continuously enhanced. Q. 4: Critically evaluate the defenses of Trademark using relevant case law. so he resigned his current job and accepted the terms and conditions of KFC. What role do the Patents play in everyday life? 4. Q. . Advise your Client using relevant case law that whether he breached the confidential information or not? Q. Q. 5: Discuss in detail grounds of infringement of Trade mark using relevant case law. What cannot be protected by industrial design rights? 7. Should I discuss the details of my invention with a potential investor before filing a patent application? 5. on 31 Dec. in general.0000/ on Just Fish. he was approached by the CEO of KFC to work for them in the Eastern Coast of Canada. Wag mama brought the suit against him for the breach of confidential information. 1993. What rights are conferred by industrial design protection? Q. During the pendency of the suit and after working hours in KFC Anderson worked for “Just Fish” where he had to prepare steam fish and roasted tuna. Explain. so he gave the information of both recipes to food control authority. The owner used his discretionary powers and fired him from Just Fish and also sued and claimed damages. one of his job description was to prepare food recipe. which is a product or a process that provides. 3: “Anderson” your client worked in a fast food restaurant “Wag mama” for Ten years as chef in North Germany. Patents provide incentives to individuals by offering them recognition for their creativity and material reward for their marketable inventions. a new way of doing something. 6: Examine the concept of Confidential information and exceptions to it. or offers a new technical solution to a problem. Explain. 2. Explain in detail. later on he found that the recipe for roasted tuna is not up to hygienic standards. These incentives encourage innovation. The authority took the action and imposed fine of US $ 10. What is industrial Designs? 6.1. He followed the same recipe which he used as a Special of his previous employer. 7: Copy rights provides exclusive economic rights.