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Patent Law in Malaysia, Cases and Commentary, 2nd Edition, Student Edition

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This book provides a full and authoritative analysis of cases, both local and international, on issues concerning patents, as well as a thorough review of important recent developments in the field of patent law.

Structured in 12 chapters, the book is complete with essential and analytical information on patent law. Each topic is introduced by a helpful overview before key cases are presented. These local and international cases on patent law have been carefully selected and are complemented by copious commentaries to elucidate on the wide range of issues that arise. The commentaries which are enlightening, thought-provoking and insightful, assist the reader to have an in-depth and critical understanding of patent law.


  • Careful selection of cases.
  • Clear overview of the law.
  • Analytical commentary of cases.
  • Materials derived from Malaysia and foreign jurisdictions.

Ida Madieha bt Abdul Ghani Azmi pursued her LLB at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) from 1985- 1989. After being called to the Bar in 1990, she proceeded with her LLM at the University of Cambridge, followed by PhD at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London. Currently she servess as a Professor of Law at the Civil Law Department, International Islamic University Malaysia.

Jeong Chun Phuoc graduated with LLB (Hons) from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 2000. From 2000-2008, he was engaged in industrial and environmental civil litigation at a law corporation in Singapore; and in 2005, obtained his Master of Law from the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He was Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Multimedia University Malaysia form 2008-2014. Formerly a Visiting Professor, he is now an Adjunct Professor at the Gradute School of Management, Management and Sciences University Malaysia. 

 Table of Contents:

  • Patent law in Malaysia
  • Novelty
  • Inventive step and industrial application
  • Non-patentable subject matter: Discoveries, scientific theories & mathematical methods 
  • Non-patentable subject matter: Plant or animal varieties
  • Non-patentable subject matter: Schemes, rules or methods for doing business, etc.
  • Non-patentable subject matter: Methods of medical treatment by surgery and therapy, etc.
  • Infringement of patents
  • Limitation of rights, exceptions and defences
  • Employee inventions
  • Invalidation of patents 
  • Traditional knowledge