Grace period laws around the world

Cindy Shu-Tzu Hu from Hu & Wu Patent Office compares the similarities and differences between grace periods in the USA, Japan, China, EPC, and Taiwan.

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Determination of non-obviousness under the Indian patent system

Rajeev Kumar and Pankaj Musyuni from LexOrbis explore the Indian patent system, thinking specifically about the determination of non-obviousness.

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Standard setting organizations need to promote clarity

Roya Ghafele, OxFirst, contends that the patent policy of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is an important step to decrease transaction costs and provides clarity in a disputed area.

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Claiming product-by-process in Russia

Yury Kuznetsov from Gorodissky and Partners Law Firm gives an overview of the product-by-process claiming practice in Russia, as well as outlining a brief history of the practice.

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Increased value of intangible assets – the road to knowledge

Maria Zamkova from Fenix Legal KB investigates why Sweden is now second in the world for the most innovationve economies.

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Why the next generation of IP technology will be platform-based

Glen Nath, CPA Global, thinks about the emergence of platform technology and how this will impact the future of the intellectual property industry.

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Patent prosecution for software-related inventions in China

YUAN Yue, WEI Xiaowei and CHEN Xin, from CCPIT, look into the significant changes being made to patent protection in China in relation to software inventions.

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Application of schematic diagram in response to chemical patents

Hui Hu, Jiaquan IP Law, introduces the application of schematic diagrams in response to the inventiveness of chemical patents.

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Shipping components abroad

Kenneth R. Adamo, Brent P. Ray, Eugene Goryunov, and Brian A. Verbus from Kirkland & Ellis LLP explore the Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp decision.

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No need for reckless abandonment

Mike Caldwell, Director of Business Development at Anaqua, highlights three of the most important factors to consider before abandoning patents.

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Apple and Nokia resolve patent feud

After an ongoing patent dispute between Apple and Nokia, with both companies suing the other for infringement, a decision has been made. Apple has agreed to a multi-year patent licensing deal with Nokia, which resolves the two lawsuits in one go. An exact figure has...

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Editor’s article of the week #2: The power of the platform

Why the next generation of IP technology will be platform-based - Glen Nath, CPA Global, discusses the emergence of platform technology and how this will impact the future of the intellectual property industry. It has been argued that digital technology represents the...

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