Patent types explained: utility, design, and plant

Patent types explained: utility, design, and plant

The canny entrepreneur should have a solid understanding of the importance of IP. Here, Josh Gerben, founder of Gerben Law Firm, PLLC, explains the three different types of patents available to inventors in the US, and outlines how to apply for them. A patent is a...

Anaqua launches dedicated law firm business unit

Anaqua launches dedicated law firm business unit

In a bid to address the diverse needs of today’s global law firms, IP management software company Anaqua has launched a new Anaqua Law Firms business unit and announced three senior hires. The move, says Anaqua, underscores the company’s commitment to the law firm...

Clarivate to combine with CPA Global

Clarivate to combine with CPA Global

In a significant move, Clarivate has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to combine with CPA Global. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. CPA Global currently provides IP management and technology solutions to more than...

Movers and shakers – July 2020

Movers and shakers – July 2020

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the past few weeks have seen a reduction in job appointments and other such announcements. There have, however, been a few important developments here and there. For starters, marking an exciting and significant moment, Johansson &...

USPTO launches COVID-19 Response Resource Center

In the latest in a series of steps intended to bring calm to the US IP landscape in the face of coronavirus, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has launched a “COVID-19 Response Resource Center” to “provide stakeholders and other interested parties...

Apple patents “synthetic group selfies”

In what, with hindsight, seems like an obvious innovation in our socially distanced, locked down age, California tech giant Apple has successfully applied for a US patent for “synthetic group selfies”. Apple’s patent, granted on 2 June by the USPTO, covers the...

China Life Sciences collaboration for Rouse and Codex

International IP firm Rouse and Life Sciences services provider Codex have announced a collaboration that is intended to support life sciences companies accessing the Chinese market. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has intensified the global search for treatments,...

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Patent types explained: utility, design, and plant

The canny entrepreneur should have a solid understanding of the importance of IP. Here, Josh Gerben, founder of Gerben Law Firm, PLLC, explains the three different types of patents available to inventors in the US, and outlines how to apply for them. A patent is a...

read more

Clarivate to combine with CPA Global

In a significant move, Clarivate has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to combine with CPA Global. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. CPA Global currently provides IP management and technology solutions to more than...

read more

Anaqua launches dedicated law firm business unit

In a bid to address the diverse needs of today’s global law firms, IP management software company Anaqua has launched a new Anaqua Law Firms business unit and announced three senior hires. The move, says Anaqua, underscores the company’s commitment to the law firm...

read more

Movers and shakers – July 2020

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the past few weeks have seen a reduction in job appointments and other such announcements. There have, however, been a few important developments here and there. For starters, marking an exciting and significant moment, Johansson &...

read more

USPTO launches COVID-19 Response Resource Center

In the latest in a series of steps intended to bring calm to the US IP landscape in the face of coronavirus, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has launched a “COVID-19 Response Resource Center” to “provide stakeholders and other interested parties...

read more

Apple patents “synthetic group selfies”

In what, with hindsight, seems like an obvious innovation in our socially distanced, locked down age, California tech giant Apple has successfully applied for a US patent for “synthetic group selfies”. Apple’s patent, granted on 2 June by the USPTO, covers the...

read more

China Life Sciences collaboration for Rouse and Codex

International IP firm Rouse and Life Sciences services provider Codex have announced a collaboration that is intended to support life sciences companies accessing the Chinese market. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has intensified the global search for treatments,...

read more

“Eureka” for COVID-19 test inventor

The inventor of a ground-breaking COVID-19 test described his “eureka moment” when he realized he could adapt existing tech to create a rapid virus test. Professor Chris Toumazou is the co-founder of DnaNudge, which produces App technology that uses DNA and lifestyle...

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USPTO may prioritize COVID-19 applications

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has asked for comments on its proposal to fast-track patent applications relating to COVID-19 – a so-called Prioritized Examination Pilot Program (PEPP). In a statement released on its website, the USPTO says that...

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Renewed calls for a unified EU patent system

Despite, or maybe because of recent high-profile blows to the planned implementation of such a system, EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton has once again called upon Member States to move forward with a unified EU patent. Breton’s call comes at a time when...

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WHO wants a COVID patent pool?

The annual world health assembly, the forum through which the World Health Organization (WHO) is governed and an event which involves almost every country in the world, began (via videolink) on 18 May. At the top of the agenda is, of course, the current COVID-19...

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Mental Health Awareness Week – LawCare shares COVID-19 data

With it currently being Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May), legal mental health charity LawCare has released data on all the COVID-19 related contacts it has received to date. In total, 48 legal professionals have contacted the charity with issues related to...

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The latest from KnowIt 2020

The 2020 KnowIt annual event, to which The Patent Lawyer is the official media partner, is currently Livestreaming from 10 am EST until May 13. This three-day event aims to bring together the community of creators and protectors of intellectual property and other...

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Annual Patent and Trademark Attorney Salary Survey 2020

The Patent Lawyer is partnering with Fellows and Associates to bring you the 9th Annual Patent and Trademark Attorney Salary Survey 2020. This survey aims to analyze the current remuneration packages available for Patent and Trademark Attorneys. As such, all...

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Innovation surge needed to address climate change, says WIPO

A new WIPO report, released to coincide with World IP Day on Sunday 26 April, has highlighted the fact that innovation in environmentally friendly technologies as measured by international patent applications barely rose in 2019, prompting a call from WIPO Director...

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World IP day – small entities, big impact

With World IP Day 2020 celebrating the theme of a greener future, when it comes to innovation in green technology, it is not just the major corporations that are making the difference. A lot of smaller entities are also working on technologies that could have a...

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British government indemnifies ventilator manufacturers

The British government has announced that UK firms manufacturing ventilators for use in combating the COVIC-19 pandemic will be protected by the government from the financial impact of potential legal claims arising over intellectual property infringements or personal...

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IP movers and shakers roundup

The past few weeks have seen leading IP firms make a series of high-profile appointments. At Mewburn Ellis, Adam Gregory, part of the firm’s industry-leading life sciences patent team, has been promoted to partner. This promotion sees the Mewburn Ellis partnership...

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SPCs – what happens after Brexit?

Darren Smyth and Gareth Probert, Partners at EIP, look at where the UK’s decision to exit the EU leaves SPCs.

USPTO appeals - strategic decisions

William Smith of Adam R. Stephenson Ltd and Noel Courage of Bereskin & Parr discuss how to decide if your applicant’s case is ready for appeal.

FibroGen v Akebia

Matthew Raynor of Bristows LLP examines Lord Justice Arnold’s recent comments in FibroGen v Akebia regarding the instruction of experts in UK patent cases.

Why do "innovation partnerships" fail?

Malcolm Dowden and Moga Moodley of Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP discuss how innovation partnerships could be revitalized.

KnowIt 2020 – Editor’s report

Matt Seex, Editor of The Patent Lawyer, looks back at a thought-provoking and entertaining three-day live-stream event.

AI-related patent applications in China

Jiuliang LIU, partner at Beijing Sanyou IP Agency, discusses AI-related amendments to the Guidelines for Patent Examination in China.

Demystifying RNAi for stronger patent searches

Peter Blasi and Anne Marie Clark of CAS IP Services discuss avoiding pitfalls in patentability and freedom to operate searches.

Patent rights in the midst of COVID-19

Sérgio Braz,founding Partner at Braz & Associates, looks at the impact the current global pandemic
is having on the IP landscape in Mozambique.

Patent types explained

Josh Gerben, founder of Gerben Law Firm, PLLC, explains the three different types of patents available to inventors in the US, mand outlines how to apply for them.

Biotech patent harmonization – a Polish perspective

Aleksandra Sołyga-Żurek and Katarzyna Jedynak of Patpol look at recent moves to harmonize
Polish biotech patent protections with EU law.

WIPO consultation on AI IP policy

Saiful Khan, partner at Potter Clarkson, looks at the feedback received from the WIPO’s public consultation on AI and IP policy.

The challenges posed by nanotechnology patents

Margarita Guerrero and Manuel Lopez, Associates at Uhthoff, Gomez-Vega & Uhthoff, discuss the patent implications of this groundbreaking technology.

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