Determining portfolio value

Martin Bijman, Director, Intellectual Property Products, TechInsights, explores the factors involved in understanding and determining the value of your patent portfolio, concentrating closely on the importance of subject matter experts to do so.

Legal interest – peculiarity of patent nullity in Poland

Piotr Dynowski and Piotr Zawadzki from Bird & Bird explore patent nullity laws in Poland, thinking specifically about certain legal restrictions to the patent cancellation options and the recent changes of the courts’ approach towards patent nullity requirements.

Case study: How to protect technical secrets from knockoff infringement?

Guanbin XIE, Manxia XU and Quanzhou Gong from Lifang & Partners illustrate how one can prevent knockoff brands from infringing upon technical secrets, based on the actual experiences of the law firm.

Harness the power of patents with the Minesoft Toolbox

Ann Chapman-Daniel from Minesoft explores the solutions they have created that are designed to help you exploit the commercial value of IP and scientific information throughout the innovation process.

How international applicants can still succeed in obtaining software patents in the U.S.

Benjamin Halpern and Brian Comack from Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP discuss factors that should be considered when drafting software patent applications filed in jurisdictions outside of the U.S., which are intended for subsequent filing in the U.S.

Present and future of industrial design rights in Mexico

Daniel Sánchez and Jorge Juárez, OLIVARES, investigate industrial design rights in Mexico including looking into laws already in place and those planned for the future.

Computer-related inventions in India

Swatika Taneja from KPaSeAn delves into provisions of law in relation to computer inventions in India and discusses the changes and adaptations of patent policy over the past few years.

The concept of invention: The 10th amendment of ARIPO’s Harare Protocol

João Pereira Cabral from Inventa International focuses on the modifications introduced to patentability rules of ARIPO’S Harare Protocol and, more precisely, on the concept of invention.

Who can be named as inventor – an Indian perspective

Rajeev Kumar & Pankaj Musyuni from LexOrbis give insight into patent law in India, specifically thinking about Inventorship: who can be named as an inventor, what their rights are, and what criteria will be assessed in the process.

Taking an innovation pulse check helps clear the pathway from idea to commercialization

Bob Stembridge from Clarivate Analytics looks into the results and patterns of the State of Innovation Report 2017.

The intention to become a substantive search and examination office

Robyn-Leigh Merry, Dennemeyer and Associates South Africa, investigates substantive searching in South Africa and addresses the various concerns raised about a need for patent law reform in the country.

Clash of interpretations between the European and Polish Patent Office

Lech Bury and Markek Bury, from Bury & Bury, discusses the possible problems with invalidating the effect of a granted European software patent in Poland

Fast protection for green technologies in Brazil

Ana Paula Jardim and Andréa Granthon from Luiz Leonardos explore Brazilian patent examination and the ways in which the Brazilian PTO is dealing with the extensive backlog problems they previously encountered, looking closely at the pilot projects the Brazilian PTO are running.

ARIPO: Its creation, establishment and mandates

Richard Henry Pasipanodya from Legacy IP introduces the audience to the sui generis ARIPO intellectual property administrative system, hence preparing the readers to better understand and appreciate the virtues, derivative benefits, and advantages

Further delays for the European Unitary Patent

Dr. Thomas Hirse, CMS Germany, discusses the latest and rather unexpected delay for the European Unitary Patent, this time caused by Germany.

Electronic filing in Russia

Alexander Mits and Yury Kuznetsov from Gorodissky & Partners here describe the requirement in Russia for electronic filing from applicants and attorneys and discuss the pros and cons of the new system in place.

Digital health in Japan

Mr. Yamamoto from Yuasa & Hara International Law shares his knowledge of the current situation of Japanese digital health.

The impact of Mexican pharmaceutical companies

Federico Gonzalez-Peña and José Alberto Campos Vargas look into the accountability of pharma companies in Mexico and its effects on a new NAFTA.

Time for change: Chinese patent practice changes are beneficial to applicants

Dr. Wei PAN from Unitalen Attorneys at Law gives insight into the recent changes in patent law in China, largely benefiting current and future applicants.

Business methods’ patent eligibility in Russia

Konstantin Inozemtsev and Victor Lisovenko from Patentica explore business methods’ patent eligibility according to the Russian patent law and possibilities to protect business methods via other forms of intellectual property.

Use claims – law and practice

Pham Vu Khanh Toan, from Pham & Associates, considers use claims in Vietnam historically, currently, and speculated what the future will hold for patent holders and attorneys in relation to the law.

Patent fight moves on to Australia

The ongoing patent battle in the healthcare industry between Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and ResMed has been extended to Australia. The dispute is seeking damages and injunctions to halt the sales of ResMed's products that, F&P allege, infringe four patents. You might...

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