USPTO may prioritize COVID-19 applications

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...

WHO wants a COVID patent pool?

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...

Renewed calls for a unified EU patent system

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...

Mental Health Awareness Week – LawCare shares COVID-19 data

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...

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...

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...

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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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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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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India – extensions and lockdowns

In light of current global events, and in line with many other jurisdictions, the Indian Supreme Court has extended the limitation period for the filing of suits, appeals, and applications in all proceedings before any court, tribunal, or authority in India. The...

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Financial heart attack for Amarin

In a decisive and damaging blow for the Irish pharmaceutical giant, a US Federal Court decision has ruled that six patents owned by Amarin Corporation, and used in its successful drug VASCEPA, are invalid. VASCEPA, a treatment for cardiovascular disease originally...

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Experts react to “unconstitutional” Unified Patent Court

The future of Europe’s Unified Patent Court (UPC) seems increasingly in doubt. First, the British Government confirmed that it would not seek membership of the Court following Brexit, and now Germany’s intended involvement has been deemed “unconstitutional”. The UPC...

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EUIPO and EPO extend deadlines

Given the enormous, and growing, disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Patent Office (EPO) has taken the decision to extend all deadlines for application until 17 April 2020. The decision was announced in a Notice dated 17 March, which stated that...

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EPO Patent Index 2019 – AI and 5G drive growth

The recently published European Patent Office (EPO) Patent Index 2019 Annual Report contains various headline findings, including: A 4% annual growth in the number of EPO patent applications in 2019. EPO States now account for 45% of patent applications (with Germany,...

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UK turns its back on Unified Patent Court

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the British Government has confirmed that it will not be seeking membership of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) following Brexit. Publishing its negotiating objectives for any future relationship between the UK and the EU, the Government has also...

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Quibi sues Eko over trade secrets claim

Following claims that it stole trade secrets, US mobile video platform Quibi, founded in 2018 by Jeffrey Katzenberg and due to launch on 6 April, has launched legal proceedings against tech company Eko, denying patent infringement and stating that the latter “embarked...

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Derwent report shows fragmented patent landscape

According to the latest Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators report, released by Clarivate Analytics, the emergence of market disrupters is fragmenting the global patent landscape and diluting the invention market share of leading innovators. Rapid change has seen large...

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The role of patents in COVID-19

Munir A. Suboh and Felicity Hammond of BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP examine the intellectual property issues raised by any potential vaccine for the COVID-19 virus.

IP Law in the time of Coronavirus

Ventilator production – Dr Richard Fawcett of Powell Gilbert LLP asks if intellectual property presents an additional stumbling block.

What do patents reveal about Coronavirus?

Minesoft’s Sabelo Moyo and Elizabeth Lam show how patent data can be interrogated to extract meaningful and actionable insights.

Long-awaited legal changes for CII in Poland

Weronika Witkowska, European and Polish Patent Attorney at Patpol, looks at recent efforts to bring Polish patent protection for CII in line with other jurisdictions.

Biting off more than you can chew!

The lure of broad claims may be tempting, but DPS Parmar, Special Counsel at LexOrbis, explains why broad construction might not be the best option.

PTAB discretionary institution and parallel petitions

David L. McCombs, Theo Foster, Eugene Goryunov, Gregory Huh, Jonathan Bowser, and Calmann Clements of Haynes and Boone, LLP look at PTAB’s discretion to deny parallel petitions.

Defending the interests of the Southern Kuzbass Coal Company

Roman Larshin of Zuykov and partners discusses a recent patent action in which his firm played a crucial part.

Complex protection of IP rights to plant varieties in Russia and Ukraine

Maksym Bocharov and Oksana Karpenko of Gorodissky and Partners discuss the plant patent landscape in the two neighboring countries.

Outsourcing of IP administration – what, when, and how?

Janne Bohm of the IP Station management group explains the range of benefits offered by outsourced IP administration.

Looking at EU priority in ARIPO patent applications

Vítor Sérgio Moreira of Inventa International examines the growing trend in EU priority claims in ARIPO patent applications.

Comparing patent validity standards at the EPO and JPO

Dr. Yoshitaka Sonada and Alison Santino of Sonada & Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law discuss contrasting approaches to invalidation actions.

How AI tools will change patent practice

Dennemeyer’s Steven M. Shape looks at the role that AI technologies can play in patents.

Chilean IP undergoes some much-needed patent law revision

Mauro Dellafiori Albala and Daniel de Santiago Villagrán of Dellafiori examine welcome changes to IP law in Chile.

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