The Patent Lawyer Jan/Feb 2022
LawCare extends online chat service

LawCare extends online chat service

Legal mental health charity LawCare has extended its online chat service for legal professionals from one to four days a week. The charity, which offers free, confidential, emotional support to anyone working in the law, has been operating a helpline and peer support...

Mental Health Awareness Week – Loneliness

Mental Health Awareness Week – Loneliness

Humans are hard-wired to connect - we are tribal and social animals. We are biologically programmed to need other humans, and a feeling of belonging and connection drives our happiness. Despite this many of us will know what it’s like to be lonely, especially after...

The value of peer support

The value of peer support

We all know the phrases ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ or ‘it’s good to talk’ but the benefits in talking about how you are feeling go far beyond this. When we are in a difficult situation we lose our problem-solving abilities, it can be impossible to focus...

Matheson expands footprint with opening of new Cork office

New Penrose Dock facility opened by Taoiseach Micheál Martin Modern office space facilitates the firm’s hybrid working model while providing opportunities for future growth Matheson, Ireland’s largest law firm, has officially opened a new premises in Cork with...

Avanci announces Patent License Agreement with General Motors

Leading US car maker joins Avanci marketplace, obtaining a license for essential patented technology for connected vehicles DALLAS, Texas, May 3, 2022 – Today, Avanci announced that it has signed a patent license agreement with General Motors, increasing the total...

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LawCare extends online chat service

Legal mental health charity LawCare has extended its online chat service for legal professionals from one to four days a week. The charity, which offers free, confidential, emotional support to anyone working in the law, has been operating a helpline and peer support...

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Matheson expands footprint with opening of new Cork office

New Penrose Dock facility opened by Taoiseach Micheál Martin Modern office space facilitates the firm’s hybrid working model while providing opportunities for future growth Matheson, Ireland’s largest law firm, has officially opened a new premises in Cork with...

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Avanci announces Patent License Agreement with General Motors

Leading US car maker joins Avanci marketplace, obtaining a license for essential patented technology for connected vehicles DALLAS, Texas, May 3, 2022 – Today, Avanci announced that it has signed a patent license agreement with General Motors, increasing the total...

read more

The value of peer support

We all know the phrases ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ or ‘it’s good to talk’ but the benefits in talking about how you are feeling go far beyond this. When we are in a difficult situation we lose our problem-solving abilities, it can be impossible to focus...

read more

Mental Health Awareness Week – Loneliness

Humans are hard-wired to connect - we are tribal and social animals. We are biologically programmed to need other humans, and a feeling of belonging and connection drives our happiness. Despite this many of us will know what it’s like to be lonely, especially after...

read more

Forresters doubles Munich office space to support growth

IP firm Forresters has moved to larger offices in Munich to support its plans for growth. Forresters has taken a larger 335 sq m [3,600 sq ft] space at the Skygarden, doubling its existing presence in the same building on Erika-Mann-Str. The new office can accommodate...

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World IP Day, 2022

This year, World IP Day focuses on “IP and Youth: Innovation for a Better Future”. In a post-COVID-19 era driven by the growth and encompassment of technology, many aspects of innovation are changing. To mark the occasion, we asked our editorial board to reflect on...

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Buchalter Continues Expansion in Salt Lake City

Buchalter is pleased to announce the additions of four attorneys in Salt Lake City – Shareholder Jason Croft joins as Global Chair of the Patent Procurement and Strategy Practice group and R. Chad Pugh joins as a Shareholder and member of the Litigation Practice...

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Russian Patent Office joins the discussion

The last couple of months have seen a number of publications alleging that protection of intellectual property in Russia does not exist any longer. This is not true and interested persons may be referred to several of our publications describing the real run of things...

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Patent applications in Europe are growing, but not from UK

The volume of patent applications filed by UK businesses in Europe fell slightly for the second year in a row in 2021, in part due to a pandemic-related hangover in R&D activity affecting some industry sectors, according to fresh data published by the European...

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The Unitary Patent era is about to begin: what to expect?

Marisol Cardoso, Patent Consultant at Inventa, informs us of the expectations for the implementation of the Unitary Patent across the EU member states with crucial advice for filing.

Top 100 Global Innovators™ 2022 from Clarivate: an interview with Ed White, Chief Analyst and VP of IP and Innovation Research

Ed White sits down with The Patent Lawyer to discuss the findings of the recently released Top 100 Global Innovators™ 2022 report.

Should AI systems be eligible for patents?

Ben Stasa, Patent Attorney at Brooks Kushman, evaluates the current status of AI inventors across the globe and what may need to change for patent law policy in this rapidly evolving division.

Four tips for avoiding PR disasters with drafting patents

Kirk Sigmon, Shareholder at Banner Witcoff, provides useful tips for drafting reputable patents in light of Sony’s 2013 PR nightmare over U.S. Pat. No. 8,246,454 to Zalewski.

Strategic and Practical Considerations for Accelerated Examination in the United States

Dr. Brent Johnson and Dr. Jennifer Zhou of Maschoff Brennan review the benefits and strategic advantages Track I and applicant’s age accelerated examination can lend to patent prosecutors in the US.

Patenting the Metaverse

Dr. Manuel Lopez, Associate at Uhthoff, Gomez-Vega & Uhthoff, reviews the latest developments in the metaverse and what it means for the development of technology and patent protection.

Negative limitations and the written description requirement

A negative limitation refers to a claim limitation that expressly excludes a feature from the claim scope. David McCombs, Eugene Goryunov, Alan Wang, and Li Yang of Haynes & Boone examine the current state of the law on the written description requirement for negative limitations in view of the latest opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Novartis Pharmaceuticals v. Accord Healthcare Inc., No. 2021-1070 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 3, 2022).

Results achieved in the intellectual property protection as part of an accelerated review of applications related to COVID-19 by Rospatent

Ludmila Lisovskaya, Patent and Chemical Specialist with Zuykov and partners, evaluates the development of inventions in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting applications and grants for protection.

Issues in Hungarian regulation on public health compulsory licences

Dr. Ádám György, Partner and Attorney-at-Law at SBGK Attorneys at Law and Patent Attorneys, evaluates the state of compulsory licensing in Hungary, revolutionized due to pressure from the pandemic.

Indian government initiatives to encourage women to participate in innovation and entrepreneurship

Dr. Joshita Davar Khemani, Managing Partner & Principal Attorney at Law at L.S. Davar & Co., evaluates the current situation for women in STEM and addresses what needs to change.

Women in IP Leadership: An interview: inspirations, experiences, and ideas for equality.

Featuring: Tima Hachem: Senior Manager, Alyafi IP

Sponsored by Fenix Legal

Women in IP Leadership: An interview: inspirations, experiences, and ideas for equality.

Featuring: Karen Abraham: Head of the Intellectual
Property, Messrs Shearn Delamore & Co.

Sponsored by Fenix Legal

Rankings: The Americas & The Caribbean

10 of the best law firms from each of the top Americas & Caribbean jurisdictions, including North and Central America, Mexico, and The Caribbean.

On the culture of time-slots in litigation

Pravin Anand, Managing Partner & Head of Litigation at Anand & Anand, evaluates the benefits that the implementation of a time-slot culture would bring to the Indian IP litigation system by drawing on industry and jurisdictional comparisons.

Unity of invention in the light of PCT, EAPC and Russian Law

Sergey Kalachev, Deputy Head of the Chemical & Life Sciences Department at Gorodissky & Partners, reviews the differing regulations of the PCT, Eurasian and Russian law to provide an overview of which lends best to which type of application.

New Patent Suit rules to demystify patent litigation in India

Rachna Bakhru, Partner with RNA, Technology and IP Attorneys, previews the new Patent Suit rules implemented in Indian litigation that has introduced elements such as video conferencing, hot-tubbing, and confidentiality clubs to act as a step-by-step manual aiming to provide clarity for enforcement.

Are the trends about to change for patent application filing in Poland?

Agata Granis-Rafferty, Polish and European Patent Attorney at Patpol, predicts the impact that the unitary patent will have on filing trends at the Polish Patent Office.

Patent examiners as moral gatekeepers

DPS Parmar, Special Counsel at LexOrbis, explains the implications of morality in the patent examination process, identifying aspects that will prevent successful grant.

An interview with Anna Molony: UK & European Patent Attorney, Founder and Director of Two IP

Anna sits down with The Patent Lawyer to discuss the new breed consultancy model that is Two IP and the benefits this alternative model brings to attorneys under the ecosystem and clients alike.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion with Suzanne Wertheim. Chapter 6: tips for awareness and self-improvement

In this six-part series Dr. Suzanne Wertheim, of Worthwhile Research & Consulting, talks to The Patent Lawyer about diversity, equity, and inclusion: what it means; the current challenges; DEI in law; gender bias; and what we can all do to improve.

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