The future for graphene innovation

The future for graphene innovation

Since its discovery in 2004, and the subsequent Nobel Prize in 2010, graphene has been one of this generation’s most talked-about advances in the material sciences.  It has been touted as a ‘cure all’ for problems in nearly every technological sector, and (perhaps...

China’s drug Patent Linkage System – is it working?

Dr. Yongqiang Qi, Partner and Patent Attorney at Corner Stone & Partners, evaluates China’s drug Patent Linkage System one year on from its implementation to discover some unfortunate failings.

An interview with Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law, Edwin Tong SC

Following on from Singapore Convention Week, The Patent Lawyer caught up with Edwin Tong to learn more about developments in the IP field in Singapore.

That invention is not obvious! Hindsight is worse than you think

Dr. Brent Johnson of Maschoff Brennan identifies the flaws in the current system when applying hindsight to a patent claim or patent application and propose an alternative system.

How patents can drive sustainability

Dr. Mathieu Buchkremer of Dennemeyer & Associates examines the patenting trends in sustainable innovations and discusses factors that could assist in propelling sustainability.

Defending a brand Starting with a search – commercializing your IP in the post-COVID era

Caitlin Kavanagh, Marketing Manager at Minesoft, evaluates the post-COVID patent market, affected by royalty-free licenses granted during the pandemic, to see how PatBase can assist patent owners in regaining commercial control over their assets.

New procedure for the examination of patent applications related to transgenic plants and elite events in Brazil

Aghata Rodrigues Souza and Marina Castro dos Santos of Vaz a Dias Advogados & Associados address the contents of the Technical Note and the effects on the patentability of transgenic inventions under IP Law.

Patent thicket concerns have started something brewing at the Patent Office: are extensive changes to patent practice on the horizon?

Patrice P. Jean and Andrew Kopsidas of Hughes Hubbard & Reed evaluate the problems patent tickets present and explain why the USPTO is seeking public comment.

American Axle: not a lost opportunity

Brian Jackson and Christian Ehret of The Webb Law Firm evaluate the American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. v. Neapco Holdings, LLC case to conclude that the denial of certiorari is a more positive outcome than many first assumed.

Reaching across borders: the Hague Convention of 18 March, 1970 on the taking of evidence abroad in civil or commercial matters

Pravin Anand & Achuthan Sreekumar of Anand & Anand evaluate the positions of witnesses to express why following the Hague Convention is the best practice.

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

Featuring: Lena Shen of Dukan IP Law Firm

Sponsored by: Innocelf

Jurisdictional Briefing, Russia: EAPO additions and amendments to Patent Instruction

Dr. Tatiana Vakhnina and Dr. Alexey Vakhnin of Vakhnina and Partners explain the additions and amendments coming into force as of 1 November 2022, in EAPO (comprising Russia, Armenia, and other Eurasian countries).

Jurisdictional Briefing, US: patents vs. trade secrets – what makes sense for your invention?

Tina Dorr and Maggie Russell of Cantor Colburn evaluate the differences in the protection offered by patents and trade secrets to provide insight into which protection is best for which type of asset.

Highlights and challenges of the current patent scenario in Mexico

Sergio Olivares and Mauricio Samano of OLIVARES compare the original and new IP Law to identify continuing challenges and to evaluate when the new IP Law will truly take hold.

Introduction to China’s patent Prioritized Examination program

Dr. Xin Chen, Deputy Director of the Electrical Patent Department at CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office, explains the PE program process including important aspects such as requirements, eligibility, and invalidation.

Stretching timelines in patent matters in the Indian Patent System: the use of “patent agent negligence” and the “pandemic excuse”

Adv. Mohan Dewan, Principal at RK Dewan & Co., evaluates the attempted use of “patent agent negligence” to restore abandoned patents and patent applications in India.

Pain points in the examination of pharmaceutical patents in Brazil

Daniela Fasoli, Partner at Simoes IP Law Firm, reviews analysis from 263 opinions in pharmaceutical patent prosecution cases in Brazil to highlight the greatest problems facing those working to protect their assets.

Defining “equivalent” in patent Infringement under the Doctrine of Equivalence

Rachna Bakhru and Suvarna Pandey of RNA, Technology and IP Attorneys compare cases to identify key findings for defining Doctrine of Equivalence, drawing interesting conclusions relating to sequences over elements.

Overview on the patentability of applications related to Artificial Intelligence

Luciana Bach and Thiago do Espírito Santo of Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello evaluate the patentability of AI inventions in Brazil compared to other jurisdictions.

Diversity, equity and inclusion: disability

Megan Rannard, Associate at Marks & Clerk and member of IP Inclusive, provides an insight into the difficulties facing those with disabilities when entering and integrating into the workforce and offers some first steps for promoting inclusivity.

Blank Rome welcomes new Patent Agent in Houston

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph B. Jackson has joined the firm’s Houston office in the Intellectual Property and Technology practice group as a patent agent. Joe’s arrival continues the firm’s strategic expansion of its Intellectual Property...

Registration now open for Finnegan IP University

WASHINGTON, DC—Finnegan is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2023 Finnegan IP University program. The free program introduces undergraduate and graduate STEM students to career opportunities in IP law over four weeks of online educational...

Holland & Hart creates new principal role

DENVER, January 18, 2023—Holland & Hart announced that it has created a new leadership role of Principal, Patent Agent (Principal). The firm’s leadership promoted Devin Brennan as the firm’s first Principal effective January 1. Brennan joined the firm in 2015 as a...

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The future for graphene innovation

Since its discovery in 2004, and the subsequent Nobel Prize in 2010, graphene has been one of this generation’s most talked-about advances in the material sciences.  It has been touted as a ‘cure all’ for problems in nearly every technological sector, and (perhaps...

read more

Blank Rome welcomes new Patent Agent in Houston

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph B. Jackson has joined the firm’s Houston office in the Intellectual Property and Technology practice group as a patent agent. Joe’s arrival continues the firm’s strategic expansion of its Intellectual Property...

read more

Registration now open for Finnegan IP University

WASHINGTON, DC—Finnegan is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2023 Finnegan IP University program. The free program introduces undergraduate and graduate STEM students to career opportunities in IP law over four weeks of online educational...

read more

Holland & Hart creates new principal role

DENVER, January 18, 2023—Holland & Hart announced that it has created a new leadership role of Principal, Patent Agent (Principal). The firm’s leadership promoted Devin Brennan as the firm’s first Principal effective January 1. Brennan joined the firm in 2015 as a...

read more

Sterne Kessler elects record-high seven directors in 2023

Washington, D.C. (January 4, 2023) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is proud to announce that seven attorneys have been elected to the directorship effective January 1, 2023. This year represents the largest class of new directors in Sterne Kessler’s 45-year...

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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER announces Agathe Caillé as new counsel

EU intellectual property boutique firm HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER has promoted Agathe Caillé to counsel. Agathe joined the team in Paris in 2012, her focus is on patent litigation. She has handled patent cases in the telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and chemical fields,...

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OLIVARES in Mexico names two new Partners

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 9, 2023- OLIVARES, a leading IP, business, and litigation law firm in Mexico announces the addition of two new partners: Rommy Morales and Jaime Rodríguez. Rommy Morales is an experienced practitioner at OLIVARES, first joining the firm in 2008. For...

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Reddie & Grose Appoints Dr Yumiko Kato

Reddie & Grose, a UK and European firm of Patent, Trademark and Design attorneys, is delighted to announce that Dr Yumiko Kato has joined the firm as a Senior Associate. She will be working out of the London office. Yumiko’s specialist field is chemistry where she...

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Finnegan elects eight new partners

WASHINGTON, DC—Finnegan is delighted to welcome eight attorneys to the partnership. They represent distinct areas of intellectual property law including patent and trade secret litigation before U.S. federal district courts; investigations at the U.S. International...

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