An international Patent Prosecution strategy

John Walker, from Dennemeyer & Associates, examines Patent Prosecution strategies in the Asian region including the use of Australia as a platform, the judicious use of the PPH and the consideration of regional treaties.

Important PTAB decisions of 2017 and cases to watch for in 2018

Deborah Sterling, Ph.D. and Pauline Pelletier from Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. explore the significant 2017 PTAB decisions and cases as well as looking at some of the issues worth watching out for in 2018.

Enforcement of patents in the MENA region

Namir Sioufi, Saba IP, explores the increased interest in intellectual property in the Middle East and North African region, specifically considering Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

China’s influence and the growing need for IP search and analytics

Bob Stembridge from Clarivate Analytics investigates China’s growth in the patent industry in the past forty years due to increased innovation and introduces their China IP Technical Services team, which operates to deliver in-country IP search and analytics services to support both Chinese and foreign corporations.

The divisional application system in China

Mr. Jianming FENG, Jiaquan IP Law, introduces the divisional application system in China and analyzes how to take advantage of the system to seek greater protection for patent applications with specific cases.

Invention vs. Utility Model patent applications

Cindy Hu from Hu & Wu Patent Office describes the benefits of simultaneously filing both Invention and Utility Model patent applications in Taiwan.

The development of modern patent law

In the first of a three-part series, Jan Hák from Patentservis explores the development of modern patent law throughout the years by considering the modifications and historical impact of intellectual property law.

“ANVISA” examining patent applications in Brazil

Magnus Aspeby from Montaury Pimenta Machado & Vieira de Mello explores ANVISA’s role with pharmaceutical patents in Brazil, considering INPI’s and ANVISA’s inter-institutional decree on how to deal with ANVISA’s intrusion into INPI’s preserves.

Fast programs in Brazil to reduce the impact of the patent backlog

Thais Suárez and Elaine Martins from Vaz e Dias Advogados &Associados address the backlog under a practical perspective by identifying the existing expedite patent programs, their requirements, and discuss the effects of alternatives.

Brazil: Still an inviting and convenient country to enter

Hugo Casinhas da Silva, Lucia Maldonado Silva, Pedro Maldonado Silva and Eduardo Maldonado Silva from Hugo Silva & Maldonado analyze the Brazilian economy by closely considering the economic crash, changes in legislation, and patent prosecution.

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