Karmanya Singh Sareen discusses why the TKDL should be made public

Karmanya Singh Sareen discusses why the TKDL should be made public

The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) is the first database of its kind in India. It is being used to document and protect traditional Indian knowledge of medicinal practices, from misappropriation and monopolization by corporate entities and foreign...

Synamedia Joins LOT Network

Synamedia Joins LOT Network

First UK-headquartered video and pay-TV solutions provider to join the non-profit community London – October 8, 2020 – Synamedia, the world’s largest independent video software provider, today announced it has joined the global non-profit organization LOT Network as a...

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Movers and shakers – July 2020

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the past few weeks have seen a reduction in job appointments and other such announcements. There have, however, been a few important developments here and there. For starters, marking an exciting and significant moment, Johansson &...

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USPTO launches COVID-19 Response Resource Center

In the latest in a series of steps intended to bring calm to the US IP landscape in the face of coronavirus, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has launched a “COVID-19 Response Resource Center” to “provide stakeholders and other interested parties...

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Apple patents “synthetic group selfies”

In what, with hindsight, seems like an obvious innovation in our socially distanced, locked down age, California tech giant Apple has successfully applied for a US patent for “synthetic group selfies”. Apple’s patent, granted on 2 June by the USPTO, covers the...

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China Life Sciences collaboration for Rouse and Codex

International IP firm Rouse and Life Sciences services provider Codex have announced a collaboration that is intended to support life sciences companies accessing the Chinese market. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has intensified the global search for treatments,...

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“Eureka” for COVID-19 test inventor

The inventor of a ground-breaking COVID-19 test described his “eureka moment” when he realized he could adapt existing tech to create a rapid virus test. Professor Chris Toumazou is the co-founder of DnaNudge, which produces App technology that uses DNA and lifestyle...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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Good for the gander: patent owners face IPR estoppel, too

David L. McCombs, Theo Foster, Eugene Goryunov, Scott Jarratt and Calmann Clements examine the lesser-known estoppel and what the rule prohibits a Patent Owner from doing.

Strategic factors in the attack and defense of patent enforcement

Dr. Sergey Vasiliev, Partner at Gorodissky & Partners, considers the elements for both claimant and defendant in preparation for legal action.

Emerging technology: harvesting valuable inventions

Dr Robert Klinski, Managing Patent Attorney at Patentship, discusses the inventor’s dilemma surrounding the emerging technology stage and how the invention harvesting scheme can be of aid.

How can Utility Models provide protection to subjects with smaller levels of “inventiveness”?

Vítor Sérgio Moreira, Patent Engineer at Inventa International, provides a case study on utility models in Angola, Brazil, Mozambique and Portugal.

A glimpse into China’s Utility Model System

Lunwei Huang, Partner and Senior Patent Attorney at Beijing Sanyou IP Agency Ltd., explains why utility models are so attractive in China and discusses their advantages and disadvantages in comparison to invention patents.

Movement towards a paperless system: what does this mean for patent rules?

DPS Parmar, Special Counsel at LexOrbis, seeks clarity on “electronic transmission duly authenticated” in light of increasing use and COVID-19.

Finding the right Knowledge Management solution for you

Caitlin Kavanagh, Marketing Manager at Minesoft, explains how Pat-KM, Minesoft’s Knowledge Management solution, can make your workflow work for you.

SPC’s in Poland - where are we after 16 years??

Magdalena Tagowska, Head of Patents at Patpol, examines the progression of Supplementary Protection Certificate’s in Poland with an evaluation of their development over time.

Insolvable problems arise with common ownership of patents

Nataliya Nazarova, Agreement’s Lawyer at Zuykov & Partners LLC, explains the principles of co-ownership patents with advice on the drawbacks that must be considered.

The use of trademarks and logos in industrial designs in Brazil

Rhuan Quintanilha, Partner at Montaury Pimenta Machado & Vieira de Mello, assesses the pitfalls of the first edition of the Industrial Design Guidelines published by the INIP (2019) in Brazil.

Patent prosecution in Mexico in view of the new IP Law

Mr. Sergio L. Olivares and Mr. Mauricio Samano of OLIVARES examine how IMPI will assess double patenting and second generation voluntary divisional applications.

What you should know to be successful in IP litigation in Russia

Riikka Palmos, Senior Partner and Head of Trademark at Papula-Nevinpat, clarifies the Russian IP court system and discusses an alternative to enforce IP rights.

Chemical patents: peculiarities in Indian patent laws

Vidisha Garg, Partner at Anand and Anand, examines the clauses of the Indian Patent Act and the impact is has on the patentability of chemical and pharmaceutical inventions.

Trends in patent inventions for antibodybased drugs in Japan

Dr Wataru Nishii, Patent Engineer at Sonoda & Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law, explores the patenting of antibody-based drugs with special reference to the recent court decisions for a monoclonal antibody recited in a ‘reach-through claim’.

Dealing with third-party patents in Europe

Sean Leach and Andrew White, Partners at Mathys & Squire, lay out a general roadmap to help non-European practitioners navigate the landscape.

UK Supreme Court’s increasing involvement in patent law set to continue?

Chris de Mauny, Senior Associate at Bird & Bird, examines the impact on patent enforcement following the latest rulings.

Startups – what you need to know

Tamara El-Shibib, Patent & Technology Transfer Consultant at Cedar White Bradley, outlines the key steps that startups can take to better manage their IP early and avoid costlier setbacks in the future.

Bazaar of bizarre inventions

Glen Kotapish, Founder of Planet Patent, shares some of his weird patent discoveries with a quest to continue the search.

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