Could machines take over the world of patent translations?

Could machines take over the world of patent translations?

Under EPO practice, an application is most often filed in one of its official languages – English, French and German.  If filed in another language of an EPC-contracting state, a translation of the specification into one of the three EPO official languages must be...

Patent applicants dash to avoid costly new Canadian rules

Patent applicants dash to avoid costly new Canadian rules

This article will look at a couple of key aspects of the newest Canadian Patent Rules that have caught the attention of patent filers. Many applicants are currently taking immediate action to avoid the new rules and get grandfathered under the current rules.  As...

Almost 5,000 drone patents granted last year – a 39% increase

Almost 5,000 drone patents granted last year – a 39% increase

China leads global efforts to dominate drone market, accounting for two-thirds of patents Patents granted for drones worldwide have increased by 39% to 4,876 in the past year*, shows new research by leading intellectual property law firm Mathys & Squire. The...

Discussion on Chinese service invention-creation and rights ownership thereof

Zhongling HAN and Xiaodong WANG of Beijing Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency Ltd. offer advice for determining an “Employer-First” and “Employee-First” duel model as a solution for invention-creation ownership.

An interview with Amit Gaikwad, Senior Analyst, Patents & Analytics Center of Excellence, GE Research, General Electric Company

Amit sits down with The Patent Lawyer to discuss his experiences as a Patent Analyst and his passion for working towards a zero-carbon energy future.

Patent applicants dash to avoid costly new Canadian Rules

Noel Courage, Partner at Bereskin & Parr, explains the changes to Canadian Rules introduced to improve examination efficiency that may increase prosecution costs.

Adaption of the description: the new praxis at the EPO and implications for applicants

Felix Hermann of Boehmert & Boehmert provides an insight into the discussion between the EPO and the user community, the related legal issues and the implications of the EPO’s practice resulting from the revised EPO GL 2022 on the examination of European patent applications.

Design patents: the name of the game is the [dis]claim

Alexander Czanik of Frost Brown Todd discusses strategies and associated risks of utilizing partial designs.

Straightening out the world of dentistry with innovative patents

Ludmila Lisovskaya, Patent and Chemical Specialist at Zuykov and partners, provides an overview of modern technological innovation in the dentistry field.

BIG Data unveiling BIGGER opportunities for life sciences ecosystem & innovation

Manisha Singh, Founder Partner, and Neha Ruleha, Senior Associate, of LexOrbis review the prospects that Big Data is offering to the industry and the IPR regulation that innovators should monitor.

Award Winning Law Firm Rankings: Asia Pacific

10 of the best law firms from each of the top Asia Pacific jurisdictions, including China, India, Japan and Malaysia.

Jurisdictional Briefing, US: subject matter eligibility no longer just for software and biotechechnology practitioners

Dave S. Christensen and Maggie Russell of Cantor Colburn review the changes for subject matter eligibility as a result of the American Axle & Mfg. v. Neapco Holdings LLC case.

How to choose an IPMS

Sam Nicholson, Managing Director at Equinox IPMS, provides key insight into choosing the correct intellectual Property Management System for your way of working so you can hit the ground running and be confident from day one.

Claiming preliminary and ex parte injunctions – what is needed to succeed?

Maria Zamkova, CEO at Fenix Legal, evaluates two recent cases to offer advice for claiming preliminary and ex parte injunction for successfully protecting a patent even before the patent is granted.

There are always two sides of the same coin – a brief polemic on the unitary patent system from a Polish perspective

Tomasz Gawliczek, PhD, Polish patent attorney and attorney-at-law, and Piotr Godlewski, Polish and European patent attorney, of JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys express their differing opinions on the implementation of the UPC and Poland’s decision to opt-out.

Argentina: “right to be forgotten”

Santiago R. O’Conor, Managing Partner of O’Conor & Power, reviews a person’s rights to have their information deindexed from Google, calling in to question the protection of personal information over information for public interest.

New state standard for patent research

Vladimir Bashkirov, Head of Patent Search Department, and Alexander Budkin, Patent Search Expert, of Gorodissky & Partners evaluate the new methodology and reporting for the new Russian State Standard on Patent Studies.

Update on divisional applications in Mexico

Sergio L. Olivares, Daniel Sánchez, and Mauricio Sámano of OLIVARES explain the relationship between the new law applied in 2020 and divisional applications from parent applications.

ADAPT: the light to a diverse future in the patent field

The Patent Lawyer sits down with a panel of ADAPT’s members, including Judy Yee, Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft, Micheal Binns, Global Head of Patent Portfolio Strategy for Meta’s Family of Apps, and Ken Seddon, CEO of LOT Network, to discuss their DEI mission and how patent professionals can get involved.

EIP launches regional hub in Sweden following strategic hires

EIP, the patent law firm specialising in high-value and complex matters, is expanding its presence in the Nordics by opening in Sweden. It is the international firm’s first Nordic office, and the move will bring the firm closer to its existing clients across the...

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Carpmaels & Ransford hires new Partner

Agathe Michel-de Cazotte was appointed as of 1st September 2022 Carpmaels & Ransford is excited to announce the arrival of Agathe Michel-de Cazotte as a new Partner at the firm, effective from 1st September 2022. Agathe is an experienced European litigator with a...

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Avanci signs agreements with Hyundai and Kia

South Korean automakers join Avanci’s essential patent marketplace for connected vehicles DALLAS, Texas, August 25, 2022 –  Avanci has announced that it has signed patent license agreements with Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation, increasing the total number of...

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US Federal Circuit upholds restriction on AI inventorship

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has backed the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia's finding that an artificial intelligence (AI) system cannot be named as the inventor of a patent. The Federal Circuit decision follows a growing consensus...

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What you need to know about the UP and UPC

Background Nine years after the signing of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court, the new Unitary Patent (UP) and single Unified Patent Court (UPC) are nearly a reality. All that is needed is for Germany to deposit its instrument of ratification of the UPC Agreement...

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Genericness banned in Russia

The story started back in 2019. At that time, SUGEN, INC. and PHARMACIA & UPJOHN COMPANY Pharmacia Upjohn sued Nativa, a Russian company, The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and Oleg Mikhaylov, the third person closely associated with Nativa against...

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G2 Legal promotes internally to help with business growth

G2 Legal, a leading legal recruitment company, today announced multiple promotions to help deliver its plan for growth. Having joined G2 Legal in 2013, Andrew Cookson is now promoted to Director and will continue to head up the Midlands region. James Hitti has been...

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IP as an enabler for AI: UK government shows its hand

The recently published response of the UK government to a consultation on the interface between artificial intelligence (“AI”) and intellectual property law demonstrates the importance that is attached to this area of technology in driving innovation and economic...

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