Amgen v. Sanofi: The Supreme Court tackles patent enablement

Craig Metcalf of Kirton McConkie reviews the findings in the case that has solidified the enablement requirement for pharmaceuticals in the US patent system.

An interview with Kathi Vidal, Director at the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Kathi sits down with The Patent Lawyer to discuss highlights from her first year as Director, sharing insights into key developments at are striving for a secure future for the IP field.

The new European patent landscape: what companies should know

Dr. Michael Rüberg, LL.M., Dr. Dennis Kretschmann and Dr. Matthias Hofmann detail the successful launch of the European Unitary Patent Court, explaining strategic consideration for enforcing patents across the continent.

Technology transfer unlocked in Brazil: breakthroughs in knowhow and patent licensing

Bruna Valois and Stefany Kokkinovrachos of Vaz E Dias Advogados & Associados address the recent changes affecting technology transfer with 10 key points in favor of patent licensing agreements.

What you need to know about China’s punitive damage for patent infringement

Lunwei Huang, Partner at Beijing Sanyou IP Agency Ltd., informs of the patent punitive damage system that has been introduced as part of the latest version of Chinese patent law and provides advice and guidance for patent practitioners.

Safeguarding traditional knowledge in Africa: legal and ethical challenges

Marisol Cardoso, Patent Consultant at Inventa, details the available protection for traditional knowledge crucial for the preservation of cultural heritage and the promotion of fair and equitable use.

Overview of intellectual property, contractual, and statutory frameworks for protecting data assets in view of artificial intelligence applications

Kevin Post, Kevin Angle, and Shong Yin of Ropes & Gray review the available forms of protection for data assets, considering benefits and limitations with specific attention to AI.

Filing generative artificial intelligence patent applications at the European Patent Office

Anna Błogowska, Junior Patent Specialist at Patpol Kancelaria Patentowa, discusses pointers for the patentability of generative AI in light of the recent boom while assessing the applicability of current EPO Guidelines.

Potatoes - that’s all you need!

Maria Zamkova, CEO at Fenix Legal, details the weird and wonderful uses and inventions born from the humble potato in advance of Sweden’s annual Potato Day.

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

Featuring: Shu-Pei Oei, Global IP Team Lead at Palfinger Europe

Rankings: Asia Pacific

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

Expanding the USPTO’s Director review process

David McCombs, Eugene Goryunov and Jonathan Bowser of Haynes Boone evaluate the recent updates that are set to adjust the procedure and expand the scope of the Director review process.

How and why: standard essential patent licensing in India

Ranjan Narula and Suvarna Pandey of RNA, Technology and IP Attorneys summarize three recent decisions addressing the subject of contentious issues in SEP litigation.

From past to present: shifting interpretations of The Mexican Patent Office on divisional applications

Sergio Olivares, Daniel Sánchez and Rommy Morales of OLIVARES compare the new approach to divisional applications implemented with the Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property 2020 with the old to provide guidance for proceeding.

Using ‘Common General Knowledge’ to determine obviousness

DPS Parmer, Special Counsel at LexOrbis, provides guidelines for the use of common general knowledge to support the application and subsequent approval of a patent in India.

Current practice of patenting new crystalline forms of biologically active compounds in the Russian Federation

Elena Nazina and Lev Zhilin of Gorodissky & Partners detail the changes to Rospatent’s approach to the patentability of crystalline forms that are resulting in the termination of issuance or protection.

Fair hearing: mapping the intricacies of natural justice in intellectual property disputes

Tusha Malhotra and Yamini Jaswal of Anand & Anand detail the components of a fair hearing with reference to various judicial precedents specific to patent cases.

Eurasian Patent Office: further developments in Eurasian designs

Dr. Alexey Vakhnin discusses current developments of Eurasian Designs at the EAPO with Dr. Grigory Ivliev, the President of the Eurasian Patent Organization. We are glad to introduce, prepared exclusively for The Patent Lawyer magazine, the summary of the recent developments of the Eurasian Patent System.

Suspension of examination for divisional applications in Japan while parent is under appeal

Debora Cheng of Sonoda & Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law details the process, eligibility, advantages, and disadvantages of the introduction of this new practice.

Creating patentable AI inventions according to EPO standards

Robert Klinski, founder of Patentship, explains the patentability criteria for filling a grantable application for AI inventions at the European Patent Office.

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CMS and IPDefine announce Global Patent Initiative

International law firm CMS, in collaboration with patent AI specialist IPDefine Ltd., have developed a cutting-edge turnkey solution that is poised to make intellectual property monetization more accessible than ever before. Introducing CMS Umbra. By combining...

Perkins Coie congratulates 22 new partners

SEATTLE (November 9, 2023)—Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that 22 counsel and senior counsel have been promoted to partner effective January 1, 2024. The firm’s new partner class of 2024 includes:  Steven R. Beigelmacher Julien Bowers Kyle R. Canavera Jordon De...

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Avanci launches 4G smart meter patent licensing program

EDMI, a global leader in smart metering solutions, joins as first licensee DUBLIN, Ireland, October 31, 2023 – Avanci, the independent global leader in joint licensing solutions, today launched a program for 4G smart meters, with global smart metering leader EDMI as...

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Barnes & Thornburg adds IP partner Jason Zucchi in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (October 26, 2023) – Barnes & Thornburg is pleased to announce that Jason M. Zucchi has joined as a partner in the firm’s Minneapolis office, further building out its bench as an intellectual property (IP) powerhouse with more than 200 IP attorneys,...

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Two new partners at IP law firm Mathys & Squire

Additional four Partners promoted within partnership Promotions in London and Cambridge offices Leading intellectual property law firm Mathys & Squire has confirmed a round of promotions for Equity Partners, Partners, and Managing Associates. Max Thoma and Andrea...

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An update on claim priority and PCT applications

The Enlarged Board has issued its decision in consolidated cases G 1/22 and G 2/22. It concluded that the EPO is competent to assess priority entitlement and that there is a rebuttable presumption that an applicant claiming priority in accordance with the formal...

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Clarivate report finds significant adoption of AI in IP

Different roles within the IP practice and geographies significantly diverge in their attitudes toward AI London, U.K. October 12, 2023. Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CLVT), a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform their...

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Forresters hire Partner Michael Fischer

Forresters has strengthened its German and European credentials with the hire of Partner Michael Fischer. Michael is a German and European Patent Attorney and a European Trademark and Design Attorney, specializing in electronics, computer-implemented inventions (CII),...

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