The Patent Lawyer Jan/Feb 2022
The value of peer support

The value of peer support

We all know the phrases ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ or ‘it’s good to talk’ but the benefits in talking about how you are feeling go far beyond this. When we are in a difficult situation we lose our problem-solving abilities, it can be impossible to focus...

Mental Health Awareness Week – Loneliness

Mental Health Awareness Week – Loneliness

Humans are hard-wired to connect - we are tribal and social animals. We are biologically programmed to need other humans, and a feeling of belonging and connection drives our happiness. Despite this many of us will know what it’s like to be lonely, especially after...

World IP Day, 2022

World IP Day, 2022

This year, World IP Day focuses on “IP and Youth: Innovation for a Better Future”. In a post-COVID-19 era driven by the growth and encompassment of technology, many aspects of innovation are changing. To mark the occasion, we asked our editorial board to reflect on...

Forresters doubles Munich office space to support growth

IP firm Forresters has moved to larger offices in Munich to support its plans for growth. Forresters has taken a larger 335 sq m [3,600 sq ft] space at the Skygarden, doubling its existing presence in the same building on Erika-Mann-Str. The new office can accommodate...

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Matheson adds new Partners

13 new partners appointed across 12 practice groups Matheson’s partnership team expands to 105 across more than 30 sector-focused practice groups Matheson, Ireland’s largest law firm, is pleased to announce that it has appointed 13 new partners across 12 different...

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EIP announces three promotions to its partnership

EIP announces the promotion of Eric Williams, Tim Belcher, and Tom Brazier to its partnership. The newly promoted partners have 40 years’ experience between them advising on patent matters, and each already work for some of EIP’s most innovative and largest clients....

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Powell Gilbert adds two leading IP litigators to partnership

Specialist IP law firm Powell Gilbert LLP announces the promotion of Senior Associates Tess Waldron and Joel Coles to its partnership. Dr Tess Waldron represents life sciences and consumer electronics companies, having particular experience in relation to SEP / FRAND...

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Maersk Joins the Open Invention Network Community

Open Invention Network (OIN) is the largest patent non-aggression community in history. It was formed to safeguard open source software form patent aggressors. It is financially backed by Google, IBM / Red Hat, NEC, Philips, Sony, SUSE and Toyota. A. P. Møller – Mærsk...

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A call for truth – Vladimir Biriulin reports

Because of the current situation with Ukraine the media publish much information regarding intellectual property that is often incorrect or outright false. This may be understood because any important event may send waves throughout the media and people may express...

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Avanci expands its patent license agreements with Volkswagen

Europe’s leading car maker extends existing relationship with Avanci to cover 4G essential patents DALLAS Avanci has announced that Volkswagen AG has expanded its existing relationship with the Avanci one-stop licensing marketplace to include 4G standard essential...

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HGF continues to grow across Europe with expansion in Ireland.

HGF is pleased to announce that it has boosted its team in Ireland with the addition of a further 3 patent attorneys. Rosi Armstrong and Marie Walsh have both joined the firm as Patent Directors. In addition, Patent Attorney, Cassie Smith has returned to Ireland after...

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The Unitary Patent era is about to begin: what to expect?

Marisol Cardoso, Patent Consultant at Inventa, informs us of the expectations for the implementation of the Unitary Patent across the EU member states with crucial advice for filing.

Top 100 Global Innovators™ 2022 from Clarivate: an interview with Ed White, Chief Analyst and VP of IP and Innovation Research

Ed White sits down with The Patent Lawyer to discuss the findings of the recently released Top 100 Global Innovators™ 2022 report.

Should AI systems be eligible for patents?

Ben Stasa, Patent Attorney at Brooks Kushman, evaluates the current status of AI inventors across the globe and what may need to change for patent law policy in this rapidly evolving division.

Four tips for avoiding PR disasters with drafting patents

Kirk Sigmon, Shareholder at Banner Witcoff, provides useful tips for drafting reputable patents in light of Sony’s 2013 PR nightmare over U.S. Pat. No. 8,246,454 to Zalewski.

Strategic and Practical Considerations for Accelerated Examination in the United States

Dr. Brent Johnson and Dr. Jennifer Zhou of Maschoff Brennan review the benefits and strategic advantages Track I and applicant’s age accelerated examination can lend to patent prosecutors in the US.

Patenting the Metaverse

Dr. Manuel Lopez, Associate at Uhthoff, Gomez-Vega & Uhthoff, reviews the latest developments in the metaverse and what it means for the development of technology and patent protection.

Negative limitations and the written description requirement

A negative limitation refers to a claim limitation that expressly excludes a feature from the claim scope. David McCombs, Eugene Goryunov, Alan Wang, and Li Yang of Haynes & Boone examine the current state of the law on the written description requirement for negative limitations in view of the latest opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Novartis Pharmaceuticals v. Accord Healthcare Inc., No. 2021-1070 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 3, 2022).

Results achieved in the intellectual property protection as part of an accelerated review of applications related to COVID-19 by Rospatent

Ludmila Lisovskaya, Patent and Chemical Specialist with Zuykov and partners, evaluates the development of inventions in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting applications and grants for protection.

Issues in Hungarian regulation on public health compulsory licences

Dr. Ádám György, Partner and Attorney-at-Law at SBGK Attorneys at Law and Patent Attorneys, evaluates the state of compulsory licensing in Hungary, revolutionized due to pressure from the pandemic.

Indian government initiatives to encourage women to participate in innovation and entrepreneurship

Dr. Joshita Davar Khemani, Managing Partner & Principal Attorney at Law at L.S. Davar & Co., evaluates the current situation for women in STEM and addresses what needs to change.

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

Featuring: Tima Hachem: Senior Manager, Alyafi IP

Sponsored by Fenix Legal

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

Featuring: Karen Abraham: Head of the Intellectual
Property, Messrs Shearn Delamore & Co.

Sponsored by Fenix Legal

Rankings: The Americas & The Caribbean

10 of the best law firms from each of the top Americas & Caribbean jurisdictions, including North and Central America, Mexico, and The Caribbean.

On the culture of time-slots in litigation

Pravin Anand, Managing Partner & Head of Litigation at Anand & Anand, evaluates the benefits that the implementation of a time-slot culture would bring to the Indian IP litigation system by drawing on industry and jurisdictional comparisons.

Unity of invention in the light of PCT, EAPC and Russian Law

Sergey Kalachev, Deputy Head of the Chemical & Life Sciences Department at Gorodissky & Partners, reviews the differing regulations of the PCT, Eurasian and Russian law to provide an overview of which lends best to which type of application.

New Patent Suit rules to demystify patent litigation in India

Rachna Bakhru, Partner with RNA, Technology and IP Attorneys, previews the new Patent Suit rules implemented in Indian litigation that has introduced elements such as video conferencing, hot-tubbing, and confidentiality clubs to act as a step-by-step manual aiming to provide clarity for enforcement.

Are the trends about to change for patent application filing in Poland?

Agata Granis-Rafferty, Polish and European Patent Attorney at Patpol, predicts the impact that the unitary patent will have on filing trends at the Polish Patent Office.

Patent examiners as moral gatekeepers

DPS Parmar, Special Counsel at LexOrbis, explains the implications of morality in the patent examination process, identifying aspects that will prevent successful grant.

An interview with Anna Molony: UK & European Patent Attorney, Founder and Director of Two IP

Anna sits down with The Patent Lawyer to discuss the new breed consultancy model that is Two IP and the benefits this alternative model brings to attorneys under the ecosystem and clients alike.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion with Suzanne Wertheim. Chapter 6: tips for awareness and self-improvement

In this six-part series Dr. Suzanne Wertheim, of Worthwhile Research & Consulting, talks to The Patent Lawyer about diversity, equity, and inclusion: what it means; the current challenges; DEI in law; gender bias; and what we can all do to improve.

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