The rules of procedure for the Unified Patent Court, as agreed in October 2015, are very important and have been carefully constructed. Paul England and Christopher Thornham of Taylor Wessing explain what they mean for litigation in the new system.
Gregory Novak looks at the options for using previously cited prior art in patent re-examinations.
In a hearing before the Singapore Registrar of Patents in 2009, Advanced Systems Automation Ltd. filed applications for restoration of its 12 patents between 10 and 29 months after the patent renewal due dates.
An opposition at the European Patent Office (EPO) is the only way to challenge the validity of a European patent centrally. Philip Thomas and Tony Proctor look at why it's a better option than national proceedings.
A great deal has been written concerning patent non-practising entities, also commonly referred to as patent assertion entities and by the pejorative label ‘patent trolls’
The use of the ‘open litis principle’ in Mexico favours the party that challenges an administrative IP decision. IP rights holders should approach this type of appeal with caution, explains Carlos Hernández.
Peru’s National Institute of the Defence and Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) tends to be very rigorous in checking the use of trademarks that third parties are trying to have cancelled.
Many adjustments to China’s Trademark Law are imminent, including changes to the timeframe for examination, as Xiang Gao reports.
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