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Business brief 2010: Venezuela

Venezuela01-01-2010Patricia Hoet-Limbourg

Our current Industrial Property Law provides that in order to obtain protection of an invention, an application should be filed before the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).

New rules for French patents

30-11-2009Stephane Agasse

Following the implementation of EU Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights, the French court's criteria to grant preliminary injunctions have changed. Stéphane Agasse explains.

The risk of narrow protection

30-11-2009BiotechnologyCaroline Pallard

A number of biotechnology inventions relate to peptides and other small molecules that could be used in therapeutic applications. Caroline Pallard explains the challenges of patenting such inventions.

Stricter examination requirements in Canada

30-11-2009Katie Wang

Two pharmaceutical cases highlight recent developments in Canadian patent law relating to duty of candour during patent prosecution and patent claim construction, says Katie Wang.

Product definition in Swedish SPCs

Sweden30-11-2009Hampus Rystedt

There is a contradiction at the heart of product definition in Swedish supplementary protection certificates, says Hampus Rystedt.

Mining for gold and avoiding land mines

30-11-2009Helene Carlson and Elizabeth Haanes

Remarkable market opportunities exist for developers of infectious disease-related technologies, but developers need to be aware of the intricacies of patenting, say Helene Carlson and Elizabeth Haanes.

Ask an expert: the role of court-appointed experts in patent cases

Finland30-11-2009Petri Eskola

In Finland, there is concern that some court-appointed experts have been allowed to overstep their authority in influencing cases, says Petri Eskola.

Pharmaceutical patent owners on alert

Brazil30-11-2009Otto Licks and Marcela de Souza

New law enacted by President Lula and two leading cases currently pending before Brazil’s highest courts may leave blockbuster drugs without patent protection in Brazil, say Otto Licks and Marcela de Souza.

Moral and ethical questions for patenting genetic material

Israel30-11-2009Dr. Michael Factor and Dr. Moshe Tritel

The use of embryonic stem cells to develop medical treatments is a controversial topic. Michael Factor and Moshe Tritel look at the situation in Israel.

Clarifying patentability for medical and surgical developments

EU30-11-2009Annelise Holme

Two recent Enlarged Board of Appeal decisions provide new guidelines on how to interpret the extent of exceptions to patentability before the European Patent Office, says Annelise Holme.

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