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The return of the doctrine of equivalents

UK09-10-2017Geoff Hussey and Varuni Paranavitane

In a very significant decision, the UK Supreme Court has changed the test for patent infringement, reintroducing a doctrine of equivalents across much of Europe. Geoff Hussey and Varuni Paranavitane of AA Thornton report.

ASEAN: towards greater harmony

Philippines06-10-2017Rowanie Nakan

The Philippines plays an active role in helping to improve harmonisation and cooperation efforts in the area of IP, as Rowanie Nakan of Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia reports.

The impact of Alice: a swinging pendulum

US05-10-2017

The US Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v CLS Bank led to an increase in the number of patents being invalidated under section 101, but the pendulum may be swinging, as WIPR finds out.

ASEAN focus: don’t be lost in translation

Malaysia, Vietnam05-10-2017

Companies in the ASEAN region should consider registering their trademarks in official local languages in order to protect their brands, advises Kiran Dharsan Seiter of Seiter IP Consultants.

Brazil focus: a different path to protection

Brazil04-10-2017Giovanna Sgaria and Roberta Arantes

IP owners should consider alternatives to trademark rights while waiting for their applications to be processed in Brazil, say Giovanna Sgaria and Roberta Arantes of Daniel Legal & IP Strategy.

ASEAN: a golden birthday

Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar03-10-2017

With the ASEAN region celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, WIPR assesses how far its IP systems have come and what the future holds.

lndia focus: a roadmap for success

India02-10-2017Pravin Anand and Prachi Agarwal

With India languishing in the IP league tables it’s time for change in a number of areas, from expedited examination to patent prosecution highways. Pravin Anand and Prachi Agarwal of Anand and Anand report.

Chopping and changing the CRI guidelines

India29-09-2017

In less than three years, the Indian Patent Office has released three sets of guidelines on the patentability of computer-related inventions, making it hard to keep up with the current rules, as WIPR finds out.

Untangling the pharma patent puzzle

Brazil27-09-2017biochemistryRenata Campello Afonso

It is too soon to say what impact the new rules for examining pharmaceutical patents in Brazil will have, but there are some early clues, says Renata Campello Afonso of Luiz Leonardos & Advogados.

IP Week @ SG 2017: Trade secrets at Taiwan Semiconductor

Singapore26-09-2017Semiconductor

Sylvia Fang, vice president and general counsel at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, outlines to WIPR the importance of trade secrets and how courts have dealt with them, following IP Week @ SG, hosted by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.

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