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Business brief 2010: Netherlands

Netherlands01-01-2010Michiel Rijsdijk

One can choose to acquire a patent in the Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg) via a national patent application or a European patent (EP) application, in which the three Benelux countries will be designated.

Business brief 2010: Norway

Norway01-01-2010Lill Anita Grimstad and Kristine Aarflot

Patent protection in Norway can be obtained by a national application or by an international application (PCT).

Business brief 2010: Taiwan

Taiwan01-01-2010Crystal Chen and Candy Chen

Taiwan’s current Patent Act stipulates a first-to-file system. Taiwan is not a member of the Paris Convention; as such, only national protection is available.

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.

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