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Mexico jurisdiction report: Dealing with third party observations

Mexico21-10-2017Mariana Gonzalez

According to article 52bis of the Mexican IP Law (in force from September 17, 2010) it is possible to file a formal observation brief before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property containing documents and arguments surrounding the patentability of an invention claimed in a patent application within a term of six months from its publication in the Official Gazette.

IP portfolio audits: Conquering the odds

International20-10-2017John Boyd

Patent portfolios require constant monitoring, amending and culling in order for businesses to keep pace with their competitors, says John Boyd of TechInsights.

France jurisdiction report: A matter of taste

France20-10-2017Aurélia Marie

Dennis Voerman is the Dutch creator of a successful cheese-based spread named Heks’nkaas. In 2011, he assigned to a company called Levola the copyright relating to the recipe, its method of preparation and the taste features of his product.

Germany jurisdiction report: First compulsory licence for a pharma product

Germany20-10-2017Jochen Bühling

In a landmark decision on July 11, 2017, the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) for the first time confirmed the grant of a compulsory licence under the German Patent Act (docket no. X ZB 2/17).

IP Week @ SG: Challenges and developments in tech-savvy Singapore

Singapore19-10-2017

Following IP Week @ SG, an event hosted by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore in August, the office’s CEO Daren Tang tells WIPR about the key developments and challenges in a technologically advanced city-state.

China jurisdiction report: New guidelines for patent infringement

China19-10-2017Hui Wang

To improve the handling of patent infringement cases by judges and to provide a uniform standard, the Beijing High People’s Court amended its 2013 “Guidelines for Patent Infringement Determination” and issued a new version on April 20, 2017.

Trademark observations in Russia: the benefits of a pre-emptive strike

Russia17-10-2017Marina Karaldina

While Russia’s authorities consider whether to enact a pre-grant opposition procedure for trademarks, Marina Karaldina of Patentica examines the benefits of third party observations.

Minesoft tools for competitive intelligence

International17-10-2017Rahman Hyatt and Olivier Huc

Minesoft offers a range of products that enable companies to better understand the patent landscape in which they operate, as Rahman Hyatt and Olivier Huc report.

Patent infringement in China: finding the source

China17-10-2017Yuanyuan Tian

Courts in China should take a cautious approach in applying the ‘legitimate source’ defence to patent infringement, says Yuanyuan Tian of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

Written description: a state of uncertainty

US16-10-2017John Bailey, John Heithaus and Ohireime Eromosele

As the bounds of antibody written description have yet to be clarified in the US, what can applicants do to protect their inventions? John Bailey, John Heithaus and Ohireime Eromosele of Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch find out.

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