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Patent restoration: standard of reasonable care

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.

EPO oppositions: A cost-effective alternative to litigation

Philip Thomas and Tony Proctor

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.

IP Pages 2018: Spain country introduction

Spain

Our partners at Practice Insight have kindly provided us with data on filings in Spain, listing the five most productive firms in three separate filing categories.

Newest forms of attack against patent NPES

Paul J. Sutton

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 'open litis principle' in Mexican IP cases

Mexico

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.

Use it or lose it

Peru

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.

Interpreting China's new Trademark Law

China

Many adjustments to China’s Trademark Law are imminent, including changes to the timeframe for examination, as Xiang Gao reports.

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