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Taiwan jurisdiction report: Amendments to Taiwan patent law

Taiwan21-05-2019Tony Tung-Yang Chang

The Draft Amendment to Taiwan’s Patent Law was passed by Taiwan’s Legislature on April 16, 2019. The Amended Patent Law will take effect from November 1, 2019.

Turkey jurisdiction report: Mediation in opposition cases

Turkey21-05-2019Özlem Fütman and İnci Asena Suvar

Mediation was first practised in Turkey following publication of the Code on Mediation in Civil Disputes no. 6325 on June 22, 2012. Since January 10, 2017 when the IP Code No. 6769 entered into force, the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TurkPatent) has been authorised to invite parties to mediation in opposition cases.

US jurisdiction report: The valuable Patent Cooperation Treaty

21-05-2019Paul J. Sutton

A newly formed company, Startup Co, is the owner of what the firm believes to be a wonderful invention that may disrupt a decades-old industry.

France jurisdiction report: What happens after a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

France05-04-2019Aurélia Marie

We all know that departure of the UK from the EU is scheduled to take place now on April 12 2019, in the absence of any agreement or decision to the contrary.

Germany jurisdiction report: Uber app violates German passenger laws

Germany05-04-2019Jens Künzel

In many areas in the US, such as California, Uber has almost replaced normal cab or taxi services. In Germany, the legal landscape for Uber is more complicated.

India jurisdiction report: Liability of e-commerce service providers

India04-04-2019NV Saisunder and Shyamolima Sengupta

The Indian B2C e-commerce market is growing exponentially and rapid digitisation is fuelling its further growth. Most e-commerce platforms in India are marketplaces and they have to deal with the menace of counterfeit or infringing products. This article examines the scope of liability of e-commerce service providers in case of sale of counterfeit goods through their platforms.

Italy jurisdiction report: Interesting Italian patent decisions

Italy04-04-2019Davide Aldo Falzoni

A decision of the Italian Court of Cassation of November 20, 2017 provided an important principle, according to which the validity of a patent cannot be contested in a proceeding concerning the rights of the dependent-inventor to receive an award from the employee.

Malaysia jurisdiction report: Patentability of computer inventions

Malaysia03-04-2019Dave A Wyatt

The patent eligibility of computer-related inventions is a hot topic worldwide. The situation is seemingly forever in flux as courts and patent offices develop case law on the subject and constantly update their official practices.

Taiwan jurisdiction report: Jurisdiction over foreign e-commerce sites

Taiwan03-04-2019Tony Chang

In a 2018 decision, the Taiwan IP Court rendered a new perspective on the test of determining whether a Taiwan court has jurisdiction over a foreign defendant whose products are sold to Taiwan via its website.

US jurisdiction report: Qualcomm’s patent licensing headache

02-04-2019Paul J Sutton

One might think that a company that owns an enormous and far-reaching patent portfolio would be riding a wave of success, without worries. However, for Qualcomm, that is not the case.

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