China: Patent Guidelines for Examination – changes for AI, big data and software
On 21 December 2023, along with revised implementation rules for patent law, the China Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued an updated Guidelines for Patent Examination (the Guidelines). The changes...
On 21 December 2023, along with revised implementation rules for patent law, the China Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued...
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Apple ceases sales of its latest smartwatch models due to patent dispute
In response to ongoing patent litigation with California-based health monitoring technology company, Masimo Corporation, Apple Inc. has made the decision to cease sales of its latest smartwatch models, the...
In response to ongoing patent litigation with California-based health monitoring technology company, Masimo Corporation, Apple Inc. has made the...
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Apostille Convention now in effect in China
Summary  Public documents that have an apostille certificate issued by a competent authority in the countries that are part of the Apostille Convention will be accepted by Chinese courts without...
Summary  Public documents that have an apostille certificate issued by a competent authority in the countries that are part of...
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Pouring over patents: A look at non-alcoholic beer inventions
From a bitter and watery past has flourished a fruity and vibrant future for low and no-alcohol beers. Gone are the days when these bubbly brews were renowned for...
From a bitter and watery past has flourished a fruity and vibrant future for low and no-alcohol beers. Gone...
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Change in EPO practice: calculating patent deadlines
Introduction From 1 November 2023, the way of calculating deadlines set by letters from the EPO is changing.  Letters dated 1 November 2023 and after are deemed to have been received...
Introduction From 1 November 2023, the way of calculating deadlines set by letters from the EPO is changing.  Letters dated 1...
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Trade mark licences: lessons from the courts
In a previous article “Perpetual contracts: can they be terminated?”, the termination of contracts with no agreed end date or provisions governing termination was discussed. Term and termination are key...
In a previous article “Perpetual contracts: can they be terminated?”, the termination of contracts with no agreed end date...
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