ACIP’s Review of the Innovation Patent System
The innovation patent system was introduced in 2001 to replace the petty patent system in Australia. The system was developed to stimulate innovation in Australian Small to Medium Enterprises...
The innovation patent system was introduced in 2001 to replace the petty patent system in Australia. The system was...
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Guidance on Payment of Annuities for Divisional Applications
Section 55.1 of the IP Code provides that, “o maintain the patent application or patent, an annual fee shall be paid upon the expiration of four ' (4) years...
Section 55.1 of the IP Code provides that, “o maintain the patent application or patent, an annual fee shall...
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Revisions to the Korean Patents Act
Revisions to the Korean Patents Act are due to come into force on 1 January 2015. The more notable changes are summarized in the table below. With regards to...
Revisions to the Korean Patents Act are due to come into force on 1 January 2015. The more notable...
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Modified examination – Still Modifiable?
As you may be aware, the option for an applicant to request modified examination based on a corresponding granted patent in a foreign country was abolished when the Intellectual...
As you may be aware, the option for an applicant to request modified examination based on a corresponding granted...
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Philippines Update – IP Enforcement
In response to the recent amendments of the Philippines Intellectual Property Code (Republic Act No. 8293), the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) introduced new Rules and Regulations...
In response to the recent amendments of the Philippines Intellectual Property Code (Republic Act No. 8293), the Intellectual Property...
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Increased Support for Enforcement Actions by the Philippines Patent Office
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will now be able to exercise enforcement functions against those involved in the sale or trade of counterfeit items as part...
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will now be able to exercise enforcement functions against those involved...
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All our patents belong to you
In a seemingly philanthropic gesture, Electric carmaker Tesla has announced that it is giving its patents to the “open source movement” in an attempt to promote the advancement of...
In a seemingly philanthropic gesture, Electric carmaker Tesla has announced that it is giving its patents to the “open...
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Extensions of time – a new era
Any person may oppose the grant of a patent on an application by filing a Notice of Opposition within three months of the advertisement of acceptance of the application. If...
Any person may oppose the grant of a patent on an application by filing a Notice of Opposition within...
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Threatening Infringement Proceedings
The right to take legal action against an infringer is what gives a granted patent (or certified innovation patent) its strength. However, care should be taken in how and...
The right to take legal action against an infringer is what gives a granted patent (or certified innovation patent)...
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Indian Patent Office Guidelines for Examination of Pharmaceutical Inventions
A problem with the prosecution of Indian patent applications relating to pharmaceutical subject matter has been the inconsistent and non-uniform approach that has been adopted by the four offices...
A problem with the prosecution of Indian patent applications relating to pharmaceutical subject matter has been the inconsistent and...
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