Three keys to ensure a thorough prior art search
Matthew McBride, CAS, investigates prior art searching, specifically considering three key points to ensure success is achieved.
Harmonizing judgment criteria and balancing parties’ interests
Zunxia Li and Lindong Liu, Chofn IP, give insight to the New Judicial Interpretation of the Supreme People’s Court, discussing how this impacts patent owners in China.
Competition and IP at a crossroad: Compulsory licensing for anti-competitive practices in the Dominican Republic
Sharin Pablo de Roca, J. J. Roca & Asociados, investigates compulsory licensing for anti-competitive practices and whether this is a matter for the IP national office or the competition agency.
Malaysia and the TPPA –
Yvonne Ong and Chew Phye Keat, Raja, Darryl & Loh, investigate the impact of Malaysia joining the TPPA, concentrating on six of the most significant changes to Malaysian patent law.
The Unified Patent Court in the
Maria Zamkova, CEO at Fenix Legal, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the Unitary Patent in the European Union.
Cover story: The Virtual Patent Office – your partner in crime
Bob Stembridge, Thomson Reuters, discusses the benefits of The Virtual Patent Office, and how it can save patent professionals valuable time in a day with not enough hours!
A look at Chinese patent legislative trend from the perspective of
Zhang Xu and Jessica Li, HongFangLaw, investigate the recent changes to patent legislation in China, and how these affect patent owners.
Curation reveals hidden information for more effective IP searching:
Lora Burgess, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), discusses the ways curated content could improve your patent search by making it easier, more precise, and less time consuming.
The Patent Knowledge Share: China
Patent Knowledge Share focuses on China with Dr. Toby Mak of Tee & Howe, answering questions about patent litigation and management.
Computer-implemented inventions in Poland: The return of an old controversy
Piotr Dynowsk, Bird & Bird, investigates the protection of computer-implemented inventions, and how the intellectual
property law amendment has added fuel to fire on the matter in Poland.
The Federal Circuit limits foreign and domestic patent exhaustion
Kenneth R. Adamo, Brent P. Ray, Eugene Goryunov, Steven T. Skelley, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, give an in-depth analysis of the Lexmark Int’l, Inc. v. Impression Prods., Inc case and the decision of the Federal Circuit.
Accelerated examination in the Russian and Eurasian PTOs
Andrey Bazhenov, Russian Patent Attorney, Eurasian Patent Attorney and Robert Marvin Teets, J.D., LL.M., B.S., Counsel, Gorodissky & Partners, investigate Russian and Eurasian PTOs, looking closely into Global PPH Project and the benefits for those involved.