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    International standard proposed for plant breeders 'rights

    International standard proposed for plant breeders ‘rights

    A joint paper proposing an International System of Cooperation (ISC) for plant breeders’ rights (PBR) was presented to the UPOV Consultative Committee for consideration on 27 March 2014. Invited by UPOV in October 2014, the paper is the collaborative output of three associations: the International Seed Federation (ISF), CropLife International (CLI) and CIOPORA. An ISC […]

    Competing Patent Reform Bills In US Congress

    Competing Patent Reform Bills In US Congress

    Senate Democrats have introduced a patent reform bill in the US Senate that aims to reform the USPTO’s post-grant proceedings established by the America Invents Act. This bill, abbreviated the STRONG Act, aims to bring the practices of the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board in line with those of district courts. Under the bill, […]

    Assessing a supplier from an IP perspective - Part III

    Assessing a supplier from an IP perspective – Part III

    Legal and intellectual property text books typically describe intellectual property and patents in particular in somewhat negative terms. For example, a patent is not a right to practice or use the invention, rather, a patent provides the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale or importing the patented invention for the […]

    Orphan Works Database – Meeting with the Competent National Authorities

    Orphan Works Database – Meeting with the Competent National Authorities

    On 14 April OHIM is holding a first meeting with the competent national authorities designated for the Orphan Works Database and for the Orphan Works Directive. A competent national authority is an organisation designated in each EU Member State and EEA country which is responsible for forwarding information about orphan works to the Orphan Works […]

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    Assessing a supplier from an IP perspective - Part II

    Assessing a supplier from an IP perspective – Part II

    The challenge dealing with IP The challenge I see is that many Sourcing / Procurement people do not have the skills, experience, process or methodology to properly access the IP maturity and sophistication of suppliers (either hardware or software) and properly assess the supplier from an IP value and risk perspective. They lack a broad […]

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