Archive: January, 2015

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore to begin receiving and processing international applications in electronic form

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore to begin receiving and processing international applications in electronic form

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), in its capacity as receiving Office, has notified the International Bureau (IB) under PCT Rule 89bis.1(d) that, with effect from 1 January 2015, it is prepared to receive and process international applications in electronic form. The Office accepts international applications filed using the ePCT-Filing function in the ePCT […]

Induced Infringement Does Not Require Multiple Parties

Induced Infringement Does Not Require Multiple Parties

In Promega Corp. v. Life Technologies Corp. (13-1011), a split Federal Circuit found that LifeTech did infringe the Tautz patent, which claimed a process for examining DNA samples.  Promega is an exclusive licensee of the patent.  LifeTech produced a component for a genetic testing kit in the U.S. and shipped the component to an overseas subsidiary, where […]

Indian Patent Office and National Institute of Industrial Property (Chile) to begin receiving and processing international applications under the PCT in electronic form

Indian Patent Office and National Institute of Industrial Property (Chile) to begin receiving and processing international applications under the PCT in electronic form

The Indian Patent Office and the National Institute of Industrial Property (Chile), in their capacities as receiving Offices, have notified the International Bureau (IB) under PCT Rule 89bis.1(d) that, with effect from 15 November 2014 and 1 January 2015, respectively, they are/will be prepared to receive and process international applications in electronic form. Both Offices accept/will accept international applications […]

How Italy successfully improved its approach to intellectual property rights protection

How Italy successfully improved its approach to intellectual property rights protection

Despite current difficulties, Italy remains the 8th largest economy in the world with an economic value of 2.2 trillion USD (IMF, WEF). This global standing is based on the creative ability and production of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs account for 65% of GDP and 99.9% of all enterprises, of which 94.4% are micro organizations with an average number […]

Despite current difficulties, Italy remains the 8th largest economy in the world with an economic value of 2.2 trillion USD (IMF, WEF). This global standing is based on the creative ability and production of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs account for 65% of GDP and 99.9% of all enterprises, of which 94.4% are micro organizations with an average number […]
How Italy successfully improved its approach to intellectual property rights protection

How Italy successfully improved its approach to intellectual property rights protection

Despite current difficulties, Italy remains the 8th largest economy in the world with an economic value of 2.2 trillion USD (IMF, WEF). This global standing is based on the creative ability and production of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs account for 65% of GDP and 99.9% of all enterprises, of which 94.4% are micro organizations with an average number […]

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Despite current difficulties, Italy remains the 8th largest economy in the world with an economic value of 2.2 trillion USD (IMF, WEF). This global standing is based on the creative ability and production of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs account for 65% of GDP and 99.9% of all enterprises, of which 94.4% are micro organizations with an average number […]

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How Italy successfully improved its approach to intellectual property rights protection

How Italy successfully improved its approach to intellectual property rights protection

Despite current difficulties, Italy remains the 8th largest economy in the world with an economic value of 2.2 trillion USD (IMF, WEF). This global standing is based on the creative ability and production of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs account for 65% of GDP and 99.9% of all enterprises, of which 94.4% are micro organizations with an average number […]

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Despite current difficulties, Italy remains the 8th largest economy in the world with an economic value of 2.2 trillion USD (IMF, WEF). This global standing is based on the creative ability and production of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs account for 65% of GDP and 99.9% of all enterprises, of which 94.4% are micro organizations with an average number […]

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How Italy successfully improved its approach to intellectual property rights protection

How Italy successfully improved its approach to intellectual property rights protection

Despite current difficulties, Italy remains the 8th largest economy in the world with an economic value of 2.2 trillion USD (IMF, WEF). This global standing is based on the creative ability and production of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs account for 65% of GDP and 99.9% of all enterprises, of which 94.4% are micro organizations with an average number […]

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Despite current difficulties, Italy remains the 8th largest economy in the world with an economic value of 2.2 trillion USD (IMF, WEF). This global standing is based on the creative ability and production of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs account for 65% of GDP and 99.9% of all enterprises, of which 94.4% are micro organizations with an average number […]

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The Combination of Individual Logos with Distinctiveness is not Necessarily Distinctive

The Combination of Individual Logos with Distinctiveness is not Necessarily Distinctive

The trademark at issue was filed by a Taiwanese company designating goods in I.C.18, such as purses, wallets and umbrellas. TIPO regarded that the trademark at issue consisted exclusively of different kinds of geometrical patterns, so that it was not distinctive according to Article 29 I (3) of the Trademark Act. Moreover, the evidence of […]

The trademark at issue was filed by a Taiwanese company designating goods in I.C.18, such as purses, wallets and umbrellas. TIPO regarded that the trademark at issue consisted exclusively of different kinds of geometrical patterns, so that it was not distinctive according to Article 29 I (3) of the Trademark Act. Moreover, the evidence of […]
New pilots start between the European Patent Office and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office

New pilots start between the European Patent Office and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office

On 6 January 2015, new two-way PCT-PPH pilot programs began between the European Patent Office (EPO) and the following Offices which act as International Searching Authorities (ISAs) and International Preliminary Examining Authorities (IPEAs): the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, and the Israel Patent Office Under these pilots, faster examination in the national phase in Canada or […]

On 6 January 2015, new two-way PCT-PPH pilot programs began between the European Patent Office (EPO) and the following Offices which act as International Searching Authorities (ISAs) and International Preliminary Examining Authorities (IPEAs): the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, and the Israel Patent Office Under these pilots, faster examination in the national phase in Canada or […]
Morocco recognises European patents as national patents

Morocco recognises European patents as national patents

The President of the European Patent Office (EPO), Benoît Battistelli, and the Moroccan Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy announced today that an agreement allowing European patents to be validated in Morocco will enter into force on 1 March 2015. “This is a historic step for the European patent […]

The President of the European Patent Office (EPO), Benoît Battistelli, and the Moroccan Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy announced today that an agreement allowing European patents to be validated in Morocco will enter into force on 1 March 2015. “This is a historic step for the European patent […]
Morocco recognises European patents as national patents

Morocco recognises European patents as national patents

The President of the European Patent Office (EPO), Benoît Battistelli, and the Moroccan Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy announced today that an agreement allowing European patents to be validated in Morocco will enter into force on 1 March 2015. “This is a historic step for the European patent […]

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The President of the European Patent Office (EPO), Benoît Battistelli, and the Moroccan Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy announced today that an agreement allowing European patents to be validated in Morocco will enter into force on 1 March 2015. “This is a historic step for the European patent […]

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Morocco recognises European patents as national patents

Morocco recognises European patents as national patents

The President of the European Patent Office (EPO), Benoît Battistelli, and the Moroccan Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy announced today that an agreement allowing European patents to be validated in Morocco will enter into force on 1 March 2015. “This is a historic step for the European patent […]

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The President of the European Patent Office (EPO), Benoît Battistelli, and the Moroccan Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy announced today that an agreement allowing European patents to be validated in Morocco will enter into force on 1 March 2015. “This is a historic step for the European patent […]

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Morocco recognises European patents as national patents

Morocco recognises European patents as national patents

The President of the European Patent Office (EPO), Benoît Battistelli, and the Moroccan Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy announced today that an agreement allowing European patents to be validated in Morocco will enter into force on 1 March 2015. “This is a historic step for the European patent […]

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The President of the European Patent Office (EPO), Benoît Battistelli, and the Moroccan Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy announced today that an agreement allowing European patents to be validated in Morocco will enter into force on 1 March 2015. “This is a historic step for the European patent […]

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2015 Special 301 Review: Request for Public Comment and Announcement of Public Hearing

2015 Special 301 Review: Request for Public Comment and Announcement of Public Hearing

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is now accepting public submissions from interested persons to be used in conducting the 2015 “Special 301” review of the intellectual property rights (IPR) practices of foreign countries. Each year the USTR leads an interagency process to identify the foreign countries that deny adequate and effective protection of IPR […]

Federal Circuit Finds Internet-centric Claims Patent Eligible

Federal Circuit Finds Internet-centric Claims Patent Eligible

While many recent cases have found claims patent-ineligible in light of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, a split Federal Circuit has ruled that the claims at issue in DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com, L.P. (13-1505) are in fact patent eligible.  The claims related to a system for retaining visitors on a website.  Judge Chen noted that the claims do […]