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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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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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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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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 […]

Novartis Wins Appeal for First Biosimilar to Go On Sale in US

Novartis Wins Appeal for First Biosimilar to Go On Sale in US

Novartis International has won FDA approval for a biosimilar of an existing drug. The drug, a copy of Amgen’s Neupogen, is designed to boost white blood cell counts in certain patients. An abbreviated FDA approval pathway for biologic medical products that share most of their properties with an existing, approved biologic product was created by […]

Italy implements eLearning for SMEs, UK implements USS

Italy implements eLearning for SMEs, UK implements USS

The Italian National Office has implemented the e-Learning for SMEs tool developed by the Cooperation Fund administered by the Office for harmonization in the internal market. This implementation marks the final implementation of the tool in all 21 EU national and regional intellectual property offices which expressed their intent to use it. Meanwhile, the UK […]

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The Italian National Office has implemented the e-Learning for SMEs tool developed by the Cooperation Fund administered by the Office for harmonization in the internal market. This implementation marks the final implementation of the tool in all 21 EU national and regional intellectual property offices which expressed their intent to use it. Meanwhile, the UK […]

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Italy implements eLearning for SMEs, UK implements USS

Italy implements eLearning for SMEs, UK implements USS

The Italian National Office has implemented the eLearning for SMEs tool developed by the Cooperation Fund administered by the Office for harmonization in the internal market. This implementation marks the final implementation of the tool in all 21 EU national and regional intellectual property offices which expressed their intent to use it. Meanwhile, the UK Intellectual […]

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The Italian National Office has implemented the eLearning for SMEs tool developed by the Cooperation Fund administered by the Office for harmonization in the internal market. This implementation marks the final implementation of the tool in all 21 EU national and regional intellectual property offices which expressed their intent to use it. Meanwhile, the UK Intellectual […]

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Assessing a supplier from an IP perspective - Part I

Assessing a supplier from an IP perspective – Part I

Supplier Relationship Management Good supplier relationship management is the discipline of strategically planning for, and managing, all interactions with third parties that supply goods and/or services to an company in order to maximize the value of those interactions. In practice, it entails creating closer, more collaborative relationships with key suppliers in order to uncover and […]

Important Trademark Decision May have Implications for Patent Law

Important Trademark Decision May have Implications for Patent Law

In B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a decision from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) can prevent a district court from re-judging issues that have already been decided by the TTAB’s decision, if the “ordinary elements” of issue preclusion are met. This is despite the fact that the […]

Violation of trademark and visual set (trade dress) can cause unfair competition and lawsuit with obligation

Violation of trademark and visual set (trade dress) can cause unfair competition and lawsuit with obligation

According the decision of Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil Court a violation of trademark and visual set (trade dress) can result in unfair competition and lawsuit with obligation of not to do, including indemnification. EXTRACT: CIVIL APPEAL. WITH OBLIGATION OF NOT TO DO, INCLUDING INDEMNIFICATION. INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY. VIOLATION OF TRADEMARK AND VISUAL SET (TRADE […]

Constitutional Challenge to IPRs Stalls

Constitutional Challenge to IPRs Stalls

A lawsuit filed against the USPTO by the eCharge corporation seeking a declaration that parts of the America Invents Act are unconstitutional has stalled. Specifically, eCharge claimed that the inter partes review process unconstitutionally denied them their right to have their patent claims adjudicated by an article III (non-administrative) court. The judge found that eCharge […]

Project of smart tyre that generates energy, celebrating intellectual property with new registers

Project of smart tyre that generates energy, celebrating intellectual property with new registers

The fleet of electric cars increases each year, thus new ways to take and storing ecologically energy are essential to the future of this market. So the World famous Company Goodyear of tires called the attention in this week to present in the Geneva Saloon the project of a smart tire called BH-03.Such product still […]

The Republic of Turkey joins Designview

The Republic of Turkey joins Designview

As of 16 March 2015, the Turkish Patent Office (TPI) has made its industrial design data available to the Designview search tool. The incorporation of TPI is due to the efforts of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with its international partners. With TPI on-board, there are now 28 participating offices in […]

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As of 16 March 2015, the Turkish Patent Office (TPI) has made its industrial design data available to the Designview search tool. The incorporation of TPI is due to the efforts of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with its international partners. With TPI on-board, there are now 28 participating offices in […]

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IACC Applauds the Confirmation of Daniel Marti as the next IP Enforcement Coordinator

IACC Applauds the Confirmation of Daniel Marti as the next IP Enforcement Coordinator

The IACC is pleased to announce that Daniel Marti’s long awaited confirmation as the next U.S. IP Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) was finalized Monday evening with a 92-0 vote by the full Senate. The U.S. IPEC position was created under the PRO-IP Act of 2008 in order to raise the profile and importance of intellectual property […]

UK IPO publishes IP guide for universities

UK IPO publishes IP guide for universities

The UK IPO has recently published an interactive intellectual property toolkit for universities. The guide helps university students and academics understand IP. It also helps universities and businesses to work together. IP is vital to economic growth. Students and their lecturers need to develop an understanding of IP and its relevance to them. This will […]

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The UK IPO has recently published an interactive intellectual property toolkit for universities. The guide helps university students and academics understand IP. It also helps universities and businesses to work together. IP is vital to economic growth. Students and their lecturers need to develop an understanding of IP and its relevance to them. This will […]

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