Posts Tagged: international patent protection


Chinese Joint Venture Rules and Respect for IP Cause Concerns

These rules of the game for operating within the Chinese market are especially troubling given the lack of respect paid to American patent rights by Chinese firms. …
5 months ago 0

A Global IP System at the Crossroads

The challenges to the global IP system, however, go much, much deeper than mere debates over so-called patent trolls or patent quality. The very premises of our …
7 months ago 0

An International Economy Means I Need An International Patent, Right?

Before selling your product outside the United States, you need to take into account the vastly different cultural and market preferences outside the country. As anyone who …
9 months ago 0

Obvious Inventions Patentable: The Australian Innovation Patent

Essentially, innovation patents are 8 year short form patents available in Australia as an alternative, or in parallel with standard, or utility, patents. An innovation patent can be …
1 year ago 0

Proposed Changes to the Hong Kong Patent System

In 2011, an Advisory Committee (AC) was instructed by the Hong Kong Government to conduct a review of the Hong Kong Patent System. On 7 February 2013, the AC issued …
2 years ago 0

Applying for a Patent in the U.S.

A patent is a proprietary right granted by the United States federal government to an inventor who files a patent application with the United States Patent Office. …
3 years ago 10

Europe Achieves Historic Agreement on Unitary Patent

The European patent with unitary effect (unitary patent) in the 25 participating states is based on two regulations, one creating the instrument, and one on the applicable language …
3 years ago 3

Universities: Get One More Year on your PCT Patent Filing

Scientifically speaking, there is really very little time the point in time that work in a university laboratory is concrete enough to call "an invention" and capable …
3 years ago 0

International Patent Cooperation: Trilateral Conference and IP5

These IP5 Offices together handle approximately 80% of the world’s patent applications. The IP5 began meeting in 2007 and have since worked together to explore ways to further …
3 years ago 0

Five Pillars of Success for IP Translations

Translating patents isn’t like translating press releases or whitepapers. These materials can be reworded, adjusted, modified, and reformatted to accommodate linguistic nuances. Patents, however, require very …
3 years ago 4

Apple’s ‘Innovative’ Australian Patent Strategy

As readers will no doubt be aware, Australia is one of the jurisdictions in which Apple is currently pursuing litigation against its Android-based smartphone and tablet competitors. …
3 years ago 10

Important New Changes to US Patent Law for PCT Applicants

For the international community, however, there is an important change slated for September 16, 2012.  The AIA will changewho is entitled to be an applicant in U.S. national …
3 years ago 5