Posts Tagged: international patent


Patenting Costs in ASEAN: Upcoming Global Economic Powerhouse

Founded in 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional organization that aims to “accelerate economic growth, …

Global Patent Landscape: Where to File and Why

The United States was once again the top ranked country in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual Global IP Index for 2017, but the rankings are …

Brexit from an IP Law point of view

The UK is the fifth largest economy in the world, so I have little doubt that companies would pay solid money to protect their interest in that …
By Cal Evans
8 months ago 14

It’s Time to Fix the Global Patent System Before It Breaks Under the Weight of New Applications

Patent offices are failing to keep up with the growth of the innovation economy and the resulting increase in patent applications. Unfortunately, the problem could easily get …

Brexit and IP Rights: No significant changes in the short term

As is being widely reported in the general press, the UK has voted to exit the European Union. There are many questions about what this decision means …
By Edmund J. Walsh
1 year ago 0

PCT Basics: Obtaining Patent Rights Around the World

For better or for worse, there is no such thing as a world-wide patent. There is, however, something that approximates a world-wide patent application that can ultimately …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 1

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 …
By Wayne S. Sobon
3 years 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 …
By Ian Lindsay
3 years ago 0

Exclusive Interview with Asa Kling, Israel Patent Office Director

During a recent trip organized by AIPLA’s Special Committee on Intellectual Property Practice in Israel, I had the pleasure of meeting the enthusiastic and tireless Asa …
By Eli Mazour
5 years 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 …
By Michael Lin
5 years ago 0