Posts Tagged: International


China releases new proposed amendments to patent laws

Although the Chinese Patent Law is a mere 31 years old, it has already gone through 3 major revisions, the last being 6 years ago. In its most recent effort, …
By Michael Lin 2 months ago 1

Obama Administration Caves on Data Exclusivity in Historic TPP Trade Deal

In order to reach an agreement the United States granted a key concession relating to biologics, which are advanced medicines made from living organisms. Presently the United …
By Gene Quinn 4 months ago 3

India seeks more foreign investment but throttles IP rights through compulsory licensing

A recent trend towards compulsory licensing has also raised red flags for many. In March 2012, the Indian Patent Office granted the country’s first compulsory license to …
By Steve Brachmann 8 months ago 6

WIPO Member States ask UN to Investigate Francis Gurry

The intellectual property community has become familiar with scandals over the last decade as well, although nothing that rivals the audacity of the reported FIFA scandal to …
By Gene Quinn 8 months ago 7

Harmonization and the quest for an elusive international grace period

An interview with Jim Pooley, former Deputy Director General of WIPO - The actual changes that we might have to accept in a truly globalized, harmonized system …
By Gene Quinn 12 months ago 2

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 1 year 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 …
By Mark Nowotarski 1 year ago 0

Toward a More Favorable Patent System: European Patent Reform

Sherry Knowles: "If a company identifies a weak patent now, it might file an inter partes review or post grant review at the U.S. Patent Office. …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 0

Vonage Offers International Calls Free of Roaming Charges

Vonage has been granted three patents on ReachMe Roaming by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patents are U.S. Patent No. 8,571,060, U.S. Patent …
By Gene Quinn 2 years ago 0

Compulsory Licenses and “Statements of Working” in India

As many following India IP issues are well-aware, in 2012 India issued the 1st compulsory license (CL) to Natco for Bayer’s anti-cancer drug Nexavar. The granting of …
By Michael Lin 2 years ago 1

Declining IP Rights in India Lead to Growing Bi-Partisan Congressional Concern

Newly implemented policies, compulsory licensing practices, and recent court decisions have heightened concern about IPR in India. Congressmen Erik Paulsen and John Larson expressed their worries with …
By Kiley White 3 years ago 1

Software May be Patented in Asia, but the Details Remain Unclear

As in the U.S., when drafting claims in China, one must describe the invention sufficiently to enable a person skilled in the art to make and …
By Chris Neumeyer 3 years ago 2