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A Closer, Evidence-Based Look at ‘Patent Quality’ Advocacy

The Patent Infringer Lobby has ramped up banging the drum about “patent quality.” They dedicated a week-long campaign to questioning "patent quality,” which its constituents regard as …
By James Edwards
20 hours ago 4

Updates to Olympic Charter Rule 40: Impact of Name, Image, Likeness Changes for Tokyo Games

“Name, Image, Likeness” rights, the term commonly used to designate rights covered under right of publicity law, has been a popular and trending term thus far in 2021, …
By Katie Allgood
3 days ago 0

China’s New Patent Linkage System: A Guide for Foreign Chinese Patent Holders

In compliance with the Phase One Trade Agreement, China has implemented a patent linkage system in their amended patent law, which became effective June 1, 2021 (Article 76 of the …

A Third Option: Limited IP Waiver Could Solve Our Pandemic Vaccine Problems

In the early days of the vaccination efforts, Americans were anxiously online trying to register for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Reports of success at 1:30 am and 2:30 am …

EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal Backs Videoconference Hearings

Oral proceedings before the EPO Boards of Appeal can be held by videoconference, even without the consent of the parties, during a general emergency, according to a …
By IPWatchdog
10 days ago 0

Implications of Russia’s New Rules on Geographical Indications for Champagne and Cognac Producers

On July 2, 2021, amendments to the Federal Russian Law No. 468-FZ dated December 27, 2019 “On Viticulture and Winemaking in the Russian Federation” came into force. The amendments introduced two …

India Gives Birth to IP Division in Delhi High Court

In India, a similar administrative adjudicatory body to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), called the Intellectual …

International Academics Push for TRIPS COVID IP Waiver Hold-Outs to Drop Opposition

One-hundred-twenty-four professors and academics from around the world have penned an open letter supporting India and South Africa’s proposed waiver of certain provisions of the Agreement …
By Eileen McDermott
16 days ago 11

Extending the Innovation Pipeline to Africa’s Patients

With summer underway in the United States, we want to believe the global pandemic is ending. In many cities, restaurants are at near-full capacity, scaled-back festivals are …
By Patrick Kilbride
17 days ago 0

Green Light for Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

The long-awaited EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) looks likely to be launched in 2022, after Germany’s top court rejected two challenges to ratification on …
By James Nurton
17 days ago 3

Standard Essential Patents and Legal Risks Across Industries

The next industrial revolution will not only impact the smartphone and computer world but will spread to many more industrial verticals. Automotive, manufacturing, energy, health care, and …
By Tim Pohlmann
23 days ago 0

How Organizations Must Protect Themselves from Ransomware Attacks

When one thinks of cybercrime, it can be easy to imagine a mysterious figure in a dimly lit room sending out various phishing emails to unsuspecting victims. …
By Aman Johal
23 days ago 1

INTA Submits Comments to CJEU on Non-Challenge Clauses

Filing a request for revocation of a trademark, despite a non-challenge clause in a trademark agreement, constitutes an act of bad faith—according to an amicus submission …
By James Nurton
24 days ago 0

Who Owns Basmati Rice? India and Pakistan Battle for GI Rights

A decade-long legal battle over the fragrant, long-grain Basmati rice is heating up between neighboring countries, India and Pakistan. Both countries are attempting to claim exclusive ownership …
By Siddhant Biswakarma
24 days ago 0

Brazil’s Patent System: Latest Statistics on Efforts to Reduce the Backlog and the Road Ahead

Almost two years ago, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) launched a plan to reduce the backlog in examination of patent applications, which has had positive …