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Broad Institute maintains patents to Gene Scissors in the US

The CRISPR-Cas9 technology, the so called “gene scissors” which allow for targeted genome-editing, is subject to a patent dispute

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BEPS from an IP perspective

Part 1 – Introduction to BEPS for IP professionals The focus on IP related issues is becoming increasingly more

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Danish designer barred from using own name as trademark

About a year ago the Danish Commercial and Maritime Court gave their decision in a case between Topbrands and

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South America: New PPH agreements launched

The ever expanding Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) network keeps getting new additions, and as usual, the Awapatent IP Blog

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The President-elect and Intellectual Property

As election night in the US evolved, the Democratic community slowly started to realise the probability, and later the

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Cautious optimism regarding 2017 UPC implementation

During the meeting of the EU Competitiveness Council on 28 November 2016 in Brussels, the UK Minister of State

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Interesting decision on conflicts of interest

Ethics and the risk of conflicts of interest are issues that all law firms have to beware of and

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Graphical presentation no longer a requirement for EU trademarks

On 16 December 2015, the new Regulation 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council came into effect.

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A more efficient trademark application process in China? 13 new Trademark Application and Service centers opened.

China’s State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC), which also administers the China Trademark Office and all trademark applications

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Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal regarding negative features in a claim (i.e. disclaimers).

The use of undisclosed disclaimers in a filed application has been practiced since the start of the EPC (European

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