Tag: Patent

Is it worth the effort to appeal a decision made by the DKPTO?

Danish case law regarding patents shows that in a vast majority of cases, the Danish Board of Appeal (BoA)

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Design just as important as technical issues in Apple vs. Samsung verdict

The dispute between Apple and Samsung on smartphones and tablets has received much public attention. Recently, a landmark verdict

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Which business methods are patentable in the US?

When the Bilski decision was handed down by the US Supreme Court in 2010, it was taken as a

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Court of Justice of the EU confirms zero or negative duration for SPCs

On 8 December 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgment in case C-125/10

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Changes in the Taiwanese Patent Act

Further to our information relating to the Taiwanese Trademark Act, the Legislative Yuan on November 29, 2011, passed the

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Focus on China

The fact that China is growing in importance is well known. To Awapatent, this growth is visible in our

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Don’t be in the wrong room!

Someone once said that “if you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room”.

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Cooperative Patent Classification – a new patent classification system

Everybody who ever conducted patent litterature searches knows the problems arising from the very different criteria for classifying patents

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Patentability of inventions relating to human embryonic stem cells

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has recently issued a decision clarifying the situation on patentability, in

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Explore the benefits of a first national filing

The filing of a patent application is associated with numerous considerations. Should it be firstly filed as an international

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