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Amended Canadian Patent Rules Effective

On October 30, 2019, amendments to the Rules Respecting the Patent Act (Rules) and the Patent Act (Act) became

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Hong Kong Launches New Patent System

The Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department (HKIPD) launches a new patent system on December 19, 2019. The system becomes

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German decision on UPC expected in early 2020

In an interview with IP industry publication Managing IP, Justice Huber of the German Federal Constitutional Court stated that

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The Crispr-Cas9 patent tussle continues: The case of UC Berkeley at the EPO

In Europe, we don’t do things the way the Americans do… Oral proceedings in the opposition against UC Berkeley’s

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Denmark champions patents as fundamental to preventing climate change

Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs Simon Kollerup stated that protecting the intellectual property rights of innovative

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Brexit may stall Germany’s ratification of the UPCA

The German Justice Ministry expressed earlier this month that the government will not ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement

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EPO and EUIPO study finds link between IPR and SME growth

A recent study by EPO and EUIPO explores the relationship between prior IPR activities of SMEs and the likelihood

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What export waivers mean for European Supplementary Protection Certificates

Louise Jonshammar takes a closer look at the final mandate surrounding export waivers for European Supplementary Protection Certificates, what

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ExThera Medical: Drug resistance

Based in Martinez, California (US), ExThera Medical (ExThera) has developed a state-of-the-art device that filters harmful bacteria and viruses

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Client-attorney privilege for non-US attorneys: Can clients trust that privileged communications with their patent attorneys will not be disclosed in US courts?

The legal situation in the US concerning client-attorney privilege for patent attorneys has seen some development in recent years.

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