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Amending the Patents Act: major changes on the horizon (Market intelligence)
Until 1995, the Netherlands Patent Office (NPO) granted patents only after substantive examination, in which a technical examiner assessed whether the invention claimed in the application was new and involved an inventive step.
Patent enforcement: licensing and litigation considerations (Market intelligence)
The value of owning patents continues to grow in the United States. As Alan Greenspan recently observed, “The economic product of the United States has become predominantly conceptual”.
Progress in IP protection but much still to be done (Market intelligence)
In the past few years Indonesia has made some progress in strengthening its IP protection regime by passing new laws and regulations.
Reviewing the scope of patent law: key decisions from the UK courts (Market intelligence)
The past 12 months have seen a number of important decisions relating to UK patent law. These decisions span a variety of issues, including
The changing face of intellectual property (Market intelligence)
IP rights experts believe that intellectual property is the key to India’s expanding knowledge economy. Having grown in leaps and bounds, the Indian IP industry is fast reaching new heights.
European patent system: the growing need for reform (Market intelligence)
Even patent practitioners find it hard to rationalise the complexities of the European patent system. To start with, there is no one European system, but rather two distinct systems through which patents can be granted in European countries.
Developing special procedures for patent prosecution (Market intelligence)
Taiwan has had specific patent law since 1944. It was one of the first countries to adopt patent legislation. Since then, Taiwan’s industrial focus has shifted from agriculture and small manufacturing to high-tech industrial production.
Royal(ty) succession: the evolution of IP-backed securitisation (Market intelligence)
In recent years the securitisation of various types of intellectual property has evolved from a small niche market utilised by individual artists or thinly capitalised companies to a broader corporate financing tool used to facilitate mergers and acquisitions, stock buy-backs and risk transference to investors.
Fast-moving IP development shows no sign of slowing down (Market intelligence)
Iceland is a relatively large country but has a small population its 300,000-strong inhabitants are spread over an area of 103,000 square kilometres, although the vast majority (60 per cent) live in and around the capital, Reykjavik.
Is Poland sufficiently armed for the war on counterfeiting? (Market intelligence)
In April 2007 the Polish people welcomed the news that Poland and Ukraine had been selected by the executive committee of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) as joint hosts of the UEFA EURO 2012 Championship Finals.
IP protection comes to the fore in Switzerland (Market intelligence)
In recent years there have been some significant changes to intellectual property in Switzerland.
The MPEG-2 Case: Dusseldorf courts lead the field in patent expertise (Market intelligence)
In July 2005 10 of the world’s leading companies in the field of electronics and a US university filed 15 patent litigation actions against a major German DVD replicator on the grounds that the German parts of 15 European patents were essential to implement the MPEG-2 technology standardised by the International Standardisation Organisation and the International Electrotechnical Commission
European technology M&A: a market perspective (Market intelligence)
At the start of 2007 Morgan Stanley produced a perspective on the European technology (tech) industry, assessing performance throughout 2006 and looking ahead to the trends expected to drive activity throughout 2007. Now, as 2007 draws to a close, the predictions of key trends have turned out to be largely accurate. This chapter summarises the key findings of the report and looks ahead to 2008.
New examination practice: changes under the new Patent Law (Market intelligence)
The new examination practice under the Patent Law, which came into force on April 1 2007, has already had a significant impact on procedures such as claim drafting, preparation of amendments and filing of divisional applications
Recent developments in intellectual property (Market intelligence)
This chapter looks at the major IP developments in China and Hong Kong over the past year.
Contributing firm directory (Market intelligence)
Contributing firm directory
Trademark oppositions: extending protection against bad-faith registrations (Market intelligence)
This chapter considers two aspects of trademark oppositions in Hungary. The first part deals with the opposition process, which was introduced only upon Hungary’s accession to the European Union.
Analysing the impact of the Supreme Court’s eBay decision (Market intelligence)
It has been more than a year since the Supreme Court issued its opinion in MercExchange v eBay. In that opinion, the court overturned the Federal Circuit’s ruling that once infringement is found in a patent case, the general rule is “that courts will issue permanent injunctions against patent infringement absent exceptional circumstances”.
Due diligence or discount on valuation: what’s it to be? (Market intelligence)
Patent valuation involves numerous economic considerations. It also requires a technical understanding of the technology covered by the patent and the clarification of issues
Increasing flexibility and attractiveness: the ratification of the London Agreement (Market intelligence)
The European Patent Convention, signed in Munich on October 5 1973, provided a legal framework for the granting of European patents through a centralised delivery procedure to the European Patent Office. A single patent application in one language may be filed with the European Patent Office, which then examines the patentability of the invention.
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