Private practice attorneys provide
significant value-added to their clients
by helping them to secure quality
patents. An exclusive IAM/Ocean
Tomo collaboration reveals which
US law firms are doing just that.
Understanding and adjusting to the
new rules covering divisional
applications is critical – as is the need
to track the new deadlines, writes
Andrew Schimmoeller, a legal
researcher for Thomson IP Management
Services at Thomson Reuters.
An IP portfolio is a diamond in the
rough. In the hands of the right
craftsman, it can be polished to
reveal its full value. The trick is
finding these individuals and giving
them the best chance of doing
their job well.
After almost a decade of failed
negotiations, 2009 saw EU
member states commit to the
creation of an EU patent and single
patent court. A panel of leading IP
professionals discuss their hopes
and expectations for a unified
European patent system.
China’s economy may be forced to
change over the coming years as
the export market becomes more
challenging. This could present
both foreign and domestic
companies with new opportunities.
To seize them, they must
understand their brands.
The IAM blog is updated four
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of the blog’s most popular
posts are reproduced in the
Insight section of IAM
magazine, along with the
responses that they