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Recent trends in patent enforcement

Featured in IP Value 2008 - An international guide for the boardroom

Pakistan has a large, growing pharmaceutical industry and generic manufacturing is on the rise. As a result, there have been a number of major infringements of patented processes for pharmaceuticals, as well as patented compounds and compositions by local generic manufacturers, which import the generic drugs or their active ingredients from China, Brazil and India and then formulate and/or repackage the drugs for sale in Pakistan.

29 January 2008

Patent enforcement: licensing and litigation considerations

Featured in IP Value 2008 - An international guide for the boardroom

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”.

29 January 2008

The Microsoft decision: the evolution of compulsory licensing in the European Union

Featured in IP Value 2008 - An international guide for the boardroom

The smoke has cleared after the nearly decade-long battle between Microsoft and the European Commission, and competition practitioners and IP specialists alike are piecing through the decision to determine whether the boundaries between competition law and intellectual property have moved.

29 January 2008

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