IAM Patent 1000 2022

Patents are essential business commodities and knowing how to obtain, enforce and monetise them has become mission critical. The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise.

Brazil

Two years after the unveiling of the Patent Backlog Combat Plan in 2020, upwards of 60% of all outstanding patent applications have been processed. The result has been a significant increased facility in the ease of doing business in Brazil. At the same time, a Supreme Court ruling on 6...

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Two years after the unveiling of the Patent Backlog Combat Plan in 2020, upwards of 60% of all outstanding patent applications have been processed. The result has been a significant increased facility in the ease of doing business in Brazil. At the same time, a Supreme Court ruling on 6 May 2021 held that 10-year patent term extensions were unconstitutional – despite the significant backlog at the patent office. The court ruled that 20 years on from the date of filing would prove sufficient in all areas. The ruling resulted in a number of suits, especially in the pharmaceutical sector where most patent extensions had been granted. The longer-term implications of the ruling are likely to be highly significant for generic pharmaceutical manufacturers.

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