IAM Patent 1000 2021

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.

Greece

Although the Greek economy remains fragile, patent activity continues to tick over despite the many hurdles that have cropped up. The hot news among the IP community is Microsoft’s plan to build a data centre hub in the country to accommodate pan-European data processing needs, which should give the economy...

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Although the Greek economy remains fragile, patent activity continues to tick over despite the many hurdles that have cropped up. The hot news among the IP community is Microsoft’s plan to build a data centre hub in the country to accommodate pan-European data processing needs, which should give the economy a shot in the arm while also boosting domestic IT activity. On the non-contentious front, filing numbers remain high, largely due to the number of Greek inventors that have settled abroad: under national law, patent applications for inventions made by Greek citizens must first be filed in their own country, a requirement which has brought in work for practitioners and created new opportunities for collaboration with international entities. Turning to litigation, pharmaceutical and life sciences disputes continue to dominate and generate the bulk of instructions for local advocates.

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