Region: Africa & Middle East

mRNA trade secrets to become even more important, says WHO vaccine hub boss

IAM talked with Petro Terblanche, CEO of Afrigen Biologics, about the WHO vaccine hub and its IP strategy

21 February 2024

Goodbye IAM and thank-you

After 31 years, Joff Wild - our former editor-in-chief - brings down the curtain on his career in IP journalism

21 December 2023

Israel: A Deep Dive into National Prosecution Processes

Featured in The Patent Prosecution Review 2024

In Israel, it is only possible to obtain a utility patent. The Patents Law provides that almost any invention, whether a product or a process, in any field of technology is patentable if it is new and useful, has industrial application and involves an inventive step. However, some are excluded and it is crucial for rights holders to understand how to protect patents and enforce them when necessary.

08 December 2023

This is what IP looks like

The smartphone tells a powerful story. It’s one that can be deployed to spread the good news about the value of IP in an engaging, accessible way

30 November 2023

The IP world is kidding itself if it thinks it’s winning

A recent WIPO survey found high levels of engagement with and knowledge of patents, trademarks, copyrights and design rights. However, there are reasons to believe this is more of a comfort blanket than a reflection of reality

23 November 2023

Vidal is right, Europe is wrong, pools rock and other 5G SEP observations

A new report reveals a complex connectivity market whose immense potential will only be maximised if businesses, regulators and courts all play their part. Some get that. Unfortunately, others seemingly do not

12 October 2023

There is so much more to IP value than monetisation

A recent IAM article that cast doubts on whether patents, trademarks and other rights can normally be regarded as standalone assets distinct from the entities that own them sparked a big response. This led its author, Joff Wild, to do some further thinking

07 September 2023

The problem with IP valuation

Most patents and trademarks have little to no external worth. There is nothing to support the idea that a large body of assets exists that can be used by their owners to raise money against

24 August 2023

IP must pass its climate change test

With the world heating up and extreme weather events more common, technology may be the only hope there is of mitigating the effects of global warming. This sets the patent community a challenge it cannot duck

27 July 2023

AI’s patent challenges are too big to leave to tomorrow

A revolution is taking place at breakneck speed. That means international cooperation is required now to find solutions to what are existential challenges. Failure to act will almost certainly mean it is too late

20 July 2023

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