Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Thousands of patents at risk of cancellation in Brazil

A constitutional challenge before the Supreme Court that seeks to expunge over 35% of active Brazilian grants, as well as more than 10,000 pending applications, is scheduled to be heard in April

22 March 2021

Another brick in the wall towards patents becoming fully-fledged assets

Announcing the creation of SPIF - a non-partisan, open standard, human readable solution for uniquely identifying patent assets that is consistent with existing formats

18 March 2021

The search for 2021’s inductees into the IP Hall of Fame is underway

Nomination process now open with a new category introduced in memory of Todd Dickinson

01 March 2021

UK plan to join CPTPP raises questions about European Patent Organisation membership

On the face of it, the Comprehensive and Permissive Trans Pacific Partnership’s provisions on the grace period run contrary to those that apply in the EPC

04 February 2021

Six life sciences IP dealmaking trends to watch out for in 2021

Despite a turbulent 2020 for pharma transactions, it is possible to discern a few patterns for activity in the market this year

19 January 2021

The big IP stories you’ll be reading about in 2021

The IAM editorial team identifies what could be this year’s pivotal developments in the global IP market

04 January 2021

Help us to identify the world's leading IP strategists

The research process for the IAM Strategy 300 2021 is now underway and we are inviting nominations as we decide who should be included

28 October 2020

What world class IP management looks like

On top of high-quality, day-to-day performance in areas such as prosecution, litigation and licensing, there are three essential elements an in-house function requires to be part of the elite

12 October 2020

EPO plant patent decision imperils businesses like ours, says Bayer’s head of IP

Joerg Thomaier tells IAM that the Enlarged Board of Appeal got it wrong in a recent controversial ruling, but says the case is now closed and companies have to learn to live with it

22 September 2020

The top 10 takeaways from this year’s Global Innovation Index

The latest edition of the annual WIPO publication reveals that Europe and North America still lead despite rising innovation levels in Asia

09 September 2020

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