Region: Switzerland

Reporting serious allegations made against the WIPO director general was not fake news, it was essential

The agency's outgoing head Francis Gurry has hit out at media coverage of complaints made against him by his deputy, but the real problem was a total lack of transparency in how the affair was handled

11 July 2020

Revealed: the billions to be spent on patent renewals in 2021 and beyond

Samsung on the hook for over $135 million this year alone, with China's national IP office and the USPTO set to pull in $100 billion over lifetime of all their active grants

26 May 2020

Life sciences battlefields – hot litigation topics in Switzerland

Featured in IAM Life Sciences: Key issues for senior life sciences executives 2020

This chapter aims to give a brief overview of the patent litigation system in Switzerland and highlight some current trends in life sciences patent litigation.

07 May 2020

Sisvel in the firing line after u-blox launches US FRAND suit

In echoes of its previous InterDigital litigation, the auto component manufacturer turns again to US district court, accusing licensing business of seeking ”unreasonable royalty rates”

18 March 2020

US lawmakers sound alarm on China’s WIPO ambitions

China has nominated agency insider Wang Binying for the director general post, but the US is said to favour Singapore's candidate

18 December 2019

Skyhawk deal with Celgene confirms growing importance of platform technologies in life sciences IP value creation

Increased focus on gene and cell-related therapies as well as falling R&D returns, promise to heighten biopharma interest in tapping into the potential of SkySTAR and other platforms

14 November 2019

Switzerland once again named as the world’s most innovative country

New research finds that Europe is ahead of the rest when it comes to the quality of innovations and also leads in filing international patents

26 July 2019

Switzerland Patent Law Firm of the Year: Homburger

Featured in The Global IP Awards: Key Insights from IP Leaders 2019

24 April 2019

Litigation and eligibility: Switzerland

Featured in Patents in Europe: Helping business compete in the global economy 2019/2020

According to Swiss law, if a patent is being infringed the patent owner is entitled to stop activities such as the advertising, selling or manufacturing, the exporting or importing of infringing goods. In addition, such goods can be seized and destroyed. Moreover, the patent owner is entitled to financial compensation.

05 April 2019

MIT and Harvard lead the world’s research institutions in patent quality, but look out for the rise of China

The research centres which produce the most world-leading assets are currently found in the US and Europe, but analysis shows that Chinese universities are beginning to catch up(Picture: MIT)

20 December 2018

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