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The court held that the patent application was "a marketing scheme", and the invention was not patentable subject matter.
Spruson & Ferguson
Two patent applications naming artificial intelligence as the sole inventor were refused by the European Patent Office.
Canada
Smart & Biggar
In a recently published decision (Fluid Energy Group Ltd v Exaltexx Inc, 2020 FC 81), the Federal Court granted a pre-trial injunction sought by the Defendant, Exaltexx Inc. (Exaltexx),...
Clark Wilson LLP
For the fourth time now (the third extension discussed here), the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has extended its earlier automatic extensions until at least June 1, 2020, on account of COVID-19 disruptions.
Dale & Lessmann LLP
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent to its announcement made on March 17, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced on March 27, 2020, and then again on April 27, 2020....
China
CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office
During the period of outbreak of COVID-19, Remdesivir, which has not entered into Chinese market as a new drug, has attracted public attention. However, since February 3, 2020 to date, there have been...
European Union
HGF Ltd
On 14th May the Enlarged Board of Appeal issued its opinion on the questions referred in case G3/19, otherwise known as the ‘Pepper' case.
India
Khurana and Khurana
An individual or any other legal entity would decide to file a patent application to better leverage technical innovation. For a person or entity desirous of obtaining better leverage from their technical innovation, one thing ...
Japan
Kangxin
欧州特許庁(EPO)が発表した2019年特許指数報告によると...
Kangxin
国家知的財産権局の申長雨局長、何志敏副局長...
Kangxin
21日に開かれた北京市の知的財...
Mexico
Becerril Coca & Becerril
On March 27, 2020, the Mexican Ministry of Health published, in the Federal Official Gazette, the approved modification to the Mexican Official Standard-051 (NOM-051)…
Mozambique
Adams & Adams
On 19 September 2017, the Council of Ministers of Mozambique acceded to the Banjul Agreement. Mozambique has now deposited its Instrument of Accession on 15 May 2020, and the provisions of the Banjul Protocol...
Russian Federation
Gowling WLG
Keeping in mind its proximity to both Asia and Europe, it was a wonder that the country was able to ward off the threat of the COVID-19 for so long.
Singapore
Taylor Vinters Via LLC
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore ("IPOS") has announced a pilot programme to accelerate grants of patent applications in all technology fields to just 6 months.
Turkey
Gun + Partners
TURKPATENT found that there was no likelihood of confusion between AFİYETLE DİYET and AFİYET.
UK
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Contemplating the Supreme Court Actavis v Lilly1 decision, and playing around with Word, I was prompted to draw the following two drone's-eyeviews of grazing sheep.
United States
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On April 19, 2019, Red Diamond requested post-grant review ("PGR") of claims 13, 18, and 19 of U.S. Patent No. 10,071,852, directed to beverage brewing products.
Holland & Knight
While this blog regularly discusses Section 101 issues relating to Alice and its progeny, a recent decision from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)...
Jones Day
As fewer cases go to trial nowadays, judges have long been mindful of providing young lawyers with "stand-up" opportunities.
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