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U.S. District Court Finds FIFRA Precludes Copyright Protection for the Required Elements of Pesticid

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

In a two-page order issued on April 10, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina granted in part a motion for summary judgment filed by “me-too” registrants, Willowood, LLC, Willowood USA, LLC,...more

CIPO shines spotlight on patenting in climate change mitigation technologies

by Smart & Biggar on

With the Paris climate agreement having recently come into effect, climate change mitigation technologies have been the focus of widespread discussion and debate. The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has added to...more

Freedom to Utilize Genetic Resources? The Nagoya Protocol Two Years Later

by WilmerHale on

Two years ago today, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (“Protocol”) entered into international...more

2016 Chemical Data Reporting – New TSCA Requirements Apply for Confidential Business Information Claims

by King & Spalding on

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (the Act). Passed with significant bipartisan support, the Act is the first major update to a federal...more

News of Note in IP

Each week, Sheppard Mullin brings you News of Note in IP: The latest news in the IP-related fields of technology, privacy, fashion, advertising, music, and social media, curated by our IP team. Here are some of the stories...more

European Life Sciences Review: Issue 1

by Morgan Lewis on

Welcome to the first issue of our EU Life Sciences Review . It is produced by our life sciences lawyers in London, Brussels, Frankfurt, Moscow, and Paris and covers some of the most critical developments in the pharmaceutical...more

Latest Options for Fast-Tracking Clean Technology Patent Applications

The grant of a patent can be delayed by years due to backlogs at patent offices around the world. However, recognizing the urgent need to address climate change, certain patent offices have established programs to expedite...more

Using Utility Models to Protect your Intellectual Property in Taiwan

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

A new “green” attitude is pervading Taiwan. Besides ongoing environmental efforts, Taiwan is home to multiple green technology companies. While revenue results for some Taiwanese solar cell manufacturers declined this year,...more

Global Initiatives to Accelerate Examination of Cleantech Patent Applications

In an effort to promote the development and commercialization of technologies that conserve natural resources or reduce negative environmental impact, patent offices around the world have adopted programs to expedite the...more

Israel, Finland and the US top the Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2014

by FPA Patent Attorneys on

The Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2014 reports that Israel, Finland and the US provide the best political, social and financial conditions to cultivate cleantech innovation and commercialisation over the next 10 years....more

Why Plant Patenting Floats Free of GMO Crop Controversies

by Lane Powell PC on

Public debates about the merits of genetically modified crops often end in polarized shouting matches. They pit so-called “romantic environmentalists” against scientifically-minded advocates for companies that derive their...more

Speeding Construction of Your Company’s ‘Great Wall’: Protecting Green Technology in China with Utility Models

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

The Economist recently reported on a World Intellectual Property Organization study that the number of Chinese patents filed abroad is rising. China’s patent office was the busiest in the world in 2012. Coupled with this...more

The Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2014 - policy uncertainty sees Australia slipping

by FPA Patent Attorneys on

The recently released Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2014 suggests that despite its strength in innovation, Australia is at risk of being left behind as much of the rest of the world forges ahead with investment in...more

Mintz Levin’s London-based IP Practice Group Identifies the UK’s ‘Patent Box’ as a Boon for Clean Technology Clients

The UK government has proposed a new initiative called the “Patent Box,” designed to foster UK-based innovation and development, and enhance the competitiveness of the UK tax system. And, as an advantageous bonus for clean...more

Recent U.S. Patents Granting for Treatment of Hydraulic Fracturing Waters

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

We continue to monitor patent literature for water and liquid treatment technologies related to hydraulic fracturing. This technology is especially important for western Pennsylvania, the center of the Marcellus Shale region....more

New Global Initiatives to Accelerate Examination of Cleantech Patent Applications

In an effort to promote the development and commercialization of technologies that conserve natural resources or reduce negative environmental impact, patent offices around the world have adopted programs to expedite the...more

Supreme Court Rules to Limit the Types of Methods Eligible for Patenting

The U.S. Supreme Court today handed down a unanimous decision in Mayo v. Prometheus holding that method claims for applying a law of nature using merely conventional steps are not eligible for patent protection. Reversing the...more

Can Being Disposable Or Biodegradable Make A Device Patentable?

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

We all recognize that there are benefits to products that are disposable or biodegradable. However, broadly speaking, everything is disposable or biodegradable, which makes it difficult, in many instances, to patent an...more

U.S. Supreme Court’s Bilski Ruling Is Welcome News for Asian Clean Energy Innovators Introduction

Originally published in 9-10/2011 China IP, www.chinaipmagazine.com. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bilski ensures that the door to patenting business method inventions remains open in America. This ends...more

IP Litigation Insider - December 2010

by Jackson Walker on

In This Issue: Qui Tam, Quo Vadis II By: John Jackson and Sara Hollan Judge Ward in the Eastern District of Texas recently determined that the intent to deceive element of a false marking claim need not be plead with...more

USPTO Promises Faster Examination Of “Green Technology” Patent Applications

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced that it will broaden its pilot program to provide faster examination of certain “green technology” patent applications. Launched last year, the pilot program...more

Energy and Clean Technology Intellectual Property Alert: USPTO Expands Green Technology Pilot Program to Cover More Inventions

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced revisions to its Green Technology Pilot Program to allow more categories of technology to be eligible for expedited processing. Eligibility for the pilot...more

US Patent Office Expands Green Technology Accelerated Examination Program - More categories of invention are now eligible for...

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has expanded its Green Technology Pilot Program to allow more categories of technology to be eligible for expedited examination. Under the Green Technology Pilot Program,...more

U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Eliminates Classification Requirement For "Green Technology" Pilot Program

In December 2009, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) implemented a one-year pilot program to accelerate the examination of certain “green technology” patent applications. Under the program, a patent application can...more

Intellectual property v green technology

Intellectual property and climate change go very much hand in glove. The linkage of the two might seem bizarre to some, but in fact, access to technology play a significant role for developing countries. A lack of...more

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