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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

Brexit Bulletin: Issues That Firms Should Be Considering Now

by Dechert LLP on

Four months have passed since the UK voted to leave the EU. We are still some way from knowing the likely terms of a post-Brexit agreement, even if the Conservative Party conference and other recent statements have given some...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

Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to the U.S.: U.S., India Seek Stronger Ties, Increased Trade

by King & Spalding on

The world’s largest democracy and the world’s most powerful democracy continue to seek ways to create deeper ties. Given larger geopolitical trends, it appears the relationship is blossoming, which presents opportunities for...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

Trans-Pacific Partnership Publicly Released, Approval is Next Hurdle

by Perkins Coie on

One month after announcing the conclusion of negotiations, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). The TPP’s 12 partner...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

Energy Newsletter - January 2015

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - Mexico: E&P Regulator Issues First Call for Bids under Round One - Have the Challenges of the Energy Transition been Overcome? - Challenges for energy security in Europe: Do European...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

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

NJ Court Broadly Interprets Consumer Contract Protection Statute

by Christine Vanek on

NJ Court Broadly Interprets Consumer Contract Protection Statute by Christine M. Vanek on August 12, 2013 Discount restaurant coupons purchased online qualify as contracts under the state’s consumer protection statute,...more

Report Cites NJ Among Most Expensive States for Doing Business

by Victor Kinon on

Report Cites NJ Among Most Expensive States for Doing Business by Victor Kinon on August 2, 2013 New Jersey is one of the most expensive places in the country to do business, according to CNBC. New Jersey dropped to...more

Energy Newsletter - July 2013

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - The President's Climate Action Plan - Mixed Messages for the Energy Sector - As Coal Exports Hit Record Highs, Interior Inspector General Questions Lease Valuations - U.S. Supreme Court Agrees...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

Week of January 23, 2012 on ILN Today - Roundup!

It's time for another roundup here on a rainy Friday morning in New Jersey! Once again we're seeing some excellent content coming out of our member firms from around the world - I highly recommend checking out these...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

Reformas Legales e Institucionales en la Implementación de los TLC suscritos por Chile (www.centroilc.cl).pdf

by Eliel Hasson on

Chile, hace ya más de tres décadas, optó por una economía abierta, competitiva y orientada al libre comercio, disciplinada en el acatamiento de las normativas internacionales y con una...more

CleanTech Update: Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Issues

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The world will not be able to mitigate the impact of climate change without advanced clean technologies. Although technology is not the only solution, it is a critical element in the fight against climate change. Technology...more

Protecting Andean Traditional Knowledge and Biodiversity under the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

by Rafael Boza on

An article discussing "The Understanding Regarding Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge" as adopted within the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement....more

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