Patent services provider inovia announced the release of its 2013 report on global patent and IP trends today. In compiling the report, inovia, which produces products for PCT national phase entry, European patent...more
As mentioned in my previous post on the Cooperative Patent Classification system (CPC), the International Patent Classification system (IPC), on which the CPC is based, is used by more than 100 patent offices around the...more
Just this past January, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) each announced the launch of the Cooperative Patent Classification system (CPC) as the official system for classifying...more
In This Issue:
*News From The Bench:
- Claim Construction: “Only One” Or “More Than One.”
- No Need To Include Claim Construction in Design Patent Infringement Complaint.
- CAFC Finds That Adapting...more
Originally published in Forresters on March 1, 2013.
Rule 140 EPC does not explicitly relate to the correction of patents, but to the correction of EPO decisions. However, until now, the European...more
On Tuesday, the Council of the European Union announced that twenty-four member states had signed the international agreement that would establish a Unified Patent Court (UPC), a specialized court having exclusive...more
In a press release issued earlier today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that examination guidelines and the final rule for implementing the first-inventor-to-file (FITF) provisions of the Leahy-Smith America...more
In This Issue:
*News From the Bench
- Enough Already, Supreme Court Tells Petitioner in Mythology-Laced Opinion.
- Divided Fed. Circuit Affirms Patentability of Claims to a 12-Can Dispenser Carton.
USPTO and EPO Announce Formal Launch of Cooperative Patent Classification System -
On January 2, both the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office announced the formal launch of the Cooperative Patent...more
Originally published in Forresters on January 6, 2012.
The patent -
NovozymesFollowing grant of a patent to Novozymes in November 2009, the patent was asserted in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands...more
This post takes us down a road we don’t frequently travel here at the IP Stone. So, to those who don’t consider themselves patent geeks (excluding closet patent geeks who refuse to acknowledge their true nature), my...more
Originally published in the European Patent Attorneys at WP Thompson & Co. on December 17, 2012.
A unitary patent package covering 25 member states of the EU (Italy & Spain are not currently taking part) may finally be...more
On Tuesday, the European Patent Office reported that the European Parliament in Strasbourg had adopted two draft regulations on the creation of the unitary patent. The EPO hailed the adoption of the draft regulations as "a...more
Originally published from IPCopy blog on December 12, 2012.
Last week the pan-European Intellectual Property Summit (IP Summit) was held in Brussels and the first morning of the summit saw a number of discussions...more
Originally published in Forresters on November 25, 2012.
Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel? -
It is clear from an emerging practice of the European Patent Office (EPO) that they were not widely impressed...more
On 8 October 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union's (CJEU) handed down a landmark judgment on the correct interpretation of Article 6(2)(c) of the Biotechnology Directive (98/44/EC) relating to the patentability...more
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