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International Trade Compliance Update - August 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • August 3 2016

On 29 July 2016, the WTO announced that Afghanistan joined the WTO as its 164th member, after nearly 12 years of negotiating its accession terms. It


Patent Office Adds Another After Final Option for Applicants - P3
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2016

This week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the Post-Prosecution Pilot Program (“P3”) for applicants to respond to a


International Trade Compliance Update - July 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA, European Union, OECD, United Kingdom
  • July 14 2016

On 29 June 2016, the WTO announced that Afghanistan notified the WTO that its Parliament has ratified its Protocol of Accession, clearing the final


How The Recent Supreme Court Term Will Affect Business
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2016

In Encino Motorcars, the Supreme Court considered whether “service advisors” at automobile dealerships are exempt from


How Patent Applications Became Tools for EPA Enforcement
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2016

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials have made it known that they intend to review patent applications to determine whether the makers of


Innovators Beware: Patent Applications Becoming Investigative Tools for Potential EPA Enforcement Actions
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2016

EPA officials have made it known that they intend to review patent applications to determine whether the makers of pesticides, and perhaps other


Latest Options for Fast-Tracking Clean Technology Patent Applications
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 17 2015

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


How the recent Supreme Court term will affect business
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2015

In Mach Mining, the Supreme Court considered whether and to what extent courts may review the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s attempt to


New International Searching Authority available for green technology companies
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
  • Global, Japan, USA
  • July 6 2015

Effective July 1, 2015, green technology companies can now choose the Japan Patent Office (JPO) as an International Searching Authority (ISA) and


Hiding in plain sight: the Delano Farms plant patent case
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • April 29 2015

Mysterious to even many patent practitioners, plant patent issues create their own peculiar body of controlling case law. A recent Federal Circuit