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“Patent Filing Strategies - 6 Reasons for Taking Action Between Priority Application and PCT Application”

October 3 2019 In patents there is no doubt that technical work is the most creative. Making a thorough search, finding the best possible approach to defend the…

EPO Plant patentability

May 9 2019 Decisions G2/12 and G2/13 of the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the EPO (Tomatoes II and Broccoli II) allowed the protection of plants per se…

PCT DIRECT a great tool in patent prosecution strategy

December 18 2020 Many applicants file an international application (PCT) in the priority year to, among other reasons, delay the costs associated with extending…

SPC manufacturing waiver adopted by the European Parliament

April 24 2019 On April 17, the European Parliament approved the amendment of the Regulation 469/2009 on Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) to include a…

The Nagoya Protocol and the mention of genetic resources in patent applications

November 27 2019 The Nagoya Protocol regulates access to Genetic Resources and traditional knowledge; it sets forth general obligations for member States related to…

PCT direct una gran herramienta en la estrategia de tramitación de patentes

December 21 2020 Muchos solicitantes presentan una solicitud internacional (PCT) en el año de prioridad para, entre otras razones, retrasar los gastos asociados a la…

PCT DIRECT a great tool in patent prosecution strategy

December 18 2020 Many applicants file an international application (PCT) in the priority year to, among other reasons, delay the costs associated with extending…

Defensive patents: advantages and risks

June 3 2020 A patent confers a negative right and, therefore, does not give the right to exploit the invention, but to prevent this exploitation by third parties…

How to get a patent revoked or limited: Third party Observations, oppositions or invalidity actions in court?

February 9 2020 The commercialisation of a product or technology always involves a risk of patent infringement that can result in significant damage to the company…

Impact of Brexit on IP rights

February 4 2020 After the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and in accordance with a Withdrawal Agreement that stipulates…