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Oral presentations as prior art

Norway - July 4 2016 The Patents Act is fairly straightforward when it comes to novelty and inventive step requirements, and the relevant rules correspond closely to

Preparing an IP portfolio for due diligence

Global - May 28 2018 The best way for a company to prepare for due diligence is through long-term measures: develop an IP strategy, implement it and maintain a record of

Unfair commercial practices directive sets out clearer rules for mark owners

Denmark - March 26 2008 The deadline for implementing the EU Directive on Unfair Business-to-Consumer Commercial Practices has now expired

Design protection - an overview

Norway - April 4 2016 The protection of industrial designs is an often overlooked opportunity. Apart from design products, such as furniture, interior lamps and tableware

Court rules on doctrine of equivalents in Norway

Norway - June 8 2015 For many years, the legal status of the doctrine of equivalents in Norway was uncertain and based on relatively old case law and legal theory. The

End of the line for Nordic trial exemption?

European Union, Norway - August 27 2018 Under Norwegian patent law, trials necessary for the completion of an invention have been exempted from inclusion in the prior art even if they were

Preparing an IP portfolio for due diligence

Global - May 28 2018 The best way for a company to prepare for due diligence is through long-term measures: develop an IP strategy, implement it and maintain a record of

Proposed new rule regarding reversed burden of proof

Norway - January 15 2018 In June 2017 the legislation department of the Ministry of Justice issued a consultation memorandum regarding various changes to the IP laws. Among

KFIR four years on: is it fulfilling its obligations?

European Union, Norway - September 18 2017 When a Norwegian Patent Office (NIPO) decision goes against an applicant or a party to an opposition, that party can file an appeal. Traditionally

Internet of Things: a patent perspective

Global, USA - June 26 2017 The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing exponentially and this growth is expected to be paramount in terms of both the number of connected devices