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GEVERS | Global | 27 Sep 2021

Improvements based on selection of sub-ranges can be patentable

What happens if a party's new technology arises from a known technology, and differs only in the selection of a specific sub-range of values (eg, a specific percentage of compounds or a specific temperature)? What are the advantages of patenting such a development? Specific requirements in terms of patenting selection inventions based on sub-ranges need to be fulfilled, and patent laws have......
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Potter Clarkson | European Union, United Kingdom | 26 Aug 2021

Plausible or not implausible? When can post-filed data be used to support an inventive step?

One of the EPO’s Boards of Appeal is expected to request clarification from the Enlarged Board of Appeal on the law concerning the doctrine of…
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Lexology PRO | Australia, Canada, European Union, etc. | 17 Aug 2021

Artificial inventors: key lessons from recent AI patent decisions

A look at the DABUS AI patent application decisions and what they mean for artificial inventorship in key jurisdictions around the globe.
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Bereskin & Parr LLP | Canada | 11 Aug 2021

Smoothing Out the Patent Prosecution Process for Diagnostic Methods in Canada

The Patent Appeal Board (PAB) recently overturned its decision rejecting the patentability of diagnostic methods in both Re Abbott Molecular Inc…
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Lexology PRO | European Union, Global, United Kingdom, etc. | 30 Jul 2021

Algorithms and trade secrets: how to meet transparency obligations

How to protect algorithms as a trade secret while meeting transparency obligations in the UK, US and EU.
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GEVERS | Global | 19 Jul 2021

Improvements are patentable

Inventors often believe that their invention is not patentable because it is an improvement of a patented invention. However, an improvement of a patented invention is patentable provided that, in view of the state of the art, it is novel, involves an inventive step (ie, it is not obvious) and is susceptible of industrial application. The "state of the art" is defined as everything made......
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Gestalt Law | Australia | 16 Sep 2020

“Take a Deep Breath” - A guide to patentability of COVID 19 innovations

The health and economic challenges presented by the COVID 19 pandemic are providing a powerful incentive for innovation in treatment methods, medical…
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M&B IP Analysts, LLC | USA | 24 Aug 2020

Golden Rules for Drafting Enforceable US Claims

Last month we discussed some ideas to be kept in mind when drafting new applications. Here are a few more golden rules for drafting enforceable US…
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Villaraza & Angangco | Philippines | 29 Apr 2020

Searching the World’s Medicine Cabinets: Patentability of Potential COVID-19 Treatments from Old Medications

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly infectious disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus the source of which has yet to be…
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Troutman Pepper | USA | 28 Apr 2020

Developing, Disclosing, and Patenting Technology During National Emergencies

National emergencies, like the one COVID-19 has triggered in the United States, spur technological development, as concerned researchers look for…
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