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Protection and certainty: Are the English Courts getting the balance right?
  • Bristows
  • United Kingdom
  • April 24 2018

Many of the cases before the English courts over the past year have dealt with the availability and scope of patent protection, in their attempt to

Draft Your Patents Carefully
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • April 20 2018

Droplets, Inc. v. ETRADE Bank, No. 16-2504 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 19, 2018), is a cautionary tale on the need for careful patent prosecution. Because of an

PPH (Patent Prosecution Highway). How Mexico applies it
  • Uhthoff Gómez Vega & Uhthoff SC
  • Mexico, Global
  • April 19 2018

Modern trades of patent legislation are recognized and incorporated into Mexico’s patent prosecution. Yes, we apply the Patent Prosecution Highway so

USPTO Says Overlapping Range In Prior Art Insufficient to Invalidate Method of Treatment Patent
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2018

Pharmaceutical patents frequently claim treatment methods that utilize a range of amounts or concentrations for the active ingredient or excipients

Patent enforcement through the courts in Thailand
  • Ananda Intellectual Property
  • Thailand, Global
  • April 12 2018

A structured guide to enforcing patents through the courts in Thailand

In Re Silver: The Lone Star State Gives Patent Agents a Badge of Privilege
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2018

On February 23, 2018 the Supreme Court of Texas concluded that the definition of a “lawyer” - for purposes of the lawyer-client privilege under the

Arguing Definitions in Patent Prosecution
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2018

Claim terms are given a broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) consistent with the specification, ideally. Occasionally, a USPTO examiner interprets

Patent & trademark office implements pilot measure on patent procedures to expedite examination
  • Di Blasi, Parente & Associados
  • Brazil
  • March 16 2018

On January 16, 2018, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) issued a bulletin informing that the its patent prosecution division will

Understanding The “Twice Rejected” Rule For Initiating An Appeal With The Patent Trial And Appeal Board
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • March 8 2018

Appeals from United States Patent and Trademark Office rejections of patent applications are a critical component of patent prosecution practice. But

Patent Prosecution: Domestic and Global Trends
  • Fasken
  • Canada, Global
  • February 16 2018

The practice of patent prosecution is becoming increasingly globalized. This trend toward globalization is reflected in (1) the proposed amendments to