U.S. supreme court's Bilski ruling is welcome news for Asian clean energy innovators2012-01-09

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Bilski ensures that the door to patenting business method inventions remains open in America.

Third-Party Opposition of Patent Issuance2011-09-23

The America Invents Act (previously called the Patent Reform Act of 2011, "Act" hereinafter) was introduced in the U.S. Congress on January 25, 2011, was passed by the Senate on March 8, 2011, and, with some differences, was passed by the House on June 23, 2011.

IP news2011-05-03

Intellectual property protection news around the world.

Beware of “guillotine licenses” for patents with U.S. companies2011-04-26

Problems for Chinese and other foreign companies with the U.S. legal system often result in the company that is sued in the U.S. taking a license to the patent.

Peony express2011-03-31

During the glory days of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), people were enthralled by the beauty and fragrance of the peony flower. "Only the peony is worthy of being called the 'Beauty of the Empire??a verse from a famous poem of the time proudly proclaimed. More than 1,000 years later, peonies are still adored in the Middle Kingdom and are grown for their large, fragrant blossoms.

China-EU strengthen bilateral cooperation and communication in IP field2011-03-23

On December 21, 2010, the 3rd China-EU High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue was held in Beijing.

EPO signed Patent Cooperation Agreement with Morocco2011-03-23

The agreement will enter into force once the necessary implementing legislation has been passed by the Moroccan parliament.

IP Australia released a free update of patent search system2011-03-23

Recently, IP Australia updated the Australian patent specification text searching.

Finland and US extend PPH to PCT work2011-03-23

The USPTO has extended its Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) agreement with Finland’s National Board of Patents and Registration (NBPR) to include PCT applications.

Indian High Court refuses permission to amend Periyar Copyright Plea2011-03-23

Justice T Mathivanan said it would prejudice the respondents Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (PDK) and its general secretary K Ramakrishnan.

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