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Postponement Regimen on ‘Patent Working Requirements’ introduced by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Indonesia)

Postponement Regimen on ‘Patent Working Requirements’ introduced by the Ministry of Law and Human Ri...

14 November 2018

New law requires holders to "work" their patents in Indonesia.

Blockchain: Patentability and Philosophy

Blockchain: Patentability and Philosophy

14 November 2018

The potency, pervasiveness and relevance of Blockchain.

Application of Patent Examination Guidelines in Invalidation Procedures

Application of Patent Examination Guidelines in Invalidation Procedures

13 November 2018

Clarification of China's Patent Examination Guidelines.

A Bird's Eye View of Recent Judicial Developments

A Bird's Eye View of Recent Judicial Developments

13 November 2018

India rises in intellectual property rankings.

Lights, Camera, Action! Laws Protecting Child and Animal Actors

Lights, Camera, Action! Laws Protecting Child and Animal Actors

13 November 2018

Emma Watson, Macaulay Culkin, Lindsay Lohan, Drew Barrymore and Shirley Temple are all celebrities who were once known as child actors. Children are used for kids’ TV shows, adverts and corporate videos to give their products a special feel. Similarl...

Laos - Trademark, Patent and Design Opposition Procedures Now Available

Laos - Trademark, Patent and Design Opposition Procedures Now Available

02 October 2018

New legislation introduces great number of IP reforms.

Climate Change and Protection of Biodiversity in Malaysia

Climate Change and Protection of Biodiversity in Malaysia

02 October 2018

Climate change, including global warming, is no doubt a pressing global issue. This is an issue that is inextricably linked with the protection of biodiversity. As per a statement made by Patricia Espinosa, the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Exec...

Changes to the IPR (Imported Goods) Enforcement Rules, 2007

Changes to the IPR (Imported Goods) Enforcement Rules, 2007

02 October 2018

The Central Bureau of Indirect Taxes and Customs (previously the Central Bureau of Excise and Customs) released Notification No. 56/2018 dated June 22, 2018, to amend the IPR (Imported Goods) Enforcement Rules, 2007 (hereinafter referred to as Enforc...

Consideration on Technical Effect Under Priority System

Consideration on Technical Effect Under Priority System

23 August 2018

The priority system originating from the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property plays an important role in the patent law of almost every country. The priority system allows the applicant to have enough time (12 months for inventi...

Landmark Judgment: India’s First Judgment on Standard Essential Patents

Landmark Judgment: India’s First Judgment on Standard Essential Patents

23 August 2018

Long-awaited judgment on standard essential patents.

Singapore: IPOS Launches FinTech Fast Track (FTFT) Initiative for Financial Technology Patent Applications

Singapore: IPOS Launches FinTech Fast Track (FTFT) Initiative for Financial Technology Patent Applic...

26 July 2018

In line with Singapore's vision to harness infocomm technologies, networks and big data to create tech-enabled solutions for its citizens, an initiative called Smart Nation Singapore, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has launched...

What is a Scope of a Functional Limitation in China?

What is a Scope of a Functional Limitation in China?

26 July 2018

Functional limitations are allowed in China to provide a broad scope of protection for patentees. From the perspective of China Patent Office, technical features defined by function in a claim shall be construed as covering all the means that are cap...

Scope of Interference by an Appellate Court with Discretionary Orders

Scope of Interference by an Appellate Court with Discretionary Orders

11 May 2018

Interpretation of Wander Ltd. and Anr. v. Antox India P. Ltd.

Intellectual Property Incentives Form Key Component of Singapore Budget 2018

Intellectual Property Incentives Form Key Component of Singapore Budget 2018

07 May 2018

The 2018 Singapore Budget, as announced by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, included a series of measues to boost the island nation's research and development and intellectual property taxation regime.

Standard Essential Patents Royalty Calculation in the Telecommunications Industry

Standard Essential Patents Royalty Calculation in the Telecommunications Industry

23 April 2018

What is the best way to calculate SEP royalties?

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