Category Archives: Non-U.S. Practice

New Edition of C.I.P.A. Guide to Patent Acts Published

This “Guide” is a 1528 page book published by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys via Thomson Reuters, and edited by Paul Cole and Richard Davis. Of course, it mostly focused on UK patent law, but draws upon a variety … Continue reading

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Do You Really Want to File for Pharma Patent Protection in Canada, India or Ecuador?

IPO Letter Reports Weaknesses in IP Protection Around the World In a 27 page letter dated February 8, 2018 and sent to Sue Chang at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Executive Director of IPO, Mark Lauroesch, extensively … Continue reading

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Patenting “Natural Products” Down-Under Post-Myriad

Although the Australian High Court held that claims to naturally occurring DNA (e.g., BRCA1 nucleic acid) were not patent eligible because they were not a “manner of manufacture,” since the encoded information therein was not “made” by human action, in … Continue reading

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A Hidden Danger Under The EPC – The “Extension Trap”

Provided to us by Dr. Stefan Danner of DHS Patentanwalts GmbH, find below the current issue of the biotech IP newsletter dealing with recent EPO case law on Article 123(2)(3) EPC. Extension Trap

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