Nils V Montan, incoming president of the INTA, is a pragmatist, and believes that beating pirates requires a carrot as well as a stick. Tabitha Parker asked him about the challenges facing trade mark and copyright owners in the new millennium
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Conducting opposition proceedings at OHIM is full of pitfalls for the uninitiated. Tasneem Haq provides 10 rules to help trade mark owners achieve success
In the recent Festo decision, the Federal Circuit unveiled a new approach to analyzing the doctrine of equivalents and the companion doctrine of prosecution history estoppel. In light of this new approach, Allen R Jensen and Stacy D Lewis provide some guidelines for patentees
A long-awaited and far-reaching new Civil Procedure Act came into force in Spain on January 8 2001, which will have a profound effect on all civil proceedings, including IP actions. Gonzalo Ulloa and Ralph Smith reveal the main changes
Australian copyright law has been overhauled with amendments covering moral rights and digital protection. Kristin Stammer provides a guide for copyright owners and users of copyright material
A recent EPO decision has challenged the conventional exclusion on double patenting. Neil Thomson asks where the decision leaves EPO practice, and what impact it will have on proceedings in the UK
Research into the human genome has opened up the possibility of collecting, publishing and even patenting individual genes. Andreas Schrell and Nils Heide explain how a new law will regulate the gene database in Estonia
The past year has seen a greater degree of maturity in the processing of trade mark disputes and predictability in foreseeing their outcome. Jeremy Phillips reviews 10 decisions from across Europe which symbolize the trend
Kathleen E McCarthy, Morgan & Finnegan, LLP
@schestowitz Well, we do what we think is most appropriate & useful for our readers. Can't speak for others.
@schestowitz It's true that we have sought interviews with AMBA (not specifically on UPC) and permission was refused by the EPO president.
@schestowitz However, we have also given space to voices critical of UPC & Unitary Patent, eg in Spain & Poland https://t.co/QXiPQknzDg
Patent subject matter eligibility: A new Section 101
Calls for changing Section 101 of the Patent Act in the US are increasing. A proposed amendment from IPO shows one way to do it, reports Michael Loney
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