The PCT was designed to benefit patent applicants and offices. More than 30 years on, is it still up to the job? Emma Barraclough reports
Officials from the USPTO tell Eileen McDermott about PCT operations at the Office
Managing IP lists the patent firms filing the most PCT applications in the 14 biggest markets
Chinese companies have become big users of the PCT. Peter Ollier explains why
Buying the rights to name a venue offers IP owners a publicity-winning opportunity. But such deals can be complex. James D Weinberger provides a guide
The WTO has released its report on the second of two cases the US brought against China in 2007. Peter K Yu explains what they mean for IP owners
Sometimes retailers and distributors resell products outside of approved distribution channels. Andrea Anderson and Annie Haselfeld suggest ways to avoid the problem
IP owners can use Customs regulations to help curb the trade in fakes. Correspondents from seven key jurisdictions explain how the rules differ from country to country
IP lawyers want to guard their client's assets. Knowledge managers want to share company know-how to boost efficiency. Stephen Manton explains how to do both
From Pascual Segura, director, University of Barcelona Patent Centre
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@schestowitz It's true that we have sought interviews with AMBA (not specifically on UPC) and permission was refused by the EPO president.
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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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