For a seventh year running, the MIP International Patent Forum attracted interest from over 300 patent and IP professionals from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, making 2017 the Forum's biggest meeting to date. A swathe of IP developments, spurred on in no small part by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, saw IP experts faced with numerous challenges and changes for 2017 and beyond. As ever, the Forum addressed these issues and provided practical insights on how they could best manage their patent portfolios. Delegates were able to:
Key takeways from the event will be made available shortly. Event photos can be viewed here.
@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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