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April 30 2002
The difference between first-to-invent and first-to-file is critical to the US and Chinese patent systems. Now that China has joined the WTO, inventors must keep proper records of invention if they want US patents, ar...
A rare glimpse into the workings of the USPTO reveals an organization rich in history and poised on the threshold of change. Sam Mamudi visits the Arlington agency and finds out what makes it tick
The selection, preparation and use of experts in patent litigation is a significant aspect of any trial. Bill Schuurman and Nicole Stafford explain how greater judicial scrutiny in the US has made the handling of expe...
Technology was the driving force behind some of the year’s most interesting cases, but others have made their mark in the drama stakes or for their impact on consumers. From India to Indonesia, South Africa and the US...
Interview: James Rogan
James Rogan, the new director of the USPTO, speaks to Sam Mamudi about being at the helm of one of the most influential IP organizations in the world at a time of enormous challenge and growth
Programme formats can be a goldmine but to what extent can they attract IP rights? Lyndsay Gough looks at some of the issues facing those seeking to exploit and protect them
Ingrid Hering, London