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  • Slovenia lists EU patent system as priority

    January 28, 2008

    Observers have reacted positively to Slovenia’s plans to push for a consensus on a European litigation and Community patent system, which were announced last week

  • UK court offers hope to software patent applicants

    January 28, 2008

    The UK Intellectual Property Office could be forced to revise a practice note it issued in November 2006 after the Patents Court last week ruled that it cannot automatically ban the patenting of all computer programs

  • France slashes filing fees for SMEs

    January 21, 2008

    France’s IP office is to cut the patent filing fees it charges small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) in an effort to boost IP awareness

  • Patent office leaders call for WIPO change

    January 21, 2008

    The chair of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Office believes WIPO needs to appoint someone who will restore sound operational management to the Organization

  • Pharma firms to face EU Commission inquiry

    January 17, 2008

    European Commission officials, along with national competition authorities, have begun a series of surprise inspections at a number of pharmaceutical companies in Europe, as part of an investigation into potential competition abuses relating to patents and litigation

  • Senate committee pushes for patent reform

    January 17, 2008

    The US Senate Committee on the Judiciary issued a report on Monday summarizing the Patent Reform Act of 2007 (S1145) and urging the Senate to pass the bill

  • Yet another blow for Qualcomm

    January 11, 2008

    A US federal magistrate judge on Monday granted in part Broadcom’s motion for sanctions relating to Qualcomm’s failure to produce crucial emails and documents in the two wireless communications companies’ long-running court battle

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