The Patent Trial and Appeal Board is on the hunt for new judges. Applications for new positions close this Saturday and for somewhere between $135,000 and $167,000 patent lawyers (with, of course, the appropriate blend of experience in the law and a relevant technical or science field) ...
Richard Lloyd, IAM Magazine | 11 Mar 2014
Samsung was the most prolific filer at the European Patent Office (EPO) for the second year in a row in 2013, according to statistics released by the agency last week.
The EPO’s 2013 annual report revealed that Samsung filed 2,833 European patent applications during the year, ...
Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine | 11 Mar 2014
A recent development in India may be a catalyst for domestic companies in the country to begin engaging with intellectual property in way that up to now most of them have failed to do. A note I have just received from Safir Anand, a senior partner in the leading New Delhi IP law firm ...
Joff Wild, IAM Magazine | 10 Mar 2014
After 15 years in charge of IP at Philips, Ruud Peters retired as the company’s chief IP officer at the end of 2013. As he surveys the IP landscape that he leaves behind, he sees a system under attack – but one that continues to have a compelling and positive story to tell
In a case involving the United Kingdom, Italy has confirmed that it will fight strenuously at the EU level in order to protect its geographical indication against infringements, particularly in the strategic food sector. Italian institutions are quite aggressive in protecting the sector against counterfeiting and infringement.
A recent case before the Tirana District Court and the Court of Appeal has shown that Albanian judges are beginning to develop a genuine interest in IP matters. Until recently, judges simply used to adopt the recommendations of the Albanian Trademark Office without examining the disputes before them in detail. The recent decision in Arseni Shpk v Bavaria NV appears to signal a new era for IP litigation in Albania.
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