Nanotechnology industry news site AZoNano.com reports that a portfolio of potentially more than 400 patents and applications is being put up for sale by the bankruptcy administrators of NanoInk, a company specialising in nano-scale encryption and authentication solutions. NanoInk ceased ...
Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine | 21 May 2013
The recent spate of partnerships agreed between Western and Chinese pharmaceutical businesses underscores the continued need for collaboration to fully leverage the Chinese market. But while foreign life sciences companies pursue joint ventures with an eye to increasing profits, their ...
Seher Hussain, IAM Magazine | 21 May 2013
Recently, a delegation from the Korean Intellectual Property Office visited Cambridge University to learn more about how it spins off so many successful licences despite filing relatively few patents. Korea averages 100 licences for every 600 patents filed, while Cambridge is converting ...
Seher Hussain, IAM Magazine | 20 May 2013
Trade secrets have always been
valuable, but the America Invents
Act means they are now worth more
than ever – potentially even more
than patents. What is the best way
to take advantage of this type of
protection for your inventions – and
what are the pitfalls?
According to European legislation, three-dimensional (3D) trademarks can be registered. However, day-to-day practice can be surprising. Once a 3D trademark passes the distinctiveness text, the exceptions laid down in the law will be lurking - for instance, is the shape determined by the nature of the product, or does shape give products substantial value? Therefore, registering a pure-form trademark in Europe is rare.
Exemptions from infringement under the UK Patents Act in relation to the research and development of innovative drugs are set to be extended from October 2013. The prospective changes should make the United Kingdom a more attractive place to conduct these activities.
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