e-News No.58
June 26, 2018

AIPPI Committees

Challenging PCT Patent Applications: Filing Third Party Observations at the International Stage

by Anastasia Trifonova and Noel Courage (AIPPI PCT Committee)

Most third party challenges to patentability occur in front of national or regional patent offices.  WIPO recently released a summary of data regarding the extent to which third parties are challenging patentability at the international level.  Any member of the public can file Third Party Observations (“TPOs”) against a PCT application …

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The Slide to Unlock Patent: A Jurisdictional Comparison

by Richard Beem, Stephan Freischem, Martin Hemmer and Jonathan Moss (AIPPI Information Technology and Internet Committee)

The interface of Apple’s iPhone is one of the most recognizable in modern technology. The simple action of sliding a bar across a screen with one’s finger was one of the key parts of Steve Jobs’ famous introduction of the iPhone when it was …

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Highlights from the 36th Session of the WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR)

by Shiri Kasher-Hitin (AIPPI Copyright Committee)

On the first day of the meeting, Chair of AIPPI Copyright Subcommittee, Prof. Jan Nordmann, together with Remy Chavannes, held a side-event in front of a packed room of delegates of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) member states, WIPO staff and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGO). They presented AIPPI’s work from the drafting …

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2018 AIPPI World Congress – Cancun

Less than 100 days

Less than 100 days remain until the event! Nearly 1200 people have registered from 77 countries.
There’s still time to register and make your mark on the world of intellectual property – the World Congress will see the discussion of AIPPI’s substantive work and the adoption of final resolutions at the Executive Committee meeting. Don’t miss your chance to contribute to the development, improvement and harmonization of the international protection of intellectual property.

Visit the Congress website here.

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AIPPI is offering an official mobile app!

It provides the latest updates to AIPPI World Congresses, keeping you informed and connected. This year the Congress takes place in the vibrant city of Cancun, Mexico. Use this app to access resources, network with colleagues and Congress attendees, and share your experience at our event. The AIPPI App is available on Google Play and from the App Store. You …

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Consider sponsoring the AIPPI World Congress, and expose your brand to participants from all over the world. Contact events@aippi.org for more information or to propose a unique sponsorship. View available sponsorships by clicking here.  

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Articles and case notes

France: Louboutin walk away victorious on their red soles!

by Tougane Loumeau (GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL – France)

Christian Louboutin and Christian Louboutin SAS v. Van Haren Schoenen BV; CJEU, June 12, 2018, C-163/16, ECLI:EU:C:2018:423 The famous French shoe designer Christian Louboutin won a battle recently when the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) ruled that a mark consisting of a colour applied to the sole of a shoe …

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Japan: Partial Revision of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act

by Hirohito Katsunuma (Katsunuma International Patent Office – Japan)

Responding to the development of information technology under the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a bill for Partial Revision of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act etc. passed and was approved by the Japanese Diet on 23rd May 2018. Valuable data such as bigdata etc., which was not protected by patent, copyright or trade secrets, …

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U.S. : The U.S. Supreme Court Confirms the Constitutionality and Certain Procedures of Inter Partes Review at the Patent Trials and Appeal Board

by Joshua B. Goldberg (Nath, Goldberg & Meyer – U.S.A.)

The US Supreme Court (“the Court”) addressed whether Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings are constitutional in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, as well as certain standards for instituting the same in SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu. In Oil States, the Court decided IPR proceedings are constitutional …

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National Groups

A success story

by Gualtiero Luca DRAGOTTI  AIPPI Italian Group

The membership figures of the Italian group, before and after the Milan Congress, confirm the capability of our association to attract and retain members. This result reflects a number of initiatives and measures which have been adopted in the past and recent years and that are now part of the established DNA and …

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A “Block Building” strategy leading to a success story

by AIPPI Turkish Group

AIPPI Turkey as a National Group is relatively a young association compared to the history of AIPPI as a worldwide institution. Looking back to these ten years (and an additional year of 2007 dedicated to the preparations to establish the Turkish association) it is to be noted that the vision, strategy and the subsidiary actions have …

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445 members and counting - the UK Group’s membership success story

by AIPPI UK Group

Now with a total membership of 445 members, the growth of the UK Group of AIPPI has been tremendous.  Since 2016, nearly 100 new members have joined.  This growth results from several factors, central to which is having an exciting and insightful national programme of events.  We hold an event most months, with excellent speakers  from …

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GOs & NGOs

Invitation from AIPLA to AIPPI members to respond to Anonymous Survey

AIPLA’s Biotechnology Committee has recently developed and circulated an anonymous survey on Disclosure Mandates For Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge within AIPLA membership. The Committee is interested to gather as much practitioner experience as possible around the Nagoya Protocol and genetic resources-related disclosure requirements. Thus AIPLA has requested that this anonymous survey be distributed to AIPPI’s membership at large. …

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Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court 2018 - 6th annual conference

Join us for the 6th edition of the UP&UPC conference, the unique opportunity to have a taste of the latest news from the different Committees dealing with the preparation of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court. Some of the confirmed speakers: Margot Fröhlinger, Principal Director Unitary Patent, European and International Legal Affairs, European Patent Office Yann …

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The 9th China Patent Annual Conference

Patents, Boosting Opening-up, August 30-31, 2018, China National Convention Center

Please click here for more information

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Event Announcements

Future AIPPI World Congresses

AIPPI is pleased to announce the dates for the following Congresses:
•     2019 AIPPI World Congress in London – September 15-18, 2019
•     2020 AIPPI World Congress in Hangzhou – September 26-29, 2020
•     2021 AIPPI World Congress in San Francisco – September 25-28, 2021
More information on the venues will be available during the Cancun Congress in September 2018.

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