e-News No.66

October 30, 2019

Dates of the 2020 AIPPI World Congress

in Hangzhou have changed!

Following careful consideration, AIPPI has decided to change the dates of the 2020 AIPPI World Congress in Hangzhou to October 11 – 14, 2020.

The new dates are better aligned with several important regional and international events taking place at around the same time. In addition, the new dates will allow smoother and more cost effective travel arrangements for both international and Chinese participants.

Please include the new dates of 2020 AIPPI World Congress into your next year’s agenda. We look forward to seeing you in Hangzhou next autumn!

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AIPPI Bureau

Changes in the Bureau of AIPPI

When the 2019 AIPPI World Congress in London (UK) ended, the following changes in the Bureau took effect on September 19, 2019.

Please check here for a complete list of Bureau members.

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2019 AIPPI World Congress – London

London Congress – Resolutions adopted

by Jonathan Osha (Reporter General of AIPPI)

Five Resolutions were adopted by the Executive Committee of AIPPI at the 2019 AIPPI World Congress in London. Four of these were on the basis of AIPPI’s 2019 Study Questions:

• Copyright in artificially generated works

• IP damages for acts other than sales

• Plausibility

• Consumer survey evidence An additional Resolution …

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London Congress – Professional development programme

by Jonathan Osha (Reporter General of AIPPI)

The 2019 AIPPI World Congress in London provided an extensive professional development programme covering a wide variety of IP topics. Monday’s ‘Pharma Day’ included sessions on pay for delay, patent linkage, antibodies and epitope/competitive claims, and a look at recent developments in SPCs and patent term extensions. The panel sessions kicked off with, …

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Standing Committee reports

by Jonathan Osha (Reporter General of AIPPI)

The annual reports of AIPPI’s Standing Committees received by the Reporter General were made available to all attendees at the 2019 AIPPI World Congress in London. They are now also available here.  The Standing Committee meetings in London were held in a pre-scheduled block on Saturday afternoon, which led to record attendance for …

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The third annual AIPPI Young Forum shined the spotlight on Effective Communication

by Doron Davidson-Vidavski (Facilitator and trainer, Strevas Limited)

AIPPI established its successful Young AIPPI Forum back in 2017 and this year the third annual programme for young members took place at the World Congress in London in September. Set in the magnificent Great Hall of the domed Edwardian One Great George Street - a stone’s throw from the Houses of …

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Articles and Case Notes

Brazil: Trade Dress Protection in Brazil – A Glimpse at the Beverage Market

by Ana Paula Affonso Brito (Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello – Brazil )

Trade dress is by definition a set of elements that comprise the visual identity of a particular product or service, distinguishing it and individualizing it from others, in order to make consumers choose it over a competitor product. Hence, trade dress can be a …

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Germany: Intellectual Property Industries as the Driver and Catalyst for Innovative Development of Azerbaijan

by Dr. Emin Telman Teymurov (Embassy of Azerbaijan to Germany – Germany)

Intellectual property (IP)-intensive industries may play an exceptional role to further promote Azerbaijan’s smooth transition to an innovation, technology and knowledge-based economy. Azerbaijan pays special attention to innovation and creativity as the engine and catalyst of sustainable development. By strengthening the nexus between science, industry and academia, special …

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Japan: The JFTC Released a Research Report on Unfair Competition by Abusive Conduct of Superior Bargaining Position in Relation to Know-how & Intellectual Property of Manufacturers

by Kozo YABE (YUASA & HARA – Japan)

In June 2019, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) released their research report on unfair competition caused by the abusive conduct of superior bargaining position in relation to know-how & intellectual property. It is quite usual for an unfair trade regulation to balance the exclusivity and freedom of business activities in the market. …

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U.S.A.: The “Consisting Essentially Of” Transition Phrase, if not Adequately Supported, May Render Claims Indefinite

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

It has long been the case in the U.S. that the patent claim transition phrase “consisting essentially of” is well understood to the ordinary practitioner to clearly limit the claims to those recited elements plus any other elements that “do not materially affect the basic and novel properties of the …

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National Groups

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China: AIPPI China AI Seminar

by (Richard) Yi Li (Secretary General of AIPPI China)

AIPPI China AI Seminar was held on October 23, 2019 focusing on challenges of AI patenting from the perspectives of industry and patent attorneys. The seminar was moderated by Justin Lin of NTD IP Attorneys with three speakers. Ms. Lili Wang, senior legal expert at Ant Financial of Alibaba introduced the …

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