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LES International Annual Conference 2020

May 16 – 20, 2020, Berlin, Germany Licensing specialists from a diverse, global community of practitioners from companies, law firms and institutions involved in licensing IP come together for cutting edge sessions and networking events at our incredible conference venue, the historic postal train in the center of Berlin: Station Berlin. Increase your knowledge about […] Read More

Search Matters 2020

May 11 – 13, 2020, The Hague, Netherlands The EPO now offers a training event for patent search professionals. The conference, focusing on disruptive technologies, will showcase the EPO’s patent search strategies and techniques and it gives an opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at the EPO. On May 11, during the “at-the-desk” […] Read More

Written comments on Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions – USPTO, November 12, 2019

On August 27, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a Request for Comments on Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions.  The Request included a series of questions related to, for example, the types of artificial intelligence inventions that should be patentable and inventorship of such inventions.  AIPPI’s Standing Committee on IT and Internet […] Read More

Guidance on how to calculate damages in Japan

by Yuichiro Suzuki (KUBOTA – Japan) The Grand Panel of the Intellectual Property High Court provides guidance on how to calculate damages based on “Infringer’s Profits” (Article102(2) of the Patent Act) and “Reasonable Royalty” (Article102(3) of the Patent Act). (Medion Research Laboratories Inc., v. NeoChemir Inc., et al (2018 (Ne) 10063)) In Japan, Article 102(2) of […] Read More

France amends its Intellectual Property Code to implement EU reform on trademarks

by Tougane Loumeau (GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL – France) Ordonnance No. 2019-1169 of November 13, 2019 on product and service trademarks, NOR: ECOI1921594R On November 13, 2019, the French government issued an Ordinance that deeply modifies the French Intellectual Property Code with respect to trademark law. These amendments aim at implementing European Union Directive No. 2015/2436 […] Read More

PCT Office moving toward standardization of electronic document submissions

By Paul Blizzard and Noel Courage (Bereskin & Parr LLP, Toronto Canada – per AIPPI PCT Committee) Patent attorneys are always concerned about the risk of document discrepancies arising when submitting electronic documents to patent offices. The Patent Offices are also concerned about storing and sharing documents as well as formatting them for publication. Consider […] Read More