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2021 – General News Stories
The COVID-19 pandemic: pressures on IP
COVID-19 has resulted in major changes for IP. Eyal Bressler of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property examines some of the most significant.
Inventions Created By AI
The legal discussions are increasingly centred around a phenomenon so far encountered only in science fiction: What if the AI itself invents new technical solutions?
The uncharted path for patenting Artificial Intelligence in the US.
Read this article by the ex-chair of the AIPPI US group Marc Richards which references the AIPPI AI Resolution on pages 18-21 of this edition of The Patent Lawyer Magazine.
An interview with the AIPPI Biotechnology Committee member, Leonor Magalhães Galvão, on the IAM media platform.
Interview with the latest AIPPI Award of Merit Holder, Calum Smyth, on the IAM media platform.
2020 – General News Stories
AIPPI UK Event Report: Roundup of 2020’s Patent Cases.
“On Thursday 10 December 2020, patents’ practitioners were invited to gather round their virtual fireplaces to attend AIPPI’s annual patent round-up event…”
Virtual IP Conferences: Here to Stay?
“The conferences were a mix of paid-for and free events. AIPPI in fact offered the entire 8-day conference for free to its members.”
Is it time to move on from the AI inventor debate?
A major theme identified by the USPTO from the consultation results was that, based on the majority view that AGI has not yet arrived current AI could neither invent nor author without human intervention. Read on…
On the 26 and 27 October 2020, the Trade Mark 5 (TM5) partners celebrated their 9th Annual Meeting online, which involved discussions on the partners’ respective projects.
The user associations APRAM and AIPPI represented European Union users and were invited by the EUIPO playing an active role in the user session. Read on…
The positions of AIPPI and AIPPI Japan are referenced several times in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) publication, Public Views on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy.
2020 AIPPI World Congress Online
At AIPPI, office chiefs discussed new ways of working, planning for post-COVID-19, and the impact of the pandemic on IP applications. Read on…
Speakers from Regeneron and Novartis discussed how broad patent claims are behind a trend of innovator v innovator litigation. Read on…
Low number of innovators instigating patent proceedings against other innovators ‘indicative of a system working well’, panellists suggest. Read on…
Anastasiia’s essay, “COVID-19 and Geographical Indications: Is the Promise of ‘Quality’ in ‘Quality Schemes’ Undermined?”, analyses whether lockdown measures and the resulting changes in the methods of PDO/PGI production negatively affected the so-called ‘promise of quality’, as regulated under the EU’s regime for protection of geographical indications. Read on…
Higher damage awards in China could deter potential infringers; issues across other IP rights are ‘forcing’ rights holders to look at trade secrets as a new way to protect innovations. Read on…
Panellists shared insights from Canada, China and the EU on the lack of flexibility for fair use, giving the example of online education. Read on…
Juan Arias, Managing Partner of ABG Intellectual Property, was the European representative at the Panel Session, The Coronavirus Pandemic and Its Impact on Pharma Patent Prosecution Issues, Including Patent Prosecution Highways and Compulsory Licensing, which was organised during the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) World Congress. Read on…
Lawyers at the AIPPI Congress discussed the pitfalls of protecting trademarks on social media, including bogus usernames, fan pages and fake accounts. Read on…
WTO Deputy Director-General Yi Xiaozhun underscored on 5 October the significance of the WTO’s Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which has created unprecedented possibilities for creators, innovators and companies across the globe. Speaking at the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) World Congress, DDG Yi highlighted the 25th anniversary of the TRIPS Agreement and warned of the risk of taking for granted the improvements achieved by its implementation around the world.
Panellists at the AIPPI Congress discussed how applicants can avoid inconsistent IP office decisions on trademarks that contain generic or descriptive terms.
Panellists at the AIPPI World Congress Online discussed AI inventorship and forecasted how AI-assisted drug research will shake up the pharma industry.
Speakers at yesterday’s virtual panel on litigating in a bifurcated system at AIPPI’s World Congress Online mapped out the reasons why their respective systems offer litigants advantages over a more unified approach.
Panellists discuss fair use exemptions brought on by the pandemic; examine whether copyright law needs changing for another pandemic-sized event.
Patentees should “move as quickly as they can” when seeking injunctions against defendants, so agreed panellists speaking at the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property’s (AIPPI) 2020 World Congress Online event.