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Special Report on

The European Patent Convention

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The Administrative Council of the EPO decided, in March 2009, to make significant changes to the Implementing Rules of the European Patent Convention (EPC). These changes will enter into force on April 1, 2010 and will have a significant impact on the grant procedure before the EPO. Introduction of a new time limit for filing divisional applications Up until now, a divisional application could be filed relating to any pending earlier European patent application at any stage of the grant procedure of this earlier application. Amended Rule 36(1) restricts this possibility by introducing a new time limit to file a divisional ...
" are not regarded as inventions for the purpose of granting European patents, but this exclusion from patentability only applies to the extent to which a European patent application or European patent relates to a computer program as such. As a result of this partial exclusion, and despite the fact that the EPO subjects patent applications in this field to a much stricter scrutiny 1 when compared to their American counterpart , that does not mean that all inventions including some software are de jure not patentable . Cite error: There are tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{Reflist}} ...
Patenting of Software- an Insight | Dinero
The concept of “intellectual property” in India over the last few years has taken on some epic proportions for a number of reasons. One of the primary reasons, attributable to the growing awareness among the urban Indian population, is of the significance and, more importantly, the commercial benefits in protecting its intellectual property rights both within and outside India. And under traditional principles of intellectual property protection, patent law is to encourage scientific research, new technology and industrial progress. The fundamental principle of patent law is that the patent is granted only for an invention i.e. ... market research, surveys and trends
EU - The Court of Justice limits DNA protection to performing its ...
In its first decision on the infringement provisions of the Biotechnology Directive, the Court of Justice (CJ) (formerly the European Court of Justice) gave its judgment in the case of Monsanto Technology v Cefetra on 6th July 2010. It has followed the earlier Opinion of Advocate General Mengozzi (9 March 2010) by holding that Article 9 of Directive 98/44/EC does not confer protection on a patented DNA sequence when it is contained in soy meal, where it does not perform the function for which it was patented. This is regardless of the fact that it did perform that function previously in the soy plant, of which the meal is a ... market research, surveys and trends


Chapter 6: Industry, Technology, and the Global Marketplace ...
This section explores the relative strength of America's inventiveness by examining international patenting patterns in two new technology areas: human DNA sequences and business methods. The analysis is built around the concept of a "patent family," i.e., all the patent documents published in a country associated with a single invention. See sidebar, " International Patent Families As a Basis for Comparison ." Three indicators are used here to compare national positions in each technology area: Trends in international inventive activity. This indicator is a preliminary measure of the extent and growth of inventive activity ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
Greetings from DC. I am writing this column the day after the 2006 midterm elections which, as everyone knows, bring significant changes to the composition and leadership in both houses of Congress. What this new Congress means for the many bills currently "in process" that are of interest to the S&T (and, by extension, the tech transfer) community is anyone's guess. When Congress goes back to work, some of the items awaiting action include the 2007 R&D appropriations, as well as numerous bills focused on U.S. competitiveness, S&T education, patent reform, and immigration—all of which may affect the S&T ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Sunesis Issued European Patent Covering Voreloxin Combination
today announced that the European Patent Office (EPO) has granted a European patent covering combinations of the Company's lead drug candidate, voreloxin, with cytarabine. Cytarabine is the standard-of-care treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), and the therapy used in combination with voreloxin in a fully enrolled Phase 2 trial in patients with relapsed and/or refractory AML. Sunesis has also announced plans to initiate a multinational, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of voreloxin in combination with cytarabine in a relapsed/refractory AML patient population in ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Patenting holding back stem cell research in Europe
You are reading this message because you cannot see our css files. To view this page properly please upgrade to the latest version of your browser. Thank you. 1 July 2010 Policy | Intellectual property | Life sciences | Patents | Stem cells | European Union Science|Business A lack of clarity over the patentability of therapies developed from stem cells is holding back European research in the field, according to a report from the European Science Foundation. The report highlights the complexity of patenting human embryonic stem cell technologies in Europe. While innovations based on human embryonic stem cells can fulfil standard ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Revision of the European Patent Convention (EPC 2000). Update of ...
Revision of the European Patent Convention (EPC 2000). Update of decisions of the President and notices from the. European Patent Office of relevance to ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
1840.01 The European Patent Office as an International Searching ...
Section 508 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 requires all United States Federal Agencies with websites to make them accessible to individuals with disabilities. At this time, the MPEP files below do not meet all standards for web accessibility. Until changes can be made to make them fully accessible to individuals with disabilities, the USPTO is providing access assistance via telephone. MPEP Interim Accessibility Contact: 571-272-8813. browse before Since October 1, 1982, the European Patent Office (EPO) has been available as an International Searching Authority for PCT applications filed by U.S. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Please enclose the check, a copy of the official transcripts, and any supporting materials deemed important in your EPC Petition Application. ...
Are Swiss Claims out of the picture now? | LinkedIn Answers | LinkedIn
Are Swiss Claims not recognized in Europe any more? How about in Japan? If Swiss Claims are no longer recognized, is there any way that one can claim a method of treating or a method of administration, as it applies to medical therapy? (I am aware that methods of medical treatment for farm animals & veterinary medicine have always been accepted in Europe, and that methods for cosmetic treatment of people are also accepted). posted 2 months ago in Intellectual Property | Closed Share This Adrian Bradley - Partner and Patent Attorney at Cleveland see all my answers Best Answers in: Intellectual Property (1) This was selected as
What are some of the most historical events that happened in 2008 ...
I need to come up with a list of at least 5 major events for a time capsule for a school project. they can be local, national, world, sports, music, etc. please if you have any suggestions the more the merrier. thanks a lot for trying to help, i really appreciate everything. 10 points goes to best answer Jan 1st - A New Hampshire law legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples comes into effect. Jan 1st - Malta and Cyprus officially adopt the Euro currency and become the fourteenth and fifteenth Eurozone countries. Jan 8th - New Jersey officially apologizes for slavery, becoming the first Northern state to do so. Jan 21st - ...