Italy is in first place for the increase of requestsRead more..
The participation of Italy in enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection authorised by Decision 2011/167/EU is confirmedRead more..
Italy has at last officially announced its participation to the reinforced cooperation on the European Patent with unitary effectRead more..
How space agency NASA finances its programs: selling patents experimented in space for commercial application.Read more..
The US Supreme Court delved last month into the hotly contested question of whether softwares are eligible for patent protection...Read more..
On 14th March 2014, France has ratified the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court and the European Commission has updated...Read more..
Further to our newsflash of 15/11/12, we can now report that the UK government has approved the expected introduction of the small claims track at the Patents County Court...Read more..
The UK government is currently consulting relevant bodies, including the UK Intellectual Property Office, for views on their proposals for potential improvement of the legal framework...Read more..
With its decision of 18 October 2011, the European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in the case of Oliver Brüstle v. GreenpeaceRead more..
One of the novelties provided by the Legislative Decree which amends the Italian Industrial Property Code (IPC)...Read more..
On November 14, the Montenegro 's law of ratification of the European Patent Convention came into force...Read more..
With a press release of November 22, 2009 Nokia has confirmed the filing of a lawsuit against Apple...Read more..
The Italian government is boosting intellectual property protection and financing innovation in two ways...Read more..
The Italian Ministry for Economic Development has assigned 55 million Euros for development plans proposed by start-up...Read more..
On December 27, 2008, the National People's Congress, approved the third Amendment to China's Patent Law...Read more..
Chile and Peru became the 140th and 141st contracting states of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) when it deposited its instrument of accession at WIPO on March 6, 2009.....Read more..
With law decree 27/6/2008 on G.U. n. 153 entered into force on 2/7/2008 Italian patent applications filed as first filing from July 1° 2008 will be subjected to prior art search.Read more..
On June 16, 2008 the African Intellectual Property Organization (known by its French acronym OAPI - Organisation africaine de la propriété intellectuelle) accessed to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs.Read more..
Italy has introduced novelty searches for all national patent applicationsRead more..
As concerns the filing of National Patent Applications some new regulations are bound to be introduced in Italy allowing applications filed in Italy to acquire a strengthened importance....Read more..
New Swiss Patent Law Guarantees National Patent Rights Protection Until Expiration.Read more..
As concerns the filing of National Patent Applications some new regulations are bound to be introduced in Italy allowing applications filed in Italy to acquire a strengthened importance.Read more..
Patent application and extension survey 2007 first half data assessing number of applications and extentions of patents in South Korea report a 23.4% increaseRead more..
Patent applicants no longer need to disclose search results to Australian Patent Office. As from 22 October 2007Read more..
Montecitorio Chamber finally passed the bill of consent and executionRead more..
The London Agreement has taken one step closer to coming into force. The French government recently adopted a bill that now makes it possible for the French Parliament to ratify the Agreement and a positive vote is expected in November 2007.Read more..
On 10 February 2007 a substantial change occurred in the (even recent) Italian Code of Industrial Property concerning the applicability of copyright to designs and models, with the modification of Articles 44 and 239.Read more..
Publication of the decree dated 2 April 2007 related to the amount of fees for patents of invention and designs.Read more..
The Italian Government has recently re-introduced the annuities on national applications for patents concerning industrial inventions, utility models, designs, as well as fees concerning renewal and keeping in force of established rights (Legge Finanziaria - Italian Finance Act of 2007 nr. 296/06 - art. 1, paragraph 851).Read more..