Companies with industrial property rights: higher revenue, more employees and higher wages

163% more employees, with 19% higher wages and 20% more revenue per employee. These are the advantages of companies with industrial property rights (patents, trademarks and designs) over those that…

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The Patent Office of the Cooperation Council of the Gulf will not accept new applications

On 5 January 2021, the Supreme Council of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf publicly announced its decision to stop accepting the filing of new patent…

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The importance of securing evidence against the infringement of ip rights and know-how: latest probative technologies

Some days ago, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) made an unexpected announcement on the development of its own digital file certification system: WIPO Proof. For the general public, platforms…

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The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO has decided that products obtained exclusively by an essentially biological process are not patentable

Author: Guillermo Menéndez The Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) of the European Patent Office (EPO) has published the decision of case G3 / 19 (text here) on the patentability, under…

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ABG Intellectual Property involved in a case wherein an EPO Board of Appeal provides guidance on the selection of suitable starting points within the closest prior art document

On March 2nd 2020 Board of Appeal 3.3.02 of the EPO issued a decision (T 0709/17) providing guidance on the selection of suitable starting points when the closest prior art…

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