January 2022

January 6, 2022, 5:34 pm

The Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) has been jointly developed by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark office (USPTO). Based upon the previous European classification system, is an extension of the IPC and is jointly managed by the EPO and the US Patent and Trademark Office. It is divided into nine sections, A-H and Y, which in t Read More

January 11, 2022, 6:15 pm

Having some similarities with that of the generic drug framework under the Hatch Waxman Act in the US, the initiation of China’s patent linkage system will affect the generic drug industry in China. Introducing PTE allows the extension of the 20-year term of the patent. This extension is done to compens Read More

January 14, 2022, 10:05 am

This Guide outlines the provisions relevant to the filing of European patent applications, offering practical advice to smooth the way to a European patent. In addition, it briefly describes the post-grant procedures carried out by the EPO. It cannot, however, go into the details or specific issues of t Read More