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Women: Today is the Day to Own Your Own Brilliance

“Brilliance is neither a fashion or a style; a trend or an ambience! It’s an awakening of our luminous ingenuity.” – Jasmina Siderovski

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Lisa Mueller

New Guidelines for the Examination of Polymorph and Salt Patents Issued by the Israeli Patent and Trademark Office

In May 2015, the Israeli Patent and Trademark Office (IL PTO) issued new working guidelines relating to the examination of patent applications claiming crystal and salt forms of known compounds. 652 more words

Lisa Mueller

Women: Make Today the Day You Dare to be BOLD

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt… 410 more words

Lisa Mueller

Can the Minimum Period of 5 years Established by NAFTA for Regulatory Data Exclusivity be Extended in Mexico for Biological Medical Products?

In Mexico, there is no specific body of legislation governing data protection exclusivity (DPE), also known as regulatory exclusivity, for chemical drugs, biological medical products and new indications. 627 more words

Lisa Mueller

Thoughts on How Women Can Maintain Ambition Throughout Their Entire Career

An April, 2004 article in the Harvard Business Review examined whether women lacked “ambition.” According to the article, women generally hate the word “ambition” and associate it with egotism, selfishness, self-aggrandizement or the manipulative use of others for one’s end. 546 more words

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A New Beginning? The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office has a New President.

Mr. Luiz Otávio Pimentel has been appointed as the new president of INPI (the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office – BRPTO). The official notice for the nomination was published yesterday, July 28, 2015, in the Federal Register. 284 more words


New Patent Examination Guidance in Canada for Evaluating Medical Diagnostic Methods: Will Canada's Application Be More Flexible than the U.S.?

Patentable Subject Matter in Canada

In Canada, patentable subject matter is embodied in section 2 of the Canadian Patent Act (Patent Act), which defines an invention as “any new and useful art, process, machine, manufacture or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement in any art, process, machine, manufacture or composition of matter”. 1,456 more words

Lisa Mueller