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Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy - Tim Harford - 2017

A lively history seen through the fifty inventions that shaped it most profoundly, by the bestselling author of The Undercover Economist and Messy. 185 more words

Supreme Court Turns Again to Patent Cases, Against the Backdrop of a Decline in American Patent Protection that Threatens Future U.S. Innovation and International Competitiveness

On November 27, the U.S. Supreme Court will turn once again to patent law, hearing cases addressing the constitutionality of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) “inter partes” review ( 511 more words

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Patents, trade and foreign direct investment in the European Union

The EPO published a paper last week – Patents, trade and foreign direct investment in the European Union – which assessed “the impact of the European patent system on the circulation of technologies through trade and foreign direct investment in the EU single market”. 820 more words

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Draft Intellectual Property Policy of the Republic of South Africa - Introduction and Goals

On August 25, 2017, the Draft Intellectual Property Policy (Draft IP Policy) of the Republic of South Africa was published for public comments by November 17, 2017.  1,176 more words

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New USPTO fee schedule increases fees for challenging granted patents, adds streamlined reexamination option

The USPTO recently published an adjusted fee schedule for certain patent fees. The new schedule significantly increases the fees for challenging the validity of a patent in… 264 more words

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Brief IP news

1. No likelihood of confusion between SINA rice and SITA rice. More information here.

2. London Design Festival: Design Protection – Hindsight giving insight. More information… 8 more words

Ten Things: Creating an In-House Patent Program

I was looking back on my past blogs recently and I realized that it has been a while since I discussed issues related to intellectual property (“IP”).  3,474 more words

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