Category Patent Policy

Japan has toughest patent system

Japan today has the toughest patent system in the world in terms of the odds of a patentee winning a patent trial against an accused infringer. Japanese trial courts hold against patentees in nearly 90 % of all cases, according…

The Impediments of the Cannots

In the last year we saw an increasing interest in intellectual assets as the new asset class and what it means for innovation, for R&D, for IP professionals but also for those that treat any intellectual property issue as a…

The Lawyer European Legal Forum, Berlin

On September 28 and 29 the English publishing house “The Lawyer” organises the “European Legal Forum“, intended for in-house counsel of European companies. Key note speaker is Eberhard Uhlmann, Secretary General and General Counsel of the European Investment Bank. He…

Voice your Ideas about Issued Patents

Two Americans (Peter Johnson and Kevin Hermansen in Salt Lake City, Utah) recently started WikiPatents, to provide – what they call – “public patent clarity for the world”. It fits in a growing trend to publicly voice and comment on…