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Archive for September 2013

30.9.2013
Dynamic trends in the global patent system

At this year’s WIPO Assemblies, which began last week in Geneva, I had the opportunity to meet many heads of IP offices. My immediate impression was of a widespread determination […]

 
20.9.2013
Moving patent information up the agenda

This week in Munich I met the Board of the Patent Documentation Group, a long-established association of companies seeking to promote the effective use of patent information. We talked in […]

 
12.9.2013
Patentability: maintaining the balance

New IP challenges arise as new technologies emerge from R&D activities. This has been a pivotal issue for the patent system throughout its history, with the continual extension of its […]

 
02.9.2013
First half of 2013 – a preliminary assessment

The end of the summer break is usually a good time to review the first half of the year and see if any trends are already apparent from the facts […]