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Archive for April 2014

Progress in the harmonisation of the patent system

Last week in Trieste, Italy, I attended two meetings involving patent offices and industry from three regions (Europe, the US and Japan), dedicated to the harmonisation of rules, procedures and […]

Patents and standards: a challenging task for patent offices

On 25 March 2014, a comprehensive study titled ‚ÄúPatents and Standards: A modern framework for IPR-based standardization‚ÄĚ was published by a policy consortium known as ECSIP, working for the EU […]