The role of software-based inventions in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

In this post, I would like to discuss a recent EPO report that provides an overview of the major technology trends observed, based on EP patent information, across a range of technology fields associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). More specifically, I would like to discuss the role of software patents […]Read More »

Class Headings and the IP Translator case

Trade Marks are registered in respect of goods and/or services which fall in one or more of 45 classes established through the Offices of WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization) by the Nice Agreement in 1957.  The 10th Addition of the Classification came into force on January 1 2016. Each […]Read More »

Getting Ready for a new European Patent System: The Unitary European Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC)

The patent landscape in Europe is set to change dramatically with the introduction of the Unitary European Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC). The various working groups of the UPC Preparatory Committee, together with national patent offices, are continuing to work out details of the rules for Europe’s new patent […]Read More »

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