shot by IP News Shots / 6:06 pm on 16 February, 2021
The Open Invention Network (OIN) has added two new members to the group from the banking and finance industry, Barclays plc and TD Bank, N.A. One major reason for the banks to have joined the network is to strengthen the protection of their patents. The CEO of OIN expects more companies/institutes to join soon.
Advanced Cooperation Agreement between EPO and IMPI Completes One Year
shot by IP News Shots / 5:29 pm on 16 February, 2021
The advanced co-operation agreement signed between the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) has completed one year. In order to mark the completion of one year, the heads of both offices met virtually to discuss the joint efforts and evaluate progress.
shot by IP News Shots / 4:54 pm on 05 February, 2021
The US District Court for the Western District of Texas has announced a pause on all jury trial proceedings until April 2021. The halt is announced citing the rising COVID-19 cases in the state. However, the Waco division district court judge has been allowed to take a call on whether he would like to keep trial proceedings on as not all divisions in the West Texas district are going through the same kind of COVID-19 situation, as stated by the top West Texas court judge.
14 EU MEPs Bat for India-SA’s COVID-19 Vaccine IPR Waiver Appeal
shot by IP News Shots / 4:51 pm on 05 February, 2021
14 European Union (EU) Members of Parliament have shown support in writing for the intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, proposed by India and South Africa to the World Trade Organization. The members have written a joint letter favoring the proposition to the EU leadership.
USPTO Announces Relief for Delays in Foreign Priority Applications Due to COVID-19
shot by IP News Shots / 6:20 pm on 03 February, 2021
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced relief for filing certified copies of foreign priority patent applications that may have been delayed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made in the Official Gazette Notice.
China to Focus on IP and Innovation as a Development Strategy
shot by IP News Shots / 6:05 pm on 03 February, 2021
As part of development plans for China, the President of the country has stressed on the fact that they will be concentrating on arresting IP infringement nationally as well as overseas. Further, they will also work towards strengthening IP and innovation.
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