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The paper surveys the intellectual property (IP) laws of seven Southern African Development Community countries to better understand the nature, scope, and depth of their patent laws with particular focus on their utilisation of TRIPS flexibilities to facilitate pharmaceutical access. The selected countries – Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa...
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The article evaluated the legal protection of new plant and animal varieties under intellectual property law. This issue has become a subject of increasing concerns to the international community. Hence, international and regional agreements have been entered into as well as national legislation enacted to address this sensitive subject of biologic...
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Many foreign and small companies trying to enter the United States biopharmaceutical market make avoidable errors in their early clinical phase drug development and clinical trials. They need to first understand the risks that they must endure with patent law, regulatory hurdles, the complexity and duration of the necessary clinical trials, and the...
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This article examines the possibility of solving the opacity of algorithms through patent law. The opacity of algorithms necessitated attempts at making it more transparent and preventing intentional secrecy, breach of privacy, discriminatory and biased decisions attributed to it, etc. As part of intellectual property rights, patent protection can...
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Patents are an important instrument in protecting innovation activities in the modern economy, especially in agriculture. Its systems foster increased innovation indirectly, by increasing the profit that can potentially be obtained from commercializing new technology. Seeing the development of agricultural technology that is growing rapidly, patent...
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Patient advocacy groups with industry funding intervened to protest the Canadian government's effort to cap drug prices, using Canada's patent law. This article is a journalistic exploration of pharmaceutical industry funding in Canada, with a specific focus on prominent leaders. The article argues for greater accountability and the need for regula...
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The judgment of the German Federal Patent Court (Bundespatentgericht) in the Food container case1 holds a unique place in the worldwide series of DABUS2 cases. On the one hand, it confirmed that an artificial intelligence (AI) system cannot be regarded as an inventor under patent law, which has so far been a dominant trend in other jurisdictions co...
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Through comparative study, case and data analysis, this article summarizes the key points of the fourth amendment of Chinese Patent Law, and analyses the expected practical significance. Meanwhile, this article also discusses the shortcomings of the new patent law after the fourth amendment, and puts forward some suggestions for further improvement...
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Indonesia declared Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID‐19) a Public Health Emergency based on Presidential Decree No. 11 of 2020 considering the extensive victims and extraordinary impacts. This study analyzes how Indonesia addresses the social function of intellectual property and government intervention in mitigating the pandemic. This study shows t...
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Intelligent Connected Vehicle (ICV) is one of the most important strategic industries in China, which with both technology and standard intensive characteristics. Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) have become the focus of competition globally in the automotive industry. Even though resources are invested heavily in research and development by autom...
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In the knowledge economy, intangible assets and intellectual property rights are increasingly recognized as a substance of competencies. As an emerging market of the world, Asian developing countries experience various issues related to intellectual property rights protection. Meanwhile, the current literature on intellectual property rights with a...
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A long-standing discussion is to what extent patents can be used to monitor trends in innovation activity. This study quantifies the amount and quality of information about actual innovation contained in the patent system, based on 4,460 Swedish innovations (1970-2015) that have been matched to international patents. The results show that most inno...
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The study at hand delves into the technologies composing blockchain and designates its most significant practical applications to date. The technological ecosystem identified through this investigation is then scrutinized from the perspective of intellectual property law. It examines, in particular, under which conditions and to what extent blockch...
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Commentators claim that drug repositioning (i.e. developing new uses for authorised drugs) significantly slows when generics are authorised and, therefore, law reform is necessary to encourage more R&D. This study empirically examines this claim by analysing records of clinical trials. It finds that once generics are authorised: (i) commercial tria...
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In academic discourse it has been pointed out that many European courts do not pay sufficient attention to assessing the proportionality of patent law remedies. Article 3 of the Enforcement Directive (IPRED), which harmonizes the remedies for all intellectual property rights (IPRs), requires that remedies be proportionate. However, it seems that th...
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The goal of high-quality economic development proposed by China has defined the sustainable development concepts of innovation, coordination, green, openness and sharing. Changes in economic development strategies affect corresponding changes in the legal system. The green patent system has an important impact on sustainable development. This paper...
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This is the era of technological innovation, and the integration of technology into all sectors of society is a reality. Technology industry has already indicated the need for technology professionals who work and take decisions led not only by their engineering skills, but also by their legal and managerial skills. In this direction, in 2019 we co...
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There has been significant investment in research and development in respect of metal 3D printing in the United States (as well as a number of other jurisdictions). There has been growing conflict over the ownership of intellectual property in respect of metal 3D printing (involving not only patents but also trade secrets and confidential informati...
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In light of the 2020 Presidential election, this essay asks whether social media laws that affect the outcome of intellectual property be dramatically changed. The article outlines the relationship between Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and the various intellectual property laws, including the four privacy torts, copyright laws, trad...
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This article is devoted to the consideration of interactive tests and games in teaching ofthe elective course “Fundamentals of Patent Law”(FPL). This discipline is aimed at training specialists of the second (master's) level of higher education, the branchof knowledge –22 “Health Care”, specialty –222 “Medicine”. “Fundamentals of Patent Law”is inte...
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This paper aims to analyze the governance and regulation of local working requirement (LWR) and importation of pharmaceutical products in Indonesia. Based on the theoretical perspectives of Cottier and Panizzon (2004) and Champ and Attaran (2002), this study aims to analyze the important role of patents through LWR and importation, both directly or...
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The article is devoted to the topical problem of improving the quality of professional training of future specialists in the field of nanomaterials to productive activities, namely the analysis of his professional activities to create nanostructures on the surface of semiconductors. The article analyzes the objects, products, tools, processes, and...
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A patent is a monopoly right awarded by the government to an inventor, giving the sole right to use or sell the invention for a limited period. Patents incentivize investment in product development and commercialization. The owners of intellectual property rights have a competitive advantage in the sporting world, just like they do in other industr...
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This Paper seeks to examine the theoretical underpinnings of The Patents Act, 1970 (Patents Act), as constructed by the Supreme Court of India (Supreme Court) in the last 71 years. An analysis of decisions of the Supreme Court reveals that: (i) in none of the cases, validity of The Patents Act was challenged; (ii) unlike the decisions on copyright...
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THE PROTECTION OF FOREIGN PATENTS BASED IN INDONESIA The establishment of Law number 14 of 2001 concerning Patentas a follow up policy after the ratification of the World Trade Organization (WTO) including its attachment concerning Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) has brought legal consequence. That is to apply The TRIPs agreement...
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The work or products of SMEs are important for the protection of intellectual property rights. The Sarung Tenun Goyor in its production process has gone through long ideas and experiments to produce a distinctive motif and shape, but it becomes a problem whether a traditional work can be subjected to simple patent protection and instead ignores soc...
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Depository of microorganisms today is a mandatory principle which shall be comply in order to maintain the value of living things. This function is also the procedural requirement for patent application procedures. The procedure for depository of microorganisms has been enforced in the Budapest Treaty, which requires every invention related to micr...
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Patent law remains stubbornly undertheorized; we have surprisingly little understanding of the social role of patents or its implications. To help address this deficit, this paper examines patents as performatives, that is, as social assemblages that enact what they disclose, and that create their own social facts. To demonstrate patent performativ...
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Abstract The paper provides a systematic overview of issues arising at the interface between CRISPR/Cas technology and patent law. In particular, it examines aspects related to the patentability of CRISPR/Cas-based methods of genome editing, on the one hand, and access to patented technologies, in view of the expanding CRISPR patent landscape, on...
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Computing technology permeates almost every aspect of our lives and is particularly ubiquitous in the conduct of commercial activity, which is increasingly software and web-based.¹ Further, global online commercial activity, including retail sale and business to business sales, recently increased dramatically in light of the coronavirus disease 201...
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Since the first Trademark Law was enacted in China in 1982, the Chinese intellectual property rights (IPR) system has undergone significant changes in both the design of the legislation and its enforcement. In this article, we analyze the evolution of IPR legislation and enforcement in China. To this end, we illustrate the evolutionary changes of t...
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This paper presents a review of the current status and development trends of the non-fungible tokens’ technology (NFT), which are digital rights to unique objects recorded in the blockchain. The object of the study is the non-interchangeable token technology. The subject of the study is the fields of practical application of NFT. The method is an a...
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We have observed for a very long time that, in various instances, food and recipes are considered the subject matter of art. Different chefs and restaurants have received global recognition for their creativity and talent. Their creation forms an integral part of intellectual assets, which are exploited commercially. Although in popular opinion, th...
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It has been substantiated that the layout of the scheme of the educational experiment and further research of the subject area by the authorized user of educational space is hindered by the lack of common tools and standards for maintaining a suffi cient and relevant nomenclature of components. It is shown that the available solutions do not fully...
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Intellectual property is a tangible property which is protected from infringement by others till the longevity of that IPR. Intellectual property rights (IPR) are being defined as any creative ideas, new inventions, and creative expressions based on which certain rights are being provided to the actual owner and creator to bestow the status of prop...
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The development of new technologies and the subsequent digitalization of the economy significantly affect legal relations, forcing us to rethink the usual institutions and establishing new problems that have not arisen before. The legal system can change, adapt and meet new challenges in two basic and interrelated ways: regulatory (that is, the ado...
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An analysis of the flaws, inequities and widely exploited structural standards in international patent law regarding newly released medical product offerings, paired with examples of the system being used in ways that do not include consideration for both the profit motive and public good. Included are prescriptive solutions by which international...
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This article analyses the role that ‘ ordre public ’ and morality exceptions can play in the granting of patents on inventions in the field of human germline editing and the consequences of this policy option. In order to provide the context for such an analysis, the article will, first, provide an overview of the current patent landscape for relev...
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Continents are facing an apocalyptic pandemic that is terribly dangerous for millions of their inhabitants. This paper seeks to address the role of intellectual property (IP) law in addressing the problem of the COVID‐19 pandemic. We suggest that the current international IP law regime and the Trade‐Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights A...
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At the Uruguay Round, the US, the EC and Japan have all tabled proposals for greater international harmonizationion of patente laws. In practice, this means that developing countries are being pushed to strengthen their patent laws a policy that would increase prices of products produced by industries that rely heavily on patents. Among these ,indu...
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Novelty and Inventive Step are related but two different levels of enquiry under patent law. First level of enquiry, after the enquiry of patentable subject-matter, is that of novelty which is confined to one prior art reference. Second level of enquiry is that of inventive step which spreads over multiple prior art references. If claimed invention...
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In this installment of the “Looking at Patent Law” series, we present a case study of the prosecution of U.S. Patent No. 9,616,142 directed towards “Electrochemical Eradication of Microbes on Surfaces of Objects” jointly assigned to The Research Foundation for the State University of New York and Syracuse University. This case was chosen to coincid...
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The unprecedented coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a solemn reminder of the need to accelerate pharmaceutical innovation. The desire for fast access to vaccines triggered discussion of unrestricted access to research findings with the hope of facilitating the drug discovery process to combat COVID-19. Increasingly, abolition of the p...
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Intellectual property in recent decade have come up as a boom for the industry, leading to development and burgeoning of the nation as a whole. It acts as bonus advantage for the countries buoyant and rich in intellectual properties. Among various properties like copyright, trademark, geographical indication, Patent and trade secret trade secret is...
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Licence agreements between the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague (IOCB), and the pharmaceutical company Ferring AB Malmö enabled the Swedish company to produce and commercialize worldwide a number of neurohypophyseal peptides designed at the IOCB. Several of them found therapeutic applications...
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This paper examines several widespread assumptions about artificial intelligence, particularly machine learning, that are often taken as factual premises in discussions on the future of patent law in the wake of ‘artificial ingenuity’. The objective is to draw a more realistic and nuanced picture of the human-computer interaction in solving technic...
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The intensity of IP protection has traditionally been determined by assessing the criteria that need to be satisfied for the protection to be granted, as well as the scope of rights and limitations of those rights. The enforcement stage and the remedies available to right holders have for long been, if not neglected, then certainly treated with les...
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The landscape of intellectual property (IP) caters for a wide range of aspects of human ingenuity and the resulting inventions cum creations, which the law not only recognizes but also accords strict protection, in order to shield the final products emanating from the mental exertion, skill, labor and efforts of the individual from being unduly exp...
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The questions relating to the provisions upon whom the patent is granted rotate around the following five concepts:Patentable subject matter, Inventive step or non-obviousness, Novelty Capable of Industrial application and Utility. In this research, the United States substantive provisions (US) and Pakistan Patent Laws are compared to identifying a...
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This article analyses how local, national and international interests are reflected in India’s attempts to protect traditional knowledge through the formation of a Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL). It compares how the digital library is contextualised within India’s domestic policy with how it is presented to the World Intellectual Prop...
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This article develops a comparative analysis of specialised courts in intellectual property across both Japan and the US. This article considers the IPHC through the lens of the CAFC to investigate the differing institutional impact and illuminate the most pressing issues in Japanese patent law that have emerged as a result of transplanting this sp...
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The article considers the main innovations of current legislation concerning inventions and utility models. The conditions for granting legal protection of an invention (utility model), the procedure for filing and considering an application for an invention and a utility model, the application of «pre grant opposition» and «post grant opposition»...
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This paper reflects on technology and property in the late nineteenth century, observing the making of technology appropriation mechanisms in a new stage of capitalist development. During the Vienna World’s Fair in 1873, the International Patent Congress was held, which was the first major event exclusively dedicated to the subject of industrial pr...
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Intellectual Property Rights in general and Patents in particular is the talk of the day. Today the word Patent is well known even to a layman and COVID-19 has made Patents in Pharmaceutical industry all the more popular. The history of Patent law in India dates back to 1911 when the Indian Patents and Designs Act, 1911 was enacted. The present Pat...
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Law is a means of social control to direct people to take actions in accordance with applicable regulations so as to create order and peace. While the function of law as social engineering is to change human behavior in order to uphold justice and respect obligations under the law. This study aims to determine the function of law as social control...
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This article recommends four reforms to the Patents Act 1977 owing to concerns raised by health crises. The exclusive rights granted by patents create the possibilities that patentees may charge unreasonable prices or limit the supply of their inventions, thereby harming public health. These possibilities seldom arise, but patent law ought to provi...
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In the circumstances of development and functioning of the innovative model of economy, and necessity of creation and introducing of new technics and advanced technologies in manufacture the patent law is of a great importance in the intellectual property law system. The issue of patent law has repeatedly been the subject of researches in the natio...
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Among the developing world, India has long set an example by adapting its pharmaceutical laws to take into account domestic health needs, putting emphasis more on the needs of the general population, and thereby being aligned with its growth. Most of the Indian population lives below the poverty line, and the majority of medical expenses must be pa...
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This paper focuses on the drivers steering companies’ behaviour over uses of patented health technologies, taking Covid-19 as a case study. Global equitable access to health technologies is vital to bringing the pandemic under control. Reflecting this, global mechanisms for rightsholders to share intellectual property rights, data and know-how over...
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This paper draws from and builds upon DO Oriakhogba ‘What If DABUS Came to Africa? Visiting AI Inventorship and Ownership of Patent from the Nigerian Perspective’ (2021) 42(2) Business Law Review 89. It reviews the recent granting of a patent by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to Dr Stephen Thaler in respect of the DABUS-g...
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ABSTRAK Aspek ekonomi dari kekayaan intelektual kurang dirasakan oleh pemilik industry dalam era digital khususnya start up adalah aspek penambahan modal melalui kepemilikan kekayaan intelektual khususnya paten meskipun dalam beberapa undang-undang kekayaan intelektual seperti undang-undang paten dan undang-undang hak cipta telah dinormakan bahwa k...
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The aim of the article is to solve the scientific problem of outlining the issue of protection of patent law objects created using artificial intelligence technologies, and to establish whether it is possible to recognize artificial intelligence technologies as inventor at the present stage of development of legal systems. Philosophical, comparativ...
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In this installment of the “Looking at Patent Law” series, we present a case study of the prosecution of U.S. Patent No. 9,777,346 directed towards “Methods for Recovering Metals from Electronic Waste, and Related Systems” assigned to Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC of Idaho Falls, ID. This case was chosen to coincide with the focus of this issue of...
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Abstract: The paper examines a set of assumptions about artificial intelligence, particularly machine learning, often taken as factual premises in discussions on the future of patent law in the wake of ‘artificial ingenuity’. The objective is to draw a more realistic and nuanced picture of the human-computer interaction in solving technical problem...
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Having huge power grids successfully integrate sustainable energy sources requires a smart and flexible power grid management system. Such smart systems have to adapt fast and accurately to a great amount of data input – a task which is made easier by applying modern machine learning technology. Solutions crafted by dynamic and powerful computing a...
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Founded on January 1, 1995, India has signed and ratified the Agreement. The agreement recognizes a free economy and includes intellectual property rights as part of it. After independence, India enacted the Indian Patent Act in 1970 through the Tekchand Committee in 1948, the Iyengar Committee in 1957, and the Joint Parliamentary Committee in 1965...
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India is a major exporter of generic drugs in the world. In the past two decades, Indian pharmaceutical companies (IPCs) have increased their research and development (R&D) spending alongside major government reforms in patent laws and intellectual property rights to strengthen the industry's global competitiveness. The relationship between R&D spe...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has renewed calls in the public debate for government recourse to patents. Prof. Dr. Jan Busche and Lars Wasnick examine the conditions under which state intervention in exisiting patent law is possible.
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Founded on January 1, 1995, India has signed and ratified the Agreement. The agreement recognizes a free economy and includes intellectual property rights as part of it. After independence, India enacted the Indian Patent Act in 1970 through the Tekchand Committee in 1948, the Iyengar Committee in 1957, and the Joint Parliamentary Committee in 1965...
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Indeed, it is the economic regulation that shaped present ‘competitive market structure’ in Malaysia.This market structure hence generated the ‘competition culture’ in many industries. The structural changes contributed to transition of a regulated market-based to open market- based economy.The transition saw competitive market structure illustrate...
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This article examines whether the lack of closure of moral clauses in patent laws, particularly in dealing with the issue of human germline genome editing, causes such clauses to fail to function as a moratorium in countries like Mexico. The hypothesis posed here is that a general, open, moral clause in intellectual property legislation, specifical...
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This article examines a patenting conflict between the Halliburton Oil Well and Cementing Company and an independent inventor named Cranford Walker. It argues that Halliburton’s effort to lower the barriers to entry into the oil well depth measurement industry facilitated the re-emergence of materiality as a pre-condition for the patent eligibility...
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Although the notion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not new, yet it creates a new paradigm in intellectual property landscape as it is affecting almost every sphere of life. Once cognitive activities were performed only by human being but now those activities are widely performed by intelligent machines that pose many questions in connection wit...
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Indonesia as a developing country that is rich in natural, artistic and cultural resources has a variety of traditional knowledge that requires legal recognition and protection that is able to maintain the ownership of traditional knowledge as the nation's internationally recognized work. Regulations in the case of intellectual property rights, par...
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Due To The Rise Of Liberalisation And Globalisation In The 1990s, The Notion Of Intellectual Property Underwent A Transformation. The Indian Economy Has Substantially Opened Up And Flourished In Recent Years. As A Result, India's Importance In The Global Economy Has Grown Dramatically, Attracting Significant International Investment. In India, Obta...
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Intellectual Property is a creation of mind and includes inventions, literary and artistic works, names, images, symbols that are used in commerce. The IP is protected through Patents, Copyright, trademarks, which enables people to exploit the invention and earn recognition. As stated, patent is one such tool to protect an IP. Patent provides exclu...
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Although the accounting definition of assets contemplates intangible, abstract assets such as those embodied in intellectual property (IP), South African company law largely views IP as a legal and not a business asset. This paper tentatively suggests an approach that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to mitigate weaknesses in the South African pat...
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Machine learning algorithms train models from patterns of input data and target outputs, with the goal of predicting correct outputs for unseen test inputs. Here we demonstrate a problem of machine learning in vital application areas such as medical informatics or patent law that consists of the inclusion of measurements on which target outputs are...
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The discovery of technology has a huge impact on the economy of a country, so many countries focus on developing technology and apply this technology in their respective countries. Technological inventions must register patent rights to obtain legal protection to avoid losses that will harm inventors, stimulate creativity in creating new technologi...
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Intellectual property law has never been a settled area without controversies, and patent law, for that matter, has been the subject of heated discussions. The advent of TRIPS seems to have ignited rather than ended these discussions. The Agreement as we see today is a result of long-lasting and heated negotiations, especially between the technolog...
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This article analyzes India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) as a potential intervention in the administration of patent law. The TKDL is a database including a vast body of traditional medical knowledge from India, aiming to prevent the patenting and misappropriation of that knowledge. This article contextualizes the TKDL in relation...
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This study examines the effect of antitrust regulation of patent consolidation on the development of follow-on innovations. Our reconciliation of the various strains of literature hypothesizes that in sectors where cumulative innovation is crucial to firms’ market operations, a firm that consolidates patents for substituting technologies for its al...
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In this installment of the “Looking at Patent Law” articles, we present a case study of a system for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of corrosion on ships, buildings, and bridges. We have chosen this invention to align with the focus of this issue of Interface on the ECS Corrosion Division.
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The histories of patent law and medical practice in the United States have intersected in various ways over the past 150 years, beginning with the professional campaign against "patent medicines" in the late nineteenth century, and culminating, for now, in attempts to patent the diagnostic procedures discussed in this article. The patenting of diag...
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AbstrakPemberian lisensi wajib PVT yang dilakukan oleh Pengadilan Negeri bukan oleh DJKI, perlu diharmonisasikan dengan ketentuan serupa pada undang-undang bidang KI yang lainnya. Dalam UU Paten misalnya, pemberi lisensi wajib adalah DJKI, mengingat bahwa hal tersebut termasuk merupakan proses hukum administratif, bukan hukum formil terkait penyels...
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В статье С.А. Абрамова, роль международной защиты интеллектуальной собственности рассматривается как ключевая характеристика отечественного правового режима в отношении патентных и авторских, сложившегося к концу XIX-началу XX века. становление международного авторского права с середины ХIX века. Автор рассматривает историческое положение правовых...
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We live in the world of digital economy, social networks, virtual reality, we need to go further than the current doctrine of intellectual property rights has meant to. The legal system where labor and its product are material categories no longer corresponds to modern economic relations. One of the concepts that seek to resolve the emerging contr...
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The authors have known Jochen Pagenberg from different perspectives: Tilman Müller-Stoy for almost 20 years as a partner in the law firm bearing Jochen’s name; Rudolf Teschemacher since the start of Jochen’s and his own career when both got in touch with IP at the Max Planck Institute in the early 1970s and later on for more than 15 years as a seni...
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Life is the very subject matter of all debates in intellectual property law and public health - whether in terms of access to medicines, sovereignty over living and genetic material, privacy and integrity in the individual body. Healthcare is one of the most basic needs and an inviolable right of every human being. Pharmaceutical industry of health...
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As a core component of intellectual property rights, invention patents play an irreplaceable role in international economic competition. Facing the huge economic and social demand for rapid growth in innovation, the traditional invention patent application, review, reply, authorization, and other links from talent to management and continuous rapid...
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The world was fundamentally changed by the rampant spread of COVID-19 in 2020. This is not the first and will not be the last time the world is faced with a pandemic. Thus, it is essential to take the necessary steps now to be prepared in the future. This Note will address how patent law can protect inventions incorporating the biomedical data to p...
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This Article is the first to comprehensively interrogate the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent interventions in extraterritoriality as it relates to the three historical forms of federal intellectual property: patent, copyright, and trademark. In this manner, it fills an important gap in the literature because most assessments of the presumption...
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Africa has a history of grappling with outbreaks and high prevalence of disease. It currently confronts COVID-19 which is escalating because of local community transmission of the disease. Poorly resourced health systems in Africa are ill-prepared for the surging number of COVID-19 cases. This paper emphasizes that in the current battle against COV...