2 December, 2019

India: India approves PPH pilot program with Japanese Patent Office

Indian government recently approved a PPH pilot program with the Japanese Patent Office (JPO). A PPH is an international cooperation instrument for streamlining patent prosecution, by considering favorable […]
12 August, 2019
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Colombia: Colciencias launches nationwide call to support patent application filings and IP management

On July 19, Colciencias launched a nationwide call to support patent application filings and intellectual property management, seeking to bolster activities related to the protection of inventions derived […]
27 June, 2019

Colombia: Olarte Moure Patent Prosecution Coordinator leads and participates in a special edition of the AIPF Bugle about legal strategies for filing divisional patent applications across several jurisdictions

Our senior associate Ms. Mónica Guevara, Patent Prosecution Coordinator, recently led and participated in the development of the paper entitled “Divisional Practices around the Globe”, developed by […]
26 June, 2019
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Argentina: President Macri signed Decree 403/2019 modifying patent prosecution

On 5 June 2019, Argentinian president Mauricio Macri signed Decree 403/2019 modifying Annex II of Decree 260/1996, which regulates Patents and Utility Models. The Decree will become effective […]
17 June, 2019
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Colombia: Grants in Colombia increased by 6.6% in 2018

As recently reported by local media, the Colombian Patent Office (SIC) granted 1,384 patents in 2018 for residents and non-residents. This amount represents a 6.6% increase compared […]
13 May, 2019

United States: Amazon tests Program to Combat Patent Infringement

As recently reported by different mass media outlets, Amazon is testing an alternative program to resolve patent infringement disputes, far away from local court jurisdictions. The new […]
9 May, 2019

Mexico: New Health Law Proposal Would Limit Mexican Patent Linkage System

Mexico’s Senate recently published in its official Gazette a proposal to modify the Mexican Health Law, seeking to reduce the scope of the linkage system with respect […]
30 April, 2019

Europe: EPO publishes report of the event “Patenting Blockchain”

The EPO has published the “Talking about a new revolution: blockchain” report as a follow-up to the “Patenting Blockchain” conference held in The Hague last year, in order to discuss […]
18 April, 2019

Colombia: Managing IP Americas Awards 2019 winners revealed

On 4 april 2019, The Managing IP Americas Awards ceremony was held in New York City. The evening honored the best IP achievements by worldwide law firms. The […]
10 April, 2019

Colombia: ranked fourth in Latin America in patent applications according to WIPO

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently published the patent application ranking of the 170 member countries. Regarding the LatAm region, Colombia ranked fourth, wherein 163 patent applications […]
2 April, 2019

Peru: Peru joins Global PPH, for accelerated patent prosecution with 25 of the most relevant patent offices worldwide

The Peruvian Patent Office (PPO) announced that the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (Global PPH) has come into force in the country. With Global PPH, applicants in Peru will […]
1 April, 2019

India: Indian government encourages women to patent

According to the draft rules published by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India, which modified part of the patent’s prosecution process in the country, a patent […]
28 February, 2019

United States: MIT professors sue Ford Motor Company over engine features in F-150 engines

On January 30, 2019, three Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professors filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Ford Motor Co., regarding the newest fuel efficient engines contained […]
14 February, 2019

United States: Merck granted U.S. patent for Blockchain technology

Merck, a German science and technology company, announced the grant of U.S. Patent No. 10.193.695. The patent relates to the creation of ‘crypto-objects’, an innovative security procedure […]
13 February, 2019

Germany: The legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple remains

The Munich Regional Court initially decided to impose a partial ban on iPhone sales in Germany on 20 December 2018, thus awarding a win to Qualcomm. […]
12 February, 2019

United States: The U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issues New Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

The U.S Patent and Trademark Office USPTO issued the 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance. This Guidance evaluate the eligibility of patent claims. The new guide: […]
4 February, 2019

Brazil & Japan: The Brazilian Patent Office (BRPTO) and The Japan Patent Office (JPO) signed Phase II of PPH

The new phase of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program will come into effect on 1 April 2019. The main features of the PPH include: i) the […]
22 January, 2019

Top 10 Worldwide Science and Technology Hotspots

Based on the number of scientific publications and WIPO PCT international patent applications, between 2012 and 2016, the 10 hotspots with the most inventive activity and scientific […]
19 November, 2018

Brazil: The Brazilian Patent Office publishes Resolution regarding the use of examinations from other countries

On 30 October 2018, the Brazilian Patent Office published Resolution No. 227/2018establishing that the result of searches carried out in other Patent Offices worldwide could be […]
1 November, 2018

Argentina: New rules in Argentina regarding sworn certification of the Spanish translation of priority documents for patent applications

In January 2018, the Government of Argentina issued the Decree 27 of 2018, which simplified several administrative procedures.  Among these, it eliminated the obligation to provide […]