Getting a marketing authorization for a pharmaceutical may take up a considerable amount of the patent term. Supplementary Protection Certificate gives companies a chance to get some of this time back as extended protection time.
Independent claims define the scope of an invention in its broadest form, whereas dependent claims facilitate modification of a patent application during its prosecution.
The right to priority gives the applicant 12 months from the filing of a parent application to make decisions on whether to file further applications internationally.
Laine IP Oy has taken on the responsibility to update the best known handbook of the IPR field for Finland, the “Manual for the Handling of Applications for Patents, Designs and Trade Marks Throughout the World”.
The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office determines the legal basis for prohibition of double patenting in its decision G 4/19.
Laine IP has again been recognized with the highest ranking in its category as a Tier 1 Patent Prosecution firm in Finland, and also has been recognized as a Recommended Trade Mark Prosecution firm in Finland.
The seminar is aimed at European and non-European students, IP attorneys and lawyers. It covers protection of various industrial property rights in Europe, but also for example court practices and the effect of EU legislation on IP.
No worries, it might still be possible by taking advantage of the so-called grace period, just contact your IPR partner.
If you or your company have concerned or foresee a threat of potential litigation from a US patent owner, there are presently three (3) primary avenues to challenge the validity of the US patent outside of a Federal courtroom and within the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).