The basic requirement for patenting is that the invention at hand is novel. Novelty is determined by comparing the features of the invention to prior solutions from which the invention must differ.
The 2022 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 (guide) has been published. We are pleased to share that Laine IP received a Silver ranking and excellent reviews in the Prosecution category. In addition, our European patent attorneys Jarkko Tiilikainen, Hanna Laurén, and Christoffer Sundman and our U.S. attorney, Mark Scott, were individually named as Recommended… Read more »
Laine IP Oy has been listed among the best patent law firms by Financial Times in the Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2022 ranking. Financial Times is one of the most distighuished and widely circulated busniess newspapers in the world.
A patentable invention needs to be novel, which is why it cannot be made available to the public before filing a patent application. A wide range of actions are considered publication, so the safest measure is to keep the invention completely in secrecy until a patent application has been filed.
The applicant must have the right to the invention in case the applicant is another entity than the inventor. Otherwise the application is not validly filed.
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The Provisional Application Period entered into force on 19th January 2022 and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) was born as an international organisation.
Applying for the innovation voucher was opened after the Christmas break on 17 January 2022. At the same time, the funding policy was renewed.
Is the purpose of the invention described in a patent application actually achieved, and how is the likelihood of achieving said purpose evaluated?
The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO decided in the case G1/21 that during a general emergency not allowing parties to travel, it is permissible to hold oral proceedings with videoconference, even without the consent of all parties.