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Controlling costs: deletion versus amendment of claims

By Vidisha Garg, Anand and Anand
Patent filings in India have increased from 47,854 patent applications in 2017-18 to 50,667 in 2018-19. Considering India has become such an important jurisdiction, the cost of filing patent applications has become a concern

Jumping the patent exam queue in the Philippines

By Ramon Emil T Olea, Federis & Associates
Depending on the technology of the invention sought for protection, it may take three to five years from filing or national-phase entry of the application to the patent being granted

Emerging trends in patent legislation

Patent laws are fast evolving across the world, and nowhere more so than Asia. Emerging case laws and new legislation are helping shape stronger intellectual property laws for regional players

Recommended drafting practises for FFL disclosure

By Piyush Sharma and Joginder Singh, LexOrbis

New trend in system of ‘dismiss first, sue separately’?

By Xiang Li and Lian Chenghe, Yuanhe Partners

Fame hard to attain in the Philippines

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) in October 2019 released its proposed amendments to the revised implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for patents, utility models and industrial designs

Don’t wait – register your design patent in China now

By Maggie Yang, Corner Stone & Partners
Registering your design patent first is the best way to avoid your design patent from being hijacked

First in line

A detailed analysis of Taiwan’s intellectual property regime: Trademark protection is obtained through registration and Taiwan follows the first-to-file system

Keeping in step with the times

Patent offices and courts have introduced proactive measures in response to the COVID-19 lockdown

Pursuing additional content after a patent application

By Joginder Singh and Piyush Sharma, LexOrbis

Revised IRR for patents, utility models and designs

By Ramon Emil T Olea, Patent specialist, Federis & Associates
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) in October 2019 released its proposed amendments to the revised implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for patents, utility models and industrial designs

Importance of filing patents for fundamental research

By Qi Yongqiang, Corner Stone & Partners
The importance of SCI papers has also been reduced and SCI papers-related indicators have ceased to be a major factor in assessing researchers’ performance

Patent applications on inventions for pharmaceutical use

By Wu Xiaoping and Zhang Mengqian, Wanhuida Intellectual Property
If a Chinese medical research institute applies for the patent of a US brand-name drug that might cure COVID-19, as a ‘secondary use’ invention does it constitute squatting?

Dealing with delays at the IPO

The Patent Office making exceptions for delays to applications due to COVID-19 is welcome, but it should adopt more applicant-friendly policies for other cases too

Minefields in patent due diligence for high-tech financing

By Tang Huadong and Zhong Yueping, Merits & Tree Law Offices

Are copyright infringement offences cognizable or not?

By Akanksha Kar, LexOrbis

Preventing TM dilution into a generic name

By Brenda Zhao, Corner Stone & Partners

Protection of GUI industrial design patents

By Xiang Li and Guo Jincheng, Yuanhe Partners

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