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Periods for Response to UK Examination Reports

As part of the patent application process before the UK IPO, all applications undergo Substantive Examination. This is the process whereby a UK IPO Examiner reviews the patent application in detail and considers the substantive issues of...

How to Avoid Litigation with a Patent Office Opinion

A non-binding Opinion on the infringement or validity of a granted UK patent or a European patent designating the UK is obtainable from the UK Intellectual Property Office. The Opinion service is a cost-effective way of establishing whether a...

Online File Inspection at the UKIPO

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has recently launched a new facility offering online access to documents filed in relation to a UK patent application. The facility, called ‘Ipsum’, is offered free of charge, and is similar to a...

Patent Searching

  Conducting a worldwide or global patent search for an invention prior to submitting a patent application can be useful in identifying relevant prior art, such as earlier patents and published ideas.   Having come up with your idea,...

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Recent changes to the Korean Patent Act

The Korean Patent Act and the Korean Utility Model Act were revised in May 2011, making it mandatory for patent or utility model applications to disclose information on prior art related to the invention. Up until 01 July 2011, when filing a...

Patent Protection in China

China is fast catching up with America as the world’s largest economic power, and securing patents, designs and trademarks in China should be taken into serious consideration. China has, unfortunately, had a poor reputation amongst non-Chinese...