On Wed., February 8, 2007, Intellectual Properties Owners Association (IPO) released the report of its legislation task force. Unlike the hundreds of academic analyses of the legislative history of s. 101 – and this report includes another – the Task Force took the further necessary and nervy step of proposing amendments to s. 101 to blunt the impact of the Mayo/Alice rules: … [Read more...] about Intellectual Properties Owners Association Proposes Legislative Fix for s. 101.
It’s good to see an increasing realization that US patent policy needs to regroup to help the US maintain and extend it dominance in innovation, and advantage that has been slipping away in recent years due to a weakening of the patent system. I agree with Frank Cullen, GIPC executive director of U.S. intellectual property policy, who recent said that “[s]trengthening America’s #IP climate is one of the best things elected officials can do to help grow the economy.” … [Read more...] about Strong Intellectual Property Protection Encourages Innovation, according to Congressman
The opening of this new specialized IP Court evidences the Russian Government’s commitment to IP protection and improved harmonization of its laws with those of other countries. In fact, over the last few years, Russia has been steadily fostering a more friendly and conducive environment for innovation and entrepreneurship. The creation of the IP Court follows the recent creation of the Skolkovo Foundation by former President Medvedev. The Skolkovo Foundation is the agency responsible for the Skolkovo Innovation Center, a giant government-funded technology and innovation hub that is located just outside of Moscow. … [Read more...] about New Russian Intellectual Property Court is Open
3. During the past few months, the BRIC Wall has posted articles relating to biosimilar protection in several countries. If you are interested in learning more about biosimilars in the United States, I published a chapter entitled “Helping Clients Understand Biosimilar Product Regulations and the Biosimilar Litigation Process” inInside the Minds: Recent Developments in Food and Drug Law, 2014 edition. A copy of the chapter is provided here Biosimilar Chapter. … [Read more...] about BRIC-a-BRAC January 10, 2014: Intellectual Property News Items from Brazil, Russia, India and China
Trade Secret Finally, a trade secret is business information that is kept scrupulously confidential, such as product development plans, financials, client lists, highly innovative ideas, or computer software. The best way to ensure protection of trade secrets is to take reasonable measures and precautions to keep them confidential, such as maintaining strict company policies and access by only those "with a specific need to know." Employees, independent contractors (such as consultants or other non-employee workers and representatives), and business partners can be required to sign confidentiality/trade secrets non-disclosure agreements. Unlike patents, trade secret protection can extend for an unlimited duration, provided it is kept "secret." … [Read more...] about IP Part 2: Protect Your Automotive Intellectual Property or Else