Latin America news

Agency Firma and PIIN merge
07 November 2017 | Teotihuacan | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Law firms Agency Firma SC and PIIN have merged under the Firma umbrella, combining the experience of both firms
BPTO and EPO sign PPH cooperation treaty
12 October 2017 | São Paulo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office have signed a cooperation treaty, aimed at the creation of a patent prosecution highway between the two offices
Brazil and Argentina partner for IP assets development
02 October 2017 | Rio de Janeiro | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
The Brazilian Innovation Agency has entered into a partnership with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation in Argentina to offer mutual support to research scientific, technological and innovation development projects
BPO takes radical approach to patent backlog
14 August 2017 | Brasília | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Latin American countries launch PPH pilot
10 July 2017 | São Paulo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
JPO builds highway to Brazil
30 March 2017 | São Paulo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
BPTO releases patent software guidelines
06 February 2017 | Rio de Janeiro | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Brazil green lights permanent fast-track programme
14 December 2016 | Brasília | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Brazilian patent examination speeds up
16 March 2016 | Brasília | Reporter: Tammy Facey
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The European standard-essential patent fight has only just entered round one and with time still on the clock, it’s anyone’s game
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s decision in Aqua Products v the US Patent and Trademark Office has ruffled many feathers, as the burden of proof in an inter-partes review begins to shift to the petitioner
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Allergan’s recent patent deal with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has drawn the ire of the industry, and the jury is still out on whether it will work
Unfavourable environments for business method patents in the US have led to an increase of filings in Asia. Benjamin Keim of Lee & Hayes explains
Doris Spielthenner of Practice Insight discusses Amazon’s now expired ‘1-Click’ purchase patent and the problems with owning such a broad “super-patent”
While uncertainty persists, plant breeders may need to double down to secure their rights, says Penny Maplestone of the British Society of Plant Breeders
Least developed countries can now more easily obtain compulsory licences during public health emergencies, but some have been slow to take advantage. Vítor Palmela Fidalgo of Inventa International explains why
Diana Portna of D&L IP Group explains how Ukraine’s compulsory licensing laws could be opened up for the public interest, and how rights owners could react
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The Andean Community has stood firm in the defence of its owns interests, says Jesús Cuba and Kelly Sánchez of OMC Abogados & Consultores
The first preliminary injunction granted by a China IP court was awarded to Christian Louboutin. Dr Weili Ma of Chofn Intellectual Property explains
Patent prosecution in South Africa rarely favours the inventor, but recent reforms are aiming to change that, one little bit at a time
The Tanzania Patent Office is a useful partner in the prosecution process, says Sunday Godfrey Ndamugoba of ABC Attorneys
Dominic Ogega Mwale, managing partner at Mwale & Company, explains how to patent in Kenya
Patent owners looking for an attractive place to seek protection in Asia need look no further than Singapore, says Max Ng and Gerald Mursjid of Gateway Law Corporation
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