Middle East news

Copaxone patents revoked at PTAB
26 August 2016 | Israel | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has invalidated two patents for Copaxone...
Kuwait accedes to the PCT
11 July 2016 | Kuwait City | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Kuwait has become the 149th member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) after signing off on its accession legislation last month...
Avid IP launches valuation services in Middle East
20 April 2016 | Dubai | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Avid Intellectual Property has entered into a partnership with UK-based specialist firm Valuation Consulting for the Middle East market...
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With UC Berkeley appealing against the US PTAB’s decision in the CRISPR-Cas9 case, what’s next for the groundbreaking gene-editing technology? Kevin O’Connor, partner at Neal Gerber Eisenberg, explains
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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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It is incumbent on practitioners and applicants to take care in drafting and prosecuting applications, says Bea Koempel-Thomas of Lee & Hayes
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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
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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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