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Protecting Innovation

  An Introduction to the Importance of Patent Law and Biotech Patents As an inventor, you have the power to create new products and technologies that can change the world. However, with great innovation comes the need for great protection, and that’s where patent law comes in. Patent law is a legal framework that allows…

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Team Building for Remote Workers

Today, remote work has become very common and according to Gallup Poll, 43% of employees work remotely. People find that the flexibility allows a work-life balance, the ability to save money and time on transportation, and increases productivity. While remote work has it’s advantages, it can lead to isolation and disconnection from the team. This…

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New EPO Court System Effective 1 June 2023

The Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC), a new EPO patent and patent enforcement system, respectively, will come into effect on June 1, 2023. This will affect anyone holding or applying for patent(s) granted by the European Patent Office (EPO): The Unified Patent Court will be a court with sole jurisdiction over…

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USPTO to Retire Public PAIR for new PatentCenter

Modern, user-friendly Patent Center to fully replace legacy Public PAIR system this summer The already operational Patent Center provides a faster, more streamlined search experience for applicants accessing publicly available patents and application file information Five years ago, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) debuted PatentCenter as the user-friendly upgrade to Public (and…

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Biotech for Small (Start-up) Companies

Intellectual Property (IP) is the lifeblood of biotech companies. Patents allow the companies to establish control over key technologies to support commercialization, either in-house, through licensing and partnerships, and enforcement. Trademarks are critical to build the brand recognition to establish a name. Copyright is important to protect written materials. Finally, Trade Secrets, often overlooked, are often useful to protect aspects of…

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World Intellectual Property Day 2022

World Intellectual Property Day April 26, 2022 (Innovating for a Better Future) This year we are celebrating World Intellectual Property Day and the future. We are celebrating young minds and the ideas that they have for creating a better and more sustainable world. We celebrate the inventors of tomorrow as they pave the way towards…

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