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USPTO extends patent and trademark deadlines during the COVID-19 emergency

The USPTO is trying to be especially mindful of the outsized impact of the coronavirus crisis on small businesses and independent inventors. 

Bridging the innovation gap – IP creation

Everybody active in R&D knows that there are situations when evolution becomes stuck along the way in what we call the innovation gap.

The pursuit of balance between antitrust laws and Intellectual Property

Delve into the foundations of conflict between antitrust protections and IP law - and how they could better support each other going forward.

Projecting future IP protections for trade secrets and databases

IP protection specifically intended for databases will only grow in importance as the world becomes even more tech-dependent.

IP management systems: Choosing the best software solution for your business

Find out how to select the best IP management software solution for your business and download our comprehensive white paper. 

Company size matters: European SMEs and innovative performance

A recent study of the European Patent Office investigates the importance of European patents for small and medium-sized enterprises' economic success.

German Constitutional Court allows complaint against the ratification of the UPCA

The German Constitutional Court delivered another blow to the hopes of those still wishing for an early start of the unitary patent system.

All eyes on Germany as the UK says "No" to the Unitary Patent system

Germany plays a pivotal role in the future viability of the new harmonized system, with a decision of the constitutional challenge likely to be rendered before the end of Q1 this year.

Mastering the patent application process

Filing a patent application is critical for the protection of your Intellectual Property, so be sure to be thorough when drafting this document!

Key IP trends to watch for in 2020

A new decade is upon us, and its first two months have veered between ordinary and chaotic. What is sure is that 2020 is primed to feature a significant number of key IP law trends.

Four major factors at play in the Google-Oracle IP rights dispute

The dispute between Google and Oracle over the IP rights to Java code is finally nearing its end in the chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Move to terminate Paramount Decrees may affect IP in the film industry

The U.S. government's decision to repeal the Paramount Consent Decrees could have significant repercussions for Intellectual Property rights associated with American films.