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IP awareness does not necessarily equal IP understanding

A report on IP Awareness and Attitudes issued this April by the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) shows that many consumers are willing to circumvent IP rights despite recognizing their importance.

Understanding the Brazilian green patent fast-track

The Brazilian expedited grant cuts down the time for obtaining protection for new technologies, bringing licensing agreements into existence.

Licensing out technologies from an SME’s perspective

IP management goes far beyond the pure protection of IPRs, and many small and medium-sized enterprises are searching for a proactive way to utilize their rights.

10 most significant changes in Intellectual Property over the last 25 years

The last 25 years have seen massive developments in the practice and treatment of IPRs. We are taking a look at those changes that have significantly influenced the practice of IP.

Artificial intelligence: is it changing patent prosecution?

When we hear the term artificial intelligence used about patent prosecution, we immediately think of prior art searching. However, AI is being employed in several other ways.

How to choose a patent annuity service

Read about the three broad options to maintain and manage patent rights, dependent on resources, portfolio size, and the extent of foreign filings.

US Federal Circuit: a design can be protected in two dimensions

In the case, In re: Ron Maatita, CAFC 2017-2037, decided August 20, 2018, the CAFC held that just because an object has three dimensions, does not mean that the ornamental design aspects cannot be disclosed and judged from a two-dimensional, plan or plana

Patent attorneys Dr. Bernd Hupfer and Zhichao Ying join Dennemeyer & Associates Frankfurt

Dr. Bernd Hupfer and Zhichao Ying have recently joined the international IP law firm Dennemeyer & Associates in Frankfurt.

Patent und Lederhose - How can the Bavarian Government support SMEs best in IP?

Dennemeyer Consulting conducted a holistic study over the summer of 2018 to assist Bavaria's Ministry of Economic Affairs in its plans to optimize Bavaria’s support infrastructure for SME and start-up patenting activities.