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Push vs. pull: patents and access to medicines

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the issue of access to affordable medicines to the forefront of Intellectual Property (IP) debate in recent months.

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Defensive publication or patent application: Which works best?

Choosing a defensive publication over the traditional patent application route makes sense under certain circumstances.

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Playing your cards right: trade secret or patent?

Understand the strengths and weaknesses of trade secrets and patents before choosing one or the other for your Intellectual Property (IP).

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The now and future of MENAP IP: a roundtable discussion

Our expert panel discuss the current state of IP in the MENAP region and what the future holds.

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Pick your patent poison: to renew upfront or not?

South Africa provides a practical case study of a jurisdiction where only renewals are payable.

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When do patents expire?

The answer to the question "When do patents expire?" depends on several factors, including the jurisdiction of their original registration.

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Utility patent vs. design patent: What protections do they offer?

Understanding the utility patent vs. design patent distinction — and how these categories vary around the world — is vital to securing the right IP protection.

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Closing in on the Unitary Patent and opt-out strategies

It is time to think about the advent of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) later in 2022 or early 2023.

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Your go-to guide to patent renewals

Receiving a patent grant is more than half the battle, but maintaining the exclusive rights to your invention for as long as possible is not as straightforward as might be imagined.

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Can an AI think like an IP professional?

Discover what modern methodologies can offer your company and unlock your IP team's full potential.

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EP Validation through Dennemeyer & Associates’ lens

Discover some of the critical issues that arise and how you can better manage the EP validation process.

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为什么自由实施检索对初创企业至关重要?

自由实施检索(FTO)或防止侵权检索,是一个不应忽视的关键步骤,特别是对于初创公司和那些寻求外部资金的公司。