April 2009 Blog Posts (11)

Authors in Japan declined an agreement with Google

Daily Yomiuri online newspaper reported the news of the refusal of the 174 Japanese writers and poets to sign an agreement with Google on the possibility of their works to be uploaded in the online library of Google.

As the company undertook a global initiative for the settlement of rights on the literary works uploaded online, after many court cases raised by other holders of copyright and related rights in the world.

All authors refused to sign the Agreement are members of the Japan… Continue

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on April 29, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

New deadlines for appeals against refusals of IP applications in Japan

Implemented in 2008 amendments to the legislation on patents, trademarks and industrial design in Japan and provide for changes in deadlines for filing appeals against decisions of the Patent Office stated in various places to protect intellectual property.

In appeals of decisions to refuse applications of Japanese applicants deadline is 3 months.

Deadlines for foreign applicants are as follows:

- When filing an appeal against a refusal of an application for… Continue

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on April 27, 2009 at 5:14am — No Comments

Patent Office of Bulgaria will host a conference PATLIB 2009

In 2009 Bulgaria, in the face of the Patent Office, will host the annual conference of patent information centers in Europe - PATLIB 2009. Each year the conference is organized by the European Patent Office (EPO) in cooperation with the national patent office of one of the countries - members of the EPO. Over the years it has been recognized as one of the most important events in the field of patent information that provides all participants in the dissemination of information on industrial… Continue

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on April 23, 2009 at 3:45am — 2 Comments

Huge collection of patent search information

Thanks to IP Spotlight I found Intellogist - an amazing collection of patent search information. Just few examples about their content:

* A forum to discuss all things related to prior art searching;

*… Continue

Added by Mikk Putk on April 21, 2009 at 8:34am — No Comments

Ukraine joined the agreement of Strasbourg and Locarno

WIPO announced the news of the accession of Ukraine to the Strasbourg Agreement on International Patent Classification and the Locarno Agreement on international classification of industrial designs.
Locarno classification shall enter into force for the country by July 7, 2009, but that of Strasbourg in April 7, 2010.

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on April 21, 2009 at 2:40am — No Comments

The value of top patent blogs

IPWatchdog made recently list of top patent blogs based on Technorati rank.

We found another wepages and blogs ranking tool webTraffic24.com, which estimates in addition to website traffic also websites' value.

With no analyzing and based on… Continue

Added by Mikk Putk on April 20, 2009 at 5:31am — No Comments

New category under IP News page

We added new resource to IP News page http://ipestonia.ning.com/page/ip-news - Technorati Search for: patent.

Now you can find intellectual property news, blogs posts, etc from 8 different news resource:

IP Newsflash - intellectual property news within the last 24 hours

Law360 IP News

Thomson Delphion Daily IP News

European Patent Office News

World Intellectual Property Organization News

IP Newsflash -… Continue

Added by Mikk Putk on April 15, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Patents.Com - Patent Search|Patent Attorneys|Patent Applications|US Patents

Patents.com is a new patent search database It provides the searching of US and European Patents. There are four search options:

* Simple Search

* Advanced Search

* Expert Search

* Bulk Search

The database has some other cool features.

1. Clustering of the searched patents relevant buckets.

2. Browsing of Patents by Inventor name. (This feature helps in distinguish similar names)

3. Browsing of Patents by… Continue

Added by Dennis Peterson on April 14, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Patents do not prevent technology transfer to developing countries

One of the frequently discussed questions about monopoly law, which the system of intellectual property has been granted is that patents hinder technology transfer to developing countries that have great need of them.

A study was recently published on the subject conducted by The Trade Directorates General of the European Commission in cooperation with Copenhagen Economics and The IPR Company.

The study examines patents for so-called "green technology" and access to it in many… Continue

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on April 10, 2009 at 8:06am — No Comments

New Patent Center Melbourne

Patent Office of Australia announced the news of the opening of a new center for examination of patents in Melbourne.

The Melbourne Patent Examination Centre will have the task of legal expertise in patent applications on items related to chemistry, electronics, inzhenerskite sciences.

The new center will help the Patent Office to speed up consideration of new applications and increase the security of future patents.

The Melbourne Patent Examination Centre is the first division… Continue

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on April 10, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

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