Monthly Archives: October 2006

WIPO Report on Worldwide Patenting

  A report released by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on Monday, October 16, 2006, shows that the patent system is an integral part of increasing global economic activity, with the increase in patent filings closely mirroring economic growth … Continue reading

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EU Law Blog: Compulsory licenses of pharmaceutical patents for export

EU Law Blog: Compulsory licenses of pharmaceutical patents for export Compulsory licenses of pharmaceutical patents for export The Community has adopted and published a regulation – Regulation 816/2006 – on compulsory licensing of patents relating to the manufacture of pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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European patents and software

European patents and software Things are getting curioser and curioser in the long drawn out debate on whether computer software is patentable or not. The Commission had proposed back in 2000 that computer software patents could be invalidated. Then in … Continue reading

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