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Mixed views expressed about 'double patenting' through new unitary patent framework

Businesses, trade groups and intellectual property (IP) specialists are split on whether UK rules should allow inventors to obtain both a UK national patent and a new unitary patent for the same invention, according to the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO).... 19 Mar 2015

European patent filings dominated by US and Asia

Patent filings at the European Patent Office grew by 3.1% in 2014 to a record high of over 274,000, with 53% of filings coming from the US, China and Japan. 03 Mar 2015

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Patent holders' right to prevent drug imports from 'new' EU countries into 'old' ones not automatic, rules CJEU

Drug distribution companies can ask regulators to sanction their importing of drugs from an EU accession state into a more established EU country if patent holders opposed to that activity fail to notify the prospective importers of their intention to rely... 24 Feb 2015

Global telematics patents ‘reflect technology advances for self-driving cars’, says report

An increasing number of the world’s car manufacturers are moving ahead with research and deployment of telematics and driver assistance systems for future connected and self-driving cars, according to a new report. 22 Jan 2015

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