International Patents: Saudi Arabia joins the PCT
3rd September 2013
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) greatly facilitates the filing of patent applications around the world, and is very widely used. The value of the system continues to increase, as more and more countries join the system.
In a welcome development, Saudi Arabia is to join the PCT with effect from 3 August 2013, and hence may be covered by any PCT application filed after this date.
Compulsory licensing of pharmaceuticals
26th September 2019
As the Supreme Court’s Judgment that the government’s suspension of parliament was unlawful made headlines, Jeremy Corbyn – the leader of the Opposition – used his speech at the Labour Party conference to announce radical policies.