Intellectual property rights in the BRIC countries
Thinking about applying for intellectual property (IP) rights in Brazil, Russia, China and/or India? This paper covers the various types of IP rights available in each of these territories, how the IP systems operate, and the key issues for consideration when applying for IP rights.
Euro-PCT applications - Claim amendment and other issues
Issues arising when PCT patent applications enter the regional phase in the EPO.
In the recent decision, T1665/16, the Boards of Appeal discussed the ability of a third party to intervene at the appeal stage and, in doing so, introduce new prior art documents into the proceedings that would be inadmissible if they had been filed by an opponent already party to the proceedings.