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More revoked patents in the CRISPR/Cas9 saga: The plot thickens

By Lucile VERNOUX and Nicolas BOUQUIN, French & European Patent Attorneys
VERNOUXBOUQUIN.PNG It is getting increasingly difficult to keep track of all the developments of the patent battle around the CRISPR-Cas9 technology. In a new turn of the story, patent EP 3 241 902 owned by University of California has been revoked by an Opposition Division of the European Patent Office.
Published on: 14th Jul 2021

European patents with unitary effect | Unified Patent Court: Toward a start in the first half 2022?

By Jean-Robert CALLON DE LAMARCK, Managing Partner
CALLON_SEARCH.jpg A few days ago (decision of June 23, 2021, published on July 9), the German Constitutional Court rejected two preliminary injunctions which had been filed against a new act of approval voted by Parliament, on the grounds that the plaintiffs did not demonstrate the violation of their fundamental interests.
Published on: 12th Jul 2021

EPO : a new Decision facilitates EP patent prosecution for applicants claiming priority in People’s Republic of China

By Thomas MOISAND, Senior Associate, French & European Patent Attorney
MOISAND_SEARCH.jpg The EPO has recently issued a Decision, that will facilitate and streamline the prosecution of European patent applications (Paris Convention applications or Euro-PCT applications) for applicants who claim priority of a first filing made in the Peopleʹs Republic of China.
Published on: 9th Jun 2021

Mediation? A real strategic choice !

By Frédérique FAIVRE-PETIT, Managing Patner, Mediator
Faivre-Petit_search.jpg Choosing mediation is giving yourself real chances to get out of a deadlock, it is giving yourself the means to find common ground under good conditions, so it is quite the opposite of a decision by default, it's a real strategic choice!
Published on: 9th Jun 2021

How to assess patent quality ?

By Guillaume SCHWAB, IP Intelligence Specialist
Schwab_search.jpg Financial valuation of intangible assets is a complex process. In the case of patents, before applying one or more method(s) for estimating a value, a qualitative evaluation step is necessary in order to capture patent imperfections. This article focuses on the main methods used to perform this type of assessment to date.
Published on: 9th Jun 2021

Google Search: Removing content from Google option

By Nicolas DEMILLY, French Trademark Attorney & European Trademark and Design Attorney
Demilly_search.jpg Google updated in June 2020 its removing content proceedings by adding another option: “counterfeit: sale of counterfeit: sale of counterfeit goods”.
Published on: 31th May 2021

The European Regulation No 2017/745 entered into force on May 26, 2021

By Anne-Laure DELEUZE & Mikaël BENSADOUN, French Patent Attorneys
DELEUZE_BENSADOUN.jpg The European Regulation (EU) No 2017/745 dated April 5, 2017, relating to medical devices (hereinafter “the Regulation”) entered into force on May 26, 2021. The Regulation is a replacement of the previous Guidelines 93/42 and 90/385 relating to medical devices. The Regulation was initially scheduled to enter into force on May 26, 2020, but this was postponed for one year in view of the pandemic.
Published on: 27th May 2021

Brazil: End of the extension of patent validity and special regime for the pharmaceutical sector

By Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT, Managing Partner
Faivre-Petit_search.jpg On May 7, 2021, the Brazilian Supreme Court put an end to the extension of validity of Brazilian patents for a 10-year period starting from the granting of patents, due to the unconstitutionality of the measure. It has now specified the terms of its application, by a new decision issued on May 12, 2021.
Published on: 19th May 2021

Cannabis and patents? Focus on current trends

By Lucile Vernoux & Isabelle MARY, French Patent Attorneys
VERNOUX_MARY.jpg If there is one place where it is easy to find cannabis…it is in our e-mail inbox. Indeed, not a week goes by that we do not receive medical information, regulatory details, alerts, etc. concerning cannabis and its derivatives. But what exactly does it all mean and where does cannabis stand in terms of patent protection?
Published on: 17th May 2021

Accelerated examination for anti-COVID patent applications

Par Damien MACE, French & European Patent Attorney
domregimbeau_mace_d_SThumb.jpg With decision n°2021-65, the French Patent Office (INPI), has launched an accelerated examination procedure for patent applications related to an anti-COVID treatment or device, or contributing to the diagnosis or treatment of COVID.
Published on: 10th May 2021

International Design: 1 registration for 91 countries, Belarus: the most recent

By Carole HUGUET, French and European Trademark and Design Attorney
0743-C.HUGUET.jpg Designs, reflecting quality and commitment to innovation have become the new weapon of business competition, even becoming a means of identification in the same way as a trademark. Their role in the economics of numerous companies has become highly important and therefore, protection should be carefully considered.
Published on: 6th May 2021

Guidelines for the new patent opposition procedure in France (5/5): Decision & Appeal

By Stéphanie CELAIRE, Partner and Henri BOURGEOIS, French & European Patent Attorneys
CELAIREBOURGEOIS.png The five-part series dedicated to the publication of the complete guidelines on the patent opposition concludes by addressing the final decision rendered by the opposition committee and outlining options following the opposition proceeding.
Published on: 19th April 2021

Pandemic and european patent application filings in the biomedical field

By Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT, Managing Partner
Faivre-Petit_search.jpg If the European Patent Office (EPO) notes a very slight decrease in the total number of European patent applications filed in 2020 (-0.7%), it nevertheless notes for this pandemic year a strong increase in these filings in the biomedical field.
Published on: 8th April 2021

Guidelines for the new patent opposition proceduree in France (4/5): Oral Phase

By Henri BOURGEOIS, French & European Patent Attorney
BOURGEOIS_SEARCH.jpg The five-part series of articles dedicated to the publication of the complete guidelines on the patent opposition procedure continues. This fourth article of the series is dedicated to the oral phase, which is the culmination of the investigation phase of the opposition.
Published on: 31th March 2021

Brazil: Duration of patent protection under discussion before the Supreme Court

By Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT, Managing Partner.
Faivre-Petit_search.jpg The patent system in Brazil which has guaranteed a term of protection of 10 years from the grant of a Brazilian patent in the event that the Brazilian patent office takes more than 10 years to grant the patent is now being challenged before the Brazilian Supreme Court on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. The issue is scheduled to be decided by the Brazilian Supreme Court on April 7, 2021
Published on: 25th March 2021

Patentability of Antibodies: The new version of European Guidelines finally contains a dedicated section!

By Cécile PUECH, French and European Patent Attorney
C.PUECH.jpg The new version of the Guidelines for Examination in the EPO, which came into force on March 1st, contains a new section that at last spells out the approach of the EPO concerning the examination of patent applications relating to antibodies.
Published on: 19th March 2021

Guidelines for the new patent opposition procedure in France (3/5): Investigation phase

By Henri BOURGEOIS, French and European Patent Attorney
BOURGEOIS_SEARCH.jpg The five-part series of articles dedicated to the publication of the complete guidelines on the patent opposition procedure continues. This third article is dedicated to the investigation phase, the heart of the opposition procedure.
Published on: 16th March 2021

Trademarks: Pakistan will join the international trademark system

By Evelyne ROUX, Partner.
ROUX_SEARCH_2013.jpg From its creation, or at the latest from the start of negotiations with foreign partners, overseas Trademark protection must be considered. It is now the turn of Pakistan to join the international trademark system as of May 24, 2021.
Published on: 9th March 2021

Guidelines for the new patent opposition procedure in France (2/5): Filing and admissibility

By Henri BOURGEOIS, French & European Patent Attorney
BOURGEOIS_SEARCH.jpg In January 2021, the French Patent Office published its comprehensive guidelines on the patent opposition procedure. On this occasion, Regimbeau publishes a series of articles. This second article of the series is dedicated to the preliminary stages of the opposition including the opposition filing and subsequent admissibility phase.
Published on: 2nd March 2021

Guidelines for the new patent opposition procedure in France (1/5): Fundamental principles

By Stéphanie CELAIRE, Partner and Henri BOURGEOIS, French & European Patent Attorneys
CELAIREBOURGEOIS.png In January 2021, the French Patent Office published its comprehensive guidelines on the patent opposition procedure. On this occasion, Regimbeau publishes a series of articles. This first article of the series provides an introduction and general overview of the opposition procedure.
Published on: 18th Feb 2021

UPC approved by German Parliament - Already two constitutional complaints

By Henri BOURGEOIS, French & European Patent Attorney
BOURGEOIS_SEARCH.jpg Both chambers of German Parliament have once again voted in favour of the act approving the Unified Patent Court, with enough votes to avoid the invalidity ground raised in the constitutional complaint against the first version of the act. This second iteration must now be promulgated. However, two new complaints have already been filed against it.
Published on: 5th Jan 2021

Japanese and French patent offices enter into a PPH agreement

By Jérôme COLLIN, Partner, International Director, French & European Patent Attorney
Collin_search.jpg On November 26, 2020 the heads of the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) and the French Patent Office (INPI) have signed a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) agreement.
Published on: 8th Dec 2020

Disruptive CAR-T therapy is driving a new wave of patenting challenges

By Raphaëlle GILLET and Nicolas BOUQUIN, French & European Patent Attorneys
BouquinGillet_Article.jpg Discover an extract from the Immunowatch, published by our partner Mabdesign, and which contains an article written by Raphaëlle GILLET and Nicolas BOUQUIN, about CAR-T therapy.
Published on: 4th Dec 2020

PACTE brings major changes in French IP Law

By Henri BOURGEOIS and Jérôme COLLIN, French & European Patent Attorneys
BourgeoisCollin_Article.jpg The PACTE law is a set of new French laws implementing the economic reform decided by the French government. PACTE includes several provisions on intellectual property, which result in major changes for patents and trademarks.
Published on: 30th Nov 2020

Protection of your trademarks against the domain names registrations under the porn industry extensions.

By Nicolas Demilly, French & European Trademark and Design Attorney
Demilly_search.jpg REGIMBEAU is at your disposal to support you in the registration of these blocks as well as in the management and the defense of your domain names. Do not hesitate to contact us on this matter.
Published on: 17th Nov 2020

The CNIPA-EPO pilot: a direct access to efficient and cost-effective patent prosecution in Europe for nationals and residents of P.R. China

By Henri BOURGEOIS, French & European Patent Attorney
BOURGEOIS_SEARCH.jpg The CNIPA-EPO pilot will start on December 1st 2020 and will allow nationals and residents of P.R. China new strategic options as well as substantive cost reductions.
Published on: 9th Nov 2020

Changes to USPTO Fees Effective October 2

By Bailey Ziegler, US Patent Attorney.
Ziegler_Search.jpg We would like to inform you that fee changes are being implemented by the US Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) and take effect on October 2, 2020. On average, patent fees are increasing by approximately 5%.
Published on: 25th Sept 2020

Brexit will become a reality on January 1st, 2021

By Evelyne ROUX, Partner.
ROUX_SEARCH_2013.jpg On January 1st, 2021, the transition period which followed the UK’s decision to leave the EU will end, a priori without any further extension. When deciding your budget, in particular for renewals, remember the measures that will need to be taken to anticipate the effects of BREXIT and the consequences for your intellectual property rights.
Published on: 22th Sept 2020

COVID-19: New free patent panorama databases are being launched

By Isabelle MARY, Head of the IP Intelligence Department, French Patent Attorney
I.Mary.jpg In the turbulent context of the fight against COVID-19, while patent protection of innovations has been at the heart of controversy, it has also been a source of positive collaboration between research teams. A number of patent information platforms have been created, indexing specific data on the subject and enabling the innovative community to carry out relevant searches in a targeted and structured corpus.
Published on: 19th Aug 2020

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IAM Patent 1000 - 2021 Ranking

Intellectual Asset Management Magazine (IAM) has published the results of their “IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners” survey identifying the best worldwide patent practitioners. REGIMBEAU is again ranked among the top firms in France in the “Firms – Prosecution” category; Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT and Emannuelle LEVY have also been recognised in the “Individuals – Prosecution” category.
Published on: 12th Jul 2021