If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, then the Chinese can be very sincere flatterers indeed. But if you prefer prosperity over flattery it would be wise to take precautions against l...
Save thousands of painful hours and thousands of your hard-earned dollars with these useful tips before you patentSo, you think you're ready to patent your invention, kick back and watch your milli...
The option of generics would mitigate this effect considerably but most African countries are afraid of taking steps to benefit from this because of the large pharmaceutical companies' attitude, which...
Patents perform an essential role in stimulating inventions by providing an incentive for expensive investments and long-term research. Patents also contribute to society by gathering and making a...
A patent is a privilege granted to the inventor of a new product or process.Where the subject matter of a patent is a product, it excludes others from making, using, offering for sale, selling, or ...
Patents grant exclusive rights to the inventor for a fixed period. The inventor has effective market monopoly or exclusivity on the product for the period. This enables the pharmaceutical companie...
While a drug or process is under patent, other companies are wary of working anything even remotely similar for fear of encroaching upon the right of the patent holder.Even the benefit of increased...
Then there was the Class 337 action in the USA where 24 companies were attacked - some US companies, some US subsidiaries or associates of Chinese or European companies - and some non-resident. In t...
If The Inventor Is Dead, Insane, or Refuses to PatentIf the inventor is dead, the application may be made by legal representatives, that is, the administrator or executor of the estate. If the inv...
If the inventor is dead, the application may be made by his/her legal representative. If the inventor is insane, the application for patent may be made by a guardian. If an inventor refuses to app...