Despite then Finance Minister, Olmert kowtowing to the US, it appears that Israel will remain on the Priority Watch List for 2006.
Israel Patent Office Rulings
PCT Applicant’s Guide Updated to Record Restrictions in Foreign Filing of Patent Applications Relating to National Security
In the PCT Newsletter No 5/2006, reference is made to a new footnote to be added to the PCT Applicant’s Guide (Annex B1, Israel) that clarfies that direct filings of PCT applications with the International Bureau in Geneva are under… Read More ›
In a but welcome move, the Israel Commissioner of Patents has ruled that packages deposited at the Israel Patent Office after hours no longer require date-stamping.
Judge Sarah Dotan of the Tel Aviv District Court has overturned appeal by Israeli Company Maytronics concerning the voiding by the Israel Patent Office of their patent for a swimming pool cleaning robot.
At yesterday’s cabinet meeting the Israel Government approved restructuring the Israel Patent Office as a closed Agency. Essentially income from patent, trademark and design application filings and renewals will be ploughed back into the office. The move is expected to increase staff salaries and is part… Read More ›
In a bizarre move to deal with the growing mound of patents awaiting examination, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has proposed a rule that Applicant submit an examination support document for applications including more than 10 claims.
On 1 February 2006, Dr. Meir Noam, the Israel Comissioner of Patents, circulated a memorandum that clarifies his postion regarding late entry into the National Phase, i.e. missing the 30 month deadline.
On 19 January, 2006, Israel Commisioner of Patents & Trademarks, Dr. Meir Noam, ruled in favour of British based, International Chemical Giant ICI, and refused to register Dewilux in the trademark register, due to its similarity to Dulux, ICI’s flagship paint product…. Read More ›
Annulment Proceeding No. 142049 (28 December 2005), the IP Arbitrator at the Israel Patent Office, Noach Shalev Shmulovich has recently issued an important ruling on Software patents, and voided a patent issued for displaying graphical and textual elements of… Read More ›