I’ve recently been examining the costs of prosecuting patent applications through to allowance in different jurisdictions on behalf of one of my corporate clients. What is clear is that for the same client, the costs of prosecuting different applications has varied… Read More ›
Dr Ben Spungin joins IP Factor.
Israel Patent Office, to be renamed Israel Patent Agency and to provide PCT searches
The Court of Appeal has upheld the revised ruling of the lower court that an Israel Patent Attorney and Advocate was not guilty of malpractice in failing to uncover Prior Art that raised Freedom to Operate issues when conducting a Prior Art search.
After an initial classification on filing, to assign to a particular technology group, the Israel Patent Office examines applications in each group in turn. Unlike some other jurisdictions, there is no need to request examination. It has always been possible… Read More ›
We were intrigued to receive a letter from the Israel Patent Office asking for feedback to a proposal that it joins the patent superhighway. Background – with growing piles of unexamined patents, a number of patent offices have joined forces such… Read More ›
The Patentscope Seminar is to be held on 20th and 21st of July 2010. 20th July 2010 is Tisha B’Av, the fast instituted two thousand years ago to remember and mourn the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem. Legend has it that the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, passed… Read More ›
Israel Commissioner Limits Possibility of Filing Divisional Applications to Lifetime of the Parent Application
Israel Commissioner of Patents clarifies Section of Patent Law of dubious ambiguity, but is he exceeding his authority?