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What is intellectual property?
Intellectual property is a collection of rights intended to protect intangible properties, for example, creative works, inventions, designs and other properties that have no physical existence.
What is the Paris Convention?
What is the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)?
Signed in Washington on June 19, 1970, the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is a global patent protection organization that confers protection on inventions in member states. Since its inception, PCT
What is the Madrid System?
The Madrid System is based on the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks of 1891, which is a multi-national treaty, as well as the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreemen
What is the World Intellectual Property Organization?
WIPO governs more than two dozen international treaties, including the Paris Convention, the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the Madrid Protocol for trademarks and the Hague system for industrial designs.
What is the European Patent Office (EPO)?
The EPO was established in 1977. It is an international public organization with administrative and financial autonomy headquartered in Munich, Germany, with a satellite office in Berlin.
What is the USPTO?
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is a U.S. Department of Commerce agency. The USPTO headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia.
Are software-based inventions patentable?
When computer software is granted copyright, it is possible to prevent copying or duplicating it. However, when a software- based invention is registered as a patent, the owner has more robust...
Is an invention based on a method of doing business patentable?
A method of doing business developed and used by a business differentiates that business from its competitors, and when this method is patented, a business can prevent its competitors from making any
What are patent claims?
A patent application contains several parts, each providing specific information about your invention. A patent application is sectioned into patent claims, drawings and specification.
What is the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)?
he Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is a process in which a national patent office can adopt the conclusions of an examination carried out by another national patent office in order to accelerate a pa
What is Section 17(c) of the Law?
It is possible to request allowance of an Israeli Patent Application under Sec. 17(c) based on the grant of certain corresponding patents. Requesting the allowance under this provision may avoid ...
Is it possible to request to accelerate an examination in Israel?
With the ever-increasing number of patent applications being filed and a limited Patent Office staff, examination could begin years after filing an application.
What is a compulsory license?
An owner of a registered patent has the right to prevent others from using his or her claimed invention for a period of 20 years. However, the rights granted under a patent can be problematic when the