No worries, it might still be possible by taking advantage of the so-called grace period, just contact your IPR partner.
If you or your company have concerned or foresee a threat of potential litigation from a US patent owner, there are presently three (3) primary avenues to challenge the validity of the US patent outside of a Federal courtroom and within the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
You may now also apply for revocation of a Finnish trade name (company name) at the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) through an administrative procedure. This has been made possible as of 1 May 2021. Previously revocation has been possible only at the Market Court.
Our experts, European Patent Attorneys Teemu Kiviniemi and Kaisa Suominen, write about divisional application by answering the most frequently asked questions.
Laine IP’s trademark practice has been recognized in the top-tier of the 2021 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 with the following remarks…
We are pleased to announce that our firm was the representative of record for our clients on: 134 granted European (EPO) patents; 77 issued US patents; and 73 granted Finnish patents in 2020.
In November we published a brief article about EPO’s new practices relating to oral proceedings. Some changes came into effect with the new year, namely with respect to Boards of Appeal and hearing of witnesses.
When discussing the could-would method, what is meant is usually an alternative method for determining whether a new solution is inventive, to be used instead of the European problem-solution approach. This could-would determination is, however, possible to utilize also as part of the problem-solution approach.