October 2016 Archive

IP Enforcement in India

  Knowledge is the key to sustainable socio-economic development of a country. It is refreshing to see that India is also recognizing the same as reflected in the recently notified “National Intellectual Property Rights Policy” dated 12th May, 2016. The “vision statement” gives prominence to “knowledge” being the main driver of development whereas “the mission… Read More

A Top National IP Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report and LMG

  Knobbe Martens has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, and its survey partner Best Lawyers, as a “2017 Best Law Firm” for its patent law and litigation practices. The firm received a national “Tier 1” ranking for patent litigation and patent law.  In addition, Knobbe Martens again achieved “Tier 1”… Read More

Second Medical Use Claims Revisited

by Dr. Markus Engelhard, Boehmert & Boehmert, München,  Germany Background In scenarios where a compound per se is already known but a specific medical use is not, it is possible to nevertheless obtain a patent for such a medical use, provided it fulfills the usual patentability requirements. This has been and continues to be practice… Read More