EPO
The European Patent Office (EPO) has rejected two patent applications in which artificial intelligence (AI) was designated as the inventor.  EP 18 275 163 and EP 18 275 174, described as a food container based on advanced geometry and light-based "devices and methods for attracting enhanced attention" in rescue scenarios, are patents submitted to the office and signed off with an...

The Myanmar's Trademark Law (TML) will be implemented since Jan, 2020. The introduction of Myanmar new trademark law shall be included two phases namely (1) Soft Opening and (2) Grand of Opening of new law framework introduction in Myanmar. According to the Myanmar Trademark Law, any trademark already registered under the Registration Act 1908 or the Deeds Registration Law 2018 in Myanmar...

On 14 June 2019, the National Assembly ratified Law No. 42/2019/QH14 amending both the Law on Intellectual Property and the Law on Insurance Business. Law 42 comes into effect on 1 November 2019, except for certain provisions amending the Law on Intellectual Property. Here are some highlights and English Version of Law No. 42/2019/QH14: Law on Intellectual Property (Vietnam - IP Law) - Click...

ePCT Filing
The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IP Viet Nam) announces the adoption of the Vietnamese version of the International Patent Classification 2020.01 (IPC 2020.01).   From January 1, 2020, the Vietnamese version of the International Patent Classification 2020.01 (IPC 2020.01), translated by the IP Viet Nam from the English version published by WIPO, will be applied to the...

USPTO
Since the issuance by the United States Supreme Court of its opinion in Alice Corporation Pty Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, 573 U.S. 208, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has increased its focus on patent eligibility. As a consequence, patent applicants now receive more claim rejections under 35 U.S.C. § 101, leading to protracted...