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News about patents

New products and ideas are born every day. Technology is developing very fast in all sectors. Look at the rapid developments in the market for mobile phone devices or at the advances in the field of healthcare, for example, or the enormous investments and developments in biotechnology and the new focus on sustainability in the motor industry. Not only are these interesting developments to follow, but also they are increasingly being accompanied by a discussion about the ownership of patents in general. These are all things that concern us and which we would like to share with you. For the latest news stories, see below.

Fusing corporate brands: the IP implications of growth through M&A

24-07-2017

Where businesses merge with or acquire other businesses, the challenge for IP professionals is not always as simple as ensuring a transfer of the associated rights – there is also the question of combined or conflicting brands.

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Further delays to implementation of Unitary Patent

06-07-2017

Brexit, the UK's snap general election and challenges at Germany's Constitutional Court have further delayed the timetable for the introduction of the Unified Patent Court (UPC). Preparatory Committee 'hopeful' that it will enter into force in early 2018, but further delays could well occur.

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What's next for the Unitary Patent?

30-05-2017

Brexit and now the forthcoming UK general election looks set to further delay the UK’s ratification of the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) system, pushing further back the projected date for its implementation. We look at the progress to date...

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IP and business potential

29-05-2017

Patents, trademarks, designs and other forms of intellectual property (IP) play a key role in the success of all modern businesses. By providing a company with a legal means to prevent others from copying an invention, brand or product, IP rights enable inventors and creators to obtain a return on their investments in research and development, and to maximise the potential of their businesses,..

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IP in M&A: 5 steps to finesse the process

12-05-2017

In the last instalment of our series setting out best practice for the transfer of IP ownership, we looked at potential pitfalls and problems to solve during the transfer of IP assets. In this article, Novagraaf’s Tom Farrand outlines five steps for recording the change of ownership of a registered IP portfolio.

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Wubbo de Boer

21-04-2017

It is with great sadness that we announce that Wubbo de Boer, until recently Chairman of Novagraaf’s Supervisory Board, has passed away. A well-respected figure in the IP industry, Wubbo was President of EUIPO from 2000 to 2010, and member of Novagraaf's Supervisory Board from 2011 until the beginning of this year.

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Time for a spring clean of your IP portfolio?

13-04-2017

Most of us approach the Easter break with resolutions to spring clean our homes, sort out our gardens or otherwise declutter our lives, and our working lives are not much different. Busy desks and inboxes, meetings and to-do lists; it's no wonder that we often leave the 'big' projects for quieter times.

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Preparing for an IPO? Don’t overlook your IP assets

31-03-2017

IP isn’t always the first priority for a business preparing for an initial public offering (IPO); however, the sooner you start thinking about your IP assets, the better prepared you’ll be, says Alastair Rawlence.

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IP transfers: potential pitfalls and problems to solve

21-03-2017

The quality of IP record management will tend to come front of centre during the transfer of a portfolio. As part of our series setting out best practice for the transfer of IP ownership, Novagraaf’s Tom Farrand looks at potential issue and problems to solve during portfolio take-overs.

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IP licensing: are you making the most of your assets?

20-03-2017

IP licensing can provide companies with additional (or core) revenue streams, enable them to raise brand awareness and enhance their reputation, and extend their brands or enter new markets. However, if IP ownership or validity is unclear, it can also pose significant financial and business risk. Novagraaf’s Chantal Koller explains how to develop an effective licensing strategy.

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