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Patent Attorney Round Tableipfactorknights-round-table-1

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:02:18 +0000

The Patent Office is hosting a round table on 21 March 2017 between 2 PM and 6 PM to discuss regulating the patent profession. Background In September 2016 the Israel Patent Office called for comments concerning proposed legislation to regulate the patent profession. The official position of the Association of Israel Patent Attorneys is based […](image)

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Seeking a New CommissioneripfactorRoundel for Patent Officeminstry-of-justice

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:10:30 +0000

Friday’s Idiot Achronot had an advertisement to the effect that the Ministry of Justice was looking for candidates to serve as the Head of the Patent Authority – The Commissioner of Patents. More details can be obtained using ‘Chat’ at Applicants should download and fill out form 584 and a questionnaire on the website. […](image)

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Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:09:07 +0000

Readers will be aware that I have formulated a special blend of green tea and choice mint which I distribute as PCTeabags. I shipped out a cubic meter of these to Milan for distribution at the AIPPI conference, and couriered seven cartons of these to Brussels for distribution at the Premier Cercle conference. In my […](image)

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Frankenstein’s Monsteripfactor265232.pngfrankenstein

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:55:49 +0000

It sometimes happens that a second applicant files a similar trademark application to a previously filed mark that is pending. in such cases, a competing marks proceeding is initiated. the first to file gets some credit for so doing, but the main issue in determining which mark goes on for examination is the amount of […](image)

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Pipped to the Postipfactorpipped

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:32:25 +0000

By nature of my work I meet a fair number of private inventors. Where there appears to be a possibility of obtaining a patent, I explain the process, costs and options. I stress the importance on not waiting for the patent application to issue before trying to raise funds and move the project forward. Whether […](image)

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Oral Examsipfactororal exam.jpg

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:32:08 +0000

The Israel Patent Office is holding the vivas or oral exams for wannabee trainees on 28th and 29th March. The first day coincides with the IPR master classes. Although  the IPR conference is not geared towards trainee patent attorneys looking to obtain their Israel license, there are no doubt some in-house IP managers that are […](image)

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Best Practices in Intellectual Property 2017ipfactorIPR

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:19:27 +0000

IPR (Intellectual Property Resources) is hosting their Best Practices in Intellectual Property 2017 Conference. This will be the fifth annual Best Practices Conference, which organizers claim will be the most complete and comprehensive conference in Israel in 2017. It is a little early to determine whether this claim will be found to be accurate, but […](image)

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ITC To Investigate Patent Infringement Claim Against Sandiskipfactorsandisk-memory-cards

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:56:25 +0000

Apart from via the courts, there is a separate route for seeking justice against patent infringers. It is possible to bring a complaint to the US International Trade Commission (ITC). Memory Technologies, a subsidiary of non-practising entity Pendrell Corporation brought such a complaint against Sandisk on December 6, 2016, which was amended on December 12, […](image)

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Copyright in Multiple Choice Test Questionsipfactormultiple-choice-2multiple-choice-1

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:30:02 +0000

In Israel, to obtain a driving license, the wannabee driver has to pass both theory and practice exams and then to drive with an experienced driver riding shot-gun. Periodically, drivers have to do refresher courses, even if they don’t have points on their license for traffic offences. The system is far from perfect in that […](image)

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LES Event on Copyright for SoftwareipfactorInline image

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:24:08 +0000

INVITATION TO A LES ISRAEL EVENT LES Israel is hosting an event on Monday,January 30th, 2017, at IBM Israel Ltd., 94 Derech Em-Hamoshavot Petach-Tikva, at 09:00am.   The event will be dedicated to the topic “Rights in Software”   The topic will be presented, as follows:   Part A: Lectures Ziv Glazberg, Patent Attorney and Advocate […](image)

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