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Last Build Date: Sun, 28 May 2017 15:19:19 +0000

 



Jewish Barcelona and Geronaipfactorrashbahebrew letteringmiqve

Sun, 28 May 2017 15:18:42 +0000

On Friday, I visited the historic Jewish quarter in the medieval town where the roads are somewhat narrower. The Synagogue of the Rashba has been turned into a little museum, and the sites of other synagogues have been identified. A store selling indoor furnishings and ornaments has a medieval ritual pool (mikveh) in its floor. […](image)


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INTA 2017 – the Conferenceipfactormiddle east and north africahamhalalZoltarsucksbeach partypickpocket-381435

Sun, 28 May 2017 15:18:37 +0000

I had a couple of prearranged meetings on Sunday, and also a meeting of the Middle East and Africa Committee for the INTA Bulletin, which I dutifully attended. In terms of generating or giving out work, the committee is a waste of time. Israeli companies mostly file patents and trademarks in North America, Europe, India, […](image)


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Picasso, Dali and GaudiipfactorcannabisfamiliaCasa BatlloLa-Pedrera-600x407Dali Menora ora Hora

Sun, 28 May 2017 15:18:29 +0000

Barcelona has a hemp museum dedicated to marihuana and cannabis. One suspects that soft drugs are legal in Catalonia since they are not legal in other parts of Spain. That was certainly the reason why bull fighting is illegal in Barcelona. However, there may be a history of drug abuse in Barcelona as Gaudi, Picasso […](image)


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Barcelona – Not what I expectedipfactorintabarcelonaNOBODY EXPECTSMETRO

Sun, 28 May 2017 15:18:15 +0000

Barcelona is a modern flat city of 5 and 6 story buildings laid out on a grid of wide streets. In May the weather was pleasantly warm with low humidity. Whilst the dark lounge-suits made it easy to find other INTA participants and to blend into the crowd, I suspect light cotton slacks and tee shirts would […](image)


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End of an Eraipfactorklingon

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:46:01 +0000

Esteemed Out-Going Commissioner Asa Kling writes as follows: Dear friends, users of the Israel Patent Office services, As you may very well know, at the end of this month I will be completing the statutory 6 year term as Director of the Israel Patent Office (ILPO), Commissioner of Patents, Designs and Trademarks. Six years ago […](image)


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Retiring Israel Patent Attorney Looking to Sell BusinessipfactorREtirement

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:33:58 +0000

A well-respected Israel Patent Attorney has had enough and is looking to sell his business as an on-going concern. There are over a hundred  patent, design and trademark files from a nice mix of 20 foreign and domestic clients. Contact me if interested, and I will forward your details to the attorney.  (image)


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New Directives For Examining Israel Patent Applicationsipfactorisrael patent officeunityswiss claimslate

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:57:40 +0000

On March 23, 2017, the Israeli Patent Office issued two new Directives; No. 034/2016 and 035/2016.  These apply to all patent applications having a first substantive Office Action that issued after March 27, 2017. Unity of Invention Patent applications may describe more than one invention but the claims should relate to one invention only. In applications where more […](image)


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Teva Challenges Gilead Patent Application for HIV Treatmentipfactordrug cocktailGileadtevaclaim constructionbioworldfoot and mouth

Mon, 08 May 2017 15:36:32 +0000

This ruling relates to a treatment for HIV consisting of a single once-a-day dosage that includes a combination of two or three different active ingredients. Israel Patent Application No. 169243 to Gilead is titled “PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR COMBINATION ANTIVIRAL THERAPY”. It is the national phase of PCT/US2004/000832 filed on 13 January 2004 and claiming priority […](image)


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Unipharm Requests Accelerated Examination of Pending Novartis Patent ApplicationipfactornovartisUnipharmEntresto

Sun, 07 May 2017 19:28:21 +0000

Israel Patent Application No. 249922 is a divisional application of 205208 that was filed on 3 January 2017, and which claims priority from USSN 60/985,668 filed on 6 November 2007. Under Section 16, the filing of the divisional application was published on 29 February 2017. The ‘922 application relates to “DUAL-ACTING PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS BASED ON […](image)


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Israel Patent Office Annual Report 2016ipfactorFlapping bid

Sun, 07 May 2017 19:17:23 +0000

The Israel Patent Office has published its annual report which now runs to an impressive 103 pages, albeit several of which are blank. Following the flying origami themes of previous years, the graphic illustration is a flapping bird. This is more challenging than the paper dart, but avid followers of these reports will have had more […](image)


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