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08 Jul 2014
A bill to revise the Korean Patent Act was passed in the Korean Congress on 29 April 2014. This is a summary of the revisions, which will come in to effect on 1 January 2015.Read more

08 Jul 2014
The Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) has published its final report on its review of the Innovation Patent System. The following article discusses the key points highlighted by ACIP in their review.Read more

01 Jul 2014
The partners at FB Rice are delighted to announce the most recent promotions at the firm: David Lee to Senior Associate and Manuel Schmidt to Associate, both effective July 1, 2014.Read more

26 Jun 2014
The US Supreme Court has handed down a unanimous ruling in the Alice Corp v. CLS Bank case . The Court has found the method claims of Alice’s patents to be directed toward an abstract idea of reducing settlement risk by effecting trade through a third-party intermediary and held that the generic use of a computer to implement the abstract idea does not add “significantly more” to render the abstract idea patent eligible within the meaning of 35 U.S.C §101. Read more

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IP Australia - Australian Patent Office
IPONZ - New Zealand Intellectual Property Office
WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organisation

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AIPPI - International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
AIPF - Association of Intellectual Property Firms
BIO - Biotechnology Industry Organisation
FICPI - International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
INTA - International Trademark Association
IPSANZ - Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
RACI - Royal Australian Chemical Institute
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