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28 Jul 2014
A new Patents Act 2013 will take effect on 13 September 2013 and provide a major update and modernisation of the previous Patents Act 1953. The new Patents Act 2013 significantly raises the threshold for patentability in New Zealand. Read more

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


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