The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) and the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) have agreed to launch a joint Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Programme to enable work-sharing and accelerated treatment of patent applications at both offices.
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In the past, we used to think of software and machines as two distinct elements. Now we see the integration of these two, as machines are more equipped with smart technology. For traditional smokestack companies digital transformation creates also new opportunities and challenges in the protection of Intellectual Property, or IP.
The IP rights environment has become very internationally-focused lately. IP owners have many opportunities to protect their IP rights globally, but enforcement of IP rights is still mainly based on national requirements and processes with country specifics and peculiarities. This is also the case in Russia.
WHY IS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IMPORTANT FOR A STARTUP? Consider the following questions: – Will IP help bring in venture capital investment? – Can IP help a startup defend itself against attacks by incumbent rivals? – Can IP help a startup stop the theft of its innovations by larger rivals? – Can IP ensure a startup’s freedom to […]