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- 17/05/2019 - The Patent Backlog in Brazil
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16/07/2019 - Brazil: The protection of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures
When it comes to Brazilian patent practice, the number 1 concern for applicants seeking protection for cosmetic methods is to explicitly differentiate the invention from a therapeutic method. Nevertheless, it is also necessary to think about a second prohibition contained in Article 10 (VIII) of Brazilian Intellectual Property Law: operating or surgical techniques. According to the above-mentioned provision, therapeutic or diagnostic methods for use on the human or animal body are not considered to be inventions or utility models and this provision also applies to operating or surgical techniques. At a glance, it might seem that only the possibility of being considered a therapeutic method c[...]
12/07/2019 - Brazil on its way to eliminate the existing patent backlog
For years, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) has been struggling to find an effective solution to tackle the huge backlog in the examination of patent applications. There are currently around 200,000 patent applications awaiting technical examination according to data published by the BPTO in May 2018. The industries most affected by this delay are pharmaceuticals and telecommunications, where a patent application can often take up to 13 years to be granted. However, this scenario is now likely to change since the BPTO has just announced a project to tackle the patent backlog. The project aims to substantially reduce the number of pending patent applications over the next two [...]
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22/05/2019 - New chemical and pharmaceutical guidelines – a year on: what has changed?
New chemical and pharmaceutical guidelines – a year on: what has changed? The article analyses the new Guidelines for Examination of Patent Applications in the Chemistry Field published by the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BRPTO) in 2018. This article first appeared in IAM Life Sciences: Key issues for senior life sciences executives 2019,a supplement to IAM, published by Globe Business Media Group – IP Division. To view the guide in full, please go to www.IAM-media.com
17/05/2019 - The Patent Backlog in Brazil
In recent years, the world patent system experienced a huge increase in patent applications, resulting in a struggle for worldwide patent offices to deal with the extremely high rates of growth. As a result, the patent system faced an overall rise in backlog numbers. While each country experiences unique problems related to backlog and pendency, a number of countries stand out in terms of As can be seen in the figure above, Brazil has one of the highest averages for patent examination time. This is a very dramatic situation, since patents directly affect important decisions, for example, which businesses get investments, which products get launched, whethe[...]