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(suomi) UPC-sopimuksen vaikutus patentointistrategiaan

  • 10/12/2018
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(suomi) Lakisirkusta ja tekniikan tulkintaa – suullisessa käsittelyssä EPO:ssa

  • 04/12/2018
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(suomi) Paptic kampeaa muovikasseja historiaan

  • 30/11/2018
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Changes in the EPO Guidelines for Examination

  • 22/10/2018
Significant new sections on important topics such as unity and inventions relating to mental acts, mathematical methods, computer implemented inventions and artificial intelligence have been introduced to the EPO Guidelines for Examination. The list of major amendments can be found at: https://www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/html/guidelines2018/e/m.htm Relevant to practitioners in all fields of technology, the EPO has also more […]

(suomi) Jos Brexit-sopimusta ei synny, mitä patenteille tapahtuu?

  • 15/10/2018
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Teemu Kiviniemi, European Patent Attorney

  • 20/08/2018
Mr. Teemu Kiviniemi, Patent Attorney of our Mechanics Team, has passed the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) and is now entitled to represent our clients before the European Patent Office. Teemu is an authorised Patent Attorney in Finland and is also entitled to represent our clients directly before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (§ […]

USPTO grants 10,000,000th patent to Raytheon

  • 21/06/2018
As we previously announced, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has now formally granted Patent Number 10,000,000. The utility patent in question is titled “Coherent LADAR using intra-pixel quadrature detection” and it was invented by Joseph Marron and assigned to Raytheon. The patent was filed on March 10, 2015 and published as an application […]

(suomi) Korkeakoulukeksintölain uudistus: lisää sopimusvapautta

  • 20/06/2018
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More power in the Electronics Team

  • 08/06/2018
We are pleased to announce the arrival of Jari Nieminen to the electronics team. Jari started on May 2, 2018. Jari finished his M.Sc. studies in Communications Engineering at Helsinki University of Technology in 2007, with telecommunication systems as a major field and signal processing as a minor field. After graduation Jari continued as a […]

(suomi) Lisäsuojatodistuksen (SPC) voimassaoloajan määrittäminen

  • 14/05/2018
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238 Years and Ten Million Patents – USPTO Introduces New Patent Cover

  • 17/04/2018
As Seppo Laine’s US Team prepares for their 170th granted US Patent, the United States Patent and Trademark Office is preparing to issue US Patent 10,000,000. While the very first US Patent was issued for “the making of pot ash and pearl ash”, Seppo Laine’s US Team first paid an issue fee for a patent […]

(suomi) Pakina: Keväisiä ajatuksia pyöräilevältä patenttiasiamieheltä

  • 13/04/2018
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(suomi) Tekijänoikeus ja geoblokkaus

  • 21/03/2018
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(suomi) CRISPR-geenimuuntelutekniikkaa koskeva patentti kumottu Euroopassa

  • 15/03/2018
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MIP patent rankings 2018: Seppo Laine Oy ranked in Tier 1

  • 09/03/2018
Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine has published its IP STARS patent rankings, which list the leading firms for patent work worldwide. Seppo Laine Oy’s patent prosecution services are ranked in Tier 1 in Finland, confirming the high quality of our patent prosecution work and our broad experience covering essentially all technical fields. We are proud […]

(suomi) A Grid startup –keskuksen avajaiset Otaniemessä

  • 12/02/2018
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How to obtain patent protection in Hong Kong?

  • 08/02/2018
As Asia increases its importance in the global economy, securing patent rights even in Hong Kong has become a relevant issue for many patent applicants. It is noteworthy that patents granted by the Chinese patent office (the State Intellectual Property Office) do not automatically provide protection in the territory of the Hong Kong Special Administrative […]

USPTO remains open for now despite Federal Government shutdown

  • 22/01/2018
As widely reported in the media, the United States Federal Government was shut down on Friday. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has however stated that it has around two weeks of budget available despite the shutdown: ”…the agency has access to prior year fee collections, which enables the USPTO to continue normal operations […]

(suomi) Tekesin innovaatioseteli palaa tauolta uudistuneena 8.1.2018

  • 02/01/2018
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Season’s Greetings

  • 22/12/2017
  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018!       staff of Seppo Laine    This year we have made a contribution to the work of Lastenklinikoiden Kummit ry.  

Administrative Measures for Prioritized Patent Examination in China

  • 21/12/2017
New Measures for Fast Tracking Patent Applications in China came into force as of August 1, 2017. Applicants can apply for expedited examination in respect of prosecution, re-examination and invalidation proceedings in all types of patent applications such as invention, utility model and design patent applications but subject to conditions. Regarding eligibility, the concerning application […]

(suomi) Mullistavalle keksinnölle löytyy paljon käyttösovelluksia

  • 14/12/2017
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EPO: Issues relating to priority

  • 30/11/2017
One of the main topics at the EPO Boards of Appeal and key decisions conference held in Munich on 22-23 November 2017 was priority. Petra Schmitz gave a review of recent decisions concerning transfer of priority rights. It has become more popular nowadays among opponents to challenge the transfer of priority, which may cause lack […]

(suomi) US-tiimissämme nyt kaksi valtuutettua US-patenttiasiamiestä

  • 27/09/2017
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(suomi) Mahlan kysyntä kasvaa kohisten maailmalla

  • 20/09/2017
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(suomi) EU:n tavaramerkkiasetuksen 1.10.2017 voimaan astuvat muutokset

  • 19/09/2017
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(suomi) UPC:n aikataulu viivästyy aiemmin ilmoitetusta

  • 04/07/2017
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(suomi) Patentointi USA:ssa: kädenvääntöä abstraktista ideasta

  • 27/06/2017
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