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EBOOK
ELM in Europe: Fifth, Getting the most ELM success

Enterprise Legal Management

As more European Legal Departments evaluate ELM solutions, the first key performance indicator often looked at is the benefits possible. This covers the benefits an organization may receive associated with overcoming a business challenge or meeting a business goal…

WEBINAR
Get up to speed on the latest in IP Invoice and Cost Management

Intellectual Property

You are instructing directly or via your local IP law firms foreign associates across the world to file and prosecute patents on your behalf.

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Foodtech: Patents and the rise of meat and dairy protein alternatives

Innovation Intelligence

This eBook examines patent-filing activity in the Foodtech sector to establish innovation activity for alternative protein technologies by filer, geography and technology.

TESTIMONIAL
Orbit Asset: A success story from a leading Technology Transfer Office

Intellectual Asset Management

How Policlinico di Milano TTO uses the Orbit Asset IP management system to manage its patent portfolio and protect biomedical inventions and knowhow.

WEBINAR
Smart & visual sequence variations explorer in patent data By Orbit BioSequence

Intellectual Property

We demonstrate Orbit BioSequence’s new Variant analysis interface which allows you to analyze, view, and manipulate variations across multiple sequence results altogether. Understanding the commonality and its opposite or, the rarity of specific mutations related to your own sequence has never been easier. we showed  how to find answers to questions like: What are your… Read More »Smart & visual sequence variations explorer in patent data By Orbit BioSequence

WEBINAR
Managing Costs & Increasing Bandwidth for Tech Transfer Offices

Intellectual Property

Technology transfer offices are tasked with the same goals and objectives as larger corporate organizations, without the same budgets or personnel.

Join Dr. Eric F. Wagner, Director of Legal Affairs at Duke University, as we discuss how his team partners with Questel to help secure global..

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IP Translations 2.0 – Why technology is important and preparing for the Unitary Patent

Intellectual Property

Questel Translations is today N° 1 worldwide for IP dedicated translation services. All types of industries and law firms rely on us to ensure quality, cost effectiveness and streamlined processes.
Learn how we leverage state of the art technology to ensure consistent and reliable patent protection around the globe with news of the latest developments at Questel…

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Your practical guide to the Unitary Patent

EBOOK

Download our eBook for recommendations and guidance to help you prepare for the forthcoming Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court System, including: how to adapt your European patent filing strategy, opt out (or derogate) from the UPC, optimize your translation spend and more. 

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ELM in Europe: Fourth, the Top 5 Benefits of ELM

EBOOK

As more European Legal Departments evaluate ELM solutions, the first key performance indicator often looked at is the benefits possible. This covers the benefits an organization may receive associated with overcoming a business challenge or meeting a business goal…

WEBINAR
How to effectively manage an international trademark portfolio – Luxottica testimonial

Intellectual Property

Manage your international tm portfolio effectively Trademark departments are constantly confronted with emerging challenges to manage brands. While the massive virtual paradigm shift has provided more opportunities for brands to globalize quickly – with NFTs for example – it has also increased the number of trademark applications, the complexity of protecting trademarks and monitoring for… Read More »How to effectively manage an international trademark portfolio – Luxottica testimonial

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Harnessing the power of Patent Analytics

Intellectual Property

Why Patent Analytics should be used to inform strategic decision-making and how to integrate Patent Analytics data into your company’s innovation management infrastructure.

WEBINAR
How to effectively manage an international trademark portfolio – GrandVision testimonial

Intellectual Property

Manage your international tm portfolio effectively Trademark departments are constantly confronted with emerging challenges to manage brands. While the massive virtual paradigm shift has provided more opportunities for brands to globalize quickly – with NFTs for example – it has also increased the number of trademark applications, the complexity of protecting trademarks and monitoring for… Read More »How to effectively manage an international trademark portfolio – GrandVision testimonial

WEBINAR
Successful co-creation and innovation with customers

Innovation Management

Discover how Deutsche Telekom turns their customers into innovators Our habits and behaviors have changed dramatically in the recent past. The only way to really stay on top of your clients’ needs is to engage them in a constant dialogue and to make them part of your development process. Easier said than done. But with… Read More »Successful co-creation and innovation with customers

WEBINAR
In the age of Metaverse and NFT: how to prepare and protect yourself for this new world

Intellectual Property

Blockchain and NFTs may not yet appear on your list of day-to-day IP priorities, but they may be very relevant to your business in the future. Novagraaf’s legal team is following the technical and legal developments in this exciting sector closely. During this webinar, we discussed about: The metaverse, NFT and cryptocurrency in a nutshell  What… Read More »In the age of Metaverse and NFT: how to prepare and protect yourself for this new world

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8 Reasons to Outsource IP Recordals, including a Business Case from Reckitt

Operational Excellence

From risk reduction to cost savings, experts from Questel and Reckitt discussed the benefits of outsourcing IP recordals in our recent webinar, and shared practical advice on simplifying the trademark and patent recordals process. We summarize the points discussed. 

WEBINAR
Patent renewals – various options

Patent Process Services

Choosing the right service provider is by no means “only” a question of price! Ongoing digitalization and increasing data complexity pose further challenges for corporate IP departments and IP law firms. At the same time, companies are trying to focus on their core tasks and free up resources. For this reason, patent renewal is often… Read More »Patent renewals – various options

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Are your patent renewals compliant with international money-laundering regulations?

Intellectual Property

The global shift to digital banking and e-commerce has introduced new forms of financial crime and corruption. International regulations, laws, and monitoring authorities are evolving to strengthen protection for individuals, companies, and the world’s economies from fraud, financial crime, money laundering, bribery, and the financing of terrorism..

WEBINAR
IP recordals: light at the end of the tunnel

Operational Excellence

Discover how one of the top worldwide IP team manages tasks related to IP Recordals through the corporate perspective of Reckitt. During this webinar, we will talk about how Questel manage Recordals projects and the main reasons why you would want to outsource this task. Our experts will share the different issues linked to the process across several countries, the… Read More »IP recordals: light at the end of the tunnel

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What Is This Patent Translation For?

Intellectual Property

Morningside specializes in patent translation services. We translate thousands of patents per year into Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, and numerous other languages. We also translate thousands of patents from German, Japanese, French, and other languages into English…

WEBINAR
Best Practices for Global Patent Prosecution

Intellectual Property

On November 15, Morningside Translations partnered with IPWatchdog to sponsor a webinar on strategies for prosecuting a worldwide patent portfolio. With over 250 attendees, the one-hour webinar – hosted by Gene Quinn of IPWatchdog – gave a detailed look at cost considerations for obtaining and maintaining a patent throughout its lifetime in key countries and jurisdictions…

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EU Patent & Patent Translations

Intellectual Property

This past December, the European Union took a major step towards creating a single Europe-wide patent system, which has been a goal of European ministers and patent officials for many years. Currently, the European Patent Office (EPO) does grant European patents, but these patents must still be converted into national patents in each of EU designated states, which is both expensive and laborious…

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EU Patent & Patent Translations: UPDATE

Intellectual Property

In January, we reported on a big breakthrough in negotiations on adopting a European-wide patent that would have big ramifications for many of our clients and for the translation industry as a whole. Under the current patent system, after the EPO grants a patent, the holder is still required to translate the patent into the official languages of most EU member states where they want the patent validated…

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EU Patent Could Transform Patent Litigation

Intellectual Property

The EU patent moved one step closer to becoming a reality last Tuesday, after a deal was struck by European Parliament members and the European Council. We’ve discussed the long, hard slog towards an EU patent here and here, focusing on how this would transform the patent prosecution process in Europe, and substantially lower patent translation costs related to validation…

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6 Strategies for Managing Patent Translation & Filing Costs

Intellectual Property

A new article listing 6 top strategies/tips for managing patent translation and filing costs has just been posted on IP Watchdog. The authors are Gene Quinn, a patent attorney and president of IPWatchdog, and Ethan Perlson, our own director of marketing…

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Why Small to Medium Enterprises Should Have an IP Strategy

Intellectual Property

It may seem to some that having an intellectual property strategy is something with which only large businesses need to be concerned. However, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and others, this is not the case. Innovations developed by any company – large or small – are assets whose value needs to be protected…

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11 Things to Consider If You’re Filing in Japan

Intellectual Property

Surpassed only by China and the United States, Japan is one of the top 3 countries for patent applications worldwide. In 2018, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) received over 300,000 applications – yet only 19% of those applications were filed by non-residents…

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Can AI Own Itself?

Intellectual Property

Artificial intelligence (AI) has evolved from a software concept into an active presence in our lives. We use it to manage our power grids, analyze medical data and keep planes in the air (just to name a few examples). In general, AI solves problems by performing automated analyses of data based on programmer-supplied algorithms…

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Applying for a Patent in Germany

Intellectual Property

Did you know that Germany is now ranked as the most innovative nation worldwide? Bloomberg reports it’s a thriving European center for innovation where patent activity, high-tech density, and value-added manufacturing are on the rise…

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Applying for a Patent in South Korea

Intellectual Property

As one of the world’s most vibrant markets, the number of patents granted in South Korea by the Korean Industrial Property Office (KIPO) has been steadily rising. In just a single year, 2018, patent filings increased by nearly 5% over the previous year – and 3.6% of these (47,410 applications) were filed by international claimants…

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4 Common Mistakes to Avoid on Your Patent Journey

Intellectual Property

If you want to profit off of something new and amazing that you created – or at the very least, get credit for your invention – obtaining a patent can lock down the rights to your intellectual property. However, the patent process is long, complicated and very costly…

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Patent Filing in China

Intellectual Property

More global companies than ever before are seeking to protect their intellectual property rights in China. They rightly view China as one of the world’s largest markets. We at Morningside ( Questel’s non IP translation branch ) specialize in patent translation and filing, and over the last five years, we have watched as China has shifted from a country that clients often file in to one they view as absolutely essential for IPR purposes…

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Direct National Filing

Intellectual Property

While most patent holders prefer to file their applications via the PCT route, in certain cases it makes sense to file for patent protection via direct national filing. This is a good option if you are only filing in a few countries, or if you seek patent protection in countries that are not signatories to the Patent Cooperation Treaty…

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China and Trademark Hijacking

Intellectual Property

As the Morningside team travels around the world for conferences and meetings, we will be sharing observations and advice regarding these markets. Our New Market Watch series kicks off with China…

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How Do I Get International Patent Rights?

Intellectual Property

The idea of seeking international patent protection for your invention is as exciting as it is daunting. On one hand, expanding your reach to new places and new markets is thrilling. On the other, preparing successful patent applications that meet varying regulatory and language requirements is undeniably a major undertaking…

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Patent Translations, Language Wars, and the EU Patent

Intellectual Property

How hard is it to agree on a single European patent that grants IP protection across Europe? Very, very hard. For decades, companies doing business in Europe have pushed Eurocrats to replace a system of national patents requiring costly translations into multiple languages with a single European patent. But national interests and national pride–in particular, language pride–has stood in the way…

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Why Small to Medium Enterprises Should Have an IP Strategy

Intellectual Property

The new year is just around the corner. If you’re thinking about how to grow your business in 2019, here’s one way that many Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) often overlook: a comprehensive IP strategy…

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3 reasons why a sound IP strategy for technology transfer offices includes a strategic IP services partner

Intellectual Property

Technology Transfer Offices determine a university’s intellectual property strategy when it comes to patent protection, licensing and commercialization, but surprisingly few have comprehensive internal capabilities…

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Translation and Filing Requirements for EP Validation, a Country Guide

Intellectual Property

So, you have been granted a European patent? Now you have one more step to complete with national validation. The EP validation process differs from country to country, with each EPO member state following its filing and translation requirements…

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ITC Patent Litigation: Don’t Let Copycat Products Enter the USA

Intellectual Property

What do barcode readers, pool enclosures, televisions and backpack chairs all have in common? Each of these products has been investigated by a federal agency for unlawful importation into the United States. The unlawful part? They’ve all been charged with intellectual property infringement…

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5 Tips for PCT National Phase Filing

Intellectual Property

Patent protection is limited by national or regional borders. This means you must file for a new patent or validate your patent in each individual country or region where you wish to protect your invention…