Article: Intellectual property considerations for medical devices

October 14, 2014

De l’European IPR Helpdesk: Intellectual property considerations for medical devices

Un programme de maitrise en ligne de droit US des brevets

October 1, 2014
University of New Hampshire School of Law





Dear Adam Mizera,


To intellectual property professionals and academics around the world, the name “Franklin Pierce” means world-class IP education and entrepreneurship. Launched in the fall of 2010, the University of New Hampshire School of Law’s Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property builds on the pioneering IP work with which the school has been associated since 1973.


The University of New Hampshire School of Law is pleased to announce a Master degree and LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property are now available in two new formats, designed for professionals around the globe.


The Master degree is appropriate for engineers, scientists, or business professional who seek specialized training in patent law.


The LL.M. degree is appropriate for domestic and international attorneys who seek specialization in patent law.


In addition to enrolling in our residential program here in the United States, students now have the option of enrolling in a limited residential program or online program.Our limited residential program allows an individual to enroll in August for 1 semester (4 months) and then finish the balance of the program online. Our online program allows individuals, who cannot travel abroad, the ability to complete the program completely online. Students who pursue any one of these options will earn the same University of New Hampshire School of Law degree. For more information on these programs please see the following url:


We would appreciate it if you could please forward this information to those individuals whom you think may be interested in acquiring a specialized patent law degree. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office at:




Debra A. Beauregard

Director of Graduate Programs

University of New Hampshire School of Law

WIPO Pearl launched, a Free Multilingual Terminology Database

September 22, 2014

Selon le site: Through its web-based interface, WIPO Pearl promotes accurate and consistent use of terms across different languages, and makes it easier to search and share scientific and technical knowledge.

Ressource pour faire des recherches de décisions du PTAB du USPTO

August 22, 2014

Recommandé par All Things Pros:

Galerie de brevets de personnes célèbres

July 15, 2014

From Prince’s keytar to Bing Crosby’s sash window: celebrity patents in pictures


(merci à Dan Smith de BRP pour le lien)

Top 300 des organisations qui ont reçu des brevets US en 2013

July 9, 2014

Kit d’enseignement de la PI développé par l’OEB

June 19, 2014

Extrait du site:

Le kit d’enseignement contenant la formation de base à la PI et le kit d’enseignement sur les brevets regroupent tous deux les outils et les informations permettant de dispenser à des étudiants un cours d’une à deux heures sur la PI.

Lancée au début de l’année 2014, la formation de base à la PI se compose de modules couvrant les différents droits de PI, tandis que le kit d’enseignement sur les brevets, dont la dernière mise à jour date de 2011, est consacré au domaine des brevets.

Ces kits s’adressent en particulier aux enseignants en sciences naturelles, ingénierie, commerce et droit.


Technologies vertes: un rapport qui indique les développements en matière de brevets

June 18, 2014

Voir le rapport de l’OMPI “Technologies vertes : nouvelle étude sur la croissance de l’activité en matière de brevets”

Base de données de “dons” de brevets par différentes compagnies comme l’a fait récemment Tesla

June 17, 2014

Voir le lien suivant:

Les histoires de 7 inventeurs tués par leurs propres inventions

June 13, 2014

Voir dans:

Une trentaine de présentations pour comprendre ce qui se passe dans la tête d’examinateurs de l’Office européen des brevets

June 11, 2014


Search Matters 2014

The 2014 conference took place in April, when about 40 EPO examiners from a wide range of technical fields described their search strategies and techniques at 26 workshops held over two days. Altogether, Search Matters 2014 comprised 26 workshops and 7 plenary lectures. This e-learning module includes all the plenary lectures and workshops, some of which were recorded and can be watched in their entirety.

Nouvel accès international aux File Wrapper de brevets EPO et SIPO

June 5, 2014

Nouvel accès international aux File Wrapper EPO et SIPO

Le service pourrait s’étendre à d’autres bureaux…

Brevets célèbres de l’histoire du cinéma

April 3, 2014

Des brevets de Disney, Lucasfilms entre autres à voir ici:

Jurisprudence US: définition de la “propriété intellectuelle” dans le contexte d’un règlement/clause de non-concurrence entre 2 compagnies compétitrices

March 23, 2014

Histoire du brevet sur le Colt-arme à feu

February 27, 2014

Extrait du site suivant (mais dont le contenu change à chaque jour):

Et voici un lien vers de brevet de Colt:

(Un brevet avec un numéro X prédate le système de numérotation actuel:

On this day (-1) in 1836, the government of the United States granted a patent on a device that would become the prototypical American weapon. And, by accident, its development would become a prototypical story of American invention.

The patent, of course, was awarded to Samuel Colt for his “single barrel pistol with a six chamber revolving breech.” You and I (as well as Hoppy, Roy and Gene) knew it as a “six shooter.”

Colt’s idea was not entirely unique. Several patents for revolvers had been granted earlier (one of the earliest was for a “12 shooter” but it, like the others, didn’t work well). But Colt, who was 22 when he got the patent, showed his gun was practical (and at the time….it was the only way a man on horseback could get several shots off successfully). Therefore, it seemed like a good idea and Colt found backers who helped him open “The Patent Arms Company” in Paterson, N.J. But despite rave notices for the weapon, sales were slow and the factory closed in 1842. Colt slipped closer to bankruptcy.

Then in 1846, fate took another weird turn. The U.S. was going to war with Mexico. And the Texans they were fighting for, suggested to the American Secretary of War that many of them were very happy with Mr. Colt’s six shooter. So the Secretary of War ordered lots of them.

That left Mr. Colt with several problems. 1) He had no factory. 2) He didn’t have a six-shooter left to his name.

He attacked the second one first. He advertised for samples of his own gun. Gun owners thought the ads meant the revolver was now a collector’s item… they refused to sell. Colt was reduced to hiring a gunsmith to work from Colt’s own original diagrams (with suggestions from the famous Texas Ranger – Sam Walker). Finally…..when they had developed a prototype…..Colt needed to hurry things up. So he hired…..who else…..the son of Eli Whitney to implement the concepts of mass production and interchangeable parts. Within a decade the Colt .44 was the gun that was winning the West.

Une histoire de comment un brevet secret a contribué à l’essor de Silicon Valley

February 19, 2014

Voir l’article de IEEE qui donne les détails (avec des intrigues de brevets secrets et de cessions de brevets)

Un lien vers le brevet mentionné dans l’histoire.

La Cour suprême du Canada se penchera sur le critère d’utilité en brevets où la pratique canadienne semble diverger par rapport aux autres pays

January 31, 2014

Un dossier à suivre au cours des prochains mois: voir le dossier sur le site de la Cour suprême

Document intéressant: Infographique et statistiques 2013 de brevets US

January 31, 2014

Voir le document produit par AcclaimIP

Extraits intéressants:

Top Design Patent Classes

U.I. MENUS 400











Some patents that stood out in 2013

404 Claims – Number of Claims in patent US8401902 by Function Media.

10,386 Words – Number of words in Claim 1 of patent US US8558011.

6,916 Days – Pendency Filed in 1994 US8357513 took almost 19 years to grant!

3,594 Citations – Number of Reverse Citations by patent US8612159!

525 Members – Largest Patent Family in 2013, by Qualcomm Inc.

834,641 Words – Number of words Patent US8431139 (would take about 3 weeks for average reader to read).

36 Inventors – Number of inventors SAP named on patent US8606723.

39 Citations – Number of Forward Citations earned by patent USD673561!


Formation gratuite en ligne sur la commercialisation de la recherche dans le domaine de la santé

January 21, 2014

Un lien à transmettre à vos contacts dans le domaine des sciences de la vie ou appareils médicaux

E-learning courses on commercialising research in the health sector:

Blackberry encore dans le top 25 des compagnies ayant reçu des brevets US en 2013

January 16, 2014

Voir le rapport dans : (BlackBerry est 20e)


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