The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) was established … More
Patentability of Plants and Plant Parts
Plants are not typically eligible for intellectual property protection via patents. In other words, there is nothing novel, unique, or … More
Best Practices for Utilizing Regional and International Patent Application Systems
An inventor has several options for seeking patent protection internationally in a variety of jurisdictions. Industrial property rights, including patents, … More
To Patent or Not to Patent? That is the Question.
Image: 1882 United States Patent for a Stethoscope. Courtesy of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Public Domain Whether … More