Patent Law Blog

Patent Applications AFRICA

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. is an intellectual property law firm that specialize in obtaining and protecting your patent and design rights. Our focus is to provide legal services for intellectual property throughout Africa. We assist overseas agents and individual applicants...

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India Generic Drug Infringements

There have been several seizures of Indian generic drug shipments at European ports that were on route to Latin American. European countries were detaining Indian generic drugs on charges of counterfeiting and patent infringement (drug Infringements). India blamed...

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Local Patent Application Requirements

A South African patent refers to the exclusive rights granted by a government or its representative patent office to an inventor for a specific period in exchange for full disclosure of information about the invention to the public. A local patent is just that –...

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Science Invention Patent

Science Patent Application A science invention patent can be awarded if the requirements for patentability have been met. The following cannot qualify for patentability and as such cannot be registered as science patents: Mathematical formulas and scientific theories....

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Patricia Bath

Patricia Bath was born in 1942 in the U.S. She graduated from the Howard University School of Medicine in 1968 and completed specialty training in ophthalmology and corneal transplant. When Patricia Bath, an ophthalmologist, received her first patent, she became the...

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Novel Inventions

Novel inventions exclude discoveries of natural occurrences, scientific methods, mathematical formulas, rules for playing games, methods of mental acts, treatments for humans or animals such as therapies and surgeries, and computer programs. Novel inventions are the...

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