Republic of Moldova and European Patents

From 1st November 2015 it is possible to validate European patent applications and patents in the Republic of Moldova, where, after validation, they will confer essentially the same protection as patents granted by the EPO.

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US Patent Indefiniteness – what does it mean?

In the US, the claims of a patent application are required to be clear and precise, a.k.a. ‘definite’.  In this article, we discuss recent US court cases which indicate that the barrier to a finding of claim indefiniteness has been lowered.  We also explain how careful patent drafting could reduce the risk of such an objection being raised during prosecution or post-grant

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