IPOPHL sets patent workshops, training to spur protection, commercialisation of university research
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Seeing the need to protect, and make more of the research of Philippine universities and R&D institutions market-ready, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is holding a series of patent drafting and patent search ‘writeshops’ and training nationwide.
Competition Policies and IPRs – Where to Look for Guidance given Policy Space
Competition policies have at times been invoked to challenge possible cases of abuse of intellectual property rights (IPR). The Hazel Tau case in South Africa and the Dobfar case in the European Union (EU) are frequently cited examples in the area of medicines of how rules set up to help ensure that the market operates fairly, can be used to check the decisions of owners who control exclusive intangible property rights.