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Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Patent Office ceases accepting new patent filings

Following the recent GCC Supreme Council held in Saudi Arabia on 5 January 2021, new amended patent law regulations for the Gulf Cooperation Council have been approved. An important and surprising element of this announcement is that from 6 January 2021, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Patent Office has stopped accepting new patent filings. This […]

GB address for service for intellectual property rights from 1 January 2021

The rules governing address for service for intellectual property rights in the UK are changing. On 23 November 2020, the UKIPO confirmed that the intellectual property rights rules governing address for service for the UK, will come into force from 1 January 2021. The UK government web site goes on to state that the UKIPO […]

Top 3 reasons a patent search can fail (and how we mitigate for success)

By Peter Vanderheyden, COO RWS IP Research At RWS we take a unique approach to patent searches – we cover the more “traditional” search methods with our highly experienced team of in-house patent analysts located at our office in London, and we also have the unique capability to perform crowdsourced searches. Clients often come to […]

Minesoft and RWS announce PatBase 2.0 for accelerated patent search and analysis.

Minesoft, a leading online software solutions provider for the Intellectual Property (IP) sector, has announced the release of the new search engine for PatBase, the global patent database, in co-operation with RWS, a world leading translation company. This will be the biggest update to the platform since its launch in 2003 and will be available […]

Crisis and Innovation

by Gwilym Roberts, Chairman, Kilburn & Strode and Costas Stephanidas, Technial Manager, RWS In this time of extraordinary change and uncertainty, reaction has been rapid, well-meaning and often effective at the individual, enterprise and nationwide level. But throughout the growth of the coronavirus pandemic, we have consistently been on the back foot. Now public attention has […]

RWS Holds Webinar Discussing Results of COVID-19 Documentation Search

Recently, RWS aimed its crowd of over 40,000 researchers at the issue of COVID-19 asking them to submit documentation related to the treatment and development of a vaccine for the disease, sharing the results with anyone who is working towards that goal. With over 220 participants, the study was a success, highlighting the power of […]

RWS hosts European Patent Application Practice seminar in Shenzhen

RWS recently hosted a seminar titled “Getting a European Patent: Considerations when drafting and prosecuting before the EPO” at the Shenzhen Nanshan Intellectual Property Protection Center. More than 40 people from respected tech companies and IP law firms attended the seminar. The seminar was hosted jointly by AWA IP and organized by China Intellectual Property […]

The Role of Patent Landscaping in Product Launch and Risk Mitigation

by Gwilym Roberts, Chairman, Kilburn & Strode and Costas Stephanides, Technical Manager, RWS IP Services To launch or not to launch? Patent Landscaping is an essential part of the innovation life-cycle. We are often asked to carry out a “landscaping” exercise for clients and the first thing that we always do is to check exactly […]

September 2019 Crowd Researchers of the Month

Each month we like to recognize the top performing Crowd researchers for their outstanding work in the AOP Connect platform.  The Researcher of the Month and each of the runners up receive a reward for their contributions – congratulations to our Crowd! Researcher of the Month – September: Saindhava Highlighter of the Month – September: […]

A Day in the Life at RWS – Meet the Real People Behind Our Patent Translations

  It’s safe to say that the world we live in today is a digital one. You can get almost anything you could possibly want at the touch of a button. This, of course, is no bad thing; however, what is invariably hidden (and often forgotten) behind the scenes of these innovative processes is the […]

RWS participates in CIPAC 2019 and launches new book for Chinese market

From 2-3 September 2019, RWS sponsored the 10th China Intellectual Property Annual Conference (CIPAC) held at the Hangzhou International Expo Center. The theme of the conference was ‘Intellectual Property, Evolving with the New Era’, highlighting the ever-changing landscape of IP and focusing on China’s pivotal role as a driver of that change. Crowdsourcing in the […]