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Patents and liquidation

When a company faces financial difficulties, it may be placed in liquidation and forced to sell its assets, including its patents. In practice, patents are auctioned during a liquidation process by a judicial officer. Patents can be sold in packages or individually, depending on the circumstances. The organization of the packages can also be part …

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CNIPA – Restoration of a priority claim

On December 21, 2023, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) announced the permissibility of restoring a priority claim, effective from January 20, 2024. The restoration process aligns with patent examination guidelines, encompassing the following conditions: Notably, the new examination guideline does not explicitly specify whether CNIPA will consider the “due care” criterion or the …

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Meeting with Gerard Bloch

Meeting with Gerard Bloch The first episode of our series of the presentations of the attorneys of the Argyma firm is dedicated to Gerard Bloch. With this short video, you will discover his professional path, his ambitions, his views and, above all, his love of the job. …

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French Inventor : Do I have to file a first patent application in France?

When a non-French company (American, Chinese, Japanese, …) employs French inventors to carry out R&D, these French inventors sometimes make inventions that the company wishes to protect by filing a patent application. When the patent application is ready to be filed, the patent attorney may question the legality of such a filing under French law. …

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