European patent with unitary effect – what changes are coming ahead?
One of the ways of obtaining patent protection in the territory of the European Union member states is a European patent, granted by the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich. The European patent does not...
Let’s look at the sky and we’ll find an invention. So how is it with the inventions?
On the 14th April, every year, in the calendar of unusual days there is the Day of Looking at the Sky. When we lie down on the grass and look at the sky, not only...
The beginnings of inventions in the field of biotechnology
It was already back in the 19th century when the practice of patenting started to deal with inventions in the field of biotechnology. It is assumed that the first biotechnological invention to have been patented...
Validation – a short guide part III Formal requirements of the Polish Patent Office to file validation
Validating European Patent in Poland seems to be a fairly simple task. However, one should remember about a number of formal requirements that must be fulfilled in order to successfully validate a European Patent. The...
Validation, a short guide part II – How to perform validation?
Validation is, to put it simply, an activation of the right of protection for a patent in the territory of a country being a signatory of the European Patent Convention. Once a European patent has been...
Validation, a short guide part I – What is validation?
The word „validation” by itself has a few meanings. The Dictionary of the Polish Language defines validation as “the generality of actions performed with the aim of checking the appropriateness, relevance or accuracy of something”...
Patent protection of innovative solutions based on artificial intelligence for use in food industry
The growth of the global population systematically increases the demand for food and drink, making the standard of living of billions of people worldwide more and more dependent on the quality and productivity of food...
Patent on the service of the State
In less than a week ago the World Health Organisation characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. It affects people within different and basic aspects of their lives. Nowadays, we ponder how this situation will impact the economy, mainly entrepreneurs. Therefore, the wide discussions about new regulations concerning employees and employers is being conducted. However, my aim is to introduce our Readers- entrepreneurs and often patent holders, to the regulations which allows the State to use their patents in case of a threaten of broadly understood public interest.