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Towards greater harmonisation – the view from Southeast Asia


The next three years will be vital for the development of intellectual property policy in the ASEAN region. Darani Vachanavuttivong and Alan Adcock explain.


A potent mix: why Hong Kong is a destination of choice


Hong Kong likes to present itself as a land of opportunity for intellectual property practitioners, a link between the old standards of the West and the exciting, emerging economies of the East. As WIPR finds out, it largely lives up to its billing.


48 New horizons: how Hong Kong is stimulating innovation


In the past decade, Hong Kong has been making a concerted effort to establish itself as an innovative economy. WIPR talks to Allen Yeung, vice president of business development and technology support at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.


44 50 54 Patent Workbench: a nail gun, not a hammer


A new productivity tool promises to make managing reviews of a US patent file’s history a painless, efficient process. WIPR takes a look at Patent Workbench®.


Speaking up is vital


Many of the problems we face are caused by miscommunication and misunderstanding. Özlem Fütman looks at discrepancies between the Turkish Patent Institute and WIPO, and how to overcome them.


58 Open Innovation strategies: homing in on opportunities


With the economic crisis continuing to bite, smart companies are looking at new ways to source innovative technology. Ian Pearce explains.


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Protection and enforcement of second medical use claims: a review of Polish jurisprudence


With the lack of a unified European patent system, national courts have a degree of discretion when deciding on claims directed to the second use of a known substance. Various approaches to interpretation of claims may result in significant differences in patentability assessment and the scope of protection granted in each country. Marta Koremba provides an update on the situation in Poland.


62 65 67 62 The path to the future: reform in Brazil


Brazil’s economy continues to grow quickly, and its intellectual property system needs to keep pace. Rana Gosain explains.


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90 Directory of service providers 96 Movers and shakers


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