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Patent litigation and doctrine of equivalents

Pharmaceutical Law Insight

Patent litigation and doctrine of equivalents

Maria Nilova, managing partner of law firm PATENTICA, discusses the enforcement of IP rights in Russia

Recently, the enforcement of IP rights in Russia has become a hot topic due to the introduction of Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. Once the intellectual property rights become a part of the general law system, it will mark a great step forward in establishing a strong legislative basis for the enforcement of patent and related rights. For many years in Russia there was no private property, and few patents existed owned by individuals or companies. As patent disputes heard in Russian courts rapidly expands, the professionalism and competence of the both the judges and patent attorneys become increasingly important. Annual reviews of typical patent cases published by the Supreme Arbitrage Court and Rospatent are discussed with great interest by industry and patent specialists.

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