A friendly reminder 25 years after TRIPs: an international harmonisation of the grace period in patent law remains preferable

By Königer K. According to Article 27 of the TRIPs Agreement, adopted in 1994, patents shall be available for any inventions provided that they are new and involve an inventive step (are non-obvious). However, that does not mean that WTO members may never grant patents for inventions that have been made available to …read more

Source:: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice