By Giuseppe Andreoni
In the past 20 years marvelous growth has been completed within the tools and units utilized in the biomedical box. This development stems from non-stop medical learn that has taken good thing about many findings and advances in expertise made to be had via universities and undefined. Innovation is the major be aware and during this context criminal safeguard and highbrow estate rights (IPR) are of an important significance. This booklet offers scholars and practitioners with the basics for designing biomedical units and explains simple layout rules. additionally, as an reduction to the improvement of units and items for healthcare, it provides a short description of the human physique, protecting anatomy and body structure, that would help the reader in figuring out the beginning of biosignals, their value and the know-how for use of their size. matters touching on IPR and protections also are totally mentioned, with examples and possibilities for IPR exploitation.
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64 EPC). In the European system the opposition procedure follows the grant and consists of a centralized process of “revocation” and/or “limitation” of the granted claims. 2 Types of Industrial Property Rights 27 The opposition procedure (see art. 100 EPC for further details) must be written and raised within 9 months from the publication of the notice of allowance; the opposition must contain relevant motivations, and the payment of the opposition fee is requested. Any third party is entitled to raise opposition.
Protection allows the applicant to prevent others from using its design without its prior consent, thus encouraging investments in the development of new products. The most important European directives for the protection of Design are: • the Directive 98/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 1998 on the legal protection of designs. • the Council Regulation (EC) no. 6/2002 of 12 December 2001 on Community Designs. Through these laws member States of the EU are encouraged to support the legal protection of designs, to remove the heterogeneity of former national legislations and to clear juridical uncertainties.
1 Comments The novelty requirement aims at not allowing for the patenting of what is already known. The basic concepts are the notion of absolute novelty (the state of the art comprises all the knowledge, wherever it has been made accessible to the public, by any means) and not accessible to the public. The state of the art consists of four categories of concepts : • the common general knowledge (contained in textbooks and in the main technical papers); • enhanced knowledge (all patents published by the USPTO, the EPO and the JPO, the patent literature of the most industrialized and of non-industrialized countries specialized in technology); • the hidden knowledge (graduation thesis, conferences, publications filed in libraries, etc…); • patent applications filed before but not yet published.