Legal Threats to Strong Returns on Pharmaceutical Patents Grow, Threatening Innovation

Pharmaceuticals is the industry sector where a strong patent system, promising substantial returns to successful innovation, is of paramount importance. A large proportion of R&D in pharmaceuticals fails to yield new approved drugs, so pharmaceutical companies must earn substantial profits on the drugs that are successful to support their continuing drug development efforts. Legal rules … Read more

Recent patents awarded in New Hampshire

Parallel Wireless, Nashua, has been assigned a patent (9,232,547) developed by five co-inventors for “methods of incorporating an ad hoc cellular network into a fixed cellular network.” The co-inventors are Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Westford, Mass., Steven Paul Papa, Windham, Kaitki Agarwal, Westford, Mass., Sridhar Donepudi, Nashua, and Kartik Shashikant Raval, Pune, India. The patent application … Read more

DLA Piper’s profits per partner rise despite currency shifts denting revenues

Partners at one of the world’s biggest law firms have enjoyed a pay rise despite currency movements taking the shine off revenues. Although total profits available for partners at DLA Piper International, fell 2.4pc to £264m, with the number of partners falling to 682, the sum for each lawyer improved by more than £8,000 to … Read more

Developer of biometric wearable technology sues Apple, Fitbit for patent infringement

On Monday, January 4, 2016, Valencell, an innovator in wearable biometric data sensor technology, filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina against both Apple, Inc. and Fitbit, Inc. Valencell, a Delaware corporation, has its principle place of business in Raleigh, North Carolina. “Valencell has repeatedly … Read more

Turkey: A “pharmerging” country

Ersin Dereligil reviews the current position for patent protection and enforcement in the country and looks to the future. Despite the recent global financial recession and the economic problems in neighboring Europe, Turkey’s economy was the second fastest rising economy in the G20 major economies with an increase of 8.5% in 2011, following an increase … Read more

Turkey: A Comparison Of Trademark Laws In European Union And Turkey On Protection Against Dilution Of Trademarks

INTRODUCTION The main function of a trademark is showing the commercial origin of the product; however with the expansion of the transportation, communication and high amount of investments in trademark images in global dimension, this aim becomes inadequate for the new coming functions. Anti-dilution protection aims to protect the marketing power of the trademark which … Read more

Changes to Requirements for Turkish Translations of European Patent Documents

The information required when submitting Turkish translations of European Patent Application claims and fascicule to the Turkish Patent Institute (“TPI”) has changed. A new regulation was published in Official Gazette numbered 29544 on 26 November 2015 (“Amendment Regulation”). The Amendment Regulation narrows the scope of Articles 9 and 12 of the Regulation On The Application … Read more

Turkish lawyer questions the effectiveness of IPC

A Turkish Cypriot lawyer, Murat Hakki in statements to CNA has expressed his readiness to file an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against the “committee of immovable property”, set up in Cyprus` occupied areas to deal with Greek Cypriot claims for compensation for their occupied properties, aiming at forming an internal-law … Read more

Celgene shares surge 7% after resolution of patent infringement suit — Shares in Celgene Corporation (O:CELG) surged 7% in after-hours trading after the New Jersey-based biotech company announced it reached an agreement with Natco Pharma Ltd. of India, Natco’s U.S. partner, Arrow International Limited, and Arrow’s parent company, Watson Laboratories, Inc. on a patent infringement settlement related to its top-selling blood cancer drug. In … Read more

Trademark Lawsuit to Continue

This Tuesday, a California federal court in Los Angeles refused to dismiss DC Comics Inc.’s (“DC”) trademark lawsuit against Mad Engine, Inc. (“Mad Engine”) in connection with the business’ humorous take on DC’s iconic Superman shield logo. Can a business use someone else’s design or logo in jest? DC’s Trademark Lawsuit Mad Engine is a … Read more

Chinese Court Rules Volfoni’s Triple-Beam Utility Model Patent Valid

Volfoni, the inventor of the compact triple-beam technology, has had its utility model patent validated by the Patent Re-examination Board, State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C. A challenge had been filed against Volfoni’s utility model patent in China (No.201320848220.0) which protects Volfoni’s award winning compact triple-beam technology. The petitioner attempted to invalidate Volfoni’s Utility … Read more

American Standard opens industrial design center at its research center

In the past year, American Standard has tripled the size of its design department. With an eye toward fueling inspiration and supporting its commitment as an innovative design leader in the industry, American Standard Brands announced the opening of a new industrial design studio at its Piscataway, N.J. research facility. This state-of-the-art studio will further … Read more

Samsung appeals in smartphone patent fight with Apple

Samsung is appealing to the US Supreme Court to take on its legal fight with Apple over smartphone designs, where more than half a billion dollars is at stake. The South Korean electronics company is making a last-ditch effort to overturn a ruling that it says applies patent law too broadly and could impede competition … Read more

Turkey Patent Law

* DECREE-LAW NO.551 PERTAINING TO THE PROTECTION OF PATENT RIGHTS * IN FORCE AS FROM JUNE 27, 1995 Provisions in bold, in Articles 43, 53, 57, new Article 73/A and Article 174 have been amended/added/repealed by Law No. 4128 of November 07, 1995. PART ONE Preliminary Provisions SECTION ONE Aim, Scope, Persons Entitled To Protection … Read more

Turkish Copyright Services

Şenel Patent’s copyright practice covers all aspects of copyright and database law. In addition to providing day-to-day counseling regarding the registration, licensing, policing and enforcement of copyrights, we counsel and represent clients in copyright disputes and litigation, copyright compliance matters, and business transactions involving copyrightable works. Because of the several rights copyrights encompass, we assist … Read more

Patent Services in Turkey

Attorneys in Patent Group work with inventors and companies to file and to prosecute patent applications to protect their inventions, both domestically and abroad. Şenel Patent’s attorneys evaluate potential patents and existing patents, and procure patent registrations in Turkey. The firm’s attorneys routinely transfer and license patent rights, and also enforce patent rights through Turkish Customs’ … Read more


Şenel Patent guides its clients through the maze of regulations and procedures involved in obtaining a design patent in Turkey. In this regard, our attorneys assist clients to develop intellectual property portfolios that serve specific business objectives so as to yield clear strategic returns. In many cases, this means seeking the broadest claims to which an … Read more