Spoor & Fisher’s Dina Biagio receives DSI/SARIMA’s Distinguished Contribution to Innovation Management Profession Award for 2020
Spoor & Fisher Partner and Patent Attorney Dina Biagio has been awarded the Department of Science and Innovation / Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (DSI/SARIMA) Award for ‘Distinguished Contribution to the Innovation Management Profession’ at this year’s SARIMA conference.Read more
ARIPO: Changes afoot
A report of a (virtual) ARIPO meeting that took place on 15 July 2020 has recently been published. Entitled Working Group on the Improvement of ARIPO Protocols relating to Industrial Property, the report sets out a number of proposals that were presented at the meeting, and which will now be considered by member states.Read more
Public Holiday Closure of Spoor & Fisher offices
10 August 2020 is a Public Holiday in South Africa.Read more
An arsenal of available interventions – but no move to use them
The South African Patents Act (the “Act”) provides for opportunity for acquisition or use of a patent by the government. However, the South African government has never used these provisions to free itself from the limited monopoly granted to a patentee – even in light of the country’s current challenges in the area of medicine.Read more
Why is South Africa not interested in compulsory licences?
Despite options at its disposal and large-scale health crises, the South African government has chosen not to go down the compulsory licensing route, as Marco Vatta of Spoor & Fisher explains.Read more
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