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RUSSIA STRUGGLES TO MAINTAIN RESEARCH OUTPUT

According to a Thomson Reuters study there is a 25% decline in the number of scientific discoveries in Russia in the last 10 years. Countries like India, Australia and Canada have more publications in scientific journals.

More details at: http://thomsonreuters.com/content/press_room/sci/Russia-Struggles-To-Maintain-Research-Output

PATENT DAMAGES ESTABLISHED BY THE COURT

In two recent decisions, namely in the cases Lucent v. Gateway and Cornell v. HP, the Federal Circuit judges discuss what is needed to establish damages for patent infringement.

In the Lucent case, the judge has requested a concrete proof of reasonable royalty, thus giving an example to his colleagues how to act in a similar situation. The judge of the another case limited a patent holder’s ability to recover royalty on the entire product value when the patent applied only to an element of the product.

Source: www.technologytransfertactics.com

NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS FOR CHARLEMAGNE YOUTH PRIZE

The European prize „Charlemagne“is for young people aged between 16 and 30 years, who participate in projects, promoting European understanding and fostering the development of a shared sense of European identity. The prizes for the winners are amounted respectively to 5000, 3000 and 2000 euros for the three best projects.

The new deadline for submitting applications: 14 February 2010.

Source: EP Information Office in Bulgaria: www.europal.bg

THE HEADS OF THE DANISH, FRENCH, SWEDISH AND THE SWISS PATENT OFFICES ARE AMONG THE POSSIBLE CANDIDATES FOR THE POSITION OF PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE

The heads of the Danish, French, Swedish and the Swiss patent offices are among the possible candidates for the position of President of the European Patent Office.

Representatives of the member states of the European Patent Convention will meet in Munich next week.