Company News - page 16

Please, pay attention to the latest changes in our Contacts. The telephone numbers starting with "921" are changed to "621".
Please, pay attention to the changes in our Contacts. The telephone numbers starting with "925" are changed to "625" since February, 7th. The code of Moscow is "495".
The Chamber for Patent Disputes made two decisions (on November 21 and December 1, 2005) in favor of Sojuzpatent's client in two separate invalidation cases against patent RU 2229291.
On June 3, 2005, the Moscow City Court ruled in favor of the client of Sojuzpatent – JSC “Schelkovsky vitamin plant” (plaintiff) in a case against JSC “VEROPHARM” (defendant-one of the largest Russian pharmaceutical companies) to stop further infringement of the Russian patent № 2229291 by producing and selling of R-X-1 drug (anti-alcohol detoxicant).
The Appeal Arbitration Court for Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of “Center Grand Firm” - a client of SOJUZPATENT in a case over the infringement of the exclusive right for database (to be used in the construction business commercial calculations). The remuneration sum disputed was 6500000 Roubles and it was the largest dispute in the Russian Federation over the database exclusive right.
The technology transfer branch of Sojuzpatent – Licentech has entered into a cooperation agreement with BirchBob International SA. According to the agreement, Licentech shall represent interests of BirchBob International SA in Russia.
In the fifth issue of the “Patent Attorney” magazine the article “ How the patent system of the USA will be changed?” by the Managing Partner of Sojuzpatent Mrs. Svetlana B. Felitsyna has been published.
The patent attorney of SOJUZPATENT Dr.Agureev was one of the panelists at a Conference organized by the Russian Patent and Trademark Office in celebration of its 50-th anniversary.
The Bureau of the Russian National Group of AIPPI has held its meeting in the Office of Sojuzpatent on October 06, 2005.
Michael Struchkov joined Sojuzpatent on July 4, 2005 after 25 years of experience with the Russian Patent and Trademark Office. The previous position of Mr. Struchkov was Head of Patent Department of the Chamber for Patent Disputes.
The Chamber for Patent Disputes of the Russian Patent and Trademark Office by its decision of May 31, 2005 declared the Russian utility model patent # 25446 invalid as not meeting the “novelty” criterion.
The Decision of the Chamber for Patent Disputes was made on the Opposition filed by the patent attorneys of SOJUZPATENT declared invalid as not novel the Russian utility model patent # 19014 on June 8, 2005.
Sojuzpatent organized an IP conference on May 27, 2005 in the City of Vologda (Northern Russia). The main topic of the conference was “Successful enforcement of IP rights in Russia” The main panelists were Sojuzpatent's specialists Svetlana Felitsyna, Tamara Fomicheva and Alexander Isaev.
The 127-th Annual International Trademark Association (INTA) Conference took place in San Diego (USA) on May 14-18, 2005.
On May 11-13, 2005, an International conference “Biotechnology, Environment & Biomedicine” took place at the Biotechnological Research Center of the Russian Academy of Science in the City of Puschino (Moscow Region).
The Moscow Arbitration Court ruled in favor of Sojuzpatent's Client – Brestski Electric-Mechanical Plant in a dispute over a license agreement - the largest license agreement dispute in the ex-USSR market for the past several years.
The Intellectual Property Committee of the Russian Chamber of Industry and Commerce held its meeting on April 25, 2004. The main topic was the activity of the Committee’s Special Commissions.
On March 18, 2005, the Chamber for Patent Disputes by its decision made on the opposition filed by Sojuzpatent's patent attorneys declared invalid as not novel the Russian invention patent # 2172460.
We congratulate our colleagues, partners and all our clients on the occasion of the International day of the Intellectual Property celebrated on the 26-th of April every year by the Decision of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
The Arbitration Court of the Penza Region has considered an application of ZAO “Borodino” against ZAO “Company”The Old Brewer” in which the plaintiff accuses the defendand of infringing the rights to the “XXL” trademark. The representative of the applicant was Sojuzpatent's Trademark Attorney Dr. Alexander Isaev.