Company News - page 16

On May 25-26, 2006, Sojuzpatent, in cooperation with the Vologda regional Chamber for Industry and Commerce, organized a conference named “Effective enforcement of IP rights”
Moscow Arbitration Court's Decision in favor of Sojuzpatent's client entered into legal force. The case was a dispute on the company's goodwill, which is a very rare type of dispute in Russia.
On May 16, 2006, the Moscow Circuit Federal Arbitration Court ruled in favor of JSC “Schekovsky Zavod” (Sojuzpatent's client, plaintiff in the dispute).
On May 4, 2006, the Federal Arbitration Court for Moscow Circuit ruled in favor of the client of SOJUZPATENT confirming invalidation of the opposed patent RU 2133115 and declared invalid previous decisions of Moscow City Arbitration Court and Appeal Arbitration Court for Ninth Circuit (rejecting the invalidation of the above patent).
On February 13, 2006, the Appellation Court for Ninth Circuit ruled to support the decision of the Moscow City Arbitration in the dispute between “Schelkovsky Vitamin Plant” and “VEROPHARM” ordering to stop infringement of patent RU 2229291 by manufacturing of the drug R-X-1.
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.
Sojuzpatent's patent attorney Dr.Agureev was a panelist 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 Chamber for Patent Disputes by its decision made on an opposition filed by Sojuzpatent's patent attorneys declared invalid as not novel the Russian utility model patent # 19014.
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).