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October 2022



Message from AIPPI's New President

Shoichi Okuyama, AIPPI President 

At the closing of the successful in-person 2022 AIPPI World Congress in San Francisco, I became the new President of AIPPI. In my new role, my goal is to drive the activities of the Bureau and General Secretariat of AIPPI.

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AIPPI’s Executive Committee Has Elected New Members of the Bureau

We were pleased to announce our new members of the Bureau elected by the Executive Committee during the 2022 AIPPI World Congress in San Francisco on 10-13 September, celebrating the association’s 125th anniversary. 

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Video of the 2022 AIPPI World Congress in San Francisco

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AIPPI Represented at IP Events


AIPPI at WIPO's Advisory Committee on Enforcement: Fifteenth Session

Linda Lecomte, Assistant Reporter General, and Ken Adamo, Chair of the Standing Committee on Enforcement, attended WIPO's Advisory Committee on Enforcement Meeting from 31 August to 2 September. Linda Lecomte gave an introduction to AIPPI's Resolutions. 

AIPPI TRIPS Committee at the World Trade Organization Public Forum 2022

Luca Rinaldi, Vice-Chair of the AIPPI TRIPS Committee, moderated last month the AIPPI's Working Session entitled "AI in the Post-Covid Economic Recovery: Is It Worth the Incentives of Intellectual Property Rights?" at the World Trade Organization Public Forum 2022.

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General Updates


2022 Resolutions

The AIPPI Resolutions are the centerpiece of the annual World Congress and the accomplishment of 1 year of work prior to each to Congress. At the 2022 AIPPI World Congress in San Francisco last month, five Resolutions were adopted.

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2023 Study Questions

At the 2022 AIPPI World Congress in San Francisco, the Reporter General team introduced the Study Questions selected by AIPPI’s Executive Committee for consideration during the 2023 AIPPI World Congress in Istanbul.

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Law & Case Notes


Australia's Highest Court Considers Computer-Implemented Invention - Aristocrat Technologies Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2022] HCA 29

Tom Cordiner KC, Melissa Marcus, Clare Cunliffe and Marcus Fleming - Emmerson Chambers, Australia

The High Court heard an appeal by Aristocrat from the decision that Aristocrat’s claim to an electronic gaming machine that could run a particular game was not a manner of manufacture as required by section 18(1A) of the Patents Act.

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Brazilian IPO Decides that AI Machines Cannot be Named as Inventors

José Roberto de Almeida Junior and Jessica Satie Ishida - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Brazil

The Brazilian Industrial Property Office (“INPI”) has recently decided that patent application no. BR 11 2021 008931-4 could not enter the national phase in Brazil, since an artificial intelligence (“AI”) system called DABUS was appointed as inventor.

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Video Games: IP Key Aspects

Marcos Blasi - Gusmão & Labrunie, Brazil

The gaming industry’s growth has been exponential. With a global community of more than 3.2 billion gamers, the revenue expected for 2022 is higher than 196 billion dollars globally.

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Manga Piracy on the Internet

Kuninori Matsuzawa - MIDOSUJI LPC, Japan

In recent years, there has been an increasing number of pirated manga websites on the Internet, causing great financial damage to copyright owners.

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Mongolia’s New Patent Law and Practice

Uyanga Delger - DELGER IP, Mongolia

A year has passed since the entry into force of the 2021 patent law reform package. The new law brought substantial changes to the patenting process by strengthening applicants’ rights in relation to the Intellectual Property Office of Mongolia (IPOM).

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UK Intellectual Property Office Proposes New Exception for Commercial Text and Data Mining in the UK

Toby Bond - Bird & Bird, UK

The UKIPO has published its response to its consultation on AI, copyright and patents. The consultation ran from 31 October 2021 to 7 January 2022.

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Nokia v Oppo in the UK Court of Appeal – the ‘FRAND Elephant’ in the Room

Luke Maunder and Sophie Lawrance - Bristows LLP, UK

The UK’s Court of Appeal confirmed on 11 July 2022 that Nokia’s UK claim of SEP infringement should proceed even though Oppo had commenced FRAND proceedings in Chongqing in the People’s Republic of China, a jurisdiction which has now been confirmed to be willing and able to conduct global FRAND determinations.

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AIPPI National and Regional News


Central America and the Caribbean

AIPPI’s Central American and Caribbean Group Participates in AMCHAM’s IP Summit in Guatemala

On Sept 27, the Guatemalan-American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM Guatemala) held its IP Summit at Hotel Camino Real in Guatemala City.

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Central America and the Caribbean

AIPPI’s Central American and Caribbean Group Participated in a Workshop that trained Honduran Intellectual Property Authorities in Border Protection Measures

On October 13 and 14, a face-to-face workshop called: “Detection of infringements of intellectual property rights in Honduras” was held.

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The Japanese group's journal "A.I.P.P.I." latest issue (Vol 47, No.5) is available to all AIPPI members

The AIPPI Japanese Group is pleased to inform you that the latest issue (Vol 47, No.5) of the Japanese Group's Journal "A.I.P.P.I." is now available to all AIPPI members. You can view the contents page for this issue below.

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