Patent litigation and doctrine of equivalents
Maria Nilova, managing partner of law firm PATENTICA, discusses the enforcement of IP rights in Russia
Recently, the enforcement of IP rights in Russia has become a hot topic due to the introduction of Part IV of the Civil Code
of the Russian Federation. Once the intellectual property rights become a part of the general law system, it will mark a great
step forward in establishing a strong legislative basis for the enforcement of patent and related rights. For many years in
Russia there was no private property, and few patents existed owned by individuals or companies. As patent disputes heard
in Russian courts rapidly expands, the professionalism and competence of the both the judges and patent attorneys become increasingly
important. Annual reviews of typical patent cases published by the Supreme Arbitrage Court and Rospatent are discussed with
great interest by industry and patent specialists.
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