2017

  • , General news

    New Director General of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office appointed

    Peter Strömbäck has been appointed as Director General of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office by the Swedish government. He will start his new position on 12 March 2018. The appointment is valid for six years, i.e. until 2024. Strömbäck is currently the Director General of Swedac.

  • , Awa news

    Awapatent top filer in Sweden

    Awapatent tops the list for the number of international patent filings in Sweden, according to the Annual PCT report from MIP (Managing Intellectual Property). Between 2014 and 2017, the firm filed a total of 742 applications - almost twice as many as the first runner up on the list with a number…

  • , General news

    EPO: Patent applications show development of smart technology

    European patent applications related to smart connected objects have increased by an impressive 54% in the last three years, says “Patents and the Fourth Industrial Revolution”; the first European Patent Office (EPO) landscanding study on the subject. The study has been conducted in co-operatoon…

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    WIPO study gives first-ever statistics on intangible capital

    Almost one third of the value of manufactured goods sold comes from 'intangible capital', e.g. technology and design, says a new WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) study. According to the figures, intangible capital contributes twice as much as machinery, buildings and other tangible…

  • , Awa news

    AWA Asia recommended by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

    We are proud to announce that for the first time The Legal 500 Asia Pacific has recommended AWA Asia for Intellectual Property – Foreign Firms (China). AWA Asia joins its European offices Awapatent (Sweden) and AwaLaw (Denmark) which are both recommended by The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa…

  • Awapatent’s client Heliospectra is the second fastest growing tech company in Sweden

    The yearly listing Sweden Technology Fast 50 from Deloitte has just been launched, and Awapatent's client Heliospectra is ranked as the second fastest growing tech company in Sweden. Heliospectra provides smarter LED grow lights for commercial greenhouses, indoor grow facilities and research…

  • Awapatent supports the integration initiative NU:Nolla Utanförskapet

    Awapatent is now a supporting member of the Swedish integration initiative NU:Nolla Utanförskapet (Banish the Alienation) https://www.nollautanforskapet.nu, aiming to help individuals becoming part of society and working life. The vision is to increase the number of young people having an education…

  • Awapatent’s client InviSense wins Sweden’s biggest invention prize

    Last Thursday, Awapatent's client InviSense AB http://invisense.se was awarded the biggest invention prize in Sweden, SKAPA. The company develops and sells an extremely thin humidity sensor label with a wireless measuring of the relative humidity inside building constructions. Awapatent is a proud…

  • , Awa news

    AWA Litigation secures important win for client Hexatronic in high-stake patent infringement case

    On 20 October 2017, the Swedish Patent and Market Court issued a judgment in a patent dispute between Emtelle UK Ltd. and Awapatent’s client Hexatronic Cables & Interconnect Systems AB, a Hexatronic Group subsidiary. In spring 2015, Hexatronic was sued by Emtelle Ltd. regarding an alleged infringement…

  • , General news

    New rules for EU trademark applications

    As of 1 October 2017, one of the changes is that the graphical representation requirement for submitting an EU trademark application has been abolished. Signs can now be represented in other forms as long as “the representation is clear, precise, self-contained, easily accessible, intelligible…

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