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  • NEWS

    Cannabis patent requests to be considered after New Year

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 27/12/2018

    » A formal discussion on requests to patent marijuana extract submitted to the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) will be held after the New Year holiday, Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said on Wednesday.

  • NEWS

    Foreign firm's cannabis extract patent application rejected

    Phusadee Arunmas, Published on 19/11/2018

    » Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong has ordered the Intellectual Property Department to dismiss a foreign company's application for a patent for cannabis extract.

  • NEWS

    Activists rally against pot patent requests

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 15/11/2018

    » A group of local activists on Wednesday urged the Department of Intellectual Property to withdraw drug patent requests for cannabis extract.

  • BUSINESS

    Utilising patent valuation to achieve your business goals

    Business, Published on 28/10/2016

    » It has become common practice for companies to sell and license out patents, and even use patents as collateral, in order to secure loans from financial institutions or attract capital from investors. As a result, patent valuation has been thrust into the spotlight, challenging potential buyers of patents and lenders. This article discusses what buyers of patents should consider, and what lenders should take into account when providing loans with patents used as collateral.

  • NEWS

    Weed on road to legalisation

    News, Aekarach Sattaburuth, Published on 26/12/2018

    » A bill to legalise the strictly controlled production, import and use of marijuana and kratom for medical and research purposes was passed yesterday, amid concerns that patents on marijuana extracts will be secured mainly by large, foreign pharmaceutical companies.

  • OPINION

    Why do we need conscripts?

    News, Postbag, Published on 03/03/2019

    » Re: "Conscription call 'to make army better'", (BP, March 1). Why does the army need conscripts? Definitely not to clean for some general or in fact any superior officer. As one general said, we have remote-controlled drones which can be fitted with cameras to guard the borders. A few of the drones can cover a large area without putting any lives at risk, and can also pinpoint where the enemy is. Something for the army to think about.

  • BUSINESS

    Pharmaceutical patents and the future of objection proceedings in Thailand

    Business, Published on 10/05/2016

    » Three years ago, the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) issued guidelines for examining chemical and pharmaceutical patents, with the aim of harmonising them with those for examining petty patents. The guidelines were developed by a variety of groups with an interest in patents, including non-government organisations involved with pharmaceuticals, government departments, academics, patent practitioners, and local and international pharmaceutical companies.

  • BUSINESS

    5G and the global power equation

    Business, Published on 11/01/2019

    » 5G technology is already powering breakthroughs such as driverless cars and will underpin life-changing advances in futuristic smart cities over the next decade. This has led to fierce competition between countries to determine the direction of 5G mobile internet standards.

  • NEWS

    Asylum seeker arrives in Canada

    News, Published on 14/01/2019

    » Refugee: Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who claimed she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back from Thailand has arrived in Canada after she was granted asylum.

  • BUSINESS

    Challenges of protecting intellectual property in the software industry

    Business, Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd, Published on 20/02/2015

    » In the fast-evolving and highly competitive technology industry, software developers and owners should exercise strong vigilance to ensure that their creations are properly guarded within the ambit of intellectual property rights. Protecting software, however, involves complex, interrelated issues that encompass a mix of copyright, patent, trademark and trade secrets law.

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