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This page describes how the www.modiano.com site manages the processing of personal data, pursuant to Art. 13 of EU Regulation no. 679/2016 – GDPR, of users who consult the site and those who interact with the web services accessed telematically from the address www.modiano.com, which corresponds to the homepage of the official website of MODIANO & PARTNERS.

This information notice applies only to the www.modiano.com site, and it does not cover other websites that the user might consult by clicking on links. The information notice is also the result of Recommendation no. 2/2001 which the European authorities for the protection of personal data, assembled in the Working Party set up by Art. 29 of EC directive no. 95/46, adopted on 17 May 2001 in order to identify certain minimum requirements for collecting personal data online, and, in particular, the methods, times, and the nature of the information that the owners of the processing have to provide to users when they connect to web pages, independently of the reasons for the connection.
As a result of consulting this site, data relating to persons identified or identifiable may be retained.

The “owner” of the processing of this data is Dr. MODIANO & ASSOCIATI SpA, with headquarters in Italy, in Via Meravigli no. 16, Milano.

The processing related to the web services of this site take place at the aforementioned headquarters of Dr. MODIANO & ASSOCIATI SpA and are supervised only by the technical staff of Dr. MODIANO & ASSOCIATI SpA, or by persons who may be engaged for occasional maintenance operations and are designated by Dr. MODIANO & ASSOCIATI SpA.

Internet data
The computer systems and software procedures used for the operation of this website acquire, as part of their normal use, certain personal data, the transmission of which is implied in the use of internet communication protocols.
This is information that is not collected in order to be associated with identified persons, but which by its nature may, through processing and association with data held by third parties, make it possible to identify users.
This category of data includes the IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by the users who connect to the site, addresses in URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notation of the resources requested, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numeric code indicating the status of the response given by the server (success, error etc.) and other parameters relating to the operating system and to the user’s computer environment.
This data is used only to extract anonymous statistical data about use of the site and to check its correct operation, and it is deleted immediately after processing.
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The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of personal data, including via email, to the addresses given on this site entails the subsequent and necessary acquisition of the address of the sender, in addition to any other data entered in the message, in order to respond to requests.
The user is free to provide the personal data requested in forms, and failure to provide this data may result in the impossibility of fulfilling the request.
No data is communicated or distributed except in order to carry out the service or the performance requested or in order to send newsletters and/or information relating to the protection of intellectual property. To respond to emails sent by the user, please note that the data are kept by the staff of the offices responsible, who are tasked with processing the personal data. The user is free to provide his or her personal data in the request forms. Failure to provide the data may result in the impossibility of fulfilling the request.

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Personal data are processed with automated instruments for the time strictly necessary to carry out the tasks for which the data has been collected.
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Parties to whom the personal data refer have the right at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence or otherwise of said data and to know its content and origin, to verify it is correct or ask for it to be completed, limited, updated, or deleted, to oppose its processing, or to rectify it pursuant to Regulation (EU) 679/2016 – GDPR.
Requests should be sent to Dr. MODIANO & ASSOCIATI SpA, Via Meravigli no. 16, 20123 Milano, Italy, or by email to the following address: info@modiano.com.

The affected party may lodge a complaint with the Italian Data Protection Authority, via the following website: http://www.garanteprivacy.it/.
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If the party who provides the data is less than 18 years of age, this processing is lawful only if and to the extent that the consent is given or authorized by at least one of the guardians of parental responsibility, for whom identification details and copy of an identification document have been obtained.

May 16, 2019

1970年4月26日, 成立世界知识产权组织(WIPO)的公约正式生效. 2000年10月, 世界知识产权组织第35届 成员大会系列会议通过了建立“世界知识产权日”的提案, 决定从2001年起将每年的4月26日定为“世界知识产权日”. 2000年, 基于多个WIPO成员国的建议, 包括时任中华人民共和国国家知识产权局局长姜颖的一份建议, 世界知识产权组织认为, 有必要把对知识产权议题感兴趣的人士召集到一起, 并设立世界知识产权日, 每年探讨一个不同的话题, 让来自知识产权业界、法律界、 高校及研究机构的人士乃至全世界的普通民众, 都能 有机会庆祝这一节日. 人们可以探讨每年选定的话题, 也可以在社交媒体发发“牢骚”, 而那些致力于知识产权事业的人士, […]

Software-based simulations – are they patentable at the EPO?

A Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) has now referred new questions to the EPO’s Enlarged Board […]

April 26, 2019
World Intellectual Property Day celebrates sports.

On 26 April 1970 the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) entered into force, and exactly this day, […]

April 10, 2019

在最近的一项判决(Helsinn vs. Teva案)中, 美国高院就美国专利法的一项条款作出了解释. 该条款禁止任何人就在其有效申请日前已被出售的发明取得专利 (即销售禁止, sale bar), 如有公开信息显示该发明在其有效申请日之前就已被商业协议出售的话. 该案中, 美国最高法院引用了一个判例, 这一判例解释了“在其有效申请日前已被出售的发明”的构成要件: (i) 该发明已由商业邀约协议出售; (ii) 该发明已准备申请专利. 那么, 对于类似的案件, 欧洲专利局 (EPO) […]

Trademarks and patents: the Italian Intellectual Property Code strengthened.

The Italian Intellectual Property Code (IPC) has just been updated to extend the protection conferred by trademarks and patents and […]

March 13, 2019
双重专利―― EPO的新决策

《欧洲专利公约》 (E P C) 中不包含任何关于允许或禁止双重专利的规定.因此, 关于双重专利的事宜, 每过一段时间就会困扰欧洲专利局 (E P O) 的上诉委员会 (BoA). 在最近一个案例中, 上诉委员会规定, 具有某些独立权利要求和一定描述的授权欧洲专利属于同一公司, 并且还希望获得授权欧洲专利的分案专利, 且其独立权利要求与那些授权欧洲专利相同, 但应具有更加广泛的描述.具体来讲, 申请专利的公司认为, 由于更宽泛的描述, […]

On sale bar – does it exist at the EPO?

In a very recent decision (Helsinn vs. Teva) the US Supreme Court had to interpret the US patent law provision […]

February 22, 2019
区块链和第四次工业革命 ― 欧洲专利局的热门话题

2018年12月, 欧洲专利局(E P O)举办了第一次区块链专利会议. 此次会议有多达300余人参加, 着重讨论了区块链技术对专利申请人和其他利益相关者的影响. 随着时间的推移, 如今区块链技术在越来越多的领域已经得到应用. 在会议上, 欧洲专利局主席表示:“第四次工业革命的技术发展势头迅猛, 每个知识产权人都必须了解技术发展的趋势及其所带来的影响, 因为这是推动时代伟大变革的重要力量. ” 事实上, 区块链技术领域正在迅速发展, 并与其他数字技术(如人工智能)紧密关联. 自2015年以来, 区块链、人工智能及自动驾驶汽车领域的专利申请量迅速增加. 欧洲专利局区块链领域的顶级申报者是维萨(美国), 其次是万事达信用卡(美国)西门子(德国)、埃森哲(爱尔兰)和诺基亚(芬兰). […]

February 13, 2019
Double patenting – a new decision from the EPO.

The European Patent Convention (EPC) does not contain any provision either allowing or prohibiting double patenting. As a result, the […]

January 16, 2019

欧洲专利局( E P O )引入了一种新的拓展型机制, 用于将享有优先权的文件自动纳入欧洲专利申请的文件中, 包括直接的欧洲申请以及处于企业门户阶段的专利合作协定申请. 目前, 欧洲专利局会自动将优先权文件的副本纳入欧洲专利申请的文件中. 以下文件可享有优先权: (1)时间较早的欧洲专利申请; (2)申请欧洲专利局作为受理机构的专利合作协定; (3)中国的专利或实用新型专利申请; (4)日本的专利或实用新型专利申请; (5)韩国的专利或实用新型专利申请; (6)美国的专利或实用新型专利申请. 只有在极少数情况下, 欧洲专利局才无法自动将企业门户、专利合作协定、中国专利、日本专利、韩国专利、美国专利这类享有优先权的文件纳入欧洲专利申请文件. 此时, 申请人必须向欧洲专利局提交由优先权申请的主管部门给予的优先申请核证副本. […]

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