ASPA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the IP Academy.
The objectives of the memorandum include:
the organisation of joint academic activities, such as seminars, workshops, symposia and lectures/tutorials, in particular on patent drafting and interpretation and patent search and examination procedure; and
the exchange of training manuals, publications and other materials of common interest.
Marc Bobys gave a talk on recent developments in US law relating to patent prosecution. Mr Bobys spoke on the doctrine of equivalents, file wrapper estoppel as well as discussing the Festo decision.
The Executive Committee of ASPA met with Exploit Technology to encourage Exploit’s support of local patent agents.
The first version of the ASPA website was launched this month. Charles Bergere developed the website and Jupiter Kong provided updates.
ASPA held its 1st Annual General Meeting today. The Constitution of the Association was amended at this meeting.
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