South Korean pharmaceuticals stepping in the generic market of dry eye treatment, Diquas-S®

Background: In 2015, a Japanese-origin Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (hereafter Santen) obtained a patent right (KR101536885) for a remedy for dry eyes (product name: DIQUAS (registered trademark) ophthalmic solution 3%) from the Korean Intellectual Property Office (hereafter KIPO). Two years later, Sam Chun Dang Pharm (hereafter Sam Chun Dang) and other well-known pharmaceutical companies, such […]

Discovery system is expected to be introduced in South Korea

As of December 13th 2019, a high-ranking official of the Korean Intellectual Property Office (hereafter KIPO) argued that the Discovery System should be introduced in South Korea in the field of patent and trade secret infringement in a meeting of the Intellectual Property Strategy Council. The discovery system is to allow the exchange of evidence […]

Darts-ip for Patent Information Specialists

Darts-ip’s Sander Vermeulen our head of Business Development in The Netherlands, Nordics and Baltic States takes a moment to examine how the Darts-ip database can help Patent Information Specialists Trying to interpret the information from patent registers? Want to get information on a patent without having to consult a local contact? For Patent Information Specialists, the […]