The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2018
November 8, 2017
The Philippine chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2018 was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Enrique T. Manuel and Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan. The chapter answers key questions on patent enforcement, patent amendment, licensing, patent term extension, patent prosecution and opposition, border control measures, and antitrust laws and inequitable conduct. It also gives an overview on current patent developments in the country.
Aside from the Philippines, jurisdictions covered include: Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Norway, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, and Vietnam.
This chapter appeared in the 2018 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2017 published by Global Legal Group. The complete guide may also be accessed at
Enrique T. Manuel heads the firm's Intellectual Property Department. He counsels clients on all aspects of IP, including , specialized and strategic IP portfolio management for patents, trademarks, and copyrights, IP protection and enforcement, infringement and unfair competition, branding and trademark issues, as well as related areas involving licensing transactions, technology transfer, entertainment, publishing, music, computer, Internet, domain name and privacy issues.
Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan’s practice area includes, among others, the management, prosecution and enforcement of intellectual property rights. She is a member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the International Trademark Association.
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