About this Blog

The mission of this blog is to provide unique insights on patent and regulatory law developments in at least the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.  We say “at least” because we intend to expand our discussions to other emerging market countries such as, for example, the Middle East, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, etc.  Additionally, we will provide updates from other well-established non-U.S. jurisdictions such as Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada, Mexico, etc.  Our emphasis will be in the chemical and Life Science areas.  From time-to-time, patent attorneys from these countries will provide guest posts to share their perspective and unique experiences.

BRICS & Beyond will comment on the latest law changes in these countries and provide insights and practical suggestions to help patent attorneys and agents, business and regulatory people as well as others achieve the best possible patent and regulatory strategy in these countries.

We want to start a conversation with those of you that have filed and prosecuted patent applications, sought regulatory approval and/or litigated cases in these countries to share your experiences – including any successes and failures.  You are invited to comment on our postings and encouraged to ask questions.