Patent News

All the most recent news stories, updated every Tuesday, to keep you informed of the events in an ever changing and fast paced industry.

Amazon block comparison shopping with patent

Amazon is an online shopping giant and it is hard to not use the retail site with low prices every day. Amazon stores are the latest introduction, but a recently introduced patent suggests these stores are less user-friendly than we had hoped. The patent is titled...

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Skechers win ruling against Adidas

Adidas AG’s effort to block Skechers USA Inc. has been rejected by a federal Judge this week. Adidas were hoping to prevent Skechers from selling athletic shoes that they alleged copied the ‘springblade’ concept. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon in Portland decided...

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Trump trademarks renewed in Russia on election day

Donald Trump has come under fire on numerous occasions since his appointment as President of the United States, and intellectual property is no exception to this. After being accused of using his power as president to further his personal business opportunities, it...

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Sandoz v. Amgen – a win for biosimilars

A unanimous decision in Sandoz Inc. V. Amgen Inc. decided that the 180-day notice of commercial marketing required by the BPCIA can be sent before a biosimilar is licensed, reversing a fractured Federal Circuit panel that had ruled that the notice had to be sent after...

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European unitary patent halted in Germany

Germany's constitutional court has halted legislation to ratify in Europe's effort to create a single patent system. The court received a complaint from an unnamed individual claiming that the UPC breaks German law, and thus Germany is unable to join. The complaint...

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Legality of patent reviews to be examined by the Supreme Court

The process used for challenging patents in the United States of America could be about to change after the Supreme Court agreed to take on Oil States Energy Services (OSES) vs. Greene’s Energy Group LLC.  The challenge focuses on inter partes reviews, a rule that was...

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USPTO director resigns

Michelle Lee has been the director of the US Patent and Trademark Office since 2014, but today she resigned without any explanation. Lee was especially appreciated by the tech sector, who believed she brought a balanced approached to patents. Michelle Lee formerly...

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London office opening from Wynne-Jones

The first London office has been opened by Wynne-Jones IP, a UK intellectual property firm specializing in patents, trademarks, copyright, design & IP strategy, today announces that it has opened its first London office in the heart of the city’s legal district....

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Toyota is most innovate automaker for third year in a row

Toyota Motor Corporation has been congratulated, for the third year in a row, for continuing to push the boundaries of innovation in the automotive industry by introducing features that make driving fun and safe and developing technologies that will be mobility better...

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