Clarivate acquires Darts-ip

Clarivate acquires Darts-ip

Clarivate Analytics, the US provider of subscription-based analytics services, has announced its acquisition of Darts-ip, a leading supplier of case law data and analytics for IP professionals. The deal will see Darts-ip providing case law data and supporting...

Tesla patents windshield-cleaning lasers

Tesla patents windshield-cleaning lasers

In a step that seems outlandish even by its own standards, Tesla has filed a patent with the USPTO for a system that would clean the glass surfaces on its cars, from the windshield to side windows to camera lenses, with lasers. According to the patent application, the...

Sony files PS5 controller patents

Sony files PS5 controller patents

Ahead of next year’s eagerly awaited launch of its new PS5 videogame console, Sony has filed patents with the Japanese patent office for a new iteration of its DualShock controller. The visual design and functionality of Sony’s PlayStation controllers was largely...

Organizations demand African pharmaceutical patent reform

Organizations demand African pharmaceutical patent reform

A collective of more than ninety civil organizations has called for urgent reform of the Harare Protocol of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) in order to ensure that people across Africa have access to affordable medicines. The...

LG intensifies patent offensive against Chinese rivals

LG intensifies patent offensive against Chinese rivals

LG, the South Korean technology giant, has brought patent infringement proceedings against Chinese multinational, and rival, TCL Corporation. LG alleges that TCL infringed three Long-Term Evolution (LTE) patents held by LG. LTE is a wireless standard for broadband...

Wells Fargo loses USAA infringement action

American financial services giant Wells Fargo has been found by a Texan court to have infringed patents held by the United Services Automobile Association (USAA). The ruling found that Wells Fargo had intentionally infringed two patents, both relating to an...

Monsanto’s $7.7bn triumph over Brazilian farmers

In a landmark ruling by Brazil's Court of Appeal, Bayer subsidiary Monsanto has defeated a class-action lawsuit brought by Brazilian farmers over the royalties Monsanto levies on farmers when they save seeds grown from one Monsanto crop for use in the next. With...

Anaqua secures US Army patent management deal

Anaqua, the Boston-based provider of intellectual asset management (IAM) and IP management solutions, has announced that the US Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) has selected the ANAQUA platform to manage its global IP portfolio. The USAMRDC is...

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Clarivate acquires Darts-ip

Clarivate Analytics, the US provider of subscription-based analytics services, has announced its acquisition of Darts-ip, a leading supplier of case law data and analytics for IP professionals. The deal will see Darts-ip providing case law data and supporting...

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Tesla patents windshield-cleaning lasers

In a step that seems outlandish even by its own standards, Tesla has filed a patent with the USPTO for a system that would clean the glass surfaces on its cars, from the windshield to side windows to camera lenses, with lasers. According to the patent application, the...

read more

Organizations demand African pharmaceutical patent reform

A collective of more than ninety civil organizations has called for urgent reform of the Harare Protocol of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) in order to ensure that people across Africa have access to affordable medicines. The...

read more

Sony files PS5 controller patents

Ahead of next year’s eagerly awaited launch of its new PS5 videogame console, Sony has filed patents with the Japanese patent office for a new iteration of its DualShock controller. The visual design and functionality of Sony’s PlayStation controllers was largely...

read more

LG intensifies patent offensive against Chinese rivals

LG, the South Korean technology giant, has brought patent infringement proceedings against Chinese multinational, and rival, TCL Corporation. LG alleges that TCL infringed three Long-Term Evolution (LTE) patents held by LG. LTE is a wireless standard for broadband...

read more

Wells Fargo loses USAA infringement action

American financial services giant Wells Fargo has been found by a Texan court to have infringed patents held by the United Services Automobile Association (USAA). The ruling found that Wells Fargo had intentionally infringed two patents, both relating to an...

read more

Monsanto’s $7.7bn triumph over Brazilian farmers

In a landmark ruling by Brazil's Court of Appeal, Bayer subsidiary Monsanto has defeated a class-action lawsuit brought by Brazilian farmers over the royalties Monsanto levies on farmers when they save seeds grown from one Monsanto crop for use in the next. With...

read more

Anaqua secures US Army patent management deal

Anaqua, the Boston-based provider of intellectual asset management (IAM) and IP management solutions, has announced that the US Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) has selected the ANAQUA platform to manage its global IP portfolio. The USAMRDC is...

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Intel attacks Fortress

Having tired of being the subject of a stream of infringement lawsuits from patent-aggregating entity Fortress Investment Group, multinational tech giant Intel has now launched its own proceedings against Fortress, seeking a declaration that Fortress’ business is...

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Shanks finally triumphs against Unilever

In a decision that has surprised many, given earlier decisions to the contrary by the Patent Office, the High Court and the Court of Appeal, Professor Ian Shanks has won his case in the Supreme Court against his former employer, Unilever. Whilst working for a Unilever...

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HyperStealth patents military “Invisibility Cloak”

HyperStealth Biotechnology Corporation, a manufacturer of camouflage uniforms used by the military, has announced that it has recently filed a patent application relating to a “Quantum Stealth Light Bending Material” which it refers to, in a nod towards Harry Potter’s...

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Hong Kong patent reform

The Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department (HKIPD) has announced that a new patent system will be launched in Hong Kong on 19 December 2019. An original grant patent (OGP) system will be introduced to provide applicants with an alternative route of seeking...

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Toolkit to tackle inventor gender gap

Following its Annual Meeting at the end of September, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) has launched a 96-page “Gender Diversity in Innovation Toolkit” aimed at closing the gender gap between male and female inventors. Despite over 55% of Ph.D....

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California stops pharmaceutical “pay-for-delay”

California has introduced a pioneering new law designed to stop large pharmaceutical companies settling claims of patent infringement by generic drug manufacturers by paying those manufacturers to delay launching their products – the so-called “pay-for-delay”...

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Nokia updates 5G patent declaration

A year on from making a similar announcement back in September 2018, Nokia has stated that, as of October 2019, it has declared to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) that it has identified over 2,000 “patent families” as being “essential” for...

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EA accused of in-game currency infringement

Videogame developer and publisher EA has been accused of patent infringement by Stone Interactive Ventures (SIV) in proceedings launched by the latter in the US courts. It is understood that SIV is acting, at least in part, for Intellectual Ventures Assets (IVA), a...

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UK Labour Party proposes compulsory drug licensing

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK Labour Party, has told his party’s annual conference that a Labour Government would introduce compulsory drug licensing “to secure generic versions of patented medicines”. Under the proposed system, a state-owned pharmaceutical...

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Huawei tries to spoil Transsion’s big day

Chinese mobile giant Huawei has launched an apparently deliberately timed patent and copyright infringement broadside against rival Transsion, just as the latter goes public on the Chinese-equivalent of the Nasdaq stock exchange. Transsion is a Chinese manufacturer of...

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Bridgestone wins against Chinese tire manufacturers

Japanese auto parts and tires manufacturer Bridgestone Corporation has won patent infringement proceedings against Shengtai Group and Shandong Shengshi Tailai Rubber Technology, two Chinese tire makers. The proceedings concerned Bridgestone’s “Blizzak VRX” tire, which...

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Plenty of energy left in SK v LG battery dispute

The ongoing dispute between South Korean firms SK Innovation and LG Chem seems set to continue, with the former bringing fresh actions for patent infringement in the US. SK Innovation’s move follows LG Chem’s filing, in April, of proceedings against SK Innovation in...

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Why an effective patent licensing environment is essential for Europe’s technological sovereignty in 5G

Kerry Miller, Head of IP Policy and Advocacy at Nokia, sets out the conditions required to ensure that Europe maintains its position as strategic leader in 5G technology.

Not my jurisdiction – or is it?

Luke Maunder, Senior Associate at Bristows, looks at the rise of jurisdictional issues in patent cases.

Canadian patent law – adjusting to new practice

Janice Kelland of Moffat & Co. explains recent developments in Canadian patent law.

Developing a successful licensing program

Martin Bijman, Director of IP Products at TechInsights, explains how formalized assertion programs can benefit rights holders.

Disputing the current patent as a method for preventing the illegal actions of unfair competitors

Sergey Zuykov of Zuykov and partners looks at ways of combating “patent trolling” in Russia.

IP Trend Monitor Survey 2019 - AI and IP

Dennemeyer Group and CTC Legal Media present the 2019 IP Trend Monitor Survey: “How will AI transform the management of Intellectual Property?”

Neural networks: rethinking IP in the auto industry

Rajvinder Jagdev and Lin Liu of IP law firm Powell Gilbert examine the role of IP in autonomous vehicle AI.

Swedish small and medium-sized enterprises are increasingly active in protecting their IP rights

Maria Zamkova, CEO of Fenix Legal, discusses the importance of IP protection to those small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) driving technological innovation in Sweden.

Time is of the essence as the EPO opposition timeline tightens

Katherine Green, Ph.D., Partner and European Patent Attorney, and Emily Hayes, Ph.D., Partner and European Patent Attorney, Mewburn Ellis LLP, discuss Mewburn Ellis’ recent EPO streamlining research, and explain why patentees need to act fast.

The role of purpose characteristics in inventions relating to alloys

Mikhail Samsonov of Gorodissky & Partners discusses alloy patents in Russia.

Patent citations - extracting valuable insights from an often-overlooked complex data source

Jason Resnick, Patent Agent, Minesoft, discusses and defines patent citations and their many uses.

Are partial designs protected in China?

Wang Tongdong & Zhang Yuanyuan of Lifang & Partners discuss methods for protecting partial designs in China.

The curious case of patent term extension

DPS Parmar, Special Counsel at LexOrbis, looks at why certain industries may intrinsically and routinely require an extended patent term.

Conference Season – Editor’s report

Matt Seex, Editor of The Patent Lawyer Magazine, looks back at the 2019 AIPPI World Congress in London and the 47th Annual Meeting of the IPO in Washington DC.

An overview of the current Mexican patent system

Victor Garrido, Head of the Patent Department at Dumont, outlines how patents are filed and protected in Mexico.

No risk for “launch at risk”

Mattias Malmstedt and Magnus Dahlman, Partners at Gulliksson, and Jessika Skargren, Associate at Gulliksson, comment on the recent judgment from the CJEU (C-688/17) and its implication for “launch at risk”.

Boilerplate text in patent specifications: a Brazilian point of view

Patrícia Franco and Felipe Barros Oquendo of Di Blasi, Parente & Associados look at the issues that can arise when Brazilian patent applications include boilerplate text.

New examination guidelines on inventive step of patent and new guidelines on hearing system for patent invalidity cases in Taiwan

Lewis C. Y. HO, President of Lewis & Davis Patent Attorneys Office, Taiwan, looks in detail at recent developments in Taiwan’s patent law.

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