Renewed calls for a unified EU patent system

Renewed calls for a unified EU patent system

Despite, or maybe because of recent high-profile blows to the planned implementation of such a system, EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton has once again called upon Member States to move forward with a unified EU patent. Breton’s call comes at a time when...

WHO wants a COVID patent pool?

WHO wants a COVID patent pool?

The annual world health assembly, the forum through which the World Health Organization (WHO) is governed and an event which involves almost every country in the world, began (via videolink) on 18 May. At the top of the agenda is, of course, the current COVID-19...

The latest from KnowIt 2020

The latest from KnowIt 2020

The 2020 KnowIt annual event, to which The Patent Lawyer is the official media partner, is currently Livestreaming from 10 am EST until May 13. This three-day event aims to bring together the community of creators and protectors of intellectual property and other...

Mental Health Awareness Week – LawCare shares COVID-19 data

Mental Health Awareness Week – LawCare shares COVID-19 data

With it currently being Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May), legal mental health charity LawCare has released data on all the COVID-19 related contacts it has received to date. In total, 48 legal professionals have contacted the charity with issues related to...

Annual Patent and Trademark Attorney Salary Survey 2020

Annual Patent and Trademark Attorney Salary Survey 2020

The Patent Lawyer is partnering with Fellows and Associates to bring you the 9th Annual Patent and Trademark Attorney Salary Survey 2020. This survey aims to analyze the current remuneration packages available for Patent and Trademark Attorneys. As such, all...

British government indemnifies ventilator manufacturers

The British government has announced that UK firms manufacturing ventilators for use in combating the COVIC-19 pandemic will be protected by the government from the financial impact of potential legal claims arising over intellectual property infringements or personal...

IP movers and shakers roundup

The past few weeks have seen leading IP firms make a series of high-profile appointments. At Mewburn Ellis, Adam Gregory, part of the firm’s industry-leading life sciences patent team, has been promoted to partner. This promotion sees the Mewburn Ellis partnership...

India – extensions and lockdowns

India – extensions and lockdowns

In light of current global events, and in line with many other jurisdictions, the Indian Supreme Court has extended the limitation period for the filing of suits, appeals, and applications in all proceedings before any court, tribunal, or authority in India. The...

Financial heart attack for Amarin

Financial heart attack for Amarin

In a decisive and damaging blow for the Irish pharmaceutical giant, a US Federal Court decision has ruled that six patents owned by Amarin Corporation, and used in its successful drug VASCEPA, are invalid. VASCEPA, a treatment for cardiovascular disease originally...

Experts react to “unconstitutional” Unified Patent Court

Experts react to “unconstitutional” Unified Patent Court

The future of Europe’s Unified Patent Court (UPC) seems increasingly in doubt. First, the British Government confirmed that it would not seek membership of the Court following Brexit, and now Germany’s intended involvement has been deemed “unconstitutional”. The UPC...

EUIPO and EPO extend deadlines

EUIPO and EPO extend deadlines

Given the enormous, and growing, disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Patent Office (EPO) has taken the decision to extend all deadlines for application until 17 April 2020. The decision was announced in a Notice dated 17 March, which stated that...

EPO Patent Index 2019 – AI and 5G drive growth

EPO Patent Index 2019 – AI and 5G drive growth

The recently published European Patent Office (EPO) Patent Index 2019 Annual Report contains various headline findings, including: A 4% annual growth in the number of EPO patent applications in 2019. EPO States now account for 45% of patent applications (with Germany,...

UK Supreme Court delivers verdict for second medical use patents

UK Supreme Court delivers verdict for second medical use patents

The UK Supreme Court has today handed down its highly-anticipated decision in a patent dispute between Pfizer and two generic pharmaceutical manufacturers, Actavis and Mylan, relating to Pfizer’s blockbuster pregabalin product, which it sells under the trade name...

IBM files Blockchain patent for scientific research

IBM files Blockchain patent for scientific research

IT giant IBM filed a new patent that indicates interest in using blockchain technology to support scientific research and reporting. The filing - initially submitted in December - surfaced last week, and shows IBM continuing to pursue the use of blockchain technology...

Study shows number of UK companies not utilizing Patent Box tax relief

Study shows number of UK companies not utilizing Patent Box tax relief

A quarter of businesses who have applied for patents have no idea they could claim a valuable form of tax relief on profits known as Patent Box, research by tax specialist Catax reveals today. Censuswide survey of 1,000 senior and middle managers nationwide showed...

Dennemeyer acquire AI patent search start-up Octimine

Dennemeyer acquire AI patent search start-up Octimine

The Dennemeyer Group has purchased Munich-based start-up patent search service provider Octimine Technologies. Founded in 2015 founded by former LMU Munich and Max Planck Institute scientists Michael Natterer, Matthias Pötzl and Dietmar Harhoff, Octimine provides...

Qualcomm claim Apple Owes $7bn In Royalties

Qualcomm claim Apple Owes $7bn In Royalties

The Legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple continues, as the Telecomms company now claims the tech giant owes it $7bn in overdue royalty payments. Qualcomm reportedly discussed Apple’s unpaid royalties in a hearing in one of the cases in federal court in San Diego....

Final victory of Nichia in infringement proceeding in Germany

Final victory of Nichia in infringement proceeding in Germany

On October 1, 2018, only a few weeks prior to the oral hearing at the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany scheduled for 18 October 2018, WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH (“WOFI”) has completely withdrawn its appeal (docket number I-2 U 33/17) against the...

Tax and IP firms team up to help UK businesses

Tax and IP firms team up to help UK businesses

Manchester, 30 October 2018 - Specialist tax relief consultancy, Catax, has announced a collaboration with leading intellectual property firm Keltie LLP (‘Keltie’) to help UK businesses get the most out of innovation. Catax assists businesses with the complex process...

Espacenet: 20 years of free access to patent information in Europe

Espacenet: 20 years of free access to patent information in Europe

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the EPO’s free online patent search tool, Espacenet. This service was the result of a pioneering step of the European Patent Office (EPO), the European Commission and the EPO’s member states to integrate their online...

Patent war looms as cannabis legalisation spreads

Patent war looms as cannabis legalisation spreads

The recent legalization of recreational marijuana use in Canada indicates a broader trend of a move towards legalization, opening up a brand new multi-billion dollar market. Currently, 22 states in the USA have legalized marijuana for medicinal use, with nine states...

Microsoft ends patent battle against Linux System

Microsoft ends patent battle against Linux System

Microsoft has joined patent pool OIN and therefore given up its ability to sue users of Linux for infringing any of 90,000 or so patents it holds - 60,000 of which have been determined as a potential threat to Linux. OIN, a defensive patent platform with over 2,000...

China calls out US IP criticisms as “groundless”

China calls out US IP criticisms as “groundless”

“groundless and untenable,” He Hua, deputy commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration said of the US government’s criticism of China’s intellectual property protection. Hua, along with China’s International Trade Representative and deputy...

EPO gets three new vice-presidents

EPO gets three new vice-presidents

Munich, 11 October 2018 – The Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation has appointed Stephen Rowan (UK), Christoph Ernst (Germany) and Nellie Simon (Austria) as the next vice-presidents of the European Patent Office (EPO). The appointments were made...

Facebook and Instagram sued over GPS patents

Facebook and Instagram sued over GPS patents

Social media giants Facebook and Instagram are accused of infringing several GPS technologies related patents belonging to Corrino Holdings. Facebook stands accused of infringing four US patents, and Instagram, a subsidiary of the company, was accused of infringing...

Microsoft joins LOT Network in an effort against patent trolls

Microsoft joins LOT Network in an effort against patent trolls

Microsoft announced their joining of the LOT Network - the nonprofit organisation used to fight against patent trolls. Corporate vice president and deputy general counsel Erich Andersen Andersen stated the tech company was joining the network to aid the fight against...

Drooms switches to Blockchain

Drooms switches to Blockchain

London, 04 October 2018 – Drooms is moving its virtual data room (VDR) offering into the Blockchain age. As Europe’s leading VDR provider for the UK, Drooms is using this modern technology to enhance the security of transaction data archives. Until now, all data has...

Toyota file patent for flying car

Toyota file patent for flying car

Toyota filed an application at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a car that can transition from a road-legal passenger car to a light aircraft. The vehicle Toyota has thought of is a “dual-mode” vehicle with vertical take-off and landing capabilities...

Federal appeals court overturns $234m suit against Apple

Federal appeals court overturns $234m suit against Apple

A federal appeals court has ruled in Apple’s favor in a $234 million patent dispute with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A 3-0 decision handed down by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the verdict. An additional $272 million which was added to...

Groupon settles IBM patent dispute for $57m

Groupon settles IBM patent dispute for $57m

Groupon will pay IBM $57 million to drop a long-running patent dispute between the two companies. The initial lawsuit in 2016 had IBM claiming that e-commerce marketplace Groupon willfully infringed upon their patents and continually refused to enter any licensing...

Court strips Gilead of hepatitis C drug patent in Brazil

Court strips Gilead of hepatitis C drug patent in Brazil

A Brazilian court has stripped the patent protection of a company selling hepatitis C treatment in the country. A presidential candidate pushed for the move against Gilead Sciences Inc to pave the way for cheaper generics. The ruling invalidates the exclusivity patent...

Pharma Industry join WIPO to launch medicines patent database

Pharma Industry join WIPO to launch medicines patent database

WIPO and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations launched a new online tool to help procurement agencies understand the global patent status of medicines. Dubbed Pat-INFORMED, The Patent Information Initiative allows patent...

Qualcomm launch second trial seeking iPhone ban

Qualcomm launch second trial seeking iPhone ban

The second trial between Apple and Qualcomm began today before the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C.. The iPhone company is being contested by the world’s biggest mobile chipmaker over whether several recent models of iPhones should be banned in...

Amazon received patent to put workers in cages

Amazon received patent to put workers in cages

2016 saw Amazon granted a patent for cages which could transport humans around their warehouses. Workers would sit in box-like enclosures on top of a claw-arm device and could navigate the work floor alongside the company's robots. The patent surfaced after a recent...

South Korea threatens to ban iPhone and iPad over patent infringement

South Korea threatens to ban iPhone and iPad over patent infringement

South Korea is threatening to ban Apple’s iPhones and iPads over infringement of a key chip patent. The ban could affect models such as the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPad, and iPad Pro, and other devices using patented FinFET chip technology. The country’s...

ResMed claim patent infringement on Fisher & Paykel sleep masks

ResMed claim patent infringement on Fisher & Paykel sleep masks

Medical device company Fisher & Paykel is facing a patent infringement case from rival ResMed over its sleep apnea face masks. The company seeks a ban on import and sale of Fisher & Paykel’s Simplus full face, Eson nasal and Eson 2 nasal masks in the US. The...

Huawei fined $10.5 million for alleged violation of 4G LTE patents

Huawei fined $10.5 million for alleged violation of 4G LTE patents

Huawei has been ordered to pay $10.5 million to Panoptis after a Texas jury found the company and its U.S. subsidiary guilty of infringing upon five 4G LTE patents. PanOptis filed its complaint against Huawei in October of 2017, claiming the company had infringed on...

IBM apply for patent that predicts demand for coffee

IBM apply for patent that predicts demand for coffee

It's safe to say that around the world, there is an excess of coffee being drank every day. The USA being the largest consumer with 400 million cups of coffee consumed per day.  Business proprietors around the world have been trying to fund new and unique ways o...

First-ever patent related cannabis trial in USA

First-ever patent related cannabis trial in USA

An important patent infringement case is pending at the District Court of Colorado in the United States of America. The case is United Cannabis Corporation v. Pure Hemp Collective, Inc., and it is the first ever patent related infringement case for cannabis products....

Judge dismisses patent trial against Facebook timeline

Judge dismisses patent trial against Facebook timeline

A summary judgment was released by Judge John Koetl this week dismissing an allegation that the Facebook timeline violated Mirror World's patents. The patents in question are linked to the organization of messages and news items. "After considering the parties...

US Patent and Trademark Office database down

US Patent and Trademark Office database down

The Patent Application Locating and Monitoring (PALM) database at the USPTO forms the backbone of an extensive number of USPTO systems. During some planned maintenance on the 15th August they "experienced an issue" that, five days later, doesn't seem to have been...

Nokia to charge for access to its 5G patents

Nokia to charge for access to its 5G patents

Tech giant Nokia has released information that it intends to charge smartphone vendors to use their 5G patents. The figure could be as much as $3 per device to gain access to the patents for the 5G technology. Nokia are expected to hold a majority of the 5G patents by...

Qualcomm settle $93 million litigation

Qualcomm settle $93 million litigation

An antitrust case between Qualcomm and Taiwanese regulators has been settled this week, with the mobile chipmaker agreeing to pay $93 million and to invest $700 million to the country in the next five years.  The settlement replaces a fine of roughly $778 million...

India rejects sex toy application

India rejects sex toy application

According to the BBC, India's patent office has rejected a patent application from Canadian company Standard Innovation Corp for a sex toy. The vibrating toy allegedly violates "public order and morality" in the country. Nonetheless, it was only 7 years ago that a...

Two Screens better than one, according to new Microsoft filing

Two Screens better than one, according to new Microsoft filing

The most recent patent unearthed by Windows Latest was submitted by Microsoft in June 2017, and published by the US Patent and Trademark Office at the beginning of July 2018, and it suggests the company is working on a multi-screen mobile device that could be used...

IBM receives $83 million decision

IBM receives $83 million decision

An $83 million judgment has been given in a patent court case between Groupon and IBM this week. The jury ruled in favor of IBM, stating that Groupon infringed on four of IBM's e-commerce patents. The win is important,  although they had originally been seeking a much...

Hologic Awarded $4.8 Million in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Hologic Awarded $4.8 Million in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

It was announced this week that a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware awarded Hologic $4.8 million in damages for Minerva Surgical's infringement of two Hologic patents related to endometrial ablation technology. On June 28, 2018, the Court...

Allergan faces a further setback

Allergan faces a further setback

This week, a US Appeals Court has ruled at Allergan and St. Regis Mohawk Indian Tribe can’t use tribal sovereign immunity to shield patents on the dry-eye drug Restasis from challenges at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The decision comes after the controversial...

Qualcomm files 135% more patents in India than all top labs together 

Qualcomm files 135% more patents in India than all top labs together 

The number of patents filed by Qualcomm Inc. in India 2016-2017 accounted for more than double the combined number of all the other major labs in the country. Information has been released stating that 781 filings were made from the top labs (including 50 labs under...

Black women less likely to be granted patents, report shows

Black women less likely to be granted patents, report shows

Despite being the leading growth of new female-owned businesses over the last 20 years, women of color - specifically Black and Hispanic women - are less likely to be granted a U.S patent than White women and men. This information comes from a new study from...

Pierre Fabre Selects ANAQUA for IP Management

Pierre Fabre Selects ANAQUA for IP Management

French multinational pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetic group Pierre Fabre has entered into a multi-year agreement with Anaqua, Inc., to use the ANAQUA software to accelerate its patent, trademark, and design management processes. The company’s IP department was...

Mast-Jägermeister’s European design application rejected

Mast-Jägermeister’s European design application rejected

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently rejected an appeal by the well-known liquor producer Mast-Jägermeister related to a European registered design application directed to shot glasses. In 2015, Mast-Jägermeister filed a registered design...

IBM sues Groupon for $167 million

IBM sues Groupon for $167 million

Tech giant IBM is suing Groupon this week over the unauthorized use of its patented technology. IBM are seeking $167 million in compensation from the e-commerce marketplace. The case will be held in District Court in Delaware, where a jury will decide whether they...

China closes gap with the US in Cybersecurity patent filings

China closes gap with the US in Cybersecurity patent filings

China has recently caught up and overtaken the US in the Cybersecurity technology field, according to a new report from Minesoft and Patinformatics. The report, which covers cybersecurity patenting trends from the US, China, Europe, Japan, South Korea and WIPO,...

DNP+ files patent opposition against Gilead’s Hepatitis C drug

DNP+ files patent opposition against Gilead’s Hepatitis C drug

Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+) has filed two patent oppositions before the Indian patent office, challenging additional patent claims by US pharmaceutical corporation-Gilead Sciences for the hepatitis C medicines sofosbuvir and velpatasvir. These oppositions...

Micron Inc.’s products halted in China

Micron Inc.’s products halted in China

A Chinese court decision has placed a temporary injunction on some of Micron Technology Inc.'s products in the country. Micron released a statement that claimed that a Chinese court in the Fujian Province temporarily stopped the sale of certain Crucial and...

Uber files patent application for avoidance of unsafe areas

Uber files patent application for avoidance of unsafe areas

Uber filed a patent on January 26th with the USPTO that would allow users to select a route that would 'take safety considerations into account.' This was updated on June 28th 2018, hence the limelight in the news this week. The 'safe routing' option has been classed...

Apple and Samsung settle their 7-year dispute

Apple and Samsung settle their 7-year dispute

In the District Court of Northern California in San Jose this week, Apple and Samsung ended their seven-year litigation battle over smartphone design and utlity patents. Both Samsung and Apple will be keeping the terms of the agreement quiet and, despite Samsung...

SCOTUS rule in favor of Schlumberger

According to Reuters, Schlumberger won a ruling this week stating they can recover profits for "unauthorized use of its patented technology" in foreign countries. Schlumberger is the world's largest oilfield services provider and the case in question was over patents...

Eli Lilly win US District Court Ruling

Eli Lilly win US District Court Ruling

Eli Lilly and Company have announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana ruled in favor of Lilly that the Alimta® (pemetrexed for injection) vitamin regimen patent would be infringed by a competitor that had stated its intent to market...

Apple and Qualcomm battle continues

Apple and Qualcomm battle continues

According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple has filed petitions with the USPTO to challenge four of Qualcomm's patents in their ongoing bitter patent battle. Apple are hoping to have the patents in question canceled to help with their ongoing infringement lawsuit that...

The Rachel Krevans Scholarship

ChIPs announced today the launch of the Rachel Krevans Scholarship for women law students interested in a career in intellectual property. ChIPs established the scholarship in 2018 to honor the memory of Rachel Krevans, a renowned intellectual property litigator at...

Walmart receive blockchain focused patent

Walmart receive blockchain focused patent

Walmart have received a patent for a system designed to store patients medical records in a blockchain database that could be accessed in case of emergency. Radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners will be used to scan a wearable device and, in addition, a...

Samsung’s latest $400 million lawsuit

Samsung’s latest $400 million lawsuit

Samsung, one of the leading chip manufacturers int he world, has been given a guilty verdict by a jury in South Korea. The case began over patents on Finbased field-effect transistor (FinTET) technology that are owned by South Korean university, the Korea Advanced...

Uber applies for patent to detect drunk-ness!

Uber applies for patent to detect drunk-ness!

Uber's popularity has been growing enormously since it began, as a safe way for people to get around. It is often used post-night out by people as a safe way of getting home and not drink-driving. Their growing interest in drunk passengers has been broadcast this week...

Samsung reject $533 million decision

Samsung reject $533 million decision

It was ruled last month by a US federal court that Samsung should pay Apple more than $533 million in damages for infringing on their patents linked to iPhones. The trial was a result of the US Supreme Court decision that kicked back the case to a lower court to...

L’Oreal lose High Court battle with start-up company

L’Oreal lose High Court battle with start-up company

A beauty start-up called Olapex has sued L'Oreal for infringing on a patent used in its hair lightening product. The product has been used by high-profile celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Kim Kardashian, and Chrissy Tiegen. The lawsuit is being represented by Hogan...

Deere takes legal action to protect product patents

Deere takes legal action to protect product patents

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) today took legal action against Precision Planting LLC and AGCO Corporation, claiming that the companies have infringed on 12 John Deere patents. The Deere patents relate to several of the unique and inventive aspects of John Deere...

The European patent office has approved LIDDS’ patent

The European patent office has approved LIDDS’ patent

The European patent office has approved LIDDS' patent related to devices and methods of injection. The patent is now approved in all major markets and provides protection for all drug formulations based on the NanoZolid® technology. The patent describes devices and...

Apple head back to court over touchscreen patents

Apple head back to court over touchscreen patents

Apple will have to resume a patent infringement lawsuit in North America over its iPhone touchscreens. The decision comes after an Appeals Court overturned the previous ruling dismissing the case, and commented on the "sloppy analysis" that led to the decision being...

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Xiaomi sued for alleged patent infringement

Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad Group said its unit has sued three group firms of Xiaomi, which last week filed for a Hong Kong IPO that could be worth up to $10 billion, for patent infringement. Coolpad said in a statement late on Thursday its subsidiary, Yulong...

Apple and Samsung head back to court

Apple and Samsung head back to court

BACK IN 2011, Apple sues Samsung for copying its iPhone designs. Now, a jury in San Jose, California, will once again review the arguments to make a decision on the final damages costs to be paid by Samsung. This is the third time the five patents in question have...

Only 9% of UK patents are filed by women

Only 9% of UK patents are filed by women

Only 9% of patents filed in the UK are by women, research from WISE has revealed. This is compared to a global average of 30%. Encouragingly though, the research also found a 9% increase in the number of patents filed by women by publicly listed companies. This was...

Project Jengo Celebrates One Year Anniversary by Releasing Prior Art

by Alex Krivit from Cloudflare Today marks the one year anniversary of Project Jengo, a crowdsourced search for prior art that Cloudflare created and funded in response to the actions of Blackbird Technologies, a notorious patent troll. Blackbird has filed more than...

Monsanto appeals to India’s Supreme Court

Monsanto appeals to India’s Supreme Court

Monsanto Co has appealed to India’s Supreme Court against a ruling by the Delhi High Court which decreed last month that the world’s biggest seed maker cannot claim patents on its GM cotton seeds, a company spokesman said on Friday. The Delhi High Court last month...

Apple awarded ‘circular display’ patent

Apple has today been awarded a patent for technology intended for use in a ‘circular display.’ The patent text specifically references a wristwatch as one application, and one of the illustrations looks very much like a watch. The patent itself is for a particular...

Changes in fees at the Mexican Patent Office

Changes in fees at the Mexican Patent Office

Dumont Bergman Bider & Co., S.C, have informed the Patent Lawyer Magazine that there have been changes in the official fees for patents, utility models and industrial designs. The changes were published on April 26, 2018 and came into force on April 27, 2018....

Google’s appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court is denied

Google’s appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court is denied

After Google appealed a lower court's ruling that narrowed the scope of patents that can be challenged before a federal tribunal, the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal and stood by the 2016 federal court decision. The case stems from a lawsuit with...

Ukraine Drafts Amendments to Patent Legislation

On February 1, 2018, a draft law aimed at improving the protection of inventions and utility models was submitted to the Ukrainian Parliament for approval. The law aims to harmonize current Ukrainian patent legislation with the following EU regulations: Directive...

Apple and Nokia settle all litigation

Apple and Nokia settle all litigation

Nokia and Apple have announced that they have settled all litigation related to their intellectual property dispute and agreed on a multi-year patent license. “This is a meaningful agreement between Nokia and Apple,” said Maria Varsellona, Chief Legal Officer at...

Dentons advising Electroneum on patent request

Dentons is advising Electroneum Ltd, the early stage technology company aiming to transform the world of cryptocurrency, and which has filed a patent application for a technology that combines blockchain, cryptocurrency and mobile ubiquity. Electroneum has developed...

Apple to pay $500 million to VirnetX

Apple to pay $500 million to VirnetX

A notorious Patent Troll - VirnetX Holding Corporation - has won a major decision in the Eastern Court of Texas against Apple. Apple have been told in the decision that they should pay VirnetX over $500 million, in a decision that has been ongoing since 2012. In...

Samsung being sued for $3 billion

Samsung being sued for $3 billion

A lawsuit has begun between Samsung and PACid Technologies for patent infringement of three patents. the patents in questions are believed to be related to the biometric security features of Samsung’s recent Galaxy devices; specifically, the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7 and...

Humans or Robots? 14% of Brits would take legal advice from a Robot

The automation of work, including the use of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), is expected to rapidly increase. In fact, recent research by think tank ‘Centre for Cities’ found that one in five jobs in Britain will fall victim to automation by 2030. These...

Indivior sues generic versions of addiction treatment

Indivior has reacted to losing a recent court case by suing companies who are developing generic versions of its opioid addiction treatment . The Slough-based company's US arm has filed patent lawsuits against generic drugmakers Dr Reddy's, Actavis, Par, Alvogen and...

Apple Watch at the centre of latest patent infringement claim

Apple Watch at the centre of latest patent infringement claim

Michigan-based company Omni MedSci has set the precedent for a trial with Apple over its popular product the Apple Watch. As reported by Axios, Omni MedSci - a technology started focused on “near-infrared and mid-infrared broadband lasers” - alleges that the heart...

BlackBerry sues Snapchat parent Snap

BlackBerry sues Snapchat parent Snap

BlackBerry has reportedly filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Snapchat's parent company Snap in a similar lawsuit to that against Facebook earlier this month for fringement of patents relating to 3G and 4G wireless communications technology. Now, BlackBerry is...

Minesoft launch brand new PatBase Analytics V2

Minesoft launch brand new PatBase Analytics V2

PatBase Analytics V2 gives users the ability to bring data sets together into meaningful abstractions, group similar entities and present in a way that can be easily understood by both patent experts and those without patent know-how. The interface and design has been...

DSS finds US Patent and Appeals Board wrong with earlier decision

Document Security Systems, Inc announced today that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) was wrong when it found that claims 1–4 and 9–10 of U.S. Patent No. 6,128,290 (“the ‘290 patent”), owned by DSS, were unpatentable. The ‘290 patent is the subject of DSS’s...

IHI Upgrades IP Management with ANAQUA 9

IHI Upgrades IP Management with ANAQUA 9

Anaqua, Inc., today announced that Japanese comprehensive heavy-industry manufacturer IHI Corporation will upgrade its IP management systems by moving to ANAQUA 9, Anaqua’s integrated software and services platform. IHI, which provides a broad range of products such...

Darts-ip confirm partnership with Google Patents

Darts-ip confirm partnership with Google Patents

Patent portfolios are global and so are patent disputes, hence, patent professionals require a global view. Whether applying for a patent or preparing litigation, having a comprehensive overview of the case law related to a patent family is crucial. Darts-ip will...

Huawei wins injunction against Samsung

Huawei wins injunction against Samsung

An injunction has been upheld against Samsung by the Shenzhen Intermediate court in an intellectual property dispute between Samsung and Huawei. Huawei had originally dinged Samsung for patent infringement, but the Korean giant successfully argued that the IP was a...

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