Plenty of energy left in SK v LG battery dispute

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...

InterDigital files UK patent action against Lenovo

InterDigital files UK patent action against Lenovo

US Research and Development firm InterDigital has gone to the High Court in the UK to begin patent infringement proceedings against Chinese technology giant Lenovo. The action concerns a number of 3G and 4G patents. InterDigital, which owns over thirty-thousand mobile...

Apple sees RED over 4K compression patent

Apple sees RED over 4K compression patent

Red Digital Cinema, or ‘Red’, manufacturer of the ‘RED’ digital cameras used widely across the film industry, has this week reacted robustly to Apple’s May 2019 lawsuit to have one of Red’s patents invalidated. Apple had argued that Red’s patent for its “REDCODE”...

Last-minute patent agreement between LG and Qualcomm

Last-minute patent agreement between LG and Qualcomm

South Korean smartphone manufacturer LG and American telecoms giant Qualcomm have, at the eleventh hour, reached a settlement whereby LG will retain its license to use a number of Qualcomm’s 5G technology patents. The deal comes after extended legal tussles between...

HTC stops UK phone sales after patent battle

Taiwanese Technology company HTC has ceased sales of its smartphones in the UK in the latest chapter in its ongoing patent dispute with IPCom, a patent firm. Phone sales via HTC’s own website have already been suspended, with the manufacturer currently working to halt...

Has Apple crossed a ‘red squiggly line’?

A patent-infringement action has been filed against Apple by Sentius International, which previously partnered with Apple on various products. Sentius alleges that Apple’s spell-checking tool, which searches a device’s internal dictionary before highlighting any...

Amazon sued for alleged patent infringement in ‘Alexa’ development

Amazon sued for alleged patent infringement in ‘Alexa’ development

VB Assets, owner of pioneering voice-recognition software developed by VoiceBox Technologies, is taking action against Amazon, alleging that a number of patents developed by VoiceBox were infringed when Amazon developed Alexa, its popular voice-activated device....

EPO to assist UKIPO with biotech patent backlog

EPO to assist UKIPO with biotech patent backlog

The European Patent Office (EPO) has agreed to do some biotechnology patent searches on behalf of the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) in an effort to help tackle its large backlog of applications. UKIPO said it has trained and recruited relevant patent...

China to enhance IPR protection

China to enhance IPR protection

China is making aims to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights, the State Council's executive meeting, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, ruled on Wednesday. The meeting ruled that efforts to formulate and improve the criteria for determining, checking...

UK Queen approves Patent Court judge for Court of Appeals

UK Queen approves Patent Court judge for Court of Appeals

UK Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment of judge Richard Arnold to the UK Court of Appeals. Arnold had previously served as a High Court of Justice judge in the Chancery Division from 2008 and was appointed judge in charge of the Patents Court in April...

R&D intensive organisations lobby policy makers in Europe

R&D intensive organisations lobby policy makers in Europe

IP Europe – a coalition of R&D intensive organisations in Europe whose inventions are protected by Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) – has launched policy recommendations calling on European policymakers to prioritise IP protection at the highest political level...

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...

Premaitha Health PLC patent appeal rejected

Premaitha Health PLC patent appeal rejected

Molecular diagnostics firm Premaitha Health PLC has had its attempt to stop a patent infringement trial rejected by the UK High Court. The hearing, which took place on March 16, saw Premaitha and fellow defendants file for the case to be struck out as an abuse of the...

Dating App Tinder suing Bumble

Dating App Tinder suing Bumble

Match Group, the owner of the Tinder Dating App, is suing their competitors 'Bumble' for misuse of intellectual property over alleged patent infringement. Bumble is accused of copying Tinders swipe-based premise. The grounds for the suit are based on the fact that...

Walmart files for a robotic bee patent

Walmart files for a robotic bee patent

Retail giant Walmart has been in the news this week after they applied for a patent for "drone pollinators" to help fill in for the declining population of bees. The reason behind the filing is that the bees, that are said to have been noticeably declining since 2006,...

Favorable decision received for ParkerVision in case with Qualcomm

Favorable decision received for ParkerVision in case with Qualcomm

A favorable decision has been handed to ParkerVision, Inc. from a federal court judge in its patent infringement suit against Qualcomm Inc. and Apple Inc. For those of you who are unaware, ParkerVision is a developer of semiconductor technology solutions for wireless...

Impax Laboratories has agreed to pay $35 million

Impax Laboratories has agreed to pay $35 million

An agreement has been made by Impac Laoratories Inc to pay $35 million. The payment will be part of a resolution of litigation over claims it entered into an anticompetitive deal in a patent case to delay releasing a generic version of the acne medication Solodyn. The...

Resolution reached in patent case over Crest teeth whitening strips

Resolution reached in patent case over Crest teeth whitening strips

In a patent litigation battle over teeth whitening strips, the Procter & Gamble Company has announced that they have resolved the case with Ranir LLC. The dispute was based on P&G's teeth whitening patents (a significant number of patents, too), which ranged...

Waters Chooses ANAQUA 9 for IP Management

Waters Chooses ANAQUA 9 for IP Management

Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of Intellectual Property (IP) management software and services, today announced that Waters Corporation has selected ANAQUA to enhance its IP operations and enable improved collaboration. The $2 billion publicly traded specialty...

Nasdaq sue competitor for patent infringement

Nasdaq sue competitor for patent infringement

Late last week, Nasdaq Inc filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rival IEX Group. The patent lawsuit accuses the newest U.S. exchange operator of copying several core aspects of its electronic trading platform. The lawsuit is hoping to prevent IEX from...

Innolux sue Chinese competitor

Innolux sue Chinese competitor

Innolux Corp. has begun a patent litigation trial after accusing a Chinese competitor of infringing on 17 of its patents. The suit was filed with the Guangzhou Intellectual Property Court and the Ningbo Intermediate People's Court on February 12 and is, more...

US law firm pioneers ‘Tech Transfer To-Go’ using PatSnap

US law firm pioneers ‘Tech Transfer To-Go’ using PatSnap

Melissa Silverstein Law PLLC is disrupting the technology transfer industry using PatSnap’s cloud-based analytics platform. Universities often generate a significant amount of IP, and turning that IP into revenue is a difficult process that few perform successfully. A...

Allergan’s patent dismay

Allergan’s patent dismay

A motion has been denied by the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board from the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to dump a challenge to patents it acquired from Allergan last year and then leased back to the drugmaker.  Allergan believed that by selling its patents to the tribe, it...

CRISPR Technology gains Merck two more patents

CRISPR Technology gains Merck two more patents

The Korean Intellectual Property Office and the Israel Patent Office have each granted Merck's patent applications, this week. The applications that have been granted are for the company's CRISPR technology used in a genomic-integration method for eukaryotic cells....

Gilead $2.54 billion jury verdict overturned by judge

Gilead $2.54 billion jury verdict overturned by judge

A record-breaking jury verdict in December 2016 declared that Gilead has infringed on patents over its Hepatitis C Drugs sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) and ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (Harvoni) and was charged $2.54 billion. This was the largest ever in a U.S. Patent Case....

Guardian™ Technology patent received by Egalet

Egalet Corporation (Nasdaq: EGLT) ("Egalet"), a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative treatments for pain and other conditions, today announced it has received a U.S. patent for its proprietary...

PatSnap unveils cloud collaboration platform for R&D teams

PatSnap unveils cloud collaboration platform for R&D teams

A new cloud platform has been unveiled by PatSnap this week, named PatSnap Workspaces. The platform is designed to encourage and enhance collaboration within R&D teams, and between R&D and other business units. R&D teams, Intellectual Property (IP)...

ANAQUA to Unify and Simplify Ceva’s IP Management

Anaqua, Inc., today announced that Ceva Santé Animale, one of the world’s fastest-growing animal healthcare companies, has entered into a multi-year agreement to use the ANAQUA IP platform to manage its global portfolio of patents, inventions, trademarks, and awards....

Lawsuit started between Screechers Wild toy product and Bakugan® toys

Lawsuit started between Screechers Wild toy product and Bakugan® toys

Leading children's entertainment company Spin Master Corp. has sued competitor Alpha Group US, LLC for patent infringement. The lawsuit is over Alpha's 'Screechers Wild Toy', which allegedly infringes on patents Spin Master owns for its global Bakugan® toys. Spin...

Apple’s latest patent filing

Apple’s latest patent filing

A patent application titled "Content Creation Using Electronic Input Device on Non-Electronic Surfaces" (or patent No. 62/363,172) has been filed by Apple technicians this week for an Apple Pencil-like device. In short, the patent describes a product similar to an...

Trump nominated Iancu is elected as the new USPTO head

Trump nominated Iancu is elected as the new USPTO head

After a 94-0 vote earlier this week, the Senate voted Adrei Iancu, 49, as the next head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Iancu was elected by Donald Trump in August 2017 after the position became a political flashpoint in recent years. Iancu will succeed...

Apple reaches settlement with Immersion

Apple reaches settlement with Immersion

Apple and Immersion have made a deal to settle litigation and set up licensing agreements for haptic feedback IP in mobile devices. The settlement is likely to halt all remaining infringement suits with Apple. The brief statement from Immersion, released on Monday,...

$26.7 million awarded to Illumina

A San Francisco jury has backed Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) in a patent infringement lawsuit against Ariosa Diagnostics pertaining to the Harmony non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT). Specifically, the jury found that Ariosa's previous and current version of the test...

Asia reclaims position as epicenter of global innovation

Asia reclaims position as epicenter of global innovation

Annual study by Clarivate Analytics identifies world’s Top 100 Global Innovators Asia has reclaimed its standing as the epicenter for global innovation after briefly falling behind the United States in 2016, according to the 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators report...

Patent received by Integral for combining limit orders

Integral, the financial technology partner trusted by leading banks, brokers, and investment managers to design, deliver and grow their FX businesses, announced today that it has received a U.S. patent, number 9,836,789, titled “Method and System for Generating and...

Monsanto Co’s patent should be void, according to Mexico

Story from Reuters: Brazil’s patent office has concluded that Monsanto Co’s Intacta RR2 Pro patent should be declared void, according to court filings seen by Reuters regarding a lawsuit against the company by soy growers association Aprosoja. In the Jan. 17 document,...

New patent partners: Google and Tencent

New patent partners: Google and Tencent

A long-term agreement has been made between Google and Tencent to cross-license patents on a range of products, technologies and more. The US company have made the move alongside the Chinese tech group - who are said to dominate the internet market in China with...

Premaitha receives support loan in Illumina battle

Premaitha receives support loan in Illumina battle

The company behind the IONA prenatal test for Downs Syndrome has received a £2.1 million ($2.9 million) to finance its ongoing patent battle with American Illumnia. UK-based Premaitha Health received the loan from Thermo Fisher Scientific. Thermo Fisher Scientific is...

Movers & Shakers – January 2018

Venable Expands its Patent Prosecution Capabilities in its San Francisco Office with the Addition of Benjamin Pelletier Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Benjamin C. Pelletier has joined the firm’s growing Patent Prosecution and Counseling Practice as counsel in...

IEEE and IP.com add content to InnovationQ Plus

IEEE and IET have announced that the IET's full-text journals and conference papers have been made fully discoverable for all on InnovationQ plus. InnovationQ plus is a popular patent discovery and analytics platform created by IEEE and IP.com. “IEEE and IET have a...

Microsoft expands patent protection program

Last year, Microsoft announced the new Azure IP Advantage program through which Microsoft will use its patent portfolio to help protect its cloud customers from patent suits. If sued, eligible Azure customers can acquire one of 10,000 patents that Microsoft will make...

TiVo and Comcast in patent battle, again

TiVo and Comcast in patent battle, again

It was only a few months ago that Comcast lost a patent lawsuit with Tivo over patent violations on several technologies relating to scheduling on set-top DVR recordings. Even though it was Comcast that said they would appeal the decision, it is TiVo who have made the...

Decision reached in patent lawsuit with Huawei and Samsung in China

Decision reached in patent lawsuit with Huawei and Samsung in China

In 2016, a lawsuit began between Samsung and Huawei began over a selection of wireless communication device patents. The two companies have been trying to reach an agreement since the litigation was filed but, this week, a court has reached a decision on the...

PatSnap announces the launch of Smart Search

PatSnap has announced the launch of Smart Search, a tool that enhances and accelerates patent searches, making the wealth of insights found within patent data more accessible to those with no experience in Intellectual Property (IP). Patent searching traditionally...

USPTO end of year facts & figures

USPTO end of year facts & figures

With patent applications and grants rising again in 2017, it is safe to say the U.S patent system is very much back in play. IBM may still be on the top of the list but with many other companies - and countries - on the rise, it may not be long until that changes. In...

Doorbell companies in infringement lawsuit

A smart doorbell startup - Skybell Technologies - has filed a lawsuit against industry leader 'Ring' for allegedly copying their technology. The lawsuit claims that Ring knowingly used the technology that Skybell created, thus infringing three of their patents. The...

IBM has sued Expedia for patents dating back to 1980

IBM has sued Expedia for patents dating back to 1980

A lawsuit has ensued at the US District Court in Delaware between IBM and Expedia over patents that date way back to the 1980s. The travel giant and a number of its subsidiary travel sites (including HomeAway, Hotels.com, Hotwire and Orbitz) have been accused of...

Movers and Shakers: January 2018

Movers and Shakers throughout January 2018. Check back weekly for updates! J A Kemp Opens Office in Paris On 1 February 2018, J A Kemp, a leading firm of European and UK Patent and Trademark Attorneys, will open an office in Paris. This will be J A Kemp’s second...

iRobot settles case with Black & Decker

iRobot settles case with Black & Decker

In a bid to maintain its current market share iRobot, the makers of the Roomba vacuum, has challenged its competitors over alleged patent violations. Black & Decker, Bissell, iLife, and Hoover are all among names of companies listed in a complaint filed to the US...

Blood pressure monitors in patent dispute

Trustees from Purdue University filed a federal patent lawsuit against a Japanese company this week over models of pressure monitors. The patent in question - U.S. Patent No. 7,014,611 B1, referred to as the "611 patent," - was granted in March 2006 by the U.S. Patent...

Roche and Shire dispute escalates

The patent dispute between Roche (the Swiss drugmaker) and Shire (London-based drugmaker) has escalated this week, after Shire filed a new motion in a U.S. court. The motion aims, according to Roche, to stop some patients getting the medicine they require. The patent...

Mathys & Squire acquire Coller IP

Mathys & Squire acquire Coller IP

Mathys & Squire have acquired, through one of our subsidiaries, intellectual property strategy and valuation specialists, Coller IP. Coller IP is a specialist in strategic, commercial intellectual property management and valuation. Coller IP, based in Oxford, has...

PXG hits back at TaylorMade in bitter patent case

The latest in a string of patent allegations comes from PXG against competitor TaylorMade. The case stems from the patent trial filed in September this year by PXG against TaylorMade for allegedly infringing on 8 of its patents. In court documents filed Monday, PXG...

Veeco prepares to appeal at Beijing IP Court

An appeal will be made to the Beijing IP Court by Veeco Instruments against its recent decision regarding the validity of patent ZL201220056049.5. The patent in question is held by Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment (AMEC) and the decision was made by the Patent...

Patent fight moves on to Australia

Patent fight moves on to Australia

The ongoing patent battle in the healthcare industry between Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and ResMed has been extended to Australia. The dispute is seeking damages and injunctions to halt the sales of ResMed's products that, F&P allege, infringe four patents....

PatSnap announces the launch of Licensee Locator

PatSnap has announced the launch of Licensee Locator, an analysis tool that enables users to identify and locate potential acquirers or licensees for patented technology. Developing innovative technologies is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses. In 2017,...

Walgreens Boots IP Head Joins Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs welcomes Kerry Lee, the former Head of Group Intellectual Property of Walgreens Boots Alliance, as a partner in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice in the Manchester and London offices. He has extensive experience in contentious and...

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