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

Are you ready for gold plated iPhones?

Apple have filed for a patent to create “enclosures” for its devices out of “hardened” gold. The products would be included on most Apple devices including iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, etc. Apple’s new idea is to turn gold alloys into crystalline form by mixing it with...

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Could this Microsoft patent change wireless headphone sales?

Last year, with the release of the iPhone 7, came the release of the wireless headphones. The iPhone 7 removed the headphone port completely for the first time and competitors such as Motorola and Google weren't far behind. However, a patent filed by Microsoft has...

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IP Summit 12th edition, Brussels, on December 7-8, 2017

Want to secure your IP future? IP Summit 12th edition, Brussels, on December 7-8, 2017 New venue: The Hotel Brussels An immersive 2-day conference to feel what is going on. New technologies (digital, IoT, VR, big data and so on…) are impacting our lives in many ways....

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DON’T MISS: Global IP Exchange USA

IP strategy is not just a passing trend…Ask yourself: Where is your strategy, today? Where do you want your strategy to be, tomorrow? And how will you get there?   Ahead of the Global IP Exchange USA in December 2017, attending delegates have shared their top...

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Uniloc file another lawsuit against Apple

Uniloc are known worldwide as the serial patent troll with an apparent aim for Apple. Last year, Uniloc sued Apple over their Messages app and earlier this year over its frequent locations feature. These are just a couple of examples of the numerous patent lawsuits...

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Amazon is being sued by a Native American tribe

Last month, the Patent Lawyer Magazine reported on a new technique founded by Allergan to protect their patents: they signed the rights over to a Native American tribe. This week, the St. Regis Mohawk tribe - the same tribe used by Allergen - has filed patent...

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IP firm strengthens with two new Patent Attorneys

Major European patent and trade mark attorney firm, Haseltine Lake, announces the appointment of Huw Evans, a European Patent Attorney and Natasha Fairbairn, a UK Patent Attorney, both based in the firm’s Bristol office. Joining Haseltine Lake this month, Huw Evans...

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Allergan’s agreement questioned – is it all a sham?

The judge overseeing Allergan's patent trial - Judge William C. Bryson - has questioned the legitimacy of its deal with the Mohawks, asking the company if the whole deal was just a sham.  Legal experts have even suggested that if the Mohawks serve as co-defendants in...

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Columbia sportswear awarded $3 million decision

Last week, Columbia Sportswear Company was awarded more than $3 million in a patent infringement lawsuit against a San Diego company called Seiru Innovation Accessories. The three patents in question at the Federal District Court in San Diego were related...

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