Nokia and Samsung sign 5G patent license agreement

Nokia and Samsung sign 5G patent license agreement

Agreement covers Nokia’s fundamental inventions in 5G and other technologies Samsung to make royalty payments to Nokia for a multi-year period Previous agreement expired at the end of 2022 Espoo, Finland – Nokia announced last month it has signed a new cross-license...

Mobile money: need to incentivize cellular standards

Mobile money: need to incentivize cellular standards

Savings accounts, payments and loans play a key role in the economic and social welfare of individuals and countries. Amongst other things, they provide financial inclusion, higher chances of overcoming financial challenges, an opportunity to create a business or to...

Is OpenAI’s ChatGPT threatening privacy?

Is OpenAI’s ChatGPT threatening privacy?

There has been a rush of excitement in recent weeks for OpenAI’s chatbot, ChatGPT. It’s hard not to share in the excitement, when one can ask a question as unusual as “write me a poem about patents in the style of Shakespeare” and receive a coherent and original reply...

Huge leap in number of legal professionals with career concerns

Huge leap in number of legal professionals with career concerns

LawCare, the mental health charity for legal professionals in the UK, today released new support statistics and its impact report LawCare's 2022 impact report shows that nearly a quarter (22%) of people contacting LawCare for support were primarily concerned about...

Could machines take over the world of patent translations?

Dr Andrea Civera, Senior Associate, and Dr Alexander Frank, Associate, of Reddie & Grose evaluate the capabilities of machine translation to assess whether it is capable of fulfilling the translation requirements set to be implemented with the Unitary Patent system.

An interview with Vandita Chandrani, Associate General IP Counsel at Elekta

Vandita sits down with The Patent Lawyer to discuss her experiences as an in-house patent attorney in the medical industry and at Elekta, the company bringing hope to those dealing with cancer.

How IP management technology is helping firms thrive

Tom Parish, Commercial Director at Equinox, explains the depths that an IPMS can offer to law firms by simplifying task management, saving time, reducing complexity, and pleasing clients.

A landmark patent case redefining pharmaceutical patent enforcement in Egypt

Nermien Al-Ali, Esq, Founder and Managing Partner of NAL Law Group, summarizes the case between Merck and Marcyrl over infringing generic pharmaceuticals that changed Egypt’s perception of patent protection.

Women in IP Leadership: An interview: inspirations, experiences, and ideas for equality

Featuring: Prudence Jahja, Managing Partner at Januar Jahja and Partners

Award Winning Law Firm Rankings 2023

10 of the best law firms from each of the top Middle East & Africa jurisdictions, including Egypt, Nigeria & UAE.

LiquidText is the document analysis platform of choice for patent professionals worldwide

The winner of Editor’s Choice Awards from BOTH Apple and Microsoft, LiquidText lets you do more analytical reading and note-taking with less effort, never lose track of a source document or highlight, and always return to where you left off quickly.


Patentability of computer related inventions (CRIs) n India: Current practices and a call for revisions

Dr. Joshita Davar Khemani, Mr. Sonal Mishra and Mr. Rahul Sharma of L. S. Davar & Co. critically examine the current (inconsistent) practices related to CRIs at the Indian Patent Office and offer suggestions on much needed revisions to the extant practices.

Terminal disclaimers and common ownership

David McCombs, Eugene Goryunov, Alan Wang & Austin Lorch of Haynes Boone LLP and Tom Kaczmarski of Continental review the conditions of terminal disclaimers and the grounds for common ownership to identify necessary steps for maintaining patent protection when multiple parties are involved.

The EPO’s Women Inventors report: getting to the roots of women’s disproportion in patenting

Faye Waterford, Editor of The Patent Lawyer Magazine, evaluates the key findings of the recent EPO Women Inventors report, informed through an interview with Ilja Rudyk, Senior Economist at the EPO and Co-Author of the report, to explore the position of women in patenting and the motives for seeking improvement.

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Blank Rome welcomes new Patent Agent in Houston

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph B. Jackson has joined the firm’s Houston office in the Intellectual Property and Technology practice group as a patent agent. Joe’s arrival continues the firm’s strategic expansion of its Intellectual Property...

Registration now open for Finnegan IP University

WASHINGTON, DC—Finnegan is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2023 Finnegan IP University program. The free program introduces undergraduate and graduate STEM students to career opportunities in IP law over four weeks of online educational...

Holland & Hart creates new principal role

DENVER, January 18, 2023—Holland & Hart announced that it has created a new leadership role of Principal, Patent Agent (Principal). The firm’s leadership promoted Devin Brennan as the firm’s first Principal effective January 1. Brennan joined the firm in 2015 as a...

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OLIVARES in Mexico names two new Partners

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 9, 2023- OLIVARES, a leading IP, business, and litigation law firm in Mexico announces the addition of two new partners: Rommy Morales and Jaime Rodríguez. Rommy Morales is an experienced practitioner at OLIVARES, first joining the firm in 2008. For...

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Reddie & Grose Appoints Dr Yumiko Kato

Reddie & Grose, a UK and European firm of Patent, Trademark and Design attorneys, is delighted to announce that Dr Yumiko Kato has joined the firm as a Senior Associate. She will be working out of the London office. Yumiko’s specialist field is chemistry where she...

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Finnegan elects eight new partners

WASHINGTON, DC—Finnegan is delighted to welcome eight attorneys to the partnership. They represent distinct areas of intellectual property law including patent and trade secret litigation before U.S. federal district courts; investigations at the U.S. International...

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Rouse acquires European IP firm Valea

International IP services firm Rouse enhances its capabilities in Sweden through acquisition of leading IP firm Valea AB 14 December 2022: International Intellectual Property (IP) services firm Rouse today announces its acquisition of Valea AB, a leading European IP...

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Adam Williams appointed Intellectual Property Office CEO

The IPO has announced that Adam Williams has been appointed Chief Executive and Comptroller-General of the Intellectual Property Office. Adam joined the Intellectual Property Office in 2009 and took up the role of Director of Business and International Policy in...

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The perils of ChatGPT for inventors

OpenAI’s latest chatbot, ChatGPT, undoubtedly produces some seriously impressive results. Indeed, it’s often difficult to tell, at first glance, that the text was generated using a chatbot. However, the internet (and particularly my LinkedIn feed) has been awash over...

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Finnegan secures ITC win on behalf of BMW

WASHINGTON, DC—In a final determination, the International Trade Commission (ITC) terminated an investigation brought on by Arigna Technology Ltd. against Finnegan clients BMW of North America, LLC and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (collectively, “BMW”). Arigna alleged...

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Powell Gilbert adds IP litigator to growing team

Jodie Goonawardena is the firm’s fifth Associate hire in just over a year LONDON – Specialist IP law firm Powell Gilbert LLP today announces that it has expanded its team of leading IP lawyers with the appointment of Jodie Goonawardena as an Associate. Jodie joins...

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