Nokia reaches 4,000 5G essential patent families milestone

Nokia reaches 4,000 5G essential patent families milestone

Nokia has reached the milestone of 4,000 patent families declared as essential to 5G with more to follow Entire industries are powered by Nokia’s inventions in the field of cellular connectivity Nokia’s industry-leading patent portfolio is built on over €130bn...

Finnegan expands in Europe with launch of Munich office

Finnegan expands in Europe with launch of Munich office

Dr Jochen Herr joins to lead new practice in Germany Finnegan, one of the world’s largest IP law firms, will open a new office in Munich, Germany in January 2022. Dr Jochen Herr – a formidable IP litigator with a significant market reputation in Germany – will be...

YADRO joins the Open Invention Network community

According to IDC, YADRO is the market leader in enterprise storage and high-performance servers in Russia and Eastern Europe.  Offering a full range of high-performance servers, storage systems and industry specific services and tools, YADRO leverages open source...

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eCommerce company Shopify joins Open Invention Network

Today Shopify and Open Invention Network announced that the eCommerce company has joined its patent non-aggression community. As one of the largest global commerce platforms that provides tools to start, grow and manage a retail business of any size, Shopify said it...

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EIP and Stobbs announce new collaboration

Two pioneering IP firms, EIP and Stobbs, are announcing a new collaboration to provide clients with specialist services in patent protection and trademarking. The innovative agreement will see EIP, a European and US IP firm, focusing on high-value patent matters and...

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New Partner for Withers & Rogers LLP

European intellectual property firm, Withers & Rogers, is delighted to announce the promotion of Christopher Range to the firm’s partnership. Having joined the firm’s Leamington Spa office in 2011, Christopher qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney and European...

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World IP Day: How to take your idea to market as an SME

With SMEs accounting for the majority of businesses worldwide, it is no surprise that we are seeing more and more innovation coming from SME businesses. Effectively understanding how to take that innovation to market, and then to optimize profit generation resulting...

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Nokia and Lenovo conclude patent cross-licensing agreement

Nokia recently announced that it has concluded a multi-year, multi-technology patent cross-license agreement with Lenovo. Under the agreement, Lenovo will make a net balancing payment to Nokia. The terms of the agreement remain confidential. The agreement resolves all...

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South Africa and Australia tackle AI inventorship in patents

Steven M. Shape, Managing Partner at Dennemeyer &
Associates, questions whether Al-generated solutions
will force patent systems across the globe to reevaluate
traditional notions of inventorship.

Mr. and Ms. AI – Sweden prepares for inventors that are Artificial Intelligence

Maria Zamkova, CEO at Fenix Legal, discusses the
future of patenting AI in Swede and the likelihood of
AI being named inventor in future patent applications.

An interview with Cloudflare’s General Counsel, Doug Kramer

The Patent Lawyer sits down with Doug to discuss
Cloudflare’s Project Jengo – an ingenious competition
to fight back against Non-Practicing Entities with a
cash prize for the winners!

A greener future: renewable energy and patents in India

Rachna Bakhru and Suvarna Pandey, with RNA,
Technology and IP Attorneys, evaluate the energy
usage of the Indian population, and the hopeful future
that renewable energy could provide.

Blockchain patents – comparing the approach of patent offices

Dani Kramer and Dylan Morgan of Mathys & Squire
review the response of patent offices to blockchain
filings with a particular focus on the United Kingdom
Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), the European
Patent Office (EPO), and the United States Patent
and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Mitigating outsized patent damages awards

Roderick O’Dorisio, Attorney at Perkins Coie,
explains the impact of saliency bias on patent
damages awards cases with a possible solution
to balance the jury.

Drawings as a basis for amending a claim

DPS Parmar, Special Council at LexOrbis, provides
a breakdown of the process and benefits of adding
drawings to a patent claim.

Expert witness in Russian Court

Nikolay Bogdanov & Sergey Dorofeev, Partners at
Gorodissky & Partners, explain the use of expert
witnesses in Russian court with advice on best

Protecting investments and encouraging innovation in the pharmaceutical industry

Caitlin Kavanagh, Marketing Manager at Minesoft,
explains the importance of protecting investment
and innovation and how Minesoft can aid in this

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

Featuring: Christine Jennings of Anaqua Services

Sponsored by Traple Konarski Podrecki and

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

Featuring: Erika Harmon Arner of Finnegan, Henderson,
Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.

Sponsored by Traple Konarski Podrecki and

Law Firm Rankings: Asia Pacific

Ten of the best law firms from each of the top
Asia Pacific jurisdictions, including China, Japan,
and Malaysia.

Jurisdictional Briefing: publication of judicial IP decisions in Spain

Juan Casulá, Attorney at H&A, provides a jurisdictional
update on the publishing of judicial IP decisions in Spain.

Recent German Court Decisions and Legislation shape the future of Patent Litigation

Dr. Dennis Kretschmann of Boehmert & Boehmert
discusses the prospect of a unitary European patent
and the reform of the German Patent Act.

The high standard for remedy of rights at the JPO likely liberalized by recent patent law amendments

Fumi Katoh, Patent Engineer at Sonoda & Kobayashi
IP Law, provides an overview of the remedy of rights
in light of the recent changes to patent law in Japan.

Is Poland innovative enough?

Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak & Katarzyna Puchała,
of Traple Konarski Podrecki and Partners, discuss the
recent patenting statistics in Poland and what it is
reflecting about innovation.

Reimagining New Zealand patent “best practice”

Gareth Dixon, PhD, of Shelston IP, discusses some
ideas as to how attorneys and applicants alike can
effectively manage the prosecution of New Zealand
patent applications.

An overview of the Eurasian design patent system

Vasily Andreev and Victor Lisovenko, Attorneys at
Patentica, summarise the filing, examination, and
opposition stages of the Eurasian design patent system.

Chinese companies facing rising global PAE risk

Hao-Chin (Frank) Jeng and Dan Shang, of Purplevine
IP Group, explain the rising risk PAEs pose in the
Chinese market and how LOT Network can be a costeffective

Madagascar: biodiversity and patent rights

Marisol Cardoso, Patent Consultant at Inventa
International, explains the patenting of biodiversity in
relation to Madagascar’s unique life and agriculture.

The competition of the rights to different means of individualization in the defense of the exclusive rights

Despite the independent statuses of different
means of individualization and the existence in the
Civil Code of the Russian Federation of a seniority
rule of a senior means of individualization, the law
enforcement practice in the cases on prohibiting to
use such subject matters and on recovering damages
is not always unambiguous. Zuykov and Partners

How important is translation quality for European patent validations in Poland?

Patpol describe the implications of patent translation
in foreign countries and for EPO members.

Divisional Patent Applications under the New Mexican IP Law

Manuel Lopez, Associate at Uhthoff, Gómez Vega
& Uhthoff, s.c., provides vital information for
protecting your patent portfolio under the
New Mexican IP Law.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion with Suzanne Wertheim. Chapter 3: inclusion

In this six-part series Dr. Suzanne Wertheim,
of Worthwhile Research & Consulting, talks to
The Patent Lawyer about diversity, equity, and
inclusion: what it means; the current challenges; DEI
in law; gender bias; and what we can all do to

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