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Ukrainian IP system is under reform

Ukrainian IP system is under reform

Legal news The reform of the intellectual property industry in Ukraine has reached its final stage. The Government of Ukraine continues the implementation of new requirements of Ukrainian legislation in the field of intellectual property to harmonize national...

Gender bias in patent prosecution

Gender bias in patent prosecution

There is a gender gap in patent law.  We’ve known for a long time that women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and medicine (STEM).  In the USA over half of PhDs are awarded to women, and yet STEM remains male-dominated. Women for only 30% of...

World Mental Health day, 10/10/22/:10 reasons to contact LawCare

As World Mental Health Day falls on the 10th day of the 10th month here are 10 reasons why you might consider reaching out to legal mental health charity LawCare for support. Everyone you'll speak to on the phone, email or online chat either works in, or has worked in...

Patent applicants dash to avoid costly new Canadian rules

Patent applicants dash to avoid costly new Canadian rules

This article will look at a couple of key aspects of the newest Canadian Patent Rules that have caught the attention of patent filers. Many applicants are currently taking immediate action to avoid the new rules and get grandfathered under the current rules.  As...

Could machines take over the world of patent translations?

Could machines take over the world of patent translations?

Under EPO practice, an application is most often filed in one of its official languages – English, French and German.  If filed in another language of an EPC-contracting state, a translation of the specification into one of the three EPO official languages must be...

Almost 5,000 drone patents granted last year – a 39% increase

Almost 5,000 drone patents granted last year – a 39% increase

China leads global efforts to dominate drone market, accounting for two-thirds of patents Patents granted for drones worldwide have increased by 39% to 4,876 in the past year*, shows new research by leading intellectual property law firm Mathys & Squire. The...

Full programme announced for Lawcare’s inaugural conference

Full programme announced for Lawcare’s inaugural conference

Learn more about how to improve the culture in the law and how to make your legal organisation a happy and healthy place to work Legal mental health charity LawCare has announced the full line up of speakers for its online conference ‘Building a Better Life in the...

Is It possible to patent Bitcoin? Lyle D. Solomon reports

Is It possible to patent Bitcoin? Lyle D. Solomon reports

The hype surrounding cryptocurrencies has been growing over the past few years. Not only have they risen in terms of scope, but companies and countries have started to become more accepting of it. And with this impressive growth, various fintech companies are moving...

Xiaomi joins Open Invention Network patent peace community

Xiaomi joins Open Invention Network patent peace community

Xiaomi Corporation, the third largest global smartphone manufacturer, has joined the Open Invention Network, the largest patent non-aggression community in history. Xiaomi is a consumer electronics and smart manufacturing company with smartphones and smart hardware...

Intellectual property law firm Mathys & Squire appoints first COO

Intellectual property law firm Mathys & Squire appoints first COO

Jont Cole joins from property giant JLL COO will drive strategic development and growth Leading intellectual property law firm Mathys & Squire has appointed the first Chief Operating Officer in its 111-year history. Mathys & Squire explains that the firm’s...

Maker of TikTok joins the Open Invention Network community

Maker of TikTok joins the Open Invention Network community

ByteDance, the maker of TikTok, Helo, and Resso, as well as platforms specific to the Chinese market – Toutiao, Douyin, and Xigua – has joined Open Invention Network. As the maker of the leading global short video platform, ByteDance has joined the largest patent...

Veteran IP litigator Milton Springut Joins Moses & Singer

Veteran IP litigator Milton Springut Joins Moses & Singer

Moses & Singer LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of Milton Springut as a partner in its Intellectual Property practice. His longtime colleague Caroline Boehm also joins as special counsel. Springut brings more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of IP...

The Australian Federal Court says an AI can be the inventor

The Australian Federal Court says an AI can be the inventor

The Australian Federal Court has recently handed down a decision that an AI can be named as the inventor in a patent application. The patent application relates to two inventions: a beverage container having a fractal wall; and a signal beacon, both generated by DABUS...

Patents don’t kill – Marie Barani reports

Patents don’t kill – Marie Barani reports

With the European Commission acting as legislator and regulator, and the European Parliament and Council representing the European executive power, Brussels is home to some of the main European institutions as well as lobbyists. Early July, two ads portraying opposing...

EIP US announces growth with patent hires

EIP US announces growth with patent hires

EIP US has announced growth of its patent capability with two specialists joining its Denver office. Peter Scull, a registered US patent attorney with 25 years’ experience, joins EIP from Hamilton DeSanctis & Cha (HDC) where he spent over nine years.  Peter...

Saebryn reports: How delegate.legal is changing the legal field

Saebryn reports: How delegate.legal is changing the legal field

Navigating remote work is complicated. Though attorneys have been practicing in remote settings for many years, up until the pandemic they could only practice in the same state in which they were licensed. With the recent guidance issued by the American Bar...

TTI selects Anaqua to power its drive for enhanced patent management

TTI selects Anaqua to power its drive for enhanced patent management

World leader in cordless technology to benefit from integrated suite of IP tools  Anaqua, the leading innovation and intellectual property management technology provider, recently announced that Techtronic Industries (TTI), a world leader in power tools and cordless...

AIPPI releases position paper on TRIPS agreement COVID-19 waiver

AIPPI releases position paper on TRIPS agreement COVID-19 waiver

The Standing Committees on TRIPS and Pharma at the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle - AIPPI), recently released an AIPPI Bureau approved position paper...

eCommerce company Shopify joins Open Invention Network

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...

EIP and Stobbs announce new collaboration

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...

New Partner for Withers & Rogers LLP

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...

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

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...

Nokia and Lenovo conclude patent cross-licensing agreement

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...

Withers & Rogers appoints new Chair and Head of Strategic Operations

Withers & Rogers appoints new Chair and Head of Strategic Operations

European intellectual property firm, Withers & Rogers, is delighted to announce the appointment of as its new Chair, as well as the appointment of Zoe Bailey, who is joining the firm as its new Head of Strategic Operations. With her career in intellectual property...

Robert Reading reports: the 2021 International IP Index

Robert Reading reports: the 2021 International IP Index

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Centre (GIPC) has published its annual International Intellectual Property Index for 2021. The Index, now in its ninth edition, analyses and benchmarks IP rights in 53 economies across the globe, representing over...

EIP announces hire of new CEO from AWA

EIP announces hire of new CEO from AWA

EIP, the leading international IP firm, have announced the appointment of Magnus Hallin as Chief Executive. He joins from AWA, an eminent European IP firm. Magnus is a lawyer who spent 10 years practicing IP law and litigation before moving into management at AWA...

IP leader Powell Gilbert further expands team with new associate hire

IP leader Powell Gilbert further expands team with new associate hire

Law firm adds Jennifer O’Kane to its growing team LONDON – Top-ranked IP law firm Powell Gilbert LLP today announces that it has bolstered its team with the appointment of Jennifer O’Kane as an associate. Jennifer’s arrival makes her the fifth addition to the...

Nokia and Samsung sign patent licensing agreement  for video standards

Nokia and Samsung sign patent licensing agreement for video standards

         Agreement covers use of Nokia’s inventions in video standards Espoo, Finland – Nokia and Samsung sign patent licensing agreement. Nokia recently announced  that it has signed a patent license agreement with Samsung, which covers the use of Nokia’s innovations...

NovumIP to join global IP solution provider Questel

NovumIP to join global IP solution provider Questel

NovumIP and its companies Novagraaf and PAVIS announced today that they will be joining Questel, after the IP solutions provider acquired a majority stake in the business from private equity firm, Paragon Partners. The parties anticipate that the closing will take...

Should IP service providers charge urgency fees?

Should IP service providers charge urgency fees?

Many IP Service providers, just like law firms, charge urgency fees for late instructions. For private practise lawyer, there are many reasons for this: the likely late hours worked to get the job done; the probability of having to rejig an ever-growing workload; the...

Gifty Gakpetor: In honor of International Women’s Day

Gifty Gakpetor: In honor of International Women’s Day

We have come a long way to be recognised fully, for the value we bring to society, whether in business, in the home or in government. Change has been happening.  In government, we have remarkable female leaders such as, Angela Merkel - Chancellor of Germany, Jacinda...

Barclays and ByteDance join LOT Network

Barclays and ByteDance join LOT Network

Barclays joins LOT Network and Open Invention Network Community Barclays takes action against attacks from patent trolls Barclays is the first major European headquartered bank to join LOT Network and Open Invention Network Community to oppose the abuse of...

Sonal Mishra reports: Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2021

Sonal Mishra reports: Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2021

The Government of India through its Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), a wing of Ministry of Commerce and Industry has circulated the draft patents (amendment) rules, 2021 dated 9th Feb, 2021 proposing to amend the patent rules, 2003. The...

Priggya Arora reports:  Patent trolls: ICT vs. Pharmaceuticals

Priggya Arora reports: Patent trolls: ICT vs. Pharmaceuticals

Patent trolls have been an element of the intellectual property regime almost since the beginning- although they were known as “patent sharks” during Edison’s time. This is in itself not surprising- any new form of legal system is going to have those who seek to...

New COO for leading intellectual property firm Appleyard Lees

New COO for leading intellectual property firm Appleyard Lees

(Manchester – 4 Feb 2021) Appleyard Lees are delighted to announce the appointment of John Kushnick as their Chief Operating Officer (COO). John is based in Manchester. John, who is also a qualified solicitor, joined the leading intellectual property firm on 1...

Anaqua Successfully Completes SOC 2 Examination

Anaqua Successfully Completes SOC 2 Examination

Leading IP management solutions provider demonstrates strength of commitment to information and systems security BOSTON, January 26, 2021 – Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, today announced that it has...

Ropes & Gray and Novavax pursue a COVID-19 vaccine

Ropes & Gray and Novavax pursue a COVID-19 vaccine

Ropes & Gray’s life sciences practice played a critical role in helping longstanding client Novavax, Inc. pursue a COVID-19 vaccine; on January 28, Novavax announced that NVX-CoV2373, its protein-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate, met the primary endpoint, with a...

Top-ranked IP law firm Powell Gilbert adds to team with associate hire

Top-ranked IP law firm Powell Gilbert adds to team with associate hire

Leading IP firm continues to expand its team with the addition of Daniel Down LONDON – Specialist IP law firm Powell Gilbert LLP today announces that it has added to its market-leading team with the appointment of Daniel Down as associate. The hire, which follows the...

Three new partners at IP boutique firm HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

Three new partners at IP boutique firm HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is pleased to welcome three new partners, including two internal promotions and one lateral hire (at the Madrid office). Mathis Breuer (Dusseldorf office) has been working as an attorney since 2013 and joined the firm in 2015. He represents clients...

Carpmaels & Ransford announces new Senior Associate promotions

Carpmaels & Ransford announces new Senior Associate promotions

The promotions will take effect from 1st January 2021 Carpmaels & Ransford is pleased to announce the promotion of Peter Herrick and Russell Woolley to Senior Associate, effective from 1st January 2021. Peter, who sits within the Engineering and Tech teams, has a...

Yokogawa Joins LOT Network to Promote and Safeguard Open Innovation

Yokogawa Joins LOT Network to Promote and Safeguard Open Innovation

–Partnership with a global community of leading companies to protect against patent assertion entities– Tokyo, Japan - December 10, 2020 Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces it has joined LOT Network, a global non-profit organization that aims to...

New appointments signal rapid growth for Mewburn Ellis in Munich

New appointments signal rapid growth for Mewburn Ellis in Munich

Leading European specialist IP firm continues to bolster international offering with a spate of new hires 14 December 2020: Leading European IP firm Mewburn Ellis has continued to demonstrate impressive growth with a series of new hires in its Munich office bringing...

Clarivate Acquires Hanlim IPS

Clarivate Acquires Hanlim IPS

Combining strengths to accelerate innovation in South Korea by offering a more comprehensive range of IP information and insights solutions London, U.K. December 1, 2020 – Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CCC), a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to...

Legrand Innovates with Anaqua’s AQX  IP Management Platform

Legrand Innovates with Anaqua’s AQX IP Management Platform

French industrial group selects Anaqua software and services to streamline patent and trademark management processes BOSTON, December 1, 2020 – Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, today announced that France’s...

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