Week’s news headlines – October 20th, 2017

Copyrights AIPPI 2017: Warner Bros exec talks safe harbours and infringers When illegal downloaders first appeared, the music industry’s initial response of suing infringers was unsuccessful, according to a Warner Bros executive https://www.worldipreview.com/news/aippi-2017-warner-bros-exec-talks-safe-harbours-and-infringers-14764 EFF wants ‘illegal’ EU copyright reform deleted The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and 56 other civil society groups have demanded the deletion […]

Week’s news headlines – June 9, 2017

Patents Xiaomi open to another patent mega-deal if the right opportunity presents itself It has been about a year since Xiaomi completed one of the larger single patent acquisitions made by an emerging Chinese tech company http://www.iam-media.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=96845a9d-5380-49a0-9e4f-f300d986c377 Japan Patent Office Reverses Initial Refusal of ‘Gotham City’ Trademark The Appeal Board of Japan Patent Office (JPO) […]

Week’s news headlines – Jun 2nd 2017

Trademarks Federal Circuit vacates TTAB decision over wine mark The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has vacated and remanded a decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) over a wine company’s trademark. http://www.worldipreview.com/news/federal-circuit-vacates-ttab-decision-over-wine-mark-14122 Metatags: the invisible enemy Website owners should monitor metatags carefully to avoid claims of trademark infringement, as […]

Week’s news headlines – May 26th 2017

Trademarks GCC Trade Mark Law: Finding Consistency Across the Gulf When will the Gulf Cooperation Council Trade Mark Law be fully implemented? Will it unify the protection and enforcement of trademarks? WIPR puts these questions to two lawyers in the region. http://www.worldipreview.com/contributed-article/gcc-trade-mark-law-finding-consistency-across-the-gulf Joe Ferretti: Working the World Stage of IP Joe Ferretti, Vice-President & Chief […]

Week’s news headlines – May 19th 2017

Patents Federal Circuit upholds Twitter patent victory In a decision handed down on Friday, May 12, the court affirmed a ruling that five messaging patents owned by New York-based EasyWeb Innovations were invalid. http://worldipreview.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=5147cd2e00ef8a542c19706b5&id=12ce9bdfbe&e=3ec0545e64 PTAB: no longer a death squad The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board has come a long way since being branded […]

Week’s news headlines – May 5th 2017

Patents Fixed-time patent-buying programme IP3 back again for 2017; but this time it’s different AST is launching a new version of the Industry Patent Purchase Program (IP3) as it looks to once again give patent owners a quick and efficient way to sell their assets. http://www.iam-media.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=4e5a465a-60db-4cdb-98c5-114521b35068 InterTrust CEO sees Patent Shield hook-up with Google as […]

Week’s news headlines – Apr. 28th 2017

Patents Acacia subsidiary ramps up patent spat with Apple CCE filed its suit against Apple, AT&T, Verizon and others at the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday, April 19. http://www.worldipreview.com/news/acacia-subsidiary-ramps-up-patent-spat-with-apple-13845 ZTE and Microsoft in mixed ruling at Federal Circuit IPR Licensing is the owner of the patent, US number 8,380,244, […]

Week’s news headlines – Apr. 20th 2017

If patent owner intends a special meaning, clear disavowal of ordinary meaning required In an April 4, 2017 decision, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (the “Board”) findings of anticipation or obviousness in two inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. The Court also affirmed in part and reversed in part the Board’s […]

Week’s news headlines – Apr. 13th 2017

Patents Swiss-type Claims Confirmed as Patentable by Malaysian High Court The Federal Court’s decision in SKB Shutters Manufacturing Sdn Bhd v Seng Kong Shutter Industries Sdn Bhd & Anor (“SKB Shutters”) has been widely reported and commented on. Briefly, the Federal Court decided that if an independent claim of a patent was established as invalid […]

Week’s news headlines – Mar. 24th 2017

Trademarks Bentley Motors loses trademark invalidity action against Bentley The Bentley clothing brand, established in 1962, had registered the trademark ‘Bentley’ at the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in 2009. http://www.worldipreview.com/news/bentley-motors-loses-trademark-invalidity-action-against-bentley-13692 Jimi Hendrix estate sues brother for trademark infringement The estate of rock musician Jimi Hendrix has filed a lawsuit against Hendrix’s brother Leon, alleging […]