Week’s news headlines – October 13th, 2017

Innovation Indian telecoms regulator will enter the FRAND fray amid concerns over “grim state” of domestic innovation If you have followed the handful of SEP disputes currently taking place in India, you will no doubt be familiar with the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the antitrust body that is currently mounting two separate investigations of […]

Week’s news headlines – September 1st, 2017

Copyrights Showtime files copyright suit against Mayweather-McGregor livestreaming sites A great deal of hype and publicity has been building in the days leading up to the boxing match taking place on Saturday, August 26th between professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC champion Conor McGregor http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2017/08/25/showtime-files-copyright-suit-mayweather-mcgregor-livestreaming-sites/id=87337/ Bill Nye files suit against Disney, Buena Vista for […]

Week’s news headlines – August 25th, 2017

Patents Building a Portfolio in a Depressed Patent Market In a recent article that was first published in The Hill, I stated that American innovators have paid a heavy price for shortsighted sweeping changes made to address abusive patent litigation http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2017/08/20/building-portfolio-depressed-patent-market/id=86918/ Crocs loses inter partes reexam, will appeal rejection of design patent for ornamental footwear […]

Week´s news headlines – jul. 8th 2016

Unilateral Refusals to License Intellectual Property The antitrust laws generally provide that a firm has no duty to deal with or to aid its competitors.1 This long-established principle applies equally to intellectual property, which the courts treat the same when applying the antitrust laws.2 A unilateral refusal to deal occurs in the IP context when a patent […]