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 […]

BPTO renews for ten more years the condition of International Search and Examination Authority

BPTO’s condition of International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority (ISA / IPEA) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) was renewed for another ten years. With the renewal, the Institute continues to allow the filing of international patent applications in Brazil in Portuguese, English and Spanish. The decision was made during the 10th Session of the […]

Week’s news headlines – May 12th 2017

Patents In a patent market showing signs of significant price depression, Snap reportedly pays $7.7 million for a single geofilter asset As readers of the IAM Market blog won’t have failed to notice, the patent transaction trade is currently at something of a low ebb. Generally speaking, sellers outnumber buyers; and some of the top […]

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. 7th 2017

Copyright Warner Bros tangled up in $900m ‘The Conjuring’ copyright claim Gerald Brittle, the author of a book on paranormal investigators, has taken a shot at Warner Bros in a copyright infringement claim focusing on film franchise “The Conjuring”. http://www.worldipreview.com/news/warner-bros-tangled-up-in-900m-the-conjuring-copyright-claim-13751 Producers of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ win dismissal of copyright suit over ‘Soft Kitty’ lyrics […]

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 […]

Week’s news headlines – Mar. 10th 2017

Copyright Photographer takes on BuzzFeed in copyright suit London-based Italian photojournalist has accused media website BuzzFeed of infringing his copyright in a photograph. http://www.worldipreview.com/news/photographer-takes-on-buzzfeed-in-copyright-suit-13630 UKIPO responds to Open Rights Group criticism of copyright bill The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has responded to a UK-based digital campaign organisation’s calls to change the Digital Economy Bill […]