Week’s news headlines – June 16, 2017

Intellectual Property World Trade Organization: Members discuss IP in relation to inclusive innovation and the public interest The role of intellectual property rights (IPRs) as a driver for more inclusive innovation that promotes the participation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in local and global trade, and the relationship between IP and the public […]

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 […]

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. 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 […]