Week’s news headlines – September 15th, 2017

Counterfeiting UKIPO outlines approaches to combat fakes online The availability of counterfeits has continued to increase with the expansion of e-commerce platforms, but this threat is being met head on with an innovative range of approaches http://www.worldipreview.com/news/ukipo-outlines-approaches-to-combat-fakes-online-14578 US sports associations unite to tackle counterfeiters In a claim filed at the US District Court for the […]

Week’s news headlines – July 07, 2017

Patents Another swing of the pendulum in India appears to lower the patentability bar to computer-related inventions For all the talk of the US ‘pendulum’ moving away from and then slightly back toward software patents, India has seen its share of swings as well http://www.iam-media.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=b51b6d5f-af53-4c56-bc13-75341f710795 IP counsels on the fence over unitary patent: RWS inovia […]

Week’s news headlines – June 29, 2017

Patents In a tough patent market, another Taiwanese OEM goes to Texas to extract value from its patent portfolio Qisda is a major publicly-listed contract manufacturer in Taiwan, appearing among the top 10 global original design manufacturers (ODMs) http://www.iam-media.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=dcb15e08-82f6-4104-afd2-11cd3c8d89f1 The PTAB Killing Fields: VirnetX patents worth more than $1 billion in district court lost at PTAB […]

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 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. 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 […]