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 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. 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 – Feb. 3rd 2017

Copyright Paul McCartney fights Sony/ATV over copyright termination notices to reclaim Beatles copyrights One of the more interesting copyright stories which have played out over the past few decades took an interesting turn when British singer-songwriter Paul McCartney filed a complaint for declaratory judgement of no breach of contract in the U.S. District Court for […]

Week´s news headlines – Sep. 23h 2016

Brain Drain? How Brexit may affect intellectual property rights in Europe The U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union (EU), now referred to as Brexit, will have a significant impact on intellectual property laws in the U.K. and thereby affect U.S. companies doing business there and throughout the EU. Theresa May, who replaced D avid […]

Week´s news headlines – Sep. 09h 2016

AIPPI World Congress – Milan 2016 Managing partner Gabriel Di Blasi will attend 2016 AIPPI World Congress, that will take place between September 16th-20th in Milan, Italy. Di Blasi, who is a member of the AIPPI Pharma Committee, will take part in discussions on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields, and will also, as a delegate […]

Week´s news headlines – mar. 12th 2016

Keeping a secret in the digital era: New legislation on Trade Secrets incoming In the first of our series on the upcoming Trade Secrets Directive published here last month, my colleague James Froud warned readers that the greatest threat to tech companies’ trade secrets getting out is often the very people who work for the company themselves. […]