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Week’s news headlines – oct. 17th 2014

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Ireland eyes 6.25 percent corporate tax on intellectual property – Irish Times

Ireland is considering levying corporate tax at half its standard 12.5 percent rate on profits from intellectual property under a scheme it is preparing to submit to the European Commission, the Irish Times reported on Friday.

Saiba mais em: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/10/17/uk-ireland-tax

 

 

The rise of patents

Patents are on the rise and protecting your innovation has never been more important. Figures published on solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind energy and biofuel technologies – collectively known as Climate Change Mitigation Technologies (“CCMTs”) – show that the number of patents filed between 2006-2011 is greater than the total numbers filed in the 30 years preceding this.

Saiba mais em: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=11dfddc2-271d

 

 

Patent trolls are a threat to competitive markets – and the UK may not be immune

LONDON’s technology sector is booming. Driven by big venture capital investments (tech firms attracted a record $1bn in the first nine months of 2014), and encompassing everything from finance to fashion, it is one of our greatest recent success stories. But this nascent sector also faces a worrying potential threat. A fresh menace to the workings of efficient markets is rapidly gripping the global tech industry, and it threatens to stifle innovation, raise prices, and constrain choice for consumers across the globe. The threat has been dubbed “patent privateering” and its impact on effective competition is already alarming.

Saiba mais em: http://www.cityam.com/1413484101/patent-trolls-are-threat

 

 

Lawyer Says It’s Copyright Infringement To Use Her Own Blog Posts Against Her In Disciplinary Proceedings

Eugene Volokh points our attention to yet another bizarre copyright case, Denison v. Larkin, in which lawyer Joanne Denison argued that the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (IARDC) infringed on her copyrights by using portions of her own blog as evidence against her during a disciplinary proceeding.

Saiba mais em: http://abovethelaw.com/2014/10/lawyer-says-its-copyright

 

 

Chinese PM says intellectual property rights must be protected

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said on Thursday that the only way to ensure future technological innovation is by protecting intellectual property rights, touching on an issue important to Western countries concerned about counterfeit goods.

Saiba mais em: http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/technology/chinese-pm-says

 

 

Latest Intellectual Property Chapter Of TPP Agreement Leaked: Would Be A Disaster For Public Health

For years, we’ve discussed the ridiculous and unnecessary secrecy concerning trade agreements negotiated by the USTR. The text of the negotiating documents and even the US’s general position is kept secret until the very end, at which point concerns from the public and innovators no longer matter. Instead, the USTR relies on legacy industry “advisors” who are mostly interested in protecting what they have from disruption, change and innovation. For all the talk of how these agreements are “free trade” agreements, they tend to be anything but.

Saiba mais em: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141016/05300128842/

 

 

Comcast Wins $7.5 Million in Patent Trial Against Sprint

Comcast Corp. (CMCSA), the largest U.S. cable company, won $7.5 million in damages from wireless carrier Sprint Corp. (S) for infringing telecommunications patents after a four-day federal jury trial. Comcast had asked for $16.5 million.

Saiba mais em: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-15/comcast-wins-7-5

 

 

China regulates use of trademarks

China is considering elimination of trademarks that copy names of well-known brands or figures in a bid to curb right infringement.

Saiba mais em: http://www.ecns.cn/business/2014/10-16/138582.shtml

 

 

Amendments to the Canadian Trade-marks Act are coming: what trademark owners should do

Most of these amendments were adopted in order to allow Canada to adhere to three international treaties: the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (the Madrid Protocol), the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks and the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (the Nice Agreement).

Saiba mais em: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=202246bb-4ccb

 

 

From contracts to copyrights, the young nonprofit Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts answers artists’ legal questions

Windy Wahlke does a mean impression of Stevie Nicks. In online videos, the frontwoman of local Fleetwood Mac cover band Gold Dust has the long, blond hair; the stylish shawls and fanciful hats; and, of course, Nicks’ instantly recognizable contralto. But is the likeness too close? As she began promoting her group a couple years ago, Wahlke started to worry.

Saiba mais em: http://www.oregonlive.com/art/index.ssf/2014/10/from_contracts_to_copyrights_a.html

 

 

Russia Modernises Its Intellectual Property Law

As of 1 October, major amendments of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (the RF Civil Code) came into force concluding the most recent and extensive legislative revision since Part I of the Code was adopted in 1994. Changes affected substantive and procedural norms including Part IV codifying provisions on intellectual property rights. This report takes stock of some of the introduced novelties.

Saiba mais em: http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/10/14/special-report-russia-modernises

 

 

Australia needs patent grant system to tackle ‘innovation crisis’

The Australian government must act as a matter of urgency to fix an “innovation crisis” related to the use of patents, a top tax adviser warns.

Saiba mais em: http://www.brw.com.au/p/tech-gadgets/australia

 

 

Pharma patent regime may get stricter, say experts

The joint statement issued on September 30 by the US and India to establish an annual high-level Intellectual Property (IP) working group has inevitably led to a debate on whether the government would bow down to the US pressure.

Saiba mais em: http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-pharma-patent-regime

 

 

Fluid trade marks: what are they all about?

Over the past few years, the term ‘fluid trade marks’ has been appearing more and more in relation to business on the internet and in the commercial space generally. Assumptions have been made as to what ‘fluid’ means and the implications associated with this type of trade mark.

Saiba mais em: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=02d9b666-7a19

 

 

Cloud Computing Is Forcing a Reconsideration of Intellectual Property

Almost overnight, our technology revolution is shaking up entire industries and remaking society. Don’t get caught up in the small stuff, though: Tech really is changing how we think about our ideas.

Saiba mais em: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/11/cloud-computing-is

 

 

O gargalo das patentes

Empresas brasileiras têm ampliado seu esforço de inovação nos últimos anos. Criar produtos, serviços e processos novos é essencial para que o País consiga competir pelo mercado internacional. Mas existem gargalos importantes, que se tornam ainda mais críticos diante desse esforço de inovação.

Saiba mais em: http://blogs.estadao.com.br/renato-cruz/o-gargalo-das-patentes/

 

 

Suven Life sciences gains on securing patents from South Korea and USA

Suven Life sciences announced that its drug discovery portfolio which has expanded into several new therapeutic areas such as major depressive disorder (MDD), obesity and pain through Neuronal Nicotinic Receptor modulators resulted in the grant of one product patent from USA (8735423) and one product patent from South Korea (10-1410903) corresponding to the New Chemical Entity (NCE) for the treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases and these patents are valid through 2030.

Saiba mais em: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-cm/suven

 

 

The patent office is rejecting a lot more software patents

A June Supreme Court decision on the legality of software patents has been sending shockwaves through the legal system. The case, called Alice v. CLS Bank, has led to a bunch of lower court decisions invalidating software patents. It may also have been responsible for September’s sharp decline in patent lawsuits.

Saiba mais em: http://www.vox.com/2014/10/11/6958701/the-patent-office-is

 

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