Press Releases

Vectis IP Announces Call for Patents Essential to Opus Codec

London, UK, September 15, 2022: UK-based IP and technology licensing company Vectis IP today announced a call for patents essential to the Opus codec. The upcoming patent pool license will cover the Opus interactive speech and audio codec, as defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force. Initial participants in Vectis IP’s prospective pool include Fraunhofer and Dolby. The planned Opus…

Scalia Law’s Intellectual Property Center Hosts 2022 Annual Fall Conference

9.5 hours of VA CLE approved WHAT: George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School’s Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2) is hosting its Annual Fall Conference—entitled IP on the Wane: Examining the Impacts as IP Rights Are Reduced—on September 22-23, 2023. The conference will be co-hosted with the Global Antitrust Institute and the National Security Institute at Mason.…

Jump starter Brand GOOLOO WINS Biggest Ever Patent Infringement Litigation

On August 29, the ITC (U.S. International Trade Commission) ruled in favor of GOOLOO Technology Co., Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “GOOLOO”) in a patent infringement case involving the jump starter power industry (ITC-337-TA-1256). The ITC dismissed the plaintiff, The NOCO Company (hereinafter referred to as NOCO) and dismissed all claims against GOOLOO, including a request for GOOLOO’s withdrawal from…

Analysis of Cellular V2X’s Share of the LTE and 5G Standards

London, August 25th, 2022: The modern era is the age of advancement, change, innovation, and technology. In such an era of technological advancement, V2X or Vehicle-to-Everything is a next-generation innovation in the automotive industry that endeavours to integrate ease, efficiency, mobility, and technology. Throughout this report, we will look at the timeline of releases, a patent contribution analysis, an understanding…

Jeffer Ali, Daidre Burgess Named Principals at Patterson Thuente IP

Boutique IP law firm strengthens management team, positions for future growth. MINNEAPOLIS, August 9, 2022: The law behind those game-changing new inventions we crave may not always seem exciting, but intellectual property (IP) law practice is busier than ever, and client needs are evolving in interesting ways. IP-intensive industries account for around 40% of U.S. GDP and 33% of the…

UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law Appoints Thirteen New Faculty Members to Its Ranks

New faculty members excel in the practice and teaching of law. CONCORD, NH, August 9, 2022: UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law welcomes thirteen new highly accomplished faculty members, strengthening its mission to provide students with the best legal education possible.  These faculty members represent a broad range of skills, experiences, and aptitudes, have tremendous lived experience of the law,…

ktMINE now offers the largest full-text patent repository available

Chicago, IL – 07/27/2022 – ktMINE, a global transactions research database and analytics platform specializing in the collection and organization of intellectual property (IP) information announced today the official launch of ktMINE Gold, a Search App subscription option that offers users direct access to the most extensive worldwide coverage of full-text patent data on today’s market. “We are incredibly excited…

IPlytics – Connecting the Dots Pt. 3: SEP Research and Development

Connectivity standards will change the world as we know it. Standards such as 5G or Wi-Fi 6 will connect devices, machines, cars, and even entire factories on the Internet of Things (IoT). Companies that own standard essential patents (SEPs) will not only shape the future of connectivity but have the means to monetize and enforce SEPs since any implementer of…

Virtual Symposium: The Patent Office Comes to California

The Intellectual Property Law Section of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) presents The Patent Office Comes to California, a virtual symposium that will take place on August 30, 2022. The Patent Office Comes to California is a one-day virtual conference offering 7.0 Hours of MCLE programming and will feature highly-sought speakers from organizations like USPTO, PTAB, EPO, Meta, Microsoft, and…

EnCirca Launches Industry-First Web3 Solution to Help Companies Protect Their Brand on the Blockchain

July 14, 2022, Boston, MA: EnCirca, a 20-year ICANN-accredited domain name registrar, today introduced AltRoots (www.AltRoots.com), the industry’s first Web3 trademark search engine. AltRoots enables brand trademark owners to monitor potential trademark infringement and secure their own Web3 internet address on the blockchain in preparation for participating in the decentralized web and metaverses. World-renowned brands across a variety of industries,…

Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes Patent Litigation Partner David G. Henry and Establishes Waco, Texas Office

Dallas, TX, Jul 5, 2022: Munck Wilson Mandala strengthens its patent litigation bench with new partner David G. Henry.  Henry brings more than 35 years of legal experience as an accomplished patent litigator and advisor in domestic and foreign intellectual property asset management.  He represents clients in a variety of technologies, including telecommunications, semiconductor, medical and dental devices, FoodTech, biotech,…

IPlytics Webinar: Connecting the Dots series – SEP Licensing, Transactions, and Litigation

Connectivity standards will change the world as we know it. Standards such as 5G or Wi-Fi 6 will connect devices, machines, cars, and even entire factories on the Internet of Things (IoT). Companies that own standard essential patents (SEPs) will not only shape the future of connectivity but have the means to monetize and enforce SEPs since any implementer of…

Thinking Internationally about IP and Dispute Resolution: What Every Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Should Know

The importance of considering different dispute resolution options in resolving high- stakes intellectual property disputes is often overlooked. This two-hour CLE  program, featuring experienced speakers from government, international organizations, academia, and industry, will offer an honest and practical discussion of related topics, including: Expert evidence and IP specialist mediators. International IP organizations and government IP offices as drivers of dispute…

Rothwell Figg Launches New Website

June 23, 2022: Rothwell Figg, headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with locations in Boston and New York, is pleased to announce the launch of the firm’s new website. The new site showcases the firm’s full range of legal services at the convergence of intellectual property (IP), litigation, and technology. Long known as one of the nation’s premier intellectual property firms,…

Former USPTO Official Drew Hirshfeld Joins Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner as Principal

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner is pleased to announce that Drew Hirshfeld will be joining the firm on June 27 as a Principal. Mr. Hirshfeld has been a long-tenured employee of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and was named one of Managing IP’s Top 50 Most Influential People in IP in 2021. Mr. Hirshfeld began his career at the USPTO as a Patent Examiner…