Posts Tagged: intellectual property


The Sticking Point that Shouldn’t Be: The Role of Pharmaceutical Patents in the TPP Negotiations

The controversy swirling around the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement sheds light on two critically important but divisive issues: international trade and intellectual property protection for pharmaceuticals. …
29 days ago 2

Big Tobacco Heads to Court Over Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws

The British legislation, aimed at curbing demand for cigarettes, requires that all cigarettes be sold in uniform packs with all branding, including colors, logos and other trademarks, …
1 month ago 4

Trademark Bullying: Defending Your Brand or Vexatious Business Tactics?

The USPTO defined the term Trademark Bullying as the vexatious practice of a trademark owner that uses its trademark rights to harass and intimidate another business beyond …
2 months ago 1

Kimble v. Marvel – Supreme Court quiets criticism of per se rule against post-patent royalties

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC (2015) rejuvenates a 50-year-old rule that limits collecting patent royalties after a patent expires. …
2 months ago 7

Law firms are the new target for IP theft: Basic Protections

At a minimum, two-factor authentication rather than a single password, should be used to protect most types of confidential data. With two-factor authentication, the user is required …
2 months ago 2

IP Protection Incentivizes Innovation and Creates Jobs: A Message Worth Repeating

I recently received an inquiry from an IPWatchDog reader, posing several questions about the links between intellectual property protections, innovation and job creation. (Thank you, Marcus!) The …
3 months ago 19

Refocusing the TPP Debate – IP Rights are Critical to Improving Public Health

To listen to the critics, one would believe that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement marks the end of the world for global health, especially for the …
3 months ago 6

Patent market dynamics and the impact of Alice and the AIA

The market price plummeted in the second half of 2011, and set off the downward spiral that stormed through the second half of 2013 when the market price reached …
4 months ago 4

Black Hats Look for Low Hanging Fruit: Law firms are the new target for IP theft

The USPTO has also created an increasingly sophisticated cyber security defense system to protect the nation’s patents and related information. In this multi-layered system, the USPTO …
4 months ago 4

IP Strategies for Changing Times

The vast majority of the assets developed and owned by technology companies are intangible assets, i.e. they reside in their internal information and employees’ brain (Intellectual …
5 months ago 2

What if we don’t have sufficient intellectual property rights?

Fundamentally, patents facilitate access to VC financing, market entry and job creation. Without patents and an effective IP environment, the process stalls and, in some cases, firms …
5 months ago 12

Chinese Joint Venture Rules and Respect for IP Cause Concerns

These rules of the game for operating within the Chinese market are especially troubling given the lack of respect paid to American patent rights by Chinese firms. …
5 months ago 0