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The Rise of Australia’s Small Boutique Patent and Trademark Firms

A recent study by IP blogger Mark Summerfield discussed the winners and losers as far as Australian patent filings are concerned, and there is a clear indication …
By Andy Mukherji
60 minutes ago 0

China is the New Hub for Wireless Charging Technology

With a growing number of users and increased demand for consumer electronics, smart-wearables, electric vehicles, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Internet-of-Everything (IoET), the need for powering such devices and …
By Sanjay Sharma
5 days ago 0

Illegal Circulation of E-Newspapers Online and Through Messaging Apps: Implications for Copyright and Contractual Violations

On March 25, 2020, the Indian government declared lockdown throughout the country, and we could not have anticipated the number of issues across all sectors that would surface in …

UK Supreme Court Refuses to ‘Water Down’ Sufficiency Requirement

Regeneron has lost a significant battle in its fight with Kymab over patents for transgenic mice. In a 4-1 split decision today, the UK Supreme Court found …
By James Nurton
17 days ago 4

IPR Center Director Steve Francis: How the National IPR Center is Helping to Combat IP Theft During a Global Pandemic

For over a decade, the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR) has been at the forefront of the United States government’s response to combating global …
By Michelle Sara King
18 days ago 1

Patent Tigers: Study Challenges ‘Patent Skeptics’ on the Benefits of Patents for Developing Economies

It is commonly asserted that patents are a “bad deal” for developing countries. According to this view, patents boost the returns of firms in developed countries that …
By Jonathan Barnett
20 days ago 3

Finding a Way Forward: Analyzing Approaches to Artificial Intelligence Inventorship

Earlier this year, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) received hundreds of submissions commenting on the Draft Issues Paper on Intellectual Property Policy and Artificial Intelligence. Contemporaneously, …
By Zong Wei (Wade) Lin
21 days ago 11

Bipartisan Safeguarding American Innovation Act Would Crack Down on China Theft of U.S. IP

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation to stop the theft of U.S. intellectual property by foreign governments, with a focus on China. The bill, …
By IPWatchdog
22 days ago 8

Calling on Congress: Take Bipartisan Action on IP Now to Ensure Economic Recovery

Societies are always most vulnerable in times of crisis. Right now, America is in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, subsequent economic devastation, and justified nationwide protests …
By Arvin Patel
23 days ago 4

CJEU Says Copyright Protection May Apply to Product Designs if Technical Result Doesn’t Prevent Creative Choice

On June 11, the Fifth Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a decision in Brompton Bicycle Ltd. v. Chedech/Get2Get in …
By Steve Brachmann
23 days ago 0

Full Senate Judiciary Committee Addresses COVID-19 Related Fraud

On June 9, the full Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “COVID-19 Fraud: Law Enforcement’s Response to Those Exploiting the Pandemic.”  The hearing, which was led …
By Rebecca Tapscott
26 days ago 1

Has China Finally Embraced Robust Trade Secret Protection?

It happened to Japan in the 1950s. Then it happened to Taiwan, and then Korea. Rapidly-developing countries started out relying on copying foreign technologies to drive their …
By James Pooley
27 days ago 1

Case Study: Recently Granted Epitope-Based Antibody Patents in the United States, Europe and Japan

Patents involving antibody medicines (antibody patents) are largely grouped into patents specified by antibody amino acid sequences (antibody sequence-based patents) and those not (non-sequence-based patents). Non-sequence-based patents …
By Daisuke Tokushige
28 days ago 0

A Comparative Look at Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Standards: China Versus the United States

Much has happened to the patent subject matter eligibility standard in the U.S. since Mayo. On April 27, 2020, Judge Paul Michel and John Battaglia published an excellent …

Envisioning a Future of AI Inventorship

For the past 60 years, scientists have been able to utilize artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and other technological advances to “promote the general science …”. U.S. courts …
By Paul Ashcraft
1 month ago 3