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Patent Trends Study Part Seven: Industrial Design

Yesterday, we looked at trends in the medical device industry. Today’s article pertains to Industrial Design, which was limited to design patent protection. The term of …

Bipartisan Agreement That Drug Prices Are a Problem (and Patents are Complicated) Could Mean Changes for Pharma

During a hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Tuesday titled, “Intellectual Property and the Price of Prescription Drugs: Balancing Innovation and Competition,” senators heard …
By Eileen McDermott
16 days ago 12

Patent Trends Study Part Five: Automotive Industry

It has been a wild decade for the automotive industry, with U.S. auto brands almost dying in the Great Recession. Federal government intervention rescued brands and …

Reflections on World IP Day: Where We’ve Been and What’s to Come

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) established World IP Day (WIPD) 19 years ago to celebrate the day on which the WIPO Convention entered into force: April 26, 1970. With …
By Eileen McDermott
29 days ago 0

Some Progress in the International Effort to Harmonize Trade Secret Protection

In 1994, the United States was winding up the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations leading to the establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Tucked in among the …
By James Pooley
30 days ago 5

What to Know in the Lead-Up to Brexit and the Unitary Patent System

With a “no-deal” Brexit set to take place this Friday and the Unitary Patent system set to take effect sometime this year, EU patent applicants who want …
By Vincent Look
1 month ago 0

Scott Elmer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital On the ‘Sea Change’ in Diagnostics Patent Strategies

Scott Elmer is Director, Office of Technology Licensing, at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the leading pediatric cancer hospitals in the country. The institution …
By Eileen McDermott
2 months ago 4

This Week on Capitol Hill: Clean Energy Innovation, More Debate on Prescription Drug Pricing and Technological Censorship of Free Speech

The Senate has a busy schedule related to tech and innovation topics for the week of April 8, including hearings on prescription drug pricing, broadband Internet coverage maps …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

You Had One Job: The Federal Circuit Can and Should Fix Section 101

It is getting tiring to read in case after case the Federal Circuit saying that they are forced by Alice or Mayo to find real innovation to …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 17

How the EPO and USPTO Guidance Will Help Shape the Examination of Artificial Intelligence Inventions

It is safe to say that Artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are hot topics and, as with any rapidly growing technological area on the industry …
By Robert Tarcu
2 months ago 7

UKIPO Invalidates Babybel Cheese Shape Mark

Fromageries Bel, owners of cheese brands including Boursin, Leerdammer and The Laughing Cow, have been dealt a blow by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), with their …
By Rebecca Anderson-Smith
2 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites: New Register of Copyrights, Win for Qualcomm at ITC and Big Tech Up in Arms Over New EU Copyright Rules

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Karyn Temple is appointed Register of Copyrights; the International Trade Commission recommends excluding certain iPhone models for infringing Qualcomm patent claims; …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

America’s Patent System Favors the Few and Inhibits Innovation—But Change Could Be Coming

There is little doubt that the way intellectual property is viewed and protected has transformed over the last 12 years, at least in the eyes of those who …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 19

Patent Masters’ Warning: U.S. Patents Are Weak, Innovation Is Going Overseas

IPWatchdog’s most recent Patent Masters™ Symposium, held Monday and Tuesday March 25-26 in Washington, D.C., examined the state of the U.S. patent system and …
By Eileen McDermott
2 months ago 7

Brexit Q&A: What Now and What Next?

Brexit has been postponed and will not now happen at midnight on March 29, 2019.The UK’s House of Commons has twice voted against the Withdrawal Agreement and …
By James Nurton
2 months ago 0