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WIPO Prepares to Elect New Director General

There are 10 candidates declared to succeed Francis Gurry as WIPO Director General, when he retires in September this year after serving two six-year terms. One of them …
By James Nurton
10 months ago 0

A Global Look at Post Grant Patent Maintenance Fees

A patent maintenance fee is an official fee that is payable at prescribed intervals to a national patent office over the lifecycle of a patent application or …

EPO and UKIPO Refuse AI-Invented Patent Applications

The European Patent Office has refused two European patent applications that designated an artificial intelligence called DABUS as the inventor, following a non-public hearing on November 25, 2019. The …
By James Nurton
11 months ago 46

AUTM Foundation, Apio Innovation Transfer, Local Practitioners Hold First-Ever U.S.-India IPR Education Initiative

In 2019, the first-ever United States-India collaboration on intellectual property rights (IPR) education was launched. Program participants included entrepreneurs, students, and academic faculty. The initiative brought together multiple …
By Kristin Rencher
11 months ago 1

WIPO Report—Innovation Is Increasingly Collaborative and International

Innovative activity is more collaborative and transnational, but also focused on a few large clusters in a few countries. These are among the findings in the latest …
By James Nurton
1 year ago 12

WIPO Report Validates Fears About U.S. Patent Decline

Each year the World Intellectual Property Organization releases a report titled World Intellectual Property Indicators. The latest edition of the report, the 2019 version, is a look back …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 31

Other Barks & Bites, Friday, October 11: IPWatchdog Celebrates, USPTO Meets Pendency Goals, SCOTUS Denies IP Cases and ACLU Opposes CASE Act

This past week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit issued precedential decisions affirming the invalidation of patent claims covering osteoarthritis treatments and a costs award to …
By IPWatchdog
1 year ago 1

Navigating Bitcoin and Blockchain for Digital Businesses: Key Use Cases

Today, blockchain projects are proceeding in nearly every major industry and occur in more than 140 countries. According to blockchain IP landscape research by Perception Partners, over the …

Walmart Challenges Amazon in International Patent Race for Drone Delivery Technology

While online giant Amazon has been in the news recently for asking the Federal Aviation Administration to ease restrictions for its planned drone-based delivery services, a battle …
By Benjamin Joe
1 year ago 2

Searching for Answers to the Standard Essential Patent Problem

Later this year (likely in October), the United Kingdom’s highest court will hear arguments on questions arising in two disputes concerning standard essential patents (SEPs). The …
By James Nurton
1 year ago 0

Other Barks & Bites, Friday, August 9: IP Litigation Getting More Expensive, WIPO Launches .CN Dispute Resolution Service

This week in Other Barks & Bites: WIPO launches dispute resolution service for Chinese domain names; Morrison Foerster report shows that IP litigation costs are increasing as the …
By IPWatchdog
1 year ago 0

Clarifying the U.S. Approach to Copyright and Plagiarism

Copyright is one of the most important intellectual property rights for any individual in America. The power to grant protection of copyrights “by securing for limited Times …
By Bob Zeidman
1 year ago 0

Utility Model Examination in China is Quietly Changing

In recognition of China’s increasing importance in the global IP landscape, patent applications in China by U.S.-based applicants have steadily increased in recent years. …
By Daniel Gajewski
1 year ago 0

Delhi High Court Ruling Clarifies Requirements for Export Under India’s Bolar Exemption

In 2002, India’s Patent Act 1970 [“the Act”] was amended to include Section 107A. This provision says that any act of making, using, selling or importing a patented …
By Vasundhara Majithia
1 year ago 0

Beware of Foreign Filing License Requirements

Most U.S. patent practitioners are keenly aware of the foreign filing license requirement for filing of U.S. patent applications abroad. Since it is common for …
By Ryan Cagle
1 year ago 5