Posts Tagged: pandemic


IFI Claims Reports: Patent Activity Increases Despite Pandemic, IBM Again Dominates Granted U.S. Patents, Samsung Leads Global 250

On January 12, patent database provider IFI Claims published its Top 50 U.S. patent grant recipient list for 2020, as well as its Global 250 list of top owners of …
By Steve Brachmann
2 days ago 0

How the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic Changed IP Practice

Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited with saying “the only thing that is constant is change.”  In 2020, life for everyone changed, including for those in the intellectual property (…

Technology-Specific Patent Filing Trends During the Pandemic

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has dampened many commercial operations in countries around the world, including the United States. Although the U.S. stock market underwent a historical …

Brazilian Ministry of Health Accelerates Examination of Pharma Patent Applications

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) presently offers more than 15 programs to speed up examination of patent applications. The prioritization of certain patent applications by means …
By Kene Gallois
3 months ago 0

Computing on the Edge of a Pandemic: Rethinking Legal and Compliance Functions in a Rapidly Evolving Network Technology Architecture

On the heels of a global pandemic where safety requires that we socially distance and work from anywhere, demand is exploding for innovation to adapt to this …
By Louis Lehot
4 months ago 1

Tax Implications of a Majority Remote Workforce: Predicting the Post-COVID Economy Part II

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be coming to a slow but steady close in Europe, with no evidence of a spike despite loosening of lockdowns, at least …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 10

International Approaches to Accelerating Innovation and Access in the Pandemic

In the wake of COVID-19, government officials around the world face unprecedented decisions about when and to what extent they should reopen their respective societies before effective …
By Karen Sebaski
8 months ago 0

Patent Rights and Wrongs in the COVID-19 Pandemic: EU and U.S. Approaches to Compulsory Licensing

As governments around the globe fight the COVID-19 outbreak, pharmaceutical companies race to develop a vaccine and potentially secure a patent for it. To speed the process, …

Four Artificial Intelligence Technologies to Lead the Global Economy Out of the Pandemic

Technology innovation in artificial intelligence (AI) is accelerating at a breakneck pace, and the ability to innovate, adopt and integrate AI techniques to evolve business models will …
By Louis Lehot
8 months ago 0

Practice at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board During a Pandemic

The business of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) continues on as most practitioners transition into another month of working from home. Like many courts, the …
By Christopher Douglas
8 months ago 0

Conservative Leaders Rebut Proposed Denial of Exclusivity on COVID Meds

More than 30 leading conservative and libertarian organizations have joined on a letter to Congress, voicing “strong opposition” to principles, recently unveiled by four senior lawmakers, that would …
By James Edwards
8 months ago 1

Time to Fix U.S. Innovation Policy to Ensure We’re Prepared for the Next Pandemic

"The COVID-19 crisis has once more highlighted the need for incentivizing investment and innovation—and thus, for patent laws that duly “promote” and protect such “progress,” precisely …
By Gene Quinn
9 months ago 14

Pandemics and the Need for U.S. Patent Laws That ‘Promote … Progress’ and Invention: The Federal Circuit, En Banc, Can Fix This

The COVID-19 crisis has once more highlighted the need for incentivizing investment and innovation—and thus, for patent laws that duly “promote” and protect such “progress,” precisely …

Innovators Rush to Solve Coronavirus Pandemic While Countries Contemplate Compulsory Licensing

Since China announced the first fatality caused by a virus about which little was known at the time, coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, has grown …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 2

Do Your ‘Home Work’: Keeping Trade Secrets Safe While Working Remotely

An essential element of trade secret protection is that the owner has made “reasonable” efforts to keep the information a secret. But as the Uniform Trade Secrets …
By James Pooley
10 months ago 4