1. Which digital activist group described Apple’s win against Samsung in California the result of “a patent system fundamentally unmoored from its constitutional goal”.
2. Patent applicants in China file 1.6 million applications each year. How many applications does the Chinese government want SIPO to receive by 2015?
3. Harbour Litigation Funding, which provides IP litigation insurance, hired commercial litigator Stephen O’Dowd last year. Where did he work before?
4. Chinese Customs officers stop exports, as well as imports, of IP-infringing goods. What percentage of goods seized are exports?
5. The foreman of the jury in the Apple v Samsung trial has been the subject of a number of interviews. But what is his name?
Answers to last week’s questions
1. Q Todd Dickinson is the former director of the USPTO who said of the Office’s final rules on post-grant opposition proceedings: “We continue to have concerns that some of the final rules do not necessarily provide the kind of flexibility and efficiency of process that we believe they could.” Who is he?
2. The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China published a report critical of China’s patent policies.
3. WIPO has commissioned an independent investigation into technical assistance it provided to North Korea and Iran. It is being led by Stig Edqvist of Sweden and John Barker of the US. Edqvist previously investigated the assassination of Olaf Palme.
4. Musicians from India performed for politicians last week after they passed a law giving performers more rights to royalties.
5. It took three days for the jury in the Apple v Samsung trial in California to reach its decision.