Former CEO of the UK IP Office Ron Marchant told a seminar in Hong
Kong that it is "unrealistic" to expect developing countries to develop
IP systems comparable to those of advanced economies.
Research in Motion has been ordered to pay New Jersey software
company Mformation $147.2 million for infringing a patent for remotely
managing wireless devices.
Novell plans to appeal a US judge's decision to dismiss its
seven-year lawsuit against Microsoft, which involved antitrust claims
concerning Novell's WordPerfect writing application.
At the USPTO's opening ceremony of its patent office in Detroit,
officials confirmed that the first 50 examiners will be assigned
applications in art units 2800, 3600 and 3700.
Third parties can now electronically submit observations on PCT applications, including references to relevant prior art.
US Federal Circuit judges upheld Alice's patent claims for a computerised trading platform in CLS Bank v Alice, overturning a district court decision and reigniting debate over what constitutes a patent-eligible idea.
China and Russia have started a one-year patent prosecution highway
initiative, according to an announcement by the Chinese Ministry of