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IP Translator, patent sales and The Hangover II: quiz of the week

How many questions can you answer on this week’s IP news? All answers are available in articles published on in the past week

1. Which trade mark owner failed to win a lawsuit against Warner bros over the depiction of a look-alike of one of its products in the film The Hangover Part II?

2. Who won Managing IP’s in-house lawyer award at the Women in Business Law awards last week?

3. Who told the US Senate Judiciary Committee that a grace period in patent filings is a “key requirement in realising international harmonisation”?

4. Which company paid $375 million for 1,700 InterDigital patents – about 8% of the 20,000 patents InterDigital sought buyers for last year?

5. Who applied for the trade mark IP Translator, which became the subject of a ruling last week by the Court of Justice of the EU regarding class headings?

Answers to last week’s quiz

1. The 1,930 applications for new gTLDs include 66 community applications and 116 internationalised domain names.

2. EU Commission official Kerstin Jorna described the proposed EU unitary patent as a “pretty good product” in an interview with Managing IP.

3. The last attempt to reach agreement on an audiovisual performances treaty failed in 2000.

4. An attempt by Ngati Toa Rangatira, a New Zealand Maori tribe, to register four phrases of the Ka Mate haka was rejected.

5. Josef Bille from the University of Heidelberg won the lifetime achievement award at the EPO European Inventor Awards 2012

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António Campinos will serve another five-years as EPO president – perhaps he’ll calm unrest at the office in that time
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Counsel at Bayer, Novartis, a generics company and other firms debate what the WTO’s patent waiver will mean in the short and long term
The patent office report found that stakeholders were still divided over subject matter eligibility but broadly wanted clarity
The UKIPO published the results of its consultation on AI and IP today, June 28, and plans to shake up the rules on copyright and data
IP consultancy Brandit is the first European intellectual property firm to announce plans for an augmented-reality presence
Patent owners and implementers weigh in on the PTAB Reform Act – its provisions, what it missed and its likelihood of success
Counsel from Blackbird, Unified Patents, two other companies and a law firm debate what new ways to avoid Fintiv mean for petitioners and patent owners
Counsel at six companies say experience, technical expertise and persuasion are some of the most important skills at the board
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