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  • Q&A: Patents in Israel

    February 25, 2011

    A comprehensive guide to filing, protecting and enforcing your patent in Israel. By Michael Factor of JMB Factor & Co

  • FTA to increase patent protection in Korea

    February 25, 2011

    South Korea is set to reinforce border measures and data protection as part of a free trade agreement with the EU, which was approved by the European Parliament last week

  • Malaysia speeds up IP system and raises fees

    February 24, 2011

    New regulations to Malaysia’s patent and trade mark prosecution procedures have introduced expedited examination and e-filing while raising fees

  • Court report: Global-Tech argument frustrates justices

    February 24, 2011

    Global-Tech’s petition to the US Supreme Court is unlikely to succeed, judging from the questions asked at today's hearing

  • CII patents under scrutiny in UK

    February 24, 2011

    A dispute over patents for electronic programming guides is back in court in the UK this week, in the latest battle over computer-implemented inventions in Europe

  • Global-Tech v SEB: Key facts

    February 24, 2011

    Global-Tech v SEB will likely change the standard for finding induced infringement. Managing IP analyses some key points for understanding the case

  • Australia considers new definition of invention

    February 23, 2011

    An Australian government committee has recommended updating the country’s Patent Act to change the definition of patentable subject matter

  • Australia and NZ integrate patent examination

    February 23, 2011

    The Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand have launched an initiative to integrate the patent examination systems of their two countries.

  • Huawei – when patents and politics mix

    February 22, 2011

    Huawei’s decision to pull back from its deal to buy bankrupt Silicon Valley start-up 3Leaf is the latest in a series of IP-related setbacks in the US for the telecommunications company.

  • Huawei backs down in US patent row

    February 22, 2011

    Chinese telecoms company Huawei has bowed to US government pressure and reversed its decision to buy the patent portfolio of a Silicon Valley start up

  • Crocs case could discourage iterative designs

    February 18, 2011

    The ITC has issued a preliminary judgment in the Crocs design patent case, marking another big win for design patent owners - but the case may also have some unexpected implications

  • House holds hearing on patent reform

    February 18, 2011

    The US patent system would better spur innovation following an overhaul of the USPTO, said legal commentators before the House Judiciary IP subcommittee last week

  • One-Blue versus BD4C

    February 11, 2011

    Licensing company One-Blue is to start offering a one-stop licence for Blu-Ray products in April, but five patent owners have set up their own licensing programme

  • Academics challenge India’s IP Appeal Board

    February 11, 2011

    A Court in Chennai has agreed to hear a petition challenging the constitutionality of the tribunal that hears India’s patent and trade mark appeals

  • USPTO fast-track at-a-glance

    February 11, 2011

    Once comments have been considered, the final rule on track one of the USPTO’s three-track programme will be published by May this year. Here is how it will work

  • USPTO fast track fee set at $4,000

    February 11, 2011

    The USPTO has issued proposed rules setting out the terms of track one of its anticipated three-track patent examination programme

  • One-Blue: How will China react?

    February 09, 2011

    Attempts to enforce a licensing scheme for Blu-Ray DVD patents risks a backlash from manufacturers in China

  • Blu-Ray licensing programme set to launch

    February 09, 2011

    A landmark licensing programme for Blu-Ray disc patents will be launched on April 1 this year

  • Commission: US and Europe converging on antitrust

    February 04, 2011

    Europe and the US are converging in their approaches to finding a balance between intellectual property and antitrust, according to the European Commission

  • Analysing the IP in Obama’s address

    February 02, 2011

    President Barack Obama mentioned a total of 26 IP terms, two inventors, seven inventions and spent about 20% of his speech talking about IP-related topics

  • WIPO report reveals impact of financial crisis

    February 02, 2011

    Insufficient cash flow and lack of access to credit were not the main reasons for cuts in IP expenditure during the economic crisis, according to a new WIPO survey

  • WIPO report: selected comments from companies

    February 02, 2011

    Patent owners commented on business strategy, the economic crisis, IP efficiencies and the PCT as part of WIPO’s questionnaire

  • Key data from WIPO’s PCT survey

    February 02, 2011

    The reasons why companies have reduced expenditure on patents vary significantly according to region and industry, according to a WIPO report

  • Microsoft files brief in Supreme Court battle with i4i

    February 02, 2011

    Microsoft last week asked the Supreme Court to find that the Federal Circuit erred in holding its defence against i4i’s claims of patent infringement to a heightened standard of proof

  • South American countries launch patent cooperation pilot

    February 01, 2011

    The Brazilian IP Office has announced that nine South American countries will take part in a pilot project aimed at improving the speed and quality of decisions on patents through international cooperation

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