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2018-06-01
The Scope of Well-Known Trade...

【Case】 China's well-known trademark “大益” was registered for numerous products by its former Taiwan distributor. When it’s owner ,TAETEA Group,&n...

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2018-03-29
The Basis for Judging Whether...

[Judgment Sharing TW04] Administrative Judgment Shin-Sarng-Su No.2 of Taiwan Intellectual Property Court (2017)   [Result of Judgment] The trademark in quest...

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2017-12-26
KEY POINTS OF PRINCIPLES OF P...

The Intellectual Property Office published and validated “Principles of Procedural Examination of Trademark Dispute Cases” on Oct-30, 2017. The key points thereof...

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2017-12-13
Business of Intellectual Prop...

On December 7, Mr. Hua He, Deputy Commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C., addressed the opening ceremony of the Business of Intellectual Propert...

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2017-10-03
SEVERE PENALTY FOR INTENTIONA...

[Judgement Sharing CN01] Final Civil Judgement No.85 Hu 73 of Shanghai Intellectual Property Court (2017)     Brief Description of the Legal Case &n...

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2017-03-27
Success in Patent Administrat...

Administrative Litigation Case No. 104-85 regarding Taiwan Utility Model Opposition Application No. 98215474N01 entitled “Improved manhole cover structure” Th...

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2016-12-19
How to Calculate Compensation...

Judicial Decision analyzed by Taiwan Intellectual Property Office Summarized, arranged and translated by Medic Ma Patent Engineer How to Calculate Compensation for Pa...

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2015-12-16
In the post-Alice Era the all...

The U.S. Supreme Court released the Alice decision on June 19, 2014. Since then, the standard for the USPTO to examine business method and software patents has changed from t...

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NEWS

2018-07-27
Groupon loses $83 million pat...

A patent dispute between IBM and Groupon has ended badly for the local deals company. On Friday, a Delaware jury awarded IBM $83 million in damages for what it viewed as will...

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2018-07-25
Gimme a break? Nestle suffers...

Europe's top court has dealt Nestle a major setback in its effort to trademark the shape of the four-finger KitKat. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) dismissed...

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2018-07-23
TIPO to hold briefings on IPR...

To share with the public what TIPO has been doing, and to communicate more directly with people from all circles, TIPO is to hold its 2018 briefings on IPR affairs on July 3,...

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2018-07-18
Good Momentum for IP Developm...

SIPO held the third quarter (2018) press conference in Beijing on July 10, marking not just its third face-to-face with the press, but its first centralized release of statis...

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2018-07-18
OnePlus “WARP Charge” tradema...

OnePlus stayed “mum” about its fast charging technology called “DASH” at the OnePlus 6 announcement. Usually, its DASH charging is one of the company&...

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2018-07-17
Motorola Solutions Wins Paten...

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 17, 2018--Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced that it has won its patent infringement lawsuit filed against Hytera Mobilfunk Gm...

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2018-07-16
SIPO Deputy Commissioner Liao...

On July 9, SIPO Deputy Commissioner Liao Tao met in Beijing with a delegation led by Josef Dirscherl, General IP Counsel of BMW Group Germany. During the meeting, Liao Tao br...

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2018-07-13
Patent Applications Grow in C...

A total of 751,000 applications for invention patents were handled in China in the first half of 2018 as strong growth in the area continued, according to the State Intellect...

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2018-07-11
Strengthening IPR Protection ...

The State Council Information Office recently published a white paper titled "China and the World Trade Organization". It is the first time for China to publish a w...

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2018-07-05
Facebook filed patent for amb...

Now this seems curious. A company files a patent application for a system that it never intends to use. Why bother? Facebook, the company that filed, has its reasons but firs...

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2018-07-03
Microsoft is trying to patent...

Microsoft has filed a patent that would see the tech firm using machine learning to detect cheating in video games. The patent would see the Big M able to find bad a...

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2018-06-29
China Sees Remarkable Achieve...

As shown in the 2017 China Intellectual Property Development Evaluation Report recently released by Intellectual Property Development and Research Center under the State Inte...

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2018-06-27
Premier Pledges Greater Effor...

Premier Li Keqiang pledged greater efforts to protect intellectual property rights on Monday as he welcomed French enterprises to expand high-tech cooperation with China. ...

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2018-06-27
POCOPHONE, New Xiaomi Phone W...

We are quite familiar with the fact that Xiaomi sells its devices under the popular “Mi” and “Redmi” series. However, as per a new repo...

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2018-06-27
SHIPYARD BREWING LOSES TRADEM...

Portland’s Shipyard Brewing has lost a lawsuit against a Missouri-based brewer Logboat Brewing Co. over its Shiphead beer, having claimed that it had infringed upon its...

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2018-06-27
Yolo Rum Trademark Issued Aft...

DENVER and WASHINGTON, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the Yolo Rum trademark, 5 1/2...

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2018-06-26
Ford patent application lets ...

Now that some seats offer 30-way adjustability, automakers might be forced to think beyond buttons and switches, but Ford's patent application takes it in a str...

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2018-06-25
Microsoft patent hints HoloLe...

Microsoft could be addressing one of HoloLens' pain points in a major way with the headset's next iteration. We already know quite a bit about what to expect from...

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2018-06-21
Dropbox Hits Back at Synchron...

Dropbox's three-patent offensive comes in the wake of Synchronoss' own three-year-old three-patent suit, which is pending in Oakland federal court. Dropbox Inc.&n...

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2018-06-21
GE researcher narrowly misses...

NIskayuna-based biologist now holds 50 patents NISKAYUNA — A molecular biologist at General Electric’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna fell short (and wen...

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2018-06-20
After patent approval, Motoro...

SAN FRANCISCO: Chinese smartphone maker Motorola has reportedly been granted a patent in the US to make a flexible, foldable organic light-emitting diode (OLED) smartphon...

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2018-06-19
As Blockchain Grows, Companie...

The arrival of the smartphone triggered epic intellectual property battles across the world, as companies spent billions of dollars to assert monopolies over the new technolo...

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2018-06-14
Speech by Shen Changyu at the...

Speech by Shen Changyu at the Symposium Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Promulgation and Implementation of the Outline of the National Intellectual Property Strateg...

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2018-06-14
A Symposium in Memory of the ...

A Symposium in Memory of the Tenth Anniversary of the Promulgation and Implementation of the National Intellectual Property Strategy Compendium is Held in Beijing On the ...

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2018-06-14
Chinese trademark filings flo...

Government subsidies for applications may encourage gaming the system TOKYO -- Chinese trademark applications in Japan, the U.S. and Europe swelled nearly sevenfold&n...

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2018-06-14
Walmart Patent Envisions Bitc...

Retail giant Walmart has won a patent for an on-demand electrical grid that would be powered by bitcoin or another cryptocurrency. The system, outlined in a patent awarde...

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2018-06-12
SIPO Deputy Commissioner He H...

On June 5, SIPO Deputy Commissioner He Hua held a meeting with a delegation led by Ma Hao and Olga Sirakova, the respective President and Secretary General of the Interna...

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2018-06-11
Uber applies for patent that...

While Uber has changed the way that many think about transportation, it’s also changed the way that many drunk people find their way home at night. Rather than haph...

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2018-06-06
Immensa Technology Labs files...

Immensa Technology Labs, a company dedicated to the advancement of 3D printing throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has filed a patent for an additive manufact...

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2018-05-31
T-shirt maker sinks rival wit...

T-shirt maker sinks rival with dubious trademark of 150-year-old nautical icon Lawyers told gCaptain to save money and "remove the items to comply with the request.&...

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2018-05-26
Saving money by slashing pate...

Coolpad says that Xiaomi has infringed upon UI type patents, involving interface, applications and icon configuration technologies. Shenzhen-based smartphone maker Coolpa...

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2018-05-25
Samsung stung by $539 million...

The company argued it should only be on the hook for $28 million; expect another appeal. In the endless patent war between Apple and Samsung, Apple has again been awarded...

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2018-05-24
Nintendo 64 Classic may be on...

Trademarks, logos and hope: is another classic Nintendo console making a comeback? When Nintendo first announced it was making miniature versions of its classic game ...

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2018-05-22
Bank of America Patents Block...

Bank of America has won a patent for a way to control access to certain aspects of a permissioned blockchain network, newly published documents show.   The paten...

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2018-03-22
US House bill aims to improve...

A new bill in the US House of Representatives aims to improve protection for patent owners, making patent injunctions easier and invalidation of patents more difficult. I...

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2018-03-22
China to become top patent fi...

A record 243,500 international patent applications were filed last year, a hike of 4.5 percent from a year earlier, the World Intellectual Property Organisation said in its a...

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2018-03-22
China edges Japan as No. 2 fi...

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s intellectual property agency says China has eclipsed Japan in the No. 2 rank among countries filing international patent applications and i...

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2018-03-13
iBio Patent Issues in China o...

NEW YORK, March 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IBIO, INC. (NYSE AMERICAN:IBIO) ("iBio") announced the expansion of its intellectual property portfolio with the issuan...

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2018-03-13
A New Front in Trump's Trade War

President Donald Trump's approach to trade mainly offends allies for no reason, counters imaginary threats, and undermines deals that benefit the...

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2018-03-13
Innolux sues Chinese company ...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) Innolux Corp., one of the largest flat panel makers in Taiwan, has filed suit in two courts in China against a Chinese competitor for infringing on 17 o...

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2018-03-05
NOVARUM SECURES US PATENT FOR...

Part of BBI Solutions, Novarum has developed image capture technology which transforms a smartphone into a diagnostic reader to deliver accurate test results, of lab-quality,...

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2018-03-05
China has shot far ahead of t...

China wants to become a country of innovation, and lead the world in artificial intelligence in 2030. By one indicator, it’s on its way. China is outdoing the ...

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2018-03-05
Taiwan's Innolux sues Chinese...

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) Innolux Corp., one of the largest flat panel makers in Taiwan, has filed suit in two courts in China against a Chinese competitor for infringing on...

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2018-02-12
Mystic Mac puts the slap into...

En route to the summit of the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), Conor McGregor has cracked quite a few skulls. What he is finding much harder to crack, however, is the world...

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2018-02-12
NEWS Scotch whisky trademark ...

Scotch whisky will continue to enjoy legal protection from locally produced copies in China after the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) renewed its collective trademark on the ...

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2018-02-12
I-Mei and Lohas Biotech sign ...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--I-Mei Foods and Lohas Biotech Wednesday jointly hosted a press conference in Taipei to sign an agreement for future cooperation on development of food p...

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2018-02-08
Patent Protection key to US e...

On Monday the Senate confirmed Andre Iancu as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an office that most Americans barely know exists but that will deeply influenc...

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2018-02-08
China’s first court decision ...

Patent protection for software in China is fairly strong, and as this blog has chronicled over the last few years it has gotten stronger still. But when it comes to...

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2018-02-08
TIPO’s Draft Amendments to th...

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (hereinafter referred to as “TIPO”) proposed a draft of Patent Act Amendment (hereinafter referred to as “Draft&rdqu...

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2018-01-26
US Commerce Secretary Ross sa...

US trade authorities are investigating whether there is a case for taking action over China's infringements of intellectual property, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said....

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2018-01-26
Top 10 differences in patent ...

Patent owners are increasingly looking outside the United States in order to enforce their patent rights. Many would argue that the Inter Partes Review process and various US...

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2018-01-26
Vegas Golden Knights Face Tra...

Las Vegas’s NHL expansion team might be at the head of the conference pack, but the rights to its name are in dispute once again. The Vegas Golden Knights face oppo...

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2018-01-26
US game publisher Activision ...

SHANGHAI, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese court ruled that Activision Publishing Co. won a trademark lawsuit over a Chinese film distributor. The people's court in Pudo...

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2018-01-26
China Update: High damage awa...

In December 2016 a decision of the Beijing IP Court received wide attention as it potentially signaled increased damage awards in China patent cases. The decision by the Cour...

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2018-01-26
U.S. not starting trade war, ...

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - The United States is not starting a trade war but trying to level the playing field of global commerce and fend off Chinese protectionism, incl...

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2018-01-26
ITRI Named a 2017 Clarivate A...

HSIHCHU, Taiwan – The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) was named a 2017 Clarivate Analytics Top 100 Global Innovator today (Jan. 25, 2018). The annual re...

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2018-01-17
Brain Power Pays Off With Jap...

Intellectual property is generating soaring revenue for Japan, jumping by 74 percent over the past five years to a record in 2017, according to the latest government data. ...

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2018-01-17
Patent Search 101: Why US Pat...

Inventors will frequently ask why they need to spend the money on a US patent search, and all too frequently believe patent searches are unnecessary. There are various iterat...

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2018-01-17
United States Army Files Trad...

The United States Army has been threatening to file a trademark claim over the Vegas Golden Knights’ branding, and yesterday they finally did so, submitting a...

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2018-01-17
Trademark Pollution: millions...

Yes, another issue of pollution is arising in China, the trademarks’ pollution. Unofficial but reliable data recently released testify an incredible number of trademark...

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2018-01-17
Samsung Liable for Infringing...

On Thursday, January 11th, reports indicated that China’s Shenzhen Intermediate Court had entered a ruling in favor of Chinese smartphone maker Huawei&nb...

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2018-01-17
Japan’s intellectual property...

Intellectual property is generating soaring revenue for Japan, jumping by 74 percent over the past five years to a record in 2017, according to the latest government data. ...

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2018-01-17
UK/Taiwan Talks Smooth Way fo...

In recent discussions between UK and Taiwan, centred on setting up new sector dialogues on trade in agriculture and energy, Ministers also agreed terms that will make it easi...

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2018-01-17
Ring selling fake hi-end bran...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taichung police today (Jan. 11) raided a warehouse in Beitun District and arrested three suspects in connection with the production of fake luxury goo...

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2018-01-17
Taiwan and China Introduce th...

On December 27, 2017, Taiwan’s Congress passed an amendment to its Pharmaceutical Affairs Act to introduce the patent linkage system. Similarly, on May 12, 2017, China&...

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2018-01-08
VW's Amarok pickup appears in...

The filing, dated November 22 and spotted by Motrolix, is broadly worded to cover automobiles, scale models, retail services and other business categories. Foreign a...

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2018-01-08
ClearOne Awarded New Patent f...

ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a new patent relating to ClearOne's ...

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2018-01-08
China sees double-digit incre...

 China made 1.38 million invention patent applications in 2017, a 14.2 percent increase year on year, an intellectual property official said here Thursday. Of the to...

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2018-01-08
Trump reportedly targeting Ch...

President Donald Trump will unveil plans for an aggressive trade crackdown over the coming weeks, according to a report by Politico. The White Ho...

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2018-01-08
Following Trump's report, Chi...

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government on Tuesday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to label Beijing a strategic rival and called on Washington to &q...

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2018-01-08
As men go quad crazy, women's...

When the sprightly youngster with the blonde hair and brilliant smile stepped onto the ice at the White Ring in Nagano, she knew it would take a flawless program to win Olymp...

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2018-01-08
Allergan cutting 1,000 jobs i...

NEW YORK (AP) — Allergan will eliminate about 6 percent of its workforce as part of a cost-cutting move while it prepares for generic competition on several lucrative d...

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2017-12-18
U.S. welcomes steps by Thaila...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday welcomed “corrective actions” by Thailand to improve intellectual property protecti...

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2017-12-18
Vulgar Clothing Trademark Des...

A U.S. appeals court ruled that “FUCT” can be trademarked, saying federal reviewers were wrong to deny that protection over the term’s vulgarity. Follow...

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2017-12-18
A Modest Patent Proposal

With homage to Jonathan Swift (born 350 years ago this month) and his eloquent satires, it is a melancholy object to many companies merely wanting to do business and individu...

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2017-12-18
Trade tussle with China tests...

The yawning divergence between the political economies of China and the west has once more become the sub-text of crucial efforts to avert a surge in trade protectionism. ...

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2017-12-18
French candymakers win Chines...

Revenge is sweet for the makers of France’s traditional calisson candies, who have won a months-long legal battle with a businessman who trademarked the product’s...

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2017-12-18
WIPO Stats on Patent Applicat...

On Wednesday, December 6th, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released statistics on worldwide filing activities for patent, trademark and in...

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2017-12-18
Taiwan's 'New Southbound Poli...

Taiwan’s Tsai administration scored a victory for the “New Southbound Policy” this week, as Taiwan and the Philippines inked an updated investment deal in M...

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2017-12-18
Taiwan, UK sign MOU on biolog...

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) Taiwan and the United Kingdom signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) during their 20th round of trade talks in London Dec. 1 to facilitate the proces...

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2017-11-27
US puts pressure on SA to aba...

American economist Joseph Stiglitz has pleaded with the South African government to resist US pressure to squash the plans for far-reaching intellectual property (IP) policy ...

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2017-11-27
Apple Files for the Figurativ...

Apple unveiled Core ML at their WWDC in June, a software framework for letting developers deploy and work with trained machine learning models in apps on all of App...

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2017-11-27
Solicitor General Tells SCOTU...

On November 27th, the U.S. Supreme Courtwill hear oral arguments in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC. The case, which stems from ...

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2017-11-27
China must enhance protection...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - It is strategically important for China’s economy that the country enhances protection of intellectual property rights, the state news agency Xinhu...

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2017-11-27
The ABCs of China Design Patents

Design patents are increasingly becoming an essential component of our clients’ China IP portfolios. They’re reasonably priced, don’t take that long to...

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2017-11-20
A simple way to make America ...

A relatively simple way to boost the economy and make America even greater is to fix a patent system gone awry. In recent years, major changes to intellectual property policy...

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2017-11-20
Patent professionals reassure...

A delegation of intellectual property officials is seeking to tempt Chinese businesses to hire UK attorneys by reassuring them that Brexit will have no impact on the European...

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2017-11-20
From Internet Novel to Screen...

Romance, mystery, and martial arts — these are some of the most important ingredients that went into one of the year’s biggest initial public offerings (IPOs) of ...

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2017-11-20
Garmin® fleet 700 series expa...

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Garmin fleet™ 700 tablet series for fleet management solutions and telematics. The...

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2017-11-20
Taiwan’s Giga Solar paste pro...

Taiwan’s leading conductive paste manufacturer Giga Solar Materials Corporation has agreed to pay patent licensing fees to rival, DuPont Photovoltaic’s. DuPon...

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2017-11-13
US Senate tax plan puts multi...

Multinational companies that generate significant non-US profits from intellectual property would be hit by a new US tax regime under a plan from Senate Republicans that...

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2017-11-13
Moosehead locks antlers with ...

Canada's largest independent brewery is once again charging at a smaller competitor in a trademark dispute over its moose-themed names and logos. Moosehead Breweries ...

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2017-11-13
Smart Systems decision a sad ...

On Wednesday, October 18th, a judicial panel in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuitdecided a case which affirmed a lower court’s holding that a series of ...

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2017-11-13
Toray files patent infringeme...

Intellectual property and patent protection has become increasingly critical to companies doing business in China, where IP theft is a big problem. On May 25 of this year...

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2017-11-13
China Trademarks: Anatomy of ...

Labbrand, a leading Chinese brand consultancy, recently published an article discussing the naming work they’d done on behalf of Haribo, the German confectionery. ...

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2017-11-13
UPDATE 1-China uncovers almos...

BEIJING, Nov 9 (Reuters) - China has detected more than 1,560 cases of intellectual property infringement involving goods exported to the United States during two joint China...

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2017-11-13
Abroad, intellectual property...

In 2017, the World Economic Forum’s assessed the competitive landscapes of 137 economies across the globe. The U.S. ranked second out of 137 in overall compet...

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2017-11-13
Special Edition Red Bull Cans...

Today, Red Bull Energy Drink unveils limited edition Street Fighter cans featuring five characters in honor of Street Fighter’s 30th Anniversary, exciting generations o...

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2017-11-13
Apple filed for a Patent in T...

Last month Patently Apple posted a patent report titled "Apple invents a new Six Lens Imaging Camera System Designed to Eliminate the Flare Phenomenon." On Thursday...

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2017-11-06
Adidas opposes another US tra...

German sportswear company Adidas has opposed another trademark at the US Patent and Trademark Office, claiming that the mark infringes Adidas’s ‘three-s...

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2017-11-06
Infringers handed new tools t...

Sir, In his response (Letters, November 1) to Rana Foroohar’s welcomed Big Read article (October 17) on how changes to the patent system in the US are stifling innovati...

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2017-11-06
How to Protect Your Business ...

Last year, Michael Jordan finally received a favorable verdict from the Supreme People’s Court in China. The verdict came after a long drawn out legal battle against Qi...

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2017-11-06
NetScientific’s Glycotest sub...

Having IP protection for HCC Panel in China is an important milestone for Glycotest, with the country having a notoriously high liver cancer death rate Glycotest, a portf...

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2017-11-06
Weakened Trump Looks to the ‘...

Shortly after Donald Trump’s surprise election win, Barack Obama gave some advice to President Xi Jinping in the final minutes of their last meeting as leaders of the w...

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2017-11-06
Chinese mainland allows Taiwa...

BEIJING, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland will offer more professional opportunities for Taiwan lawyers by allowing them to handle a wider range of civil cases starti...

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2017-11-06
Alibaba tops Taiwan patent fi...

Second was Qualcomm with 135 applications and third was Intel with 110. Applied Materials Inc was fourth with 108 applications, Tokyo Electron was fifth with 87 filings a...

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2017-10-20
In US, New Legal Ploy May Pro...

It had been a bad three months for Allergan, Inc. The drug maker’s stock price had fallen over 20 percent, as the company faced two legal challenges to the patents on i...

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2017-10-20
Apple sued over 'Animoji' tra...

In a complaint lodged with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, plaintiffs emonster k.k. and Enrique Bonansea, a U.S. citizen living in ...

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2017-10-20
Intellectual Discovery dispos...

Korean sovereign patent fund Intellectual Discovery (ID) has continued its recent trend of selling assets to US licensing entities, with the disposal of a package of 15 US pa...

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2017-10-20
Slow and Steady: US Intellect...

Over the past weeks the nature of U.S. complaints over Chinese violations of intellectual property have become clearer. In particular, one of the violations the Sec...

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2017-10-20
Make China Trademarks a Priority

I am not a big fan of filing Madrid Protocol applications for China. In certain situations, they can work well, but when they don’t work (which is fairly often, especia...

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2017-10-20
As many in U.S. remain skepti...

Recently, the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Productivity(Hoover IP2) issued a revised working paper providing an update...

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2017-10-20
Qualcomm fine leads to Taiwan...

Taiwan’s economic ministry appears to be of a different opinion to the country’s competition watchdog regarding a recent fine levied on Qualcomm, Reuters&nbs...

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2017-10-20
ast week’s $773 million fine ...

Last week’s $773 million fine against Qualcomm from the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission is being questioned by a separate executive government agency in that cou...

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2017-09-29
U.S. trade body will probe Sh...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to probe certain Wi-Fi enabled devices and their parts after Japan’s Sharp Corp accused China&...

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2017-09-29
China's crackdown on intellec...

China’s  commerce ministry said on Thursday that its months-long crackdown on intellectual property rights violations was not a response to probes by oth...

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2017-09-29
Microsoft extends its patent ...

Early this year, Microsoft announced the Azure IP Advantage program, a program through which Microsoft will use its patent portfolio to help protect their cloud customer...

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2017-09-29
Trump Calls for an Investigat...

President Trump recently signed an executive memorandum intended to catalyze an investigation into China’s alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property (IP). The order i...

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2017-09-21
Huawei Pay To Launch On Andro...

The Huawei Pay Android service may be coming to the United States, as suggested by a new trademark application which the Chinese original equipment manufacturer submitted to ...

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2017-09-21
Allergan pays Native American...

Washington — Allergan’s decision to pay a Native American tribe $15m a year rather than let one of its blockbuster drugs be scrutinised by the US Patent and Trade...

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2017-09-21
The Trump Administration is I...

Several weeks ago, the Trump administration formally launched a “Section 301” investigation into the “theft of intellectual property” by China.  ...

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2017-09-21
China launches campaign to pr...

China has launched a four-month campaign to protect the intellectual property rights of foreign businesses, a move that may alleviate a major concern among foreign investors ...

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2017-09-21
Does China Have Too Many Trad...

The United States and China are the two busiest jurisdictions in the world for trademarks, with radically different approaches. The USPTO requires applications to be narrow i...

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2017-09-21
Google deepens smartphone ope...

Google is set to deepen its smartphone manufacturing operations with an agreement to buy assets from the struggling Taiwanese hardware maker HTC. The purchase highlights ...

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2017-09-08
United States: Stone-Cold Cir...

Addressing the issue of whether willfulness is required to award profits in trademark cases, and continuing a circuit split on the issue, the US Court of Appeals for the Nint...

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2017-09-08
In-N-Out files trademark suit...

On Monday, August 30th, national fast food chain In-N-Out Burger filed a lawsuit alleging federal trademark infringement and other claimsagainst fellow fast fo...

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2017-09-08
A better US patent system wil...

Imagine that you are the founder of a small biotech company. You have spent millions of dollars and years of time developing a new diagnostic test for a blood disease. You ar...

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2017-09-08
Specialized Intellectual Prop...

China’s attempt to emerge as a key Intellectual Property (IP) hub began in 2008 with its formulation of the Outline of National IP Strategy (“IP Strateg...

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2017-09-08
Practical Tips on Trademark M...

China has its own laws and rules relating to trademarks, different from those of the United States. Fail- ure to note the discrepancies might result in trouble or losses. We ...

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2017-09-08
China's patent operations mor...

BEIJING - The number of China's patent operations stood at more than 170,000 in 2016, a year-on-year increase of nearly 20 percent, according to the latest data from the ...

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2017-09-08
Taiwan moving to deepen high-...

As part of its efforts to enforce the "Reconnect USA" policy, a delegation organized by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) had signed six memoranda of...

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2017-08-31
Opthea secures U.S. patent fo...

The patent covers OPT-302 and its use to treat disorders involving neovascularisation, including eye diseases such as wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) and diabe...

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2017-08-31
China says it will tighten co...

China will tighten controls over intellectual property to provide better opportunities for foreign firms, the commerce ministry said on Friday. The government’s cra...

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2017-08-31
China Trademarks, after New B...

What should we make of the most recent New Balance decision? As widely covered in the press, a Suzhou court last week awarded the Boston-based athletic equipment com...

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2017-08-31
ATMchain? Card Giant China Un...

China UnionPay, the payment card giant, hopes to patent a system for connecting a network of ATMs using blockchain technology, public records reveal. Docum...

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2017-08-31
Heraeus appeals Taiwan region...

Heraeus Photovoltaics has appealed against the Taiwanese Regional Intellectual Property Court decision released July 7th 2017. The decision stated that Giga Solar does no...

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2017-08-31
Sharp asks US trade body to p...

Japan's Sharp Corp on Wednesday said it has requested the U.S. International Trade Commision to investigate China's Hisense Group Co Ltd over possible patent infringe...

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2017-08-25
China expresses 'strong dissa...

China on Monday expressed "strong dissatisfaction" with the U.S. launch of an investigation into China's alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property. China&...

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2017-08-25
New Balance awarded US$1.5 mi...

Following a promise from President Xi Jinping last month to punish intellectual property infringement, and the launch of a US investigation into Chinese IP theft, a Chinese c...

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2017-08-25
Ambient Authentication Specia...

Ottawa-based authentication solutions developer Zighra has attained its first US patent, the company has announced. Zighra’s aim is to use a wide range of metrics f...

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2017-08-25
New Balance wins record China...

New Balance has won a record payout in a Chinese trademark case after three local shoemakers were found to have infringed the brand's "N" logo. A Chinese co...

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2017-08-25
China seeks to streamline pat...

The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of the People’s Republic of China has introduced new rules to streamline patent applications and to reduce the backlog of ...

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2017-08-18
SIA Statement Regarding Trump...

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement from P...

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2017-08-18
App iTrump wins trademark fig...

An app developer appears to have prevailed in a long-running trademark war against the US president's business operation. The creator of iTrump first clashed with the...

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2017-08-18
Coinbase Awarded Patent for B...

Cryptocurrency exchange startup Coinbase has been awarded a new patent related to private key security, public records show. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) ...

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2017-08-18
Can Trump succeed in curbing ...

Intellectual property (IP) is back in focus after US President Trump asked his trade office to look into the issue of China allegedly stealing American technology and IP, and...

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2017-08-18
China Trademarks: Under Armou...

We first wrote about the Under Armour vs. Uncle Martian dispute last May. At the time it seemed like just another story about a blatant Chinese ripoff, destined to ...

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2017-08-18
American genius is under atta...

Please use the sharing tools found via the email icon at the top of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.com T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email...

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2017-08-11
Trump to Wait on China Intell...

President Donald Trump plans to wait at least a week and possibly longer on moving forward with a trade investigation of China on intellectual property violations a...

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2017-08-11
China Trademarks: Be Like Tru...

he New York Times has a story today on Donald Trump’s trademark filings in Greater China, entitled, Trump Company Moves to Protect Brand in Chinese Gambling Hub. A...

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2017-08-11
Major VMI patents upheld in C...

China’s Patent Re-examination Board has upheld important patents relating to tyre building technology developed by VMI. Commenting on the board’s decision, VMI Gr...

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2017-08-11
Decision Time on Drug Pricing

Should the current target-expenditure system be extended? When the Taiwan government five years ago was working on how to revamp the National Health Insurance (NHI) progr...

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2017-08-03
U.S. Plans Probe of China Ove...

The Trump administration is gearing up to investigate China over what the U.S. perceives to be violations of intellectual property, according to a person familiar with the ma...

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2017-08-03
People are filing trademark a...

Nine applications to register derogatory words and symbols have been filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office following a US Supreme Court ruling in June that barring su...

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2017-08-03
Apple TV Remote app target of...

Lodged with the patent holder friendly U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Uniloc's favorite venue for attacks against Apple, the suit allege...

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2017-08-03
China And Intellectual Proper...

In the IP world equivalent of Daenerys Targaryen launching her long-awaited assault on King’s Landing on the backs of her dragons, the leader of the world’s econo...

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2017-08-03
China Trademarks and The Real...

When talking about the China market one of the first things China experts often mention is that China is a first-to-file country. In short, this means (with very few exc...

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2017-08-03
China streamlines patent exam...

China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) announced a new set of regulations which are intended to streamline the examination of patent appl...

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2017-08-03
Gigastorage to appeal to Taiw...

Taiwan-based PV wafer maker Gigastorage has decided to appeal to Taiwan's Supreme Court against a recent ruling issued by Taiwan's Intellectual Property Court (IPC) t...

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2017-07-19
U.S More Business as Usual E...

Despite U.S. criticism of the North American Free Trade Agreement, upcoming talks aren't expected bring about a sea change. But there will be significant changes discusse...

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2017-07-19
China's Mostly Closed, Commun...

And once again, China's president Xi Jinping is the spokesman for globalization and open markets. In the Bizarro World that we live in, a nation governed by the tradi...

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2017-07-19
China Patents, Copyrights, an...

Conceptually, the basis of the “work made for hire” (often shortened to “work for hire”) doctrine is clear: employers should own (some) rights to work...

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2017-07-19
China committed to further im...

WASHINGTON, July 18 (Xinhua) -- China has taken a variety of effective measures to provide a favorable environment for foreign investors, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said ...

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2017-07-19
Washington Companies has deal...

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana-based Washington Companies has an agreement to buy a Canadian diamond mining company for $1.2 billion. Shareholders of Dominion D...

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2017-07-19
Apple contractors join legal ...

A group of leading smartphone manufacturers are joining Apple Inc. in a legal battle against Qualcomm Inc., claiming that the chip maker charges excessive patent licenses and...

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2017-07-14
Kid Rock trademark points to ...

Macomb County-born rock star Kid Rock has filed for a trademark for what appears to be a new restaurant. The 46-year-old musician, whose name is Robert Ritchie, is openin...

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2017-07-14
Stryker awarded $248.7 millio...

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge has increased the amount medical device maker Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc must pay Stryker Corp for infringing patents on a surgical cleaning wand to ...

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2017-07-14
Pakistan, China, India on US ...

WASHINGTON: The US on Thursday issued its annual report on the status of intellectual property in report maintaining Pakistan presence on the Priority Watch Li...

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2017-07-14
How China Is Emerging as a Le...

Last week, China hosted the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, often referred to as “Summer Davos,” in the port city of Dalian. ...

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2017-07-14
Nokia, China's Xiaomi sign pa...

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Telecoms network equipment maker Nokia and Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Technology have signed a patent licensing agreement, the companies said on Wed...

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2017-07-14
International report - Suprem...

The value of a trademark depends on how the trademark owner uses it in relation to the identified goods or services, as the trademark owner has the exclusive right to such us...

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2017-07-14
HTC accused of patent infring...

Taipei, July 12 (CNA) Nichia Corp., a Japan-based light-emitting diode (LED) firm, has filed a lawsuit with a court in Germany, accusing Taiwanese smartphone brand HTC Corp. ...

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2017-07-10
Heraeus’ IP patent case struc...

The German-headquartered silver paste specialist laments the Taiwanese Intellectual Property Court’s decision, stressing that the ruling could set a dangerous precedent...

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2017-07-05
Beyoncé and Jay-Z file tradem...

Beyoncé and Jay-Z appear to have named their new twins. The couple have reportedly registered in the US to trademark “Rumi Carter” and “Sir...

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2017-07-05
US patent litigation slump co...

A slump in US patent litigation, which last year saw the number of new lawsuits fall to their lowest level since 2011, continued through the first half of this year as filed ...

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2017-07-05
Making American intellectual ...

A deteriorating intellectual property regime in the U.S. has been quietly unfolding over the last decade and has contributed to the declining standard of living for middle cl...

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2017-07-05
Some Basics on Getting a Chin...

I was copied the other day on an email from our lead China IP attorney to a potential client. The email was in the form of questions from the client’s attorney to our C...

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2017-06-30
U.S. seeks end of “Redskins” ...

onceding what had seemed to have become inevitable, the Justice Department asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to put an end to the long-running legal fight against th...

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2017-06-30
What Direction Will the Incom...

In IP Watchdog’s “Patent and IP Wishes for 2017” column[1] I expressed hope that new patent-policy relevant federal appointees understand the U.S. patent sy...

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2017-06-30
'Intellectual Property protec...

Intellectual Property protection is a key issue for India-US relationship and the next week's meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump i...

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2017-06-30
China Slams Europol Report Hi...

China has condemned a recent report from the European Union’s law enforcement agency that accused the nation of being the main source of counterfeit goods in the Europe...

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2017-06-30
China will grant CRISPR paten...

China’s State Intellectual Property Office, or SIPO, announced Monday that it will grant the University of California, in conjunction with the University of Vienna and ...

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2017-06-30
In a tough patent market, ano...

Qisda is a major publicly-listed contract manufacturer in Taiwan, appearing among the top 10 global original design manufacturers (ODMs). It has been relativel...

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2017-06-16
New Book Finds US Companies U...

The new book "Inventioneering," released this week, argues that the "digitization of everything" has brought about a global intellectual property war, one...

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2017-06-16
Patents are exhausted by the ...

“It is so ordered.” With these simple four words, the United States Supreme Court significantly changed the way the U.S. Patent Laws affect American businesses, r...

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2017-06-16
U.S. Patent and Trademark Off...

Michelle Lee, director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, resigned on Tuesday, a move that could be a potential blow to the tech industry. Lee, who used to work at ...

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2017-06-16
China approves 9 Trump tradem...

The Chinese government has granted preliminary approval for nine Donald Trump trademarks it had previously rejected, in whole or in part, The Associated Press found, a turn t...

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2017-06-16
Seminar to focus on China pat...

The Ventura County Bar Association and Koppel IP Law of Westlake Village will present a seminar, “Intellectual Property Enforcement in China and How Best to Do Business...

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2017-06-16
Made In China: The Past, Pres...

Conservative projections say that China will surpass the United States as the number one economy in the world by 2030, but the shift could happen as soon as next year. Either...

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2017-06-16
Taiwan’s Current Intellectual...

Through improved legislation, stricter enforcement, and the fast-tracking of intellectual property rights (IPR) cases through the court system, Taiwan has developed one of th...

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2017-06-16
Grace period for invention pa...

The amendment of the Patent Act regarding the grace period for invention patents and the utility models, which was promulgated on January 18 2017, became effective ...

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2017-06-14
Off-White Takes Trademark Bat...

THE FASHION LAW EXCLUSIVE - Off-White is not keeping its battle against Paige stateside. After filing a trademark suit against the denim brand in April, asking a New Yor...

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2017-06-07
Massachusetts bill would ban ...

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing whether to ban the use of Native American mascots in public schools - a proposal that drew strong opinions at a public hear...

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2017-06-07
US patent office chief Michel...

Michelle Lee, the head of the US government's patent office, resigned her position Tuesday, according to multiple media reports. Lee was appointed to lead t...

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2017-06-07
Intellectual Property Issues ...

At the recent 2nd Fresh Produce Forum China, held in Hangzhou on May 23–25, a panel discussion was held where one of the topics was intellectual property (IP) issu...

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2017-06-05
Ivanka Trump's new Chinese tr...

A wave of Chinese trademark applications filed by Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka has raised fresh concerns over whether the Trump family’s bus...

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2017-06-03
Amendments to the Grace Perio...

On May 1, 2017, an amendment to the Taiwanese Patent Act became effective for all new patent applications filed on this date.  In addition, in conjunction with the ...

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2017-06-02
Intellectual property protect...

U.S. Forest Ranger Edward Pulaski helped save the lives of fellow wildland firefighters in Idaho’s 1910 Big Burn. He is credited with using his experience to refine wha...

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2017-06-02
Bridgestone wins another pate...

TOKYO -- Japanese tire maker Bridgestone won a patent lawsuit against Guangzhou-based Wanli Tire. This marks the second time in less than a year that the company has prevaile...

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2017-06-02
Big Law Falls Victim to China...

Squire Patton Boggs, Norton Rose Fulbright and Osborne Clark have all been targets of China’s trademark squatters—entities that register the marks of known brands...

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2017-06-02
Taiwan-Japan Electronic Prior...

If a patent applicant has first applied for a patent with a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) or in a foreign country, which reciprocally allows ROC nationals to c...

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2017-05-31
CHINA’S NEW CYBERSECURITY LAW...

For years China has known that it has a cyber-security problem. On June 13, 2013, the U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden gave an explosive interview to the South China Morning...

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2017-05-25
Is there a Squatter on my Chi...

A number of Chinese trademark law firms have of late been trying to drum up American clients on China trademark matters. I say this because our own China trademark lawyers ha...

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2017-05-24
Nautilus Hyosung America Defe...

IRVING, Texas, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nautilus Hyosung America (Hyosung), the largest and fastest growing ATM provider in the United States, is...

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2017-05-19
US Renegotiation Of NAFTA To ...

Newly confirmed United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued a letter to Congress today stating that he will lead a renegotiation of the 1994 North American Fr...

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2017-05-19
China's FDA Proposes Patent L...

The China Food and Drug Administration on May 12 proposed for the public's comments a draft regulation entitled Relevant Policies for Encouraging Innovations on Drugs and...

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2017-05-19
Qualcomm ups ante in fight wi...

Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) has escalated its patent battle with Apple Inc (AAPL.O), suing Foxconn and three other Taiwanese manufacturers that supply iPhone and iPad com...

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2017-05-19
Like it or not, Taiwan compan...

Qualcomm sued four Taiwan-based Apple suppliers in a US federal court yesterday, escalating its row with Apple over patent licensing terms. The chipmaker says that ...

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2017-05-18
Joseph Ferretti (INTA):

Newly elected president of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Joseph Ferretti, leads the global organization in its adventures in 2017, as it transits to a new s...

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2017-05-18
UK court rejects Nestle's bid...

LONDON (AP) — A court has rejected an attempt by Nestle to trademark the distinctive four-fingered shape of the KitKat chocolate bar in Britain. The Court of Appeal...

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2017-05-17
Declines in U.S. innovation, ...

“Innovation and creative endeavors are indispensable elements that drive economic growth and sustain the competitive edge of the U.S. economy.” Thus reads the sta...

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2017-05-17
Past as Prologue: Is there Ho...

Several weeks ago I published The Top 3 Reasons America’s Patent System is in Decline. While those familiar with America’s patent system could likely rattle ...

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2017-05-11
CHINA: Effect of Trademark Co...

CHINA’S SUPREME PEOPLE’S COURT SWITCHES APPROACH ON TRADEMARK CO-EXISTENCE AGREEMENTS FOR GOOGLE’S “NEXUS” MARKS Two recent decisions of the...

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2017-05-10
China concerned by inclusion ...

China is seriously concerned by the United States keeping it on an intellectual property watch list, the commerce ministry said on Thursday. The issue of protecting intel...

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2017-05-08
Tech Firms Warn of Weak Intel...

Outdated legal protections for intellectual property in Cambodia are likely to put off potential innovators, according to some in the tech industry who say research and devel...

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2017-05-07
Ford supplier's boardroom dra...

Did aluminum supplier give up its edge? When Ford Motor Co. chose Alcoa's aluminum for the F-150 pickup, that contract came at a big price for the supplier, says one ...

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2017-05-06
Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino...

(USA TODAY) -- A small New York City cafe is taking on coffee giant Starbucks in a legal war of the unicorns. The End Brooklyn in a new lawsuit accuses Starbucks of trade...

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2017-05-05
THE MENACE OF INTELLECTUAL PR...

Against the run of play: How an incumbent President was defeated in Nigeria, a book about the presidency of Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has been maki...

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2017-05-05
DC Files Trademark For A Joke...

You know what they say about gambling with the devil: Never bet the house. Same could be said for the Joker, as you’ll most likely watch it burn to the ground. But ...

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2017-05-05
PATENT FOR MANIPAL INSTITUTE ...

The Indian patent office has granted patent to the invention of Raghunath Manohar of Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University. His invention, “A multi lens s...

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2017-05-05
Fidget Spinner Inventor Misse...

As the fidget spinner craze spreads through schools and toy stores, its Florida-based creator hasn't seen a penny of profit decades after inventing the gadget. ...

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2017-05-05
Ivanka Trump’s brand ramped u...

Shanghai • Ivanka Trump's brand intensified its work in China as her father closed in on the Republican nomination for U.S. president, with her company applying for ...

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2017-05-04
Does Intellectual Property Ri...

“Does that “thing” work in Ghana? I mean that Intellectual Property thing”, my friend Dzifa asked me innocently. I smiled. It was not an unusual quest...

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2017-05-04
The Eagles Sue Baja's 'Hotel ...

The Eagles are suing a hotel in Todos Santos, Mexico, that bills itself as the Hotel California for trademark infringement and trying to capitalize off of the band&rsquo...

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2017-05-04
New England Patriots trademar...

Robert Kraft's words following his New England Patriots' epic  Super Bowl LI victory are now in the process of being trademarked.  According to&nbs...

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2017-05-04
Will Qualcomm seek an iPhone ...

Now that Apple has blocked royalty payments to Qualcomm in an increasing fierce legal battle over patents, what is the San Diego chipmaker going to do to ...

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2017-05-04
Why we stepped up to the pate...

Entrepreneurs don’t pour all their energy into building startups just to have a patent assertion entity (PAE, or “patent troll”) attack them with patents of...

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2017-05-04
An Update on Patent Enforceme...

As patent filing and grant numbers have skyrocketed in China, so has the attractiveness to settle patent infringement suits there. The opening of a series of specialized inte...

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2017-05-03
Taiwan to Revise the Patent A...

Since the beginning of 2017, TIPO had been releasing several drafted as well as finalized Amendments to specific chapters in the Guidelines for Patent Examination (GPE). At t...

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2017-05-03
Trump should seek rules to pr...

The Trump administration’s trade policy strategy, aiming for “free and fair” trade, has largely taken aim at unfair trade practices in traditional industrie...

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2017-05-03
Microsoft, Oracle sued: Tech ...

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) and Saint Matthew Research (SMR) on Tuesday filed lawsuits against Microsoft and Oracle alleging th...

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2017-05-02
Google accused in High Court ...

A German software company has asked the High Court for Europe-wide injunctions preventing alleged trademark infringement by internet giantGoogle. TeamDrive Syst...

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2017-05-02
Novartis licenses CAR-T paten...

Novartis has licensed CAR-T patents from bluebird bio and Celyad. The agreements give Novartis the nonexclusive right to use intellectual property related to b...

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2017-04-29
Taiwan stays off U.S intellec...

Taipei, April 29 (CNA) The United States has decided not to put Taiwan on a special watch list for the ninth year, in recognition of Taiwan's efforts to protect intellect...

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2017-04-27
New Balance Court Ruling in C...

BEIJING — New Balance has won a rare legal victory in China in an intellectual property dispute: A court has ordered five shoe manufacturers and sellers to pay the stat...

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2017-04-26
Michigan Company's Highway Si...

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected the state's argument that a northern Michigan company's trademark of the highway sign M-22 violates fed...

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2017-04-26
April 26th - World Intellectu...

TIPO is celebrating World IP Day together with international IP community to increase IP awareness and encourage innovation and R&D. A series of activities to be organize...

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2017-04-24
Why is Intellectual Property ...

Simon Webster is CEO of CPA Global, a technology company that helps organisations manage intellectual property including patents and trademarks. CPA Global’s clients in...

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2017-04-24
Raiders must fend off applica...

The Oakland Raiders are behind the curve when it comes to the "Las Vegas Raiders" trademark. According to KCBS in the Bay Area, a "handful" of pe...

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2017-04-13
TIPO representatives attended...

On February 18-19, 2017, TIPO officials attended the 44th meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Intellectual Property Rights Experts Group (IPEG 44) in Nha ...

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2017-04-13
TIPO hosts a Taiwan-Japan exa...

On February 13, 2017, TIPO received four examiners from the Japan Patent Office (JPO) for a one-week exchange program. In the program, the Japanese examiners gave an intr...

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2017-04-13
Average first-OA pendency for...

TIPO has carried out a backlog reduction project since 2010. By the end of 2016, the number of disposals has reached 384,789, exceeding the original target (365,740) by about...

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2017-04-13
Starting from March 1, 2017, ...

Over the past twenty years, people had to apply to TIPO for a copyright inspection certificate for the surveillance of the customs authority, before they could export audiovi...

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2017-03-22
China Saw Extraordinary Growt...

Source: China IP News   In 2016, China saw an extraordinary growth in PCT filing (44.7%), and ZTE Corporation (4,123) overtook Huawei Technologies (3,692) as the...

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2017-03-17
Beijing: Supreme Court Rolls ...

Source: China Daily To make clear judicial rules and unify standards, the Supreme People's Court has released a new batch of guiding cases, all involving intellectual...

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2017-03-17
Beijing: Alliance Founded to ...

Source: China Daily A national intellectual property industrial technology innovation alliance, which was founded by 129 companies, universities, colleges and research in...

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2017-03-17
An amendment concerning the g...

An amendment to the Patent Act had passed three readings in the Legislative Yuan on December 30, 2016. This amendment will introduce a more lenient requirement regarding the ...

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2017-03-16
WIPO Chief Calls China's Pate...

Source: Xinhua The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Francis Gurry on Wednesday lauded China's strong performance in international p...

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2017-03-15
TIPO receives European Chambe...

On January 5, 2017, TIPO Director-General Hong Shu-min met with a three-people delegation led by Freddie Höglund, CEO of the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT), ...

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2017-03-15
Intellectual Property Protect...

Source: China IP News Intellectual property protection played an important role on the Two Sessions. On March 12th, Shen Changyu, Commissioner of the State Intellectu...

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2017-03-14
Intellectual Property Must be...

Source: China Daily During the Fifth Plenary Session of the 12th National People's Congress, China's top legislature, Huang Jianping, a deputy from South China...

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2017-03-13
China to Step up IPR Trials t...

Source: Xinhua   China will step up the trials of intellectual property rights (IPR) cases this year to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship, a work report ...

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2017-03-09
Administrative, Judicial Refo...

Source: China Daily Deputies of China's top legislature, the National People's Congress, and members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Poli...

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2017-03-09
European Patent Office Notes ...

Source: Xinhua The European Patent Office (EPO) on Tuesday published its 2016 Annual Report revealing China showed the highest growth in patent applications. Accordin...

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2017-03-09
Chongqing: Estimated 20% rise...

Source: China Daily International patent applications filed via the Patent Cooperation Treaty from Chongqing is forecast to increase by about 20 percent in 2017 from the ...

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2017-03-08
Premier Li Keqiang Vows to Co...

Source: China IP News   On March 5th, the 5th Session of the 12th National People's Congress opened at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. On behalf of ...

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2017-03-07
District to Build on Reputati...

Source: China Daily Laoshan district, one of the most dynamic areas for innovation and entrepreneurship in Shandong province, is building a central innovation area to max...

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2017-03-02
Information Session on Japan’...

Aiming to encourage Taiwan’s agricultural and fishery export products originating from well-known areas to be registered as Japan’s Regional Collective Trademarks...

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2017-03-02
New features in electronic se...

After constant promotion and improvements in the past years, TIPO’s e-filing service for patent and trademark application has become rewarding by the public. In Decembe...

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2017-03-02
Cutting-edge Technology, High...

Source: Xinhua With unremitting efforts of Chinese industries to move up the global value chain, more consumers around the world are recognizing the higher quality and cu...

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2017-03-02
Hubei: IP Tribunal Set to Han...

Source: China Daily The Wuhan Intellectual Property Tribunal, the first cross-regional IP case-handling institution in the province, was established last week. Wuhan is o...

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2017-03-02
Jiangsu: Nanjing Launches Tar...

Source: China Daily The IP authority of Nanjing recently launched two joint law enforcement campaigns, one of which targets major business areas, shopping streets, profes...

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2017-03-02
Shaanxi: Pilot Portal Goes On...

Source: China Daily A national pilot portal of public intellectual property services, which went online in the provincial capital Xi'an on Feb 24, features shared res...

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2017-03-02
Beijing: New State-level Eval...

Source: China Daily China's first national intellectual property evaluation and certification center opened on Feb 28, with its online assessment system going online ...

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2017-03-02
Beijing: National Drug Projec...

Source: China Daily The Ministry of Science and Technology announced at a news conference in late February that a national major science and technology project for drug i...

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2017-03-02
Shen Changyu Meets with Chief...

On February 21, Commissioner of State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) Shen Changyu met with Mr. Daren Tang, Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapo...

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2017-03-01
China's Copyright Registratio...

Source: China IP News   A total of 2.0077 million copyrights were registered in 2016, an increase of 22.33%, hitting a record new high, sources from the Natio...

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2017-03-01
China's IPR bullet train runs...

Source: Xinhua   Bullet trains with Chinese intellectual property rights on every component started running between Beijing and Guangzhou on Saturday. Run...

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2017-02-23
TIPO Statistics Report: Paten...

In 2016, overall applications dropped slightly by 2% from the previous year to 72,442 cases. Decrease in invention patent applications (43,836 cases) slowed down and fell sli...

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2017-02-23
Hunan: Changsha procuratorate...

Source: China Daily A dedicated IP procuratorial bureau has been approved in Changsha, the first of its kind set up by a city-level procuratorate. The new office's re...

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2017-02-23
Inner Mongolia: Autonomous re...

Source: China Daily Organizations and individuals in the autonomous region filed 10,672 patent applications in 2016, increasing 20.2 percent year-on-year and surpassing t...

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2017-02-22
China's trademark application...

Source: China IP News   Latest statistics from the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) show that China handled 3.691 million trademark app...

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2017-02-10
Shanghai: Pudong Keen on Boos...

Source: China Daily Shanghai's Pudong New Area plans to promote its high-end service industry during the 13th Five-Year Plan period, according to the Pudong commerce ...

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2017-02-09
SIPO Targets Relief of Overbu...

Source: China Daily The State Intellectual Property Office has taken steps to relieve the pressure on China's patent examinations system in the wake of the rapidly in...

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2017-02-09
Hunan: Province Aims for Top ...

Source: China Daily The province in Central China aims to rank among the country's top 10 patent economies by 2020, with annual invention patent filings projected to ...

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2017-02-09
Beijing: 1M Professionals to ...

Source: China Daily China plans to offer training to 1 million management and intellectual property professionals in small and medium-sized businesses within the next fiv...

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2017-02-09
Guangdong: Guangdong Sees Rob...

Source: Xinhua South China's Guangdong province saw robust growth of high-tech firms last year with heavy investment during a national innovation drive. The numbe...

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2017-02-08
Singapore Cuts Filing Fees fo...

Source: Xinhua    Singapore lowers filing fees for intellectual property protection, said the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) in a stateme...

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2017-02-08
World Intellectual Property D...

Source: WIPO In 2017 we celebrate Innovation-Improving Lives Every day, ordinary people are producing extraordinary new things to change the world for the better. ...

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2017-02-06
Year in a Million for Patents

China Daily -- Last year, China saw an increase in both the quantity and quality of patents, according to a recent news conference given by the State Intellectual Property Of...

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2017-01-24
Both IP Development Quantity ...

On January 19, the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C (SIPO) held a news conference in Beijing releasing the statistics and related situation of the major works ...

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2017-01-22
Heads of China and Switzerlan...

On January 16, President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping and President of the Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of U...

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2017-01-20
China Makes Plans for Stronge...

Xinhua -- China will encourage innovation through better protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020). A guidel...

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2017-01-19
Chinese Vice Premier Underlin...

Xinhua -- Vice Premier Wang Yang said Monday that the country should make new headway in the campaign against intellectual property right (IPR) infringement and counterfeit p...

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2017-01-19
Sichuan: China Chengdu (Home ...

Recently, the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C (SIPO) officially proved to establish the China Chengdu (Home Furnishing and Shoes) IPR Rapid Aid Center. Ch...

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2017-01-18
China Opposes Abuse of IPR to...

Xinhua -- China is willing to enhance intellectual property right (IPR) cooperation with other countries, but opposes accusations and abuse of IPR to exercise trade protectio...

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2017-01-17
Shanghai: Shanghai Opens IP R...

Xinhua -- An intellectual property rights (IPR) transaction center was established on Friday in Shanghai. The center will support IPR evaluation, transfer quotation, tran...

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2017-01-16
China Issues Plan to Develop ...

Xinhua -- China has issued a plan to strengthen the protection and utilization of intellectual property rights. Issued by the State Council, the plan specifies the goals ...

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2017-01-13
China to Start Intellectual P...

China Daily -- The central government has decided to implement measures to improve intellectual property rights management and promote the nation's capacity for innova...

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2017-01-13
Beijing: Intellectual Propert...

China Daily -- A center to mediate intellectual property disputes opened in Beijing on Thursday, in an effort to provide effective solutions and greater IP protection. Th...

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2017-01-13
A New Batch of National IP Pi...

Recently, the list of a new batch of National Intellectual Property Pilot Zones and National Intellectual Property Model Zones were released. 16 zones, including the Shenyang...

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2017-01-12
Patents Evidence of China's P...

China Daily -- China has reached new heights in patent filings, with more than 3.46 million applications filed in 2016, according to the State Intellectual Property Office. ...

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2017-01-12
Guangzhou: Guangzhou Focuses ...

China Daily -- Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, will push forward development of a national innovation center within the next five years by introducing more high-tec...

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2017-01-12
Beijing: Court Heard More Tha...

China Daily -- The Beijing Intellectual Property Court has heard more than 20,000 IP cases and concluded more than 13,000 since its establishment in November 2014, according ...

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2017-01-12
Beijing: Free Trade Zones to ...

China Daily -- The Supreme People's Court called for increased intellectual property judicial protection in China's pilot free trade zones by encouraging IP-collatera...

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2017-01-12
Guangdong: Service Center to ...

China Daily -- The Shenzhen Notary Public Office set up an intellectual property service center on Jan 6 to specially handle IP notarization for companies and individuals in ...

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2017-01-11
Over 13,400 People Arrested f...

Xinhua -- More than 13,400 people in China were arrested for crimes related to intellectual property rights' (IPR) violations from January 2014 to November 2016, the Supr...

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2017-01-11
China's R&D Spending Estimate...

Xinhua -- China's investment in research and development (R&D) is expected to reach 1.54 trillion yuan (around 223 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016, accounting for 2....

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2017-01-09
Jiangsu: Wuxi Sees $1 Trillio...

China Daily -- As corporate creativity plays an increasingly predominant role in economic development, the city of Wuxi is determined to drive its economy to a new high th...

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2017-01-09
Shandong: Qingdao to Found Tw...

China Daily -- Qingdao, the largest city in Shandong province, has received the green light to proceed with the development of Qingdao Smart Home Innovation Center and Qingda...

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2017-01-09
Shanghai: Smart Science Resea...

China Daily -- The Smart Science and Generic Technology Research Institute, co-founded by Nanxiang Shineland Industrial Park and the University of Shanghai for Science and Te...

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2017-01-06
Senior Official Calls for Ref...

Xinhua -- State Councilor Wang Yong said Thursday China should still deepen reforms in intellectual property rights, despite the fact it has shown great improvement in the ar...

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2016-11-25
China breaks patent applicati...

China-based innovators applied for a record-setting number of invention patents last year. The country accounted for more than a million submissions, according to an...

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2016-11-25
World Patent Marketing Succes...

World Patent Marketing, a vertically integrated manufacturer and engineer of patented products, introduces Bottle Brush, a baby care invention that makes it easier to clean b...

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2016-10-05
PROCTORANDGAMBLE FILES #PATEN...

Orange County – Proctor and Gamble (P&G) filed a lawsuit through its subsidiary The Gillette Company against Edgewell Personal Care Co., which produces Schick brand...

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2016-10-05
APPLE #PATENT WILL DETER THEF...

Los Angeles – Stolen Apple devices, such as iPhones or tables, may soon record and send identifying information about the thief to the device’s owner, aiding law ...

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2016-09-29
Via Announces Patent Pool Lic...

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Via Licensing Corporation today announced the availability of a patent pool license for MPEG Extended High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Codi...

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2016-09-29
ChroMedX Receives US Patent o...

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / September 26, 2016 / ChroMedX Corp. (CSE:CHX) (MNLIF) (EIY2.F) (the "Company"), a developer of in vitro diagnostics and point-of-car...

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2016-09-29
Glytec Receives Three Additio...

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Glytec today announces notices of allowance received from the United States Patent and Trademark Offi...

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2016-09-29
ClearOne Awarded New Patent f...

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne (CLRO), a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a...

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2016-09-29
Microsoft's new collapsible k...

A patent published yesterday appears to shed some light on a new tablet keyboard solution being developed by Microsoft. The design offers a method of combining a protective c...

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2016-09-29
Via Expands LTE Patent Pool L...

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Via Licensing Corporation today announced the expansion of its groundbreaking LTE (Long-Term Evolution) patent pool to include the LTE-Ad...

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2016-07-19
Amendments to IP Laws for TPP...

Following the Executive Yuan’s policy to dash for Taiwan's inclusion in the TPP, TIPO has started drafting amendments to Patent Act, Trademark Act and Copyright Act...

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2016-06-14
Schedule of Article 19 of the...

Schedule of Article 19 of the Enforcement Rules of the Trademark Act Amended and Promulgated on April 18, 2016 by the Ministry of Economic Affairs。     ...

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2016-03-15
IPR Trends Q4 2015: Patent an...

A.Patent Applications  1.The number of new applications for all three types of patents came down by 2.25% to 20,171 cases. 2.Applications for invention (12,390) and ...

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2016-01-29
Encourage Universities to App...

The number of patent applications filed by local colleges and universities dropped 11.3% to 4,275 in 2014 from the peak of 4,817 in 2013. In addition, their applications file...

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2016-01-04
Taiwan and Korea Making Great...

Priority documents are important when filing patent applications across countries. Following the cooperation with Japan on electronic exchange of priority documents (PDX), Ta...

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2016-01-04
Must-know facts about the TPP...

TIPO hosted an information session on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at NTU’s Tsai Lecture Hall, December 29, 2015. Director General Wang, Mei-hua introduced key p...

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2015-12-16
2015 TIPO-JPO Trademark Exami...

The 4th TIPO-JPO trademark examiner exchange was held in October. Two JPO trademark examiners came for this exchange. For the exchange topics, TIPO answered JPO’s quest...

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2015-11-20
MICHAEL JACKSON Triggers Disp...

After the name of the late famous rock star Michale Jackson was registered as trademark MICHAEL JACKSON by Fujian Fengshang Fashion Company, and was approved by the Trademark...

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2015-11-20
The 118th Session of Canton F...

According to the closing news conference at 118th Canton fair, this session saw growing number of IPR cases, alleged infringement and enterprises determined as constituting a...

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2015-11-20
China Launches Its First Gove...

The Guozhi Intelligence Intellectual Property Fund, co-founded by the Guozhi Patent Warning Consulting Center and Qinglin Huacheng Investment Company, was launched on Novembe...

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2015-11-18
IPR Trends Q3 2015: Patent an...

A. Patent Applications  1. The number of new applications for all three types of patents in Q3 2015 came down by 6.0% to 18,059 cases. 2. Applications for invention ...

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2015-10-05
2015 EU-Taiwan Seminar on Int...

TIPO joined with the EETO and EBRC to hold the “2015 EU-Taiwan Internet Copyright Protection” at the International Conference Hall, College of Law, National Taiwa...

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2015-09-24
Boston Telehealth Company And...

Two competitors in the fast-growing field of telehealth are engaged in a legal dispute about intellectual property, as each aims to become the country’s leading provide...

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2015-08-26
Facebook patent: Your friends...

Facebook patented technology on Tuesday that could be used for a number of things. It could help filter out spam email and offensive content. Or it could improve searches. It...

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2015-06-30
Prenatal DNA test patent inva...

By Andrew Chung (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court said on Friday that the discovery of a new form of prenatal testing that avoids the risks of invasive medical techniques was ...

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2015-06-30
China rejects patent linked t...

By Brendan Pierson and Adam Jourdan NEW YORK/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has rejected a Gilead Sciences Inc patent application related to its costly hepatitis C drug, a U.S. a...

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2015-06-30
Eli Lilly wins UK Alimta drug...

LONDON (Reuters) - Eli Lilly has won a patent case in the Court of Appeal in London over its blockbuster Alimta lung cancer drug, boosting prospects for future sales and deal...

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2015-06-30
Kickstarter Wins Legal Battle...

Kickstarter has successfully defended the technological process by which it has built a popular crowdfunding platform. On Monday, a New York judge ruled in its favor in a fou...

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2015-06-30
Sprint loses $30m patent batt...

US mobile operator Sprint has been told to pay $30m (£19m) to a company that claimed it used patents it did not own. Prism Technologies makes money licensing its patent...

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2015-06-30
Google Receives Patent for Cr...

San Diego – Recently there has been a proliferation of devices that are connected to the Internet and of apps that remotely control those devices. For example, your thermostat c...

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2015-06-30
Ford Allows Competitors Acces...

Los Angeles – In the interest towards development, Ford Motors is allowing competitors to access its patents regarding electric and hybrid vehicles technology. In 2014 ...

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2015-06-30
Sequenom Prenatal Test Patent...

San Diego – Sequenom is a bio-tech company based in San Diego. Recently, its patent for pre-natal testing was held invalid by a Federal Circuit Judge on the grounds tha...

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