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FIZ PatMon: Customized management of strategic patent portfolios

With FIZ PatMon, FIZ Karlsruhe now offers a new information service for automated worldwide patent monitoring. Karlsruhe, April 2019 –Researching enterprises protect their intellectual property and th...

USPTO Deputy Commissioner attended and supported IIPLA Global IP Summit 2015

Speaker Mark Powell, Deputy Commissioner, Office of International Patent Cooperation, spoke in Session Two: Improving Global Patent Prosecution at IIPLA Global IP Summit 2015 London. For more informat...

Drugs are excessively expensive! Can we say Patents is responsible for this?

One of the hottest-button political issues of the day is high prescription drug costs. On one side of the debate are politicians and patient groups espousing a populist viewpoint seeking for lower dru...

Apple takes advantage of Qualcomm silence in patent infringement lawsuit

Apple and Qualcomm are at odds and find themselves in court due to patent infringement. Qualcomm says that Apple has violated certain patents and deserves to pay. And yet, it’s interesting to see Qual...

Can you Copyright Furniture?

Furniture stores are often filled with designs that look similar to others. But is copying furniture legal, and should we feel bad about buying replicas? Recently, interior designers accused the super...

Who owns your tattoos? Copyright issues are all around us.

While copyright may sound like a stale and legalese-filled concept, copyright and intellectual property issues touch everything around us. The closest we get to hearing about it in the mainstream medi...

Marvel Comics Abandons Monsters Unleashed Trademark

It was a legal case with plenty of back and forth. But Marvel’s attempts to trademark the phrase “Monsters Unleashed” for comic books has been abandoned. The comic, published by Marvel for a year in 2...

Does Watermarking Actually Cut Down on E-book Piracy?

Watermarking has been held up by some industry members as an effective way to deter e-book piracy that doesn’t require more restrictive DRM technology. I recently discussed the state of watermarking w...

Banks Hate Cryptocurrency, But Are Filing Patents Anyway

Blockchain is a technological innovation underlying cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Given the importance of cryptocurrencies not only for buying and selling goods and services, but also as funding and ...

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