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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 pr...

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 ...

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 ...

The rules for obtaining citizenship in the Russian Federation have been simplified

Государственная Дума Российской Федерации приняла законодательство, в соответствии с которым президенту Российской Федерации наделяются полномочиями, в гуманита...

Independent right to choose vacation time

В Трудовой кодекс Российской Федерации были внесены изменения, согласно которым ежегодный оплачиваемый отпуск предоставляется работникам, имеющим трех и более д...

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 pa...

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? Recent...

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...

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 co...

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 recent...

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