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Global Innovation Index 2019

The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 will be released in New Delhi, India, on July 24, 2019. The Index provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 129 countries and economies around the world. Its 80 indicators explore a broad vision of innovation, including political environment, education, infrastructure and business sophistication.

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EPO honours exceptional inventors with European Inventor Award 2019

The European Patent Office (EPO) honoured exceptional inventors from Austria, France, Japan, the Netherlands and Spain with the European Inventor Award 2019 at a ceremony in Vienna.

public hearing

Intellectual Property Rights in International Trade – Public Hearing

Yesterday in Brussels, members of INTA Committee heard from experts, academics and industry how current IPRs impact trade and in turn how trade impacts IPRs. The hearing aimed at providing a view on existing IPR provisions in free trade agreements, their implementation and enforcement, possible improvements for the future, while taking account of the WTO […]

Judgment of Subjective Criteria in Patent Infringement

Judgment of Subjective Criteria in Patent Infringement

Company A, the patentee of the patent at issue, claims that its dealer has sold two products (robot vacuum cleaner) of the patent at issue with the indication of the patent number on the online shopping center of Company B. Also, Company A has authorized the patent at issue to another company who has also indicated […]

India

India Joins Three Key WIPO International Classification Treaties

India has joined three WIPO treaties designed to ease the search for trademarks and industrial designs, helping brand owners and designers in their efforts to obtain protection for their own work. The accessions underline India’s strong multilateral engagement with the World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry said.

2 million trade mark applications received at EUIPO

2 million trade mark applications received at EUIPO

The Czech company Crefoport s.r.o has become the two millionth EU trade mark applicant at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Crefoport s.r.o. is a business consultancy based in Prague, which has been assisting both Czech and international companies to manage credit risks since 1993.

orchid

Administrative arrangement regarding orchid varieties between CPVO and Taiwan

The Council of Agriculture of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Community Plant Variety Office signed an Administrative Arrangement on mutual Recognition of Examination Results for Plant Variety Protection of orchid varieties (Phalaenopsis and Doritaenopsis)

original patent

Precedential Patent Case Decision – AVX Corporation v. Presidio Components, Inc.

This is decision on appeal from PTAB case IPR2016-00636. The PTAB held that AVX had failed to establish unpatentability of some claims (“upheld claims”). AVX appealed. The Federal Circuit concluded that AVX lacked standing, and dismissed.

European Inventor Award 2019

European Inventor Award 2019 – Vote now

The European Patent Office (EPO) invites members of the public to vote for their favourite inventor to receive the European Inventor Award 2019 Popular Prize. Votes can be cast for inventors or inventor teams from among the 15 nominated finalists. The winner of the Popular Prize will be announced by the EPO at this year’s […]

Legislative Yuan passed amendments to Articles 87 and 93 of the Copyright Act

Legislative Yuan passed amendments to Articles 87 and 93 of the Copyright Act

Legislative Yuan passed amendments to Articles 87 and 93 of the Copyright Act on April 16. They have entered into force on May 03, 2019.

Estonian Patent Office

New e-learning courses on the Academy Learning Portal

The EUIPO, together with the Intellectual Property Offices in the EU Member States, has developed a new series of training material and tailor-made tutorials as part of the ‘ECP3 Academy Learning Portal’ cooperation project.

copyright infringement

Dutch company loses teff flour patents

Dutch teff flour patents were revoked as a result of The Hague panel decision in a copyright infringement case brought against a Dutch bakery, Bakels, by the patent holder Ancientgrain.

study

Study shows link between SME growth and use of IP

According to a new study released today by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that apply for patents, trade marks or designs have a greater probability of experiencing high growth than SMEs that do not.

cannabis products

Trademark registration related to cannabis products is still problematic

Cannabis is big business in California and other states, but at this point trademark registration is problematic.

Huawei Device Co., Ltd. v. Optis Cellular Tech., LLC

Huawei Device Co., Ltd. v. Optis Cellular Tech., LLC

Legal issue: 35 USC 316(a)(8), Office Trial Practice Guide, standard for submission of new evidence in support of a request for rehearing. The PTAB relied upon the Trial Practice Guide (TPG), not an enumerated rule, for its precedential holding. That reliance is contrary to a prior policy of the PTAB deeming the TPG to not […]

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