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EU draws up guidelines for value of patents – a thorny issue

EU draws up guidelines for value of patents – a thorny issue

Written by on October 3, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is drawing up guidelines on how much patent holders should charge for their technologies, a thorny issue that pits Apple and other users against Qualcomm and Ericsson. Trillions of dollars in sales are at stake as regulators ponder whether a fridge maker should pay a different rate for crucial […]

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Supreme Court and Federal Circuit disagree on almost everything

Supreme Court and Federal Circuit disagree on almost everything

Written by on June 20, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous backing on Monday of a ruling by the country’s top patent court was a rare instance of agreement with a body whose decisions in that specialized area it regularly overturns. Tellingly, Monday’s decision related to trademarks, not patents. Since its term began last October, the Supreme Court […]

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China leads innovation – lodges 1 million patents in a year

China leads innovation – lodges 1 million patents in a year

Written by on November 24, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

GENEVA (Reuters) – China is driving Asian-led growth in innovation worldwide, becoming the first country to file 1 million patent applications in a single year, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) said on Wednesday. Chinese innovators filed most of their 2015 applications in electrical engineering, which includes telecoms, followed by computer technology and semiconductors, and […]

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Self-professed ‘bitcoin inventor’ amassing patent portfolio

Self-professed ‘bitcoin inventor’ amassing patent portfolio

Written by on June 21, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Craig Wright, the Australian who claimed to be the inventor of bitcoin, is attempting to build a large patent portfolio around the digital currency and technology underpinning it, according to associates of his and documents reviewed by Reuters. Since February, Wright has filed more than 50 patent applications in Britain through Antigua-registered […]

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Microsoft files ‘tit-for-tat’ antitrust suit against InterDigital

Microsoft files ‘tit-for-tat’ antitrust suit against InterDigital

Written by on August 21, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – InterDigital Inc has violated U.S. antitrust law by failing to keep its promise to fairly license its technology considered essential to mobile phone communications, Microsoft Corp said in a lawsuit on Thursday. The complaint against InterDigital, filed in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, deepens a long-standing fight over patent licensing between […]

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Patents, social buying and creepy credit

Patents, social buying and creepy credit

Written by on July 22, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

The US is the heaven where Patent Lawyers long to go. Patents are stamped out on an industrial scale. Consultants and (some fairly determined) journalists spend large parts of their lives watching for interesting patents that may make some impact on the communications world. They keep a particular eye on patents with Appleā€™s name on […]

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