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Google and Intertrust launch PatentShield
28 April 2017 | Mountainview | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The patent programme aims to give startups a way out of aggressive patent litigation
Industry associations voice support for USPTO’s Lee
28 April 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Lee has been able to “expertly balance the needs and interests” of all stakeholders
Brunel University London scientists develop prior art checker
28 April 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The tool, which currently has the working title of the Design Assistant for Semantic Comparison of Intellectual Property, could prevent costly patent litigation
Alston & Bird hires experienced patent litigator
27 April 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Patent dance question to be heard today
26 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Green Mountain Glass wins $50.3 Million from rival
25 April 2017 | Delaware | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
McGuireWoods snags ITC expert
24 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm signs patent license agreement in India
24 April 2017 | Hyderabad | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Rimon chooses two tech experts
24 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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Tech and car innovators back Qualcomm litigation
24 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Katherine Brown
Wolters Kluwer’s Cheetah makes new leap with ktMINE collaboration
21 April 2017 | New York | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Federal Circuit hangs up on patent licensing company
21 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Allen & Overy promotes two in Europe
21 April 2017 | Amsterdam | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
WiLAN diversifies in wake of patent licensing challenges
20 April 2017 | Ottawa | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Law firm sees rise in fintech patents
20 April 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Honigman Miller adds patent litigator in Chicago
20 April 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
DLA Piper recruits head of China patents
19 April 2017 | Shanghai | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
USITC to investigate set-top boxes
18 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
UC Berkeley appeals CRISPR decision
13 April 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm to pay $815 million to BlackBerry
13 April 2017 | Ontario | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US innovators address USPTO hiring freeze
12 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Uber launches patent purchase programme
12 April 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm comes out fighting
11 April 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Trump to nominate new IP enforcement coordinator
11 April 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Chinese patent agent denied USPTO licence
10 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
CPA Global wins USPTO contract
10 April 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
USPTO looks to reform PTAB
07 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
American Bar Association calls for patent reform
07 April 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Patent trolls on the rise in EU, says coalition
06 April 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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The Andean Community has stood firm in the defence of its owns interests, says Jesús Cuba and Kelly Sánchez of OMC Abogados & Consultores
The first preliminary injunction granted by a China IP court was awarded to Christian Louboutin. Dr Weili Ma of Chofn Intellectual Property explains
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The Tanzania Patent Office is a useful partner in the prosecution process, says Sunday Godfrey Ndamugoba of ABC Attorneys
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Patent owners looking for an attractive place to seek protection in Asia need look no further than Singapore, says Max Ng and Gerald Mursjid of Gateway Law Corporation
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