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Microsoft and Toyota connect over cars
23 March 2017 | Washington | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The deal will consolidate Microsoft software and Toyota hardware
IPO Pakistan and SIPO agree to MOU
23 March 2017 | Islamabad | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The deal will ensure high levels of cooperation in patent examination
SCOTUS weakens laches as a defence
22 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Laches cannot be invoked as a defence against a claim for damages brought within the six-year limitations period, according to a new ruling from the US Supreme Court
USITC to investigate LG
21 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
IPSO asks Germany to step into EPO dispute
21 March 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Lewis Roca Rothgerber hires of counsel
21 March 2017 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
SCOTUS to decide patent exhaustion question
20 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UPC on track for December launch
17 March 2017 | The Hague | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Soverain resurfaces to target Apple
17 March 2017 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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Stinson Leonard Street hires patent partner
16 March 2017 | St Louis | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Dentons to launch patent prosecution and opposition practice
16 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
China dominates 2016 PCT applications
15 March 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
PTAB upholds Acorda patents
14 March 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UKIPO launches study of IP enforcement framework
13 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Hoge Fenton reinforces IP department
13 March 2017 | Silicon Valley | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Michelle Lee remains USPTO director
13 March 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Trusted Knight’s anti-malware protection expires
10 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Duane Morris hires IP all-rounder
10 March 2017 | Atlanta | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Jordan joins Patent Cooperation Treaty
10 March 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Spain edges toward unitary patent
10 March 2017 | Madrid | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Former Poet employee stands accused of trade secret theft
10 March 2017 | South Dakota | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Ropes & Gray to spin off patent prosecution
09 March 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Experts staunchly defend software patents
09 March 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Broadcom takes aim at LG
09 March 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Munger, Tolles & Olson hires ex-DOJ attorney
08 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Supernus secures settlements with generics manufacturers
08 March 2017 | Maryland | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPO patent grants up 40 percent
07 March 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Akin Gump hires Kevin Cadwell
07 March 2017 | Houston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Technology Properties wins new claim construction
07 March 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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Intellectual property arguably sits on the periphery of any discussions about what a post-Brexit UK will look like, but that hasn’t stopped the country’s patent-granting authority from getting on with its job
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Acronyms such as IoT and UPC dominated discussion at this year’s London IP Summit
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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
Patent prosecution in South Africa rarely favours the inventor, but recent reforms are aiming to change that, one little bit at a time
The Tanzania Patent Office is a useful partner in the prosecution process, says Sunday Godfrey Ndamugoba of ABC Attorneys
Dominic Ogega Mwale, managing partner at Mwale & Company, explains how to patent in Kenya
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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