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WiLAN diversifies in wake of patent licensing challenges
20 April 2017 | Ottawa | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
WiLAN is acquiring an internet of things company for $47.4 million as it looks to diversify away from its core patent licensing business
Court tells bee trap maker to buzz off
27 March 2017 | Alabama | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama issued a summary judgement in favour of eBay on 20 March
Google must pay $20 million for Chrome infringement
15 February 2017 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Google must pay $20 million in damages for infringement of four patents related to anti-malware
Trading tech patents upheld under Alice
19 January 2017 | Illinois | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Ameranth to press on with mass infringement claims
16 January 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
McRO case denied en banc rehearing
06 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Nokia and Apple resume hostilities
23 December 2016 | California | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Forum shopping decision could reduce patent lawsuits
16 December 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Supreme Court reverses Samsung v Apple
06 December 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
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TiVo and Netflix sign IP deal
29 November 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
TiVo’s appeal cut short
11 November 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
TiVo renews IP licences with Panasonic
01 November 2016 | Kadoma | Reporter: Barney Dixon
BMW ignores red light
24 October 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Patents a “terrible fit” for software
11 October 2016 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Samsung v Apple: SCOTUS to hear arguments
10 October 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
ITC launches investigation into SK hynix
06 October 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Federal Circuit affirms PTAB decision in CBM review
28 September 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
CIPA: UK is an important part of EU IP
20 September 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Facebook wins patent validity challenge
02 September 2016 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Google Patents adds seven patent offices
01 September 2016 | Mountain View | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
BT turns on Valve to let off steam
31 August 2016 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Google wants Supreme Court to calm construction
26 August 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Asset manager targets Snapchat in Canada
25 August 2016 | Vancouver | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Microsoft and Lenovo reach licensing agreement
23 August 2016 | Washington | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Apple and Kudelski end OpenTV dispute
04 August 2016 | Switzerland | Reporter: Barney Dixon
VirnetX's $625.6 million verdict against Apple voided
03 August 2016 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Verizon agrees deal for Yahoo, minus Excalibur
25 July 2016 | New Jersey | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Yahoo buyers should beware patent value rumours
13 July 2016 | Seattle | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Network-1 secures $25 million settlement from Apple
12 July 2016 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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The US Supreme Court’s ruling in Star Athletica v Varsity Brands provides a path to copyrightability for pictorial or graphical elements of clothing designs and useful articles. Laura Ganoza and Julie McGinnis of Foley & Lardner explain
As Brexit negotiations begin, it is still unclear where trademarks fit in. But, with two years to get a good deal, the UK government needs to consider all aspects
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Rights holders that want to protect their valuable intellectual property have to be willing to change
Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms are not being used to their full potential, according to IPzen’s Julia Cytrynbaum
India's copyright societies are subject to interim measures that boost transparency. DPS Parmar and Aniruddh Singh of LexOrbis report
Courts are wrestling with the legal definition of users of social networks. Nathalie Dreyfus examines how they have done so far
The BRICS IP Forum and the IP Summit allowed intellectual property professionals to reflect on a topsy-turvy 2016, and hope for a simpler 2017
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While Indian fair use is not explicit, provisions exist for the fair dealing of copyright. Rohit Singh and Tina Canneth of Abu-Ghazeleh Intellectual Property delve deeper
An interpretation of the current events exception in Radosavljević is creative, say BDK Advokati's Bogdan Ivanišević and Marko Popović
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Yu-Li Tsai of Deep & Far examines how damages are calculated in patent infringement litigation
A recent amendment will make costly annulments a thing of the past. Gilberto Sanchez of SPECyF explains
New legislation in Turkey promises a swathe of trademark changes. Dr Cahit Suluk of Cahit Suluk Intellectual Property Law Firm explains
A trademark decision clarified ‘against the public order’ as an absolute ground for refusal. Sár and Partners – Danubia Patent & Law Office reports
Bogdan Ivanišević and Marko Popović of BDK Advokati review the recent squabble about copyright protection for ‘routinely created photos’
Alston & Bird recently expanded with a new office focusing on counselling Chinese companies on US intellectual property law. Yitai Hu explains what patent owners face when working across borders
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