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Patent Prosecution Highway continues as cheap, fast track to patent protection

Intellectual property boutique Smart & Biggar says that the Patent Prosecution Highway continues as a “phenomenal success” in Canada.

“It has positioned the country as a highly cost-effective jurisdiction in which to procure patent protection with exceptional speed and efficacy,” writes  182 more words

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Intellectual property rights: we are cornered.

A tangle of arguments proliferated around the concepts of “collective intellectual property” and the “just and equitable distribution” of its benefits. The tangle emerged because most of those whose forebears created the genetic wealth that is so greatly desired by the wealthy and their powerful corporations find the concept of (intellectual) property a quite foreign one.

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How does IP help small companies grow?

Some companies think that investing in Intellectual Property isn’t right for them…. it’s something that the big boys do…  Wrong!  IP isn’t just for large companies with deep pockets.  143 more words


A Skeptical Look at GMO Safety

(Golden rice. Photo via WikiMedia.)

Golden rice is touted as one of the highest achievements of agricultural GMOs. Enriched with a vitamin A precursor and designed for high yields, it has the potential to help millions of malnourished people all over the world, especially in Africa and South Asia. 420 more words


Apple promptly calls out ‘patent troll’ after trial win

“Apple Inc., barred at a trial from calling its opponent a ‘patent troll,’ did exactly that less than an hour after jurors found in favor of the iPhone-maker and rejected claims for $93.7 million in damages,” Joel Rosenblatt reports for Bloomberg. 172 more words


Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology

Can you state the difference between an idea and the expression of that idea? Don’t worry if it doesn’t slip off your tongue. This distinction one of the most difficult areas of copyright law but far from academic because copyright law doesn’t protect ideas, but it does protect expressions of ideas. 676 more words

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Surna Files Patents Boosting Technology Features of Its New Reflector; Company to Launch Revolutionary New Reflector in Q1-15

BOULDER, CO, Oct 22, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) Surna Inc. (OTCQB: SRNA), a company that develops, acquires, produces and sells disruptive technology with a focus on the legal marijuana industry, today announced it has filed multiple patent applications for additional features in its indoor reflector, under development, that was previously announced May 8. 104 more words