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Forthcoming Webinar on Developments in SEP Prosecution and Injunctive Relief in China

The Federal Circuit Bar Association and USPTO announced on July 17, 2017 that they are hosting a webinar on the latest research and developments in standards essential patents (SEPs) in China on July 25, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:30 AM, EST.  59 more words

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Patent Rights After Leaving a Company

QUESTION: I am working in a company which filed a patent application for me (I am the only inventor and the assignee is the company). Currently I have the application number but the patent is still under review. 69 more words

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Do I Need an Attorney to File Patent Application?

QUESTION: I have met with Inventhelp regarding an idea, and paid $1000 for a patent search and a “blueprint” of my idea. I was told that I could file for a design patent. 121 more words

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False Friends (形似神异): Comparing US and Chinese Administrative Patent Enforcement

The China Patents and Trademarks journal has now made publicly available the article I wrote late last year with former USPTO Director David Kappos and former Chief Judge Randall Rader (ret.)  “Faux Amis: China-US Administrative Enforcement Comparison”, in both  75 more words

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Beijing IP Court Awards 50,000,000 RMB in Patent Damages

Continuing the trends in higher damage awards that rely less on statutory damages and more on actual damages, the Beijing IP Court on December 8 awarded damages of 50,000,000 RMB in favor of the holder of a “USB Key” patent  … 243 more words

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China Passes the One Million Patent Milestone -- Is it Yesterday's News?

Several news outlets have reported on the recent WIPO World Intellectual Property Indicators 2016 report on IP filings, noting that China’s surpassing a milestone of one million patent applications in 2015, and that this may, according to… 826 more words

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