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WIPO, SIPO and USPTO: US-China Patent Filing Trends

Chinese Activity at WIPO

A WIPO report released on March 19 noted that Huawei, with 3,442 published PCT applications, overtook Panasonic as the largest applicant in 2014. 357 more words

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Another look at Myriad and the patentability of "genes"

Towards the end of last year, a unanimous decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia in D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc FCFCA 115, found in favour of Myriad and upheld the first instance decision of the Federal Court that isolated nucleic acids are patentable in Australia. 618 more words

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Intellectual Property - Gavin Llewellyn ACID

IP = Intellectual Property

Acid – enforce rights when designs have been copied, fighting IP theft and safeguarding innovation.

copy rights – design drawing, sculptures, photographs, songs, fabric designs, film videos, maps, marketing materials. 120 more words

ALICE IN WONDERLAND: SOFTWARE PATENTS IN LIGHT OF ALICE CORP. v. CLS BANK INT’L

INTRODUCTION

Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International was recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in the closing days of its 2013-2014 term.[1] In… 1,640 more words

#TWITTERSPATENTS: ANALYSIS OF @TWITTER’S PATENT STRATEGY

INTRODUCTION

There has been a lot of commentary on Twitter, Inc.’s lack of patent portfolio.[1] It has only increased in light of Twitter’s recent disclosure that growth potential has begun to wane with unique users remaining stagnant at around 255 million users. 1,434 more words

VOTING MACHINES, SECURITY, AND THE ROLE OF SOFTWARE PRACTITIONERS

Undoubtedly, the right of suffrage is a fundamental matter in a free and democratic society. Especially since the right to exercise the franchise in a free and unimpaired manner is preservative of other basic civil and political rights, any alleged infringement of the rights of citizens to vote must be carefully and meticulously scrutinized. 1,627 more words

Michael Jackson Patented His Very Own 'Smooth Criminal'-Inspired Anti-Gravity Shoes

Who could forget the way Michael Jackson seemingly defied gravity in his video for “Smooth Criminal”? The fancy footwork in that 1987 clip was made possible by using wires, but the King of Pop himself sought to recreate that same magic for his live performances. 140 more words

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