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Promises Made, Promises Not Kept: Even an Implied License Requires Compliance With Its Terms

BITMANAGEMENT SOFTWARE GMBH v. UNITED STATES Before NEWMAN, DYK, and O’MALLEY, Circuit Judges.  Appeal from the United States Court of Federal Claims. Summary: The U.S...

Collateral Estoppel in AIA Trial Proceedings

Inconsistency Across Related Cases is Precluded When challenging related patents at the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), it is not uncommon to present similar grounds of...

Patexia Insight 100: Patents Down in 2020 and the downtrend May Continue

Last year we wrote about the impact of the pandemic on the US patent activity and the patent prosecution practice (Patexia Insight 79). We estimated a drop of 2 to 4 percent in the...

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

CASE OF THE WEEK John Bean Technologies Corporation v. Morris & Associates, Inc., Appeal Nos. 2020-1090, -1148 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 19, 2021) Our Case of the Week this week focuses on ...

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More than two and a half years after the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) formally approved its first three-dimensional (3D) printed medical device for mass... Read More »
In a few short years China’s patent system has gone from an IP rights wannabe to one of the most responsive and patent-friendly systems in the world... Read More »
Xiaomi is one of China’s rising stars in the smartphone industry and beyond and it has been drawing global attention as it grows. However, as it has tried to... Read More »
There is a growing player grabbing attention in China’s IP scene. Ruichuan IPR Funds (睿创专利运营基金) is a complex organization with the potential to... Read More »
China’s explosive growth in patent filing has caught the attention of the world over the last few years.  Many have been impressed with China’s rapid ... Read More »
Every year numerous articles are written about intellectual property protection in China. Usually coverage is from the perspective of the damage done to foreign... Read More »
It’s a new year, and time to take a look back at the most innovative countries and companies in 2014. The World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) has released ... Read More »
The “smartphone wars” have become a watchword when discussing US and global patent litigation issues. The conflict between Apple and Samsung began almost... Read More »
As China has grown and developed it has drawn regular controversy over international intellectual property protection issues. The Office of the United States Trade... Read More »
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Xi FungBeing originally from China and lived there all my childhood, I can tell you that pace of change is amazing. Every time I go back, there is something new. I believe they are definitely working hard on their IP and this is a step in the right direction.
Mar 17, 2015
John Asher@Kyle, It should be interesting to see. Qualcomm was just sued by Shanghai Gao Tong Semiconductor Co. for trademark infringement over their Chinese-language brand name. I can't say the environment looks encouraging yet.
Mar 18, 2015
China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is the second largest telecoms equipment provider in the world. Huawei is headquartered in Shenzhen and has more than 110,000... Read More »
Replacing cheap labor with a million robots is a curious fix to China’s economic downturn. Especially when that cheap labor is employed by a Chinese growth... Read More »
Remember those classic movies from Hollywood -- we all have a favorite -- in which two diametrically opposed groups coming from different backgrounds and perspectives ... Read More »
In recent years, China has emerged as the dominant player in green energy -- especially solar power. But despite rapid growth in recent years, solar power is more... Read More »
Last month, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) published several photos of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on a frigate as it crossed from the East China... Read More »
Apple’s iPhone, launched in 2007, has taken the world by storm, vaulting Apple from also-ran in the “PC wars” to the biggest, richest company in the ... Read More »
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Anonymous What's difference of 'smartphone' and 'communicator' ?
May 22, 2012
In 2009, President Barack Obama lifted former President George Bush’s ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research utilizing new sources of embryonic ... Read More »
In 2009, Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13505, which allowed the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop guidelines for the funding and development... Read More »
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