Another day, another draft bill presented to the US Congress designed to, in the words of its author, “modernize our patent litigation system and protect innovators unfairly targeted by trolls”. The Patent Abuse Reduction Act, introduced onto the floor of the Senate yesterday ...
Joff Wild, IAM Magazine | 23 May 2013
Nanotechnology industry news site AZoNano.com reports that a portfolio of potentially more than 400 patents and applications is being put up for sale by the bankruptcy administrators of NanoInk, a company specialising in nano-scale encryption and authentication solutions. NanoInk ceased ...
Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine | 21 May 2013
The recent spate of partnerships agreed between Western and Chinese pharmaceutical businesses underscores the continued need for collaboration to fully leverage the Chinese market. But while foreign life sciences companies pursue joint ventures with an eye to increasing profits, their ...
Seher Hussain, IAM Magazine | 21 May 2013
Trade secrets have always been
valuable, but the America Invents
Act means they are now worth more
than ever – potentially even more
than patents. What is the best way
to take advantage of this type of
protection for your inventions – and
what are the pitfalls?
The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) has approved a DVD patent pool formed by LG, Pioneer, Philips and Sony, on condition that it complies with five requirements ordered by the TFTC. The TFTC held that a single window for patent licensing will be beneficial to DVD manufacturers in Taiwan considering the transaction costs and royalty rates available.
Registered designs can protect your
brand’s x-factor and as a result are a
powerful arrow in the IP quiver, writes
Kristin Geboers of the trademark
business of Thomson Reuters
The initiative of a multinational group of professionals to meet and share experiences on a regular basis resulted in the establishment of the non-profit Association of European Science & Technology Transfer Professionals. ASTP is practitioners and members focused and is growing rapidly. ASTP consists of more than 600 individual members, from 250 institutions from 42 countries. The majority of ASTP members are technology transfer professionals at public knowledge institutions. ASTP’s mission is to professionalise and promote technology and knowledge transfer between the European science base and industry.