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Amazon patents drone that can wirelessly charge electric cars


Amazon has been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for a drone that land on top of an electric car and wirelessly charge it.

AIPLA 2017: Making the most of all IP assets


Sometimes winning a lawsuit may not be the best business outcome in an IP matter, said panellists at AIPLA’s 120th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Thursday.

Senior court rulings from this week and why they matter

EU, Germany, US20-10-2017

This week WIPR reported on several important rulings including from Germany’s Supreme Court, Europe’s highest court and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Below we explain why they are important for IP lawyers.

SUEPO offers olive branch to EPO management


A staff union at the European Patent Office has written to António Campinos, the next president of the organisation, saying his appointment shows a desire to re-establish harmonious conditions with management.

iLife wants Nintendo Wii patent damages increased by $15m


iLife Technologies has asked a US district court to award an extra $15 million in interest to the $10 million it won against Nintendo of America for patent infringement.

Microsoft continues battle in courts over pirated software


Microsoft has sued a Delaware-based computer software company for allegedly pirating its software and distributing it without permission.

Maiwald expands IP advisory practice with new partner


German law firm Maiwald has announced that Axel Neidlein has joined the firm’s Dusseldorf office as a partner.

Federal Circuit sticks to Alice in Chicago transport row


The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has followed the Supreme Court’s landmark Alice v CLS Bank judgment to affirm a lower court ruling that had invalidated four patents allegedly infringed by Chicago’s transport authority.

Germany’s Supreme Court cancels decisions that blocked 3D chocolate marks

EU, Germany19-10-2017

The German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) has annulled two decisions by the Federal Patent Court (Bundespatentgericht) that had blocked 3D trademarks for chocolate packaging.

Clashes break out over IoT FRAND proposal


A bitter row over the licensing of standard-essential patents in the internet of things is continuing ahead of expected guidance from the European Commission.

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