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EPO and South Africa strengthen ties with MoU

EPO, South Africa02-07-2018Patent News

The European Patent Office and South Africa’s Companies and Intellectual Property Commission have strengthened ties with the signing of a reinforced co-operation agreement.

Justice Kennedy’s retirement may impact IP cases in long term

US29-06-2018Patent News

The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy and the addition of a new US Supreme Court Justice is unlikely to immediately change the court’s standing on IP issues, although it may have an impact in the longer run, according to IP lawyers.

Ice Miller hires IP technology counsel

US29-06-2018Movers & Shakers

Ice Miller has added Mike Jordan to the firm’s IP group as of counsel, based in Philadelphia.

UK Supreme Court appoints three new judges

UK28-06-2018Movers & Shakers

Judge David Kitchin, a former member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office, has been named as one of three judges appointed to the UK Supreme Court.

Apple and Samsung settle seven year patent dispute


Apple and Samsung have settled their long-running design patent dispute, one month after a jury awarded $539 million to Apple in the clash.

China claims it ‘effectively’ protects IP: government report

China, International28-06-2018

Since acceding to the World Trade Organization in 2001, China has “lived up to its responsibility as a major country” by “effectively” protecting IP rights, according to a report from China’s State Council Information Office.

UN agency exonerates EPO staff members


The International Labour Organization’s Administrative Tribunal reversed the downgrading of one staff member of the European Patent Office and reinstated another in decisions handed down earlier this week.

Bose patent complaint triggers USITC investigation


The US International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into earpiece devices after receiving a patent infringement complaint from audio equipment company Bose.

New Zealand IP Office aims to increase patent fees by 50%

New Zealand26-06-2018Patent News

The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand has suggested increasing patent examination fees by 50% in an effort to recoup the costs of delivering patent services.

Qualcomm helps launch IP funding initiative in Europe


Semiconductor company Qualcomm has teamed up with sovereign investment fund France Brevets and IP Europe, an alliance of innovation-intensive companies, to form Patent Factory Europe.

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