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Female inventors listed in half of South Korea’s PCT applications: WIPO data

International, South Korea26-04-2018

South Korea is leading the way towards gender parity in invention patents, according to statistics released by the World Intellectual Property Organization today.

Mattel taken to court over Bakugan toys

Canada, US26-04-2018

Canada-based toy company Spin Master has taken rival Mattel to court, accusing the multinational of infringing patents used in its transforming Bakugan robots. 

Lionel Messi scores at EU court

EU26-04-2018

Lionel Messi, considered one of the world’s greatest-ever footballers, has obtained victory at the EU General Court after it overturned a European Union Intellectual Property Office finding that Messi couldn’t register his trademark.

Robins Kaplan names IP litigation chair

US26-04-2018Movers & Shakers

Robins Kaplan’s Minneapolis IP and technology litigation group chair has been appointed as the leader of its national IP and technology litigation practice.

AG provides lesson on copyright use and teaching

EU, Germany25-04-2018

Internet users should not be required to investigate the copyright status of an image found online and used in relation to teaching purposes, according to an opinion of an advocate general.

US Supreme Court SAS ruling: a ‘mess’ for IPRs

US25-04-2018

Limiting the discretion of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in relation to inter partes reviews is a game-changing decision which creates a procedural “mess”, one lawyer has claimed.

South African designer takes on Zara over socks

South Africa25-04-2018

A South Africa-based designer has accused Zara of copying one of his “signature” patterns and using the design on socks. 

Michael Best bulks up IP practice

US25-04-2018Movers & Shakers

Michael Best & Friedrich has welcomed two new additions to its IP practice group in Raleigh, North Carolina.

SCOTUS Oil States decision may raise more challenges to IPR: lawyers

US25-04-2018

The US Supreme Court yesterday confirmed that inter partes reviews do not violate the US Constitution, but lawyers have told WIPR that more challenges to the IPR should be expected.

SCOTUS: PTAB must assess all challenged claims in IPRs

US24-04-2018

In a much-awaited judgment the US Supreme Court has confirmed that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) cannot choose to review only some challenged claims in an inter partes review—it must assess them all.

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