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EU communication on SEPs comes in for criticism


IP Europe, an alliance of small and medium-sized companies originally co-founded by Ericsson, has announced its opposition to the European Commission’s current draft of the communication on standard-essential patents. 

USPTO extends patent agreements with JPO and KIPO

Japan, Korea, South Korea, US07-11-2017

The US Patent and Trademark Office has signed patent search agreements with both the Japan Patent Office and the Korean Intellectual Property Office.

SCOTUS shoots down Samsung appeal in Apple clash


The US Supreme Court has refused to hear a smartphone patent dispute between Samsung and Apple.

Two Mexican IP firms merge to create Firma

Mexico07-11-2017Movers & Shakers

IP law firm Agency Firma and patent boutique Piin have merged to create Firma, which has full patent capabilities.

BBC hit with copyright suit over Bill Cosby documentary

UK, US07-11-2017

The producer of “The Cosby Show”, the Carsey-Werner Company, has hit broadcaster the BBC with a copyright infringement lawsuit. 

Fish & Richardson appoints IP litigation principal

US07-11-2017Movers & Shakers

Fish & Richardson has appointed former McDermott Will & Emery partner Brian Gaff as principal of the firm’s litigation practice in its Boston office.

WIPR survey: Readers say ‘Sky’ and ‘Skylite’ are not confusingly similar


A majority of WIPR readers have disagreed with the EU General Court’s finding that a trademark application for ‘Skylite’ was confusingly similar to registrations for ‘Sky’.

Kim Dotcom announces police settlement over ‘military-style’ raid

New Zealand, US06-11-2017

Internet entrepreneur and Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has reached a settlement with police in New Zealand over a raid on his home in 2012.

Four senior court rulings from last week and why they matter

EU, UK, US06-11-2017

Last week we reported on some important court rulings from the US and the UK, including cases featuring the London black cab and an Eli Lilly blockbuster drug. Below we explain why four of them matter.

USPTO launches pilot for practitioner disciplinary measures


The US Patent and Trademark Office has introduced a two-year pilot programme for disciplinary measures against practitioners, aiming to bring the office’s practices in line with more than 30 state systems.

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