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Big five witness rise in patent filings

China, EPO, Japan, South Korea27-11-2013

The world’s five largest IP offices, known as the IP5, received nearly 1.9 million patent applications last year, according to a report.

EIP extends reach with new Düsseldorf office

Germany27-11-2013Movers & Shakers

IP law firm EIP will open its first office in Germany in December, it announced on November 27.

Newegg pays $2.3 million as TQP marches on

27-11-2013

Online retailer Newegg must pay a non-practising entity $2.3 million for infringing a patent that has helped secure millions of dollars in licensing fees.

Microsoft files lawsuit against patent licensing firm

26-11-2013

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit accusing a patent licensing company that attempted to sue it of breaching a contract between the pair.

Baker & Hostetler announces merger with IP boutique firm

25-11-2013Movers & Shakers

US law firm Baker & Hostetler LLP has announced it plans to merge with IP boutique Woodcock Washburn.

FTC extends public comment deadline on PAE study

25-11-2013

The FTC has extended the deadline for public comments on its proposed investigation of PAEs.

Customs begin testing EU enforcement database

EU25-11-2013

Customs authorities have begun testing an IT database that aims to support rights owners in their fight against infringement in the EU.

IP valuable but infringements can be justified – OHIM report

EU25-11-2013

IP rights are crucial for supporting innovation and creativity, but infringements can be justified in certain cases, a survey has found.

Beastie Boys in GoldieBlox copyright battle

25-11-2013

US rap band Beastie Boys has found itself embroiled in a copyright battle with a toy company over a song used for an online promotional video.

Dutch court says linking is not a copyright breach

Netherlands22-11-2013

A Dutch appeals court has ruled that providing hyperlinks to infringing copyrighted material does not count as a breach of IP.

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