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Patent for a fortune teller – MasterCard predicts the future

Governments, corporations and people in general want to know their future. This is exactly why MasterCard has begun to develop a system to analyse and predict political changes in countries and economic alliances. Kalev Leetary, the leading analyst at the University of George Washington, says that researching the...

EPO Hosts Discussion on Patents and EU Climate Objectives

On December 7th, the European Patent Office (EPO) hosted an event at the European Parliament, which examined the role of patents in meeting the EU’s climate objectives. The event involved a conversation moderated by Françoise Grossetête MEP, Vice-Chair of the EPP Group, the biggest political organization in the...

District Court sheds light on the Rogers test in CI Games S.A. v. Destination Films

Trademark infringement charge upheld in CI Games S.A. v. Destination Films Earlier this year, California’s Central District Court rejected a motion to dismiss a claim against Sony Pictures over its film, “Sniper: Ghost Shooter,” in CI Games S.A. v. Destination Films. The defendants were accused of infringing the...

Russian court sides with Korean automobile titan

  A positive decision for Korean Hyundai Motor Company in the dispute with Rospatent, the Russian Patent Authority, was issued by the Russian Patent Court. Hyundai started the dispute with this agency after the latter’s refusal to register Hyundai Autron trademark on the grounds that it contained no fundamental...

Federal Circuit rules on USPTO decision in Apple, Inc. v. Ameranth, Inc

The Federal Circuit upheld the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (the Board) invalidation of several claims in three Ameranth patents in Apple, Inc. v. Ameranth, Inc. Additionally, the Court reversed the Board’s decision to uphold all other claims in the patents, finding them unpatentable according to 35...

USPTO Holds Ceremony for 2016 Winners of Patents for Humanity

USPTO Patents for Humanity awarded for 2016 This year, the winners of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patents for Humanity award discovered new ways to administer and provide health care solutions. On November 16th, the USPTO recognized four entities – a federal agency, a university, a nonprofit...

Sales for sale: M-Video fights against Black Friday

Last week the Russian Patent Court initiated proceedings following a claim from M-Video to Black Friday, a sales organizer. Top managers of the responding side were surprised since the case matter could in no way be a direct concern for the trade giant M-video. The direct demand for the annulment of protection of the...

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