Great stories about patents and other IP
The battle for graphene patents
Apr11

The battle for graphene patents

The battle for graphene continues. Graphene is a material with properties that can make any traditional material absolutely unique. Its electrical conductivity is higher compared to copper and even gold, its durability is 100 times higher than that of steel, and it is the best-known conductor of heat with an interaction with light across the entire spectrum. This set of properties attracts to graphene the attention of touchscreen...

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Comarco – Targus fight ended before beginning
Apr04

Comarco – Targus fight ended before beginning

Another battle of giants will not take place because the parties had the courage to resolve their patent dispute not in court but together in peace. Now each of the companies is interested in the longest possible duration of the agreement which was reached with great difficulty. The developer of power supply units and other hardware peripherals – cords, ports, wireless chargers, – Comarco company is pleased that its...

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GlaxoSmithKline promises reduced drug patents to help world’s poor
Apr01

GlaxoSmithKline promises reduced drug patents to help world’s poor

GlaxoSmithKline is to adopt a graduated approach to patenting its medicines, depending on the wealth of different countries, in order to make drugs more affordable in the developing world. Britain’s biggest drugmaker said on Thursday it would not file patents in low-income states, leaving the way clear for generic companies to make cheap copies of its drugs without fear of being sued. For lower middle-income countries, GSK will...

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Indian companies suffer from large payments
Apr01

Indian companies suffer from large payments

Competition Commission of India (CCI) has taken the side of two Indian manufacturers of the telecommunication equipment is a dispute with the Swedish giant in this area, Ericsson company. Both this companies, Micromax and Intex, were forced to follow the SEP (Standard Essential Patent) politics and to buy licenses for a variety of small things used in their production circle: connectors sizes, wires length, parameters of used signals,...

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UK Government Video Urges Advertisers to Boycott Pirate Sites
Mar29

UK Government Video Urges Advertisers to Boycott Pirate Sites

The UK’s Intellectual Property Office has published a video which urges advertisers to boycott ‘pirate’ sites. The video claims that since torrent and similar sites facilitate “fraud, organized crime, and even terrorism”, advertisers should liaise with the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit to gain access to a special advertising blacklist. Underlying a multitude of strategies designed to limit...

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“Audit at Kharkiv University of Radio Electronics has detected a loss of over 500 patents,” – Acting Rector –
Mar29

“Audit at Kharkiv University of Radio Electronics has detected a loss of over 500 patents,” – Acting Rector –

An internal audit at the Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics (KNURE), carried out by the Ministry of Education and Science, found that a lack of control over safekeeping and usage of IP objects of the university led to the loss of 507 invention patents and product patents. “In the list of these patents there are secret inventions and National Security Agency will take care of them. There are (in the list of patents)...

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UK Government extends and changes withholding tax scheme for royalties paid to nonresidents
Mar28

UK Government extends and changes withholding tax scheme for royalties paid to nonresidents

A set of budgetary documents for 2016, issued early in March by the UK Government, outlines a new extended and changed scheme of tax payments for IP products for non-UK residents. Now the tax rate for royalties paid to non-residents may be increased by up to 20%. Aside from that, a list of taxable services and products is also broadened and changed. According to the Government, these changes aim to protect the of interests of UK...

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