Great stories about patents and other IP
The Dog in the Manger got kinder
Apr08

The Dog in the Manger got kinder

Company Yahoo! that owns more than 6000 patents has never shared its developments with anyone. But the bad time has come for the former search engine giant. A first sign of this was the news from the company administration that they are going to sell their active assets in February. And not only the core ones. Experts say that the monetization of real estates and non-core patents could give the search engine 1-3 billiards of dollars....

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Samsung is playing game of tag – smart contact lenses
Apr08

Samsung is playing game of tag – smart contact lenses

Until recently only Google dared to do research in the field of contact lenses, but now Google has a rival. And it is not some small start-up, it is one of the famous tech giants, Samsung. South Korean patent office has issued a package of priority documents for the technology of contact lenses, equipped with a camera, a number of sensors, an antenna and an interface with a display, which can display additional images. According to...

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Sony finally decides to develop PlayStation for Android and iOS
Mar30

Sony finally decides to develop PlayStation for Android and iOS

The Japanese titan, Sony, announced plans to make games for Google and Apple platforms. What could that mean? Does it mean that Sony gave up on unique game consoles? Or did they just raise the white flag? Not likely, PlayStation has such an excellent reputation that any surrender is out of the question. What makes Sony tick? Very likely, the driving stimulus is money. Distribution of Japanese games would increase dramatically once...

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Managing IP honours Gowling WLG in Russia and Canada
Mar24

Managing IP honours Gowling WLG in Russia and Canada

Gowling WLG has been named “Russia – IP Firm of the Year” by Managing IP, one of the world’s premier intellectual property publications. The award, presented at the Managing IP Global Awards in London, recognized the outstanding IP expertise of Gowling WLG’s Russia/CIS practice, which is based in Moscow. Gowling WLG’s Moscow office serves a global clientele in all aspects of IP law – from patents, trademarks and brand enforcement to...

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