Great stories about patents and other IP
Apple’s “patent violation”: selling smartphones and tablets
May25

Apple’s “patent violation”: selling smartphones and tablets

As patent cases go, the latest lawsuit against Apple is taking the smartphone wars to a new level of ridiculousness. The subsidiary of a Japanese patent troll, Texan law company Corydoras Technologies, has accused the Cupertino giant of violating its patents by releasing and selling any kind of smartphones and tablets around the world.   Based on the arguments put forward, any manufacturer of phones, tablets or other flat screen...

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Google has a sticky solution to save pedestrians hit by a car
May23

Google has a sticky solution to save pedestrians hit by a car

Google has proposed an unusual solution to protect pedestrians involved in traffic accidents. The company – famous for its searchengine and its “moonshot” projects like self-driving cars – obtained a patent for a sticky car hood. Instead of being flung to the ground on impact, Google suggests that the collision should trigger the release of a sticky substance that pins the pedestrian to the car as if it were flypape”. Google has...

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Where will Asia go?
May12

Where will Asia go?

Today, there are three forces that are fighting for the Asian region: China, Russia and the US. On the 6th of May of this year the President of the US Barack Obama has said in a rather rigid form: “The world has changed. The rules are changing with it. The United States, not countries like China, should write them. Other countries should play by the rules that America and our partners set, and not the other way around.” But what are...

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Unexpected attack on the Hi-Tech Goliath
May10

Unexpected attack on the Hi-Tech Goliath

Today, Chinese news portal Beijing Youth Daily has reported a displeasing news for all Apple fans. The problem has come from an unexpected side. Well, it was actually expected but not so big and so soon. Chinese (although nowadays it is more accurate to say “International”) company Huawei Technologies has decided to get payment from the American Giant for using its patents. It may seem like not a big deal. In recent years, Huawei...

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Adventures in Wonderland continue
Apr29

Adventures in Wonderland continue

Applying of the precedent decision in the case of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International continues and spreads. Seems like only recently the trial between the Australian troll and the bank has been ended, but the reports about new casualties among non-practicing entities – other words, trolls – keep coming. Now we can see another defeat, which obviously is not gonna be the last one. In the Northern District Court of Texas...

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Annual Special 301 Report has been published
Apr27

Annual Special 301 Report has been published

This week another special report from United States Trade Representative has been finally published. All the news about this were, as usual, expected and predictable. Again, Americans from International Intellectual Property Alliance have included Russia and China in the list of countries that violate copyrights. These are two flagships markets of which are full of counterfeit products, and this situation have not changed in years....

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Google and Microsoft are at finally peace
Apr26

Google and Microsoft are at finally peace

A couple of days ago it was reported to the public that the two tech giants agreed to settle all the disputes and become friends. Still not partners but one never knows what to expect in the future. And there is so much to look at in their past. Eighteen complex litigations in the US and Europe, which could easily destroy both opponents, because some of the cases had such counterclaims that they could lead to the correction of the law...

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