Publication: Intellectual Asset Management

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Battle of the stars

In 2011 EFE SA, based in Paris, filed an application with the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) for the registration of the following logo:The European Commission opposed this application on the basis of a prior trademark registration for ... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - 5 hours ago]
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The search for alpha in intellectual property: adventure capital, not venture capital

Kurt Cobain once said: "They laugh at me because I am different, I laugh at them because they are all the same.” I have been thinking about this quote quite a bit this week as I travelled from London to Philadelphia and New York. On this journey I have ... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - 5 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

It is tougher to get a US patent than some would have you believe; especially for SMEs

Inc. magazine reported this weekend on the findings of an academic study which suggest that large corporations are more likely than SMEs to be granted patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).'What is the probability of receiving a US patent?' ... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Patentable parthenotes? Advocate general says yes

Good news could be on the horizon for stem cell patenting in Europe, following the advocate general’s opinion in the most recent stem cell case to be considered by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) (C-364/13). The advocate general has recommended that ... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 29 2014]
Entities: Embryo, Patent, Stem Cell
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Company goes on patent attack just months after receiving financing from Fortress IP group

Back in February this blog ran a story about the IP Finance Group of Fortress making a $4 million loan to Andrea Electronics, secured against the company’s patents. At the same time the group – which is headed up by former RPX president Eran Zur – paid ... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Nokia's new technology boss will be under pressure to deliver big licensing boost

Nokia has appointed Ramzi Haidamus as president of its Technologies business. He will join the company at the start of September from Dolby, where he has worked for 17 years – most recently at chief operating officer level. One of Haidamus’ primary responsibilities ... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

TIPO issues decision in dispute over ownership of on-duty invention

In Taiwan, a patent invalidation case is first examined at the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO). The TIPO's decision can be appealed to the Petitions and Appeals Committee, and then the IP Court. As an administrative agency, the TIPO does not ... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

For NPEs that know what they are doing the current patent environment is far from hostile

Acacia’s share price is heading north so far today after the NPE revealed its second quarter results yesterday and talked through them during a conference call with analysts. They showed the firm enjoying one of its best ever quarterly performances; one ... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Why Taiwan’s companies may be sitting on an untapped goldmine

Taiwan’s National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) launched an online database of telecommunications patents this week, with the hope that it will give companies based in the island a strategic edge in the marketplace, reports Want China Times ... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 25 2014]
Entities: Patent, Taiwan, Database
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

If only there had been NPEs when Bob Kearns was fighting the auto giants

To coincide with a redesigned website and an upcoming shift to a metered paywall, The New Yorker has opened up large parts its archive for the summer, including everything it has published since 2007. A few sites including Gizmodo.com and Slate.com have ... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

The new UPC regime is not yet in place, but all patent-related deals in the EU must factor it in

Because they remain unclear the transitional provisions relating to the forthcoming EU unitary patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) are fraught with potential dangers. However, the practical exercise of the opt-out that the provisions envisage is in ... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Should High stay for EPO? Actavis and Pharmacia clash in the High Court

Mr Justice Arnold in the Patents Court of the High Court of England and Wales has refused a request by patentee Pharmacia for a stay of UK revocation proceedings brought by Actavis pending the outcome of opposition proceedings at the European Patent Office ... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 23 2014]

Quotes

Kurt Cobain once said: "They laugh at me because I am different, I laugh at them because they are all the same.” I have been thinking about this quote quite aa bit this week as I travelled from London to Philadelphia and New York. On this journey I have had the privilege to meet with two visionary company founders in life sciences and electronic engineering. Both have created unique companies around intellectual property. Both have had a struggle of Sisyphean proportions to find investors that both believe in them and are willing to commit capital to that belief."
...In fact, the court commented that parthenotes "are, as is apparent from the written observations presented to the Court, capable of commencing the process of development of a human being just as an embryo created by fertilisation of an ovum can do so" . It was against this background that the ECJ decided that parthenotes were within the definition of 'human embryos'
...strategies," Joung Yuh-jzer, director general of the NARLabs Science and Technology Policy Research and Information Center, is quoted as saying. "We may lag behind other countries, but with the aid of the database, we can carefully deploy our patents,” he added."
"A party has a ‘direct interest’ under subsection 18.1(1) of the Federal Courts Act when its legal rights are affected, legal obligations are imposed on it, or it is prejudicially affected in some direct way.”"

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The search for alpha in intellectual property: ... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - 5 hours ago]
Battle of the stars [Published Intellectual Asset Management - 5 hours ago]
It is tougher to get a US patent than some woul... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 29 2014]
Patentable parthenotes? Advocate general says yes [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 29 2014]
Company goes on patent attack just months after... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 28 2014]
Nokia's new technology boss will be under press... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 27 2014]
TIPO issues decision in dispute over ownership ... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 26 2014]
For NPEs that know what they are doing the curr... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 25 2014]
Why Taiwan’s companies may be sitting on an unt... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 25 2014]
If only there had been NPEs when Bob Kearns was... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 24 2014]
The new UPC regime is not yet in place, but all... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 24 2014]
The deer makes the difference: autonomous prote... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 23 2014]
Filing requirements for sound marks clarified [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 23 2014]
Protecting the valuable Dutch dance music industry [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 23 2014]
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At last, trading on the IPXI platform can begin [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 22 2014]
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ICAP indicates financial services may be a comi... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 21 2014]
Federal Court affirms standing for innovative d... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 21 2014]
If US patent reformers are successful they will... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 20 2014]
Aspects of preliminary injunction proceedings i... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 20 2014]
Survey predicts big jump in IP litigation settl... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 18 2014]
Europe’s UPC transitional provisions mess means... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 18 2014]
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New research confirms that Intellectual Venture... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 17 2014]
Degeneration into a generic name: companies are... [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 17 2014]
Non-compete clauses in licensing agreements [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 17 2014]
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Conversant launches new anti-patent troll campaign [Published Intellectual Asset Management - Jul 14 2014]
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