Patent Newz Box

Patent Newz Box – Sep 13,2017

 Recently, IPOS: New practice of examiner-initiated informal communications with applicants LEXOLOGY | Aug 24, 2017 In current practice, communications between examiners and applicants are carried out formally via written opinions and responses. The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) will be implementing a new practice of examiner-initiated informal communications. Under this, examiners may informally communicate…

Patent Newz Box – July 20,2017

Recently, New Zealand shifts into the fast lane for patent prosecution by joining Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) THE NATIONAL LAW REVIEW | July 07, 2017 New Zealand has joined the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) pilot programme. It is now possible to request accelerated examination of a New Zealand patent application based on the…

Patent Newz Box – July 07,2017

Global Statistics Report on Patent   Recently, Anti-Theft protection now improved as owner can Disable/Erase the stolen device remotely HOTHARDWARE | June 25, 2017 Microsoft new defense mechanism for lap/Notebook (specifically for always connected devices) looting, as the patent explains that making use of the same “emergency call” technology in cell phones, which helps to…

Patent Newz Box – June 28,2017

Global Statistics Report On Patent   Recently, Amazon gets patent for blocking online shopping inside a store ubergizmo | June 16, 2017 Amazon became online store major by several innovative steps to entice the customers. It’s latest patented innovation prevents the visitors of the Amazon physical stores mobile window shop for price comparison using the…

Seoul feared to face Patent Tax from US firms

The Seoul Administrative Court ordered the National Tax Service to return US$1.84 million in taxes on patent royalties. The report says, the South Korean payments of Patent royalties came to about 23.5 Trillion. Click here to know more

Jawbone Says Fitbit Drops Patent Challenge

Fitbit has dropped its patent case against fitness tracker competitor Jawbone, but Jawbone will still pursue a trade secret case against Fitbit, the company said on Saturday. Click here to know more

Qualcomm, most Fined Company in Smartphone Business

South Korea Fines Qualcomm $854M for Antitrust Violation. Along with the $854 million fine, the KFTC is also ordering Qualcomm to change their business practices to put an end to their illegal behavior. Click here to know more

Gionee licenses Qualcomm patents

Qualcomm has entered into a new 3G and 4G Chinese patent license agreement. The royalties to be paid are based on Qualcomm’s settlement with China’s National Development and Reform Commission. Click here to know more

BioPorto’s strengthened Patent Portfolio

A licensing agreement that covers a wide range of NGAL Patents and applications is being signed by BioPorto. This is said to strengthen the existing Patent portfolio of NGAL. Click here to know more

Umicore infringing BASF patents

Umicore has infringed upon BASF’s and Argonne National Laboratory Patents. A complete ban on the import of Umicore’s infringing nickel-manganese-cobalt battery cathode materials to the United States. Click here to know more