Several U.S. senators recently requested that the USPTO conduct a study regarding the feasibility of establishing a small claims court expressly for patent cases. The
WIPO Director General: ‘IP Should Not Be Treated as an Afterthought’
In a recent interview with Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), ‘IPKat,’ the esteemed IP publication, alludes to the Center
‘Fractional Ownership’ Patent is Offered as an NFT by Celebrity-Laden Auctioneer OpenSea Systems
What could be an important blockchain patent covering fractional trading of shares of multiple asset classes has been offered for sale at auction as an
237,000 Patents Were Purchased in China in 2020; Alibaba and Apple are the Most Active Buyers
Chinese companies engaged in active transactions involving a total of 237,773 patents in 2020. According to information provided in The China Intellectual Property Financing Index
Acquisition of Prince’s Disputed Estate is Key to Unlocking His Diverse IP Holdings
Half of Prince’s sizeable estate was recently acquired from his heirs by the music and IP rights company, Primary Wave. That has not stopped the
Large Numbers of Blockchain Shopping and Payment Patents are Waiting to Issue
More global blockchain patents have been published and are preparing to issue in transactions and e-commerce than have been issued over the past several years.
73% of Trade Secret Suits Now Contain Federal Claims; 74% of Merit Judgements Result in Injunctions
Despite the increasing value of intellectual property in general, and trade secrets in particular, suits filed have remained remarkably steady over the past several years.
Can Teaming IBM’s blockchain with Spangenberg’s IPwe Turn Patents Into a Trillion-Dollar Market?
IBM and IPwe, believe that NFTs, Non-Fungible Tokens – one-of-a-kind limited digital editions – can transform stagnant patent monetization into a trillion dollar market. Two IP icons
The Strange Economics of Streaming May Add Up for Fans But Not For Most Musicians
Streaming may have saved the recording industry from the loss of CD sales, but it has not helped most musicians earn a basic living. Recent
‘Strong Patents Matter to Protect Innovation,’ Says Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo recently told interviewer David Rubenstein: “That experience [as a venture capitalist investing in medical device and IT health companies] enables
$1 Billion+ Patent Damages Awards, and Many Over $100M, are Rarely Paid
What’s in a number? Apparently, not much. While headline-grabbing patent damages awards were up in 2020 and 2021, payouts on these verdicts are exceedingly rare.
Breaking Patents — A Futile Response to the Global Pandemic That Benefits Businesses, Not People
When it comes to intellectual property rights, nothing impedes like success. President Joe Biden last week threw his support behind the World Health Organizations proposal