The Low Carbon Patent Pledge announced last week that JPMorgan Chase is helping combat climate change by making key patents freely available to anyone using
World’s Wealthiest Intangible Companies: Microsoft, Apple… Saudi Aramco? TSMC?
It’s no surprise that the world’s most ‘intangible’ companies, Microsoft and Apple, are easily identified. They have very real market valuations of just under $2
China is Succeeding in Small Claims Courts for Intellectual Property; Will The U.S. Follow?
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
‘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
Tech-Rich Seattle will Host IPBC Global 2021; IP Service Group is Already Sold Out
Seattle is the fastest growing technology hub in the U.S., home to dozens of innovative businesses, including Amazon and Microsoft, as well as Boeing, Expedia
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
Rush to File Covid-Releated Patents is Slowing But Not Innovation; Ford, MIT and Harvard Tout New Products
With large numbers of patents already issued in the areas of testing, vaccine and protective masks, the race to patent new inventions that help to
‘Patents Kill’ Billboard Conveys a False Narrative About IP Rights That Threatens Covid Containment
A billboard in Brussels, home of the European Union, is perpetuating a dangerous myth that patents are responsible for Covid deaths in poor nations. The
Chinese Universities Comprise 13% of Top 100 Academic Institutions Receiving U.S. Patent Grants
Many of China’s patents are generated by universities as opposed to businesses. In a socialist republic run by a single party that effectively means they
Value of Top Global Brands Up 42% with TechCos Leading the Way; Patents Play an Unsung Role
The value of the top global brands, which are largely comprised of technology companies, grew at an astonishing 42% since 2020. With global technology brands
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.