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Protecting your software mojo in the smartphone screen era
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 6 2017

Smartphone screens are a marketplace for countless merchants and service providers. Through mobile apps, these merchants and service providers get

Thai Patent Law: Special Remuneration Rights for Employee InventorsCreators
  • Tilleke & Gibbins
  • Thailand
  • September 1 2017

In Thailand, the right to apply for a patent for an invention, or a design patent for a product design that has been developed by an employee, vests

Recent Design Decisions Provide Insight for Design Patent Prosecution
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2017

Three recent decisions relating to design patents provide useful insights into design patent prosecution. First, the PTAB recently instituted two IPR

Mainland China Releases Patent Survey Report 2016
  • Tsai Lee & Chen Patent Attorneys & Attorneys at Law
  • China
  • August 31 2017

The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) conducted a survey on patent holders of valid patents by the end of 2015 and their valid patents. The

Rivalry in the Athleisure Industry - lululemon and Under Armour battle over criss-cross straps
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2017

Patent infringement lawsuits are rather unusual in the fashion industry in part because design patents are difficult, expensive, and slow to obtain

Timing is Everything: The District of Massachusetts Clarifies Local Rule
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2017

In a recent decision denying defendants’ motion for Rule 11 sanctions, the District of Massachusetts interpreted its local rule regarding the

Panasonic gained 3 million RMB of damages on the infringement case of design patent “the beauty apparatus”
  • DEQI Intellectual Property Law Corporation
  • China
  • August 10 2017

Panasonic Co., Ltd. obtained the design patent at issue named “the beauty apparatus” on September 5, 2012, with the issuance Publication No

Design Patent: Hermès v. Play No More (Seoul High Court 2016 Na 2035091)
  • Yulchon LLC
  • South Korea
  • August 8 2017

Hermès alleged that Play No More copied its Kelly and Birkin handbag designs, which caused consumer confusion. Accordingly, Hermès claimed that Play

Administrative Measures for Prioritized Examination of Patent Applications
  • AFD China Intellectual Property Law Office
  • China
  • August 4 2017

In order to improve patent examination system and accelerate the examination on particular cases, the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of

Brewers & Blades: Avoiding Exhaustion in Products with Consumable Parts
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • USA
  • July 31 2017

A product with consumable or replaceable parts can be complicated to patent. These kinds of products have a reusable base component and replaceable