A new decade is upon us, and its first two months have veered between ordinary and chaotic. What is sure is that 2020 is primed to feature a significant number of key IP law trends.
The dispute between Google and Oracle over the IP rights to Java code is finally nearing its end in the chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court.
While Wifi Internet connection, 4G mobile networking and MP3 music files are well-known standards, hundreds of thousands of lesser-known ones are affecting a wide variety of industries.
When it comes to the protection of technological innovation, many factors come into play, but the question is: to patent or to keep it as a trade secret?
A recent WIPO report on the geography of innovation found that more nations are joining the ranks of the world's top innovation hubs, with surprising results.
Patent trolls are not the only companies engaging in patent aggregation. Many electronics companies with production capabilities also pursue these types of activities.
As all innovators will tell you, the trouble with any new project is finding the right information. But humans were not the first to work with information and data analysis.
The rights afforded to inventors through patent protection make Patent Filing a very valuable proposition for companies of all sizes. However, the process of obtaining a patent is often fraught with fees and costs that can be intimidating.
Does the European Regulation on Supplementary Protection Certificates still meet today's technological requirements? Dr. Christopher Brückner, from Dennemeyer & Associates, weights in.