Women inventors have not always received the credit they deserve, so let us take a moment to thank five of the world’s greatest female inventors and the ones that were left out of the history books, too.
The German Constitutional Court delivered another blow to the hopes of those still wishing for an early start of the unitary patent system.
Germany plays a pivotal role in the future viability of the new harmonized system, with a decision of the constitutional challenge likely to be rendered before the end of Q1 this year.
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.