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Key IP trends to watch for in 2020

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.

Four major factors at play in the Google-Oracle IP rights dispute

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.

Move to terminate Paramount Decrees may affect IP in the film industry

The U.S. government's decision to repeal the Paramount Consent Decrees could have significant repercussions for Intellectual Property rights associated with American films.

Dennemeyer's IP Quiz earns a €20,000 donation for global reforestation

Dennemeyer for the planet is campaigning to stop the destruction of the world's ecosystems, and in 2019, the group focused on the most fragile ones – our forests.

The USPTO dismisses key argument of Inter Miami in their trademark match versus Inter Milan

On the pitch, Inter Milan would be the heavy favorite in a match against Inter Miami, but in a current trademark dispute before the USPTO, the balance of power is not clear-cut.

How blockchain technology will impact our legal system

Despite bold headlines suggesting a new generation of lawyers who are sometimes called legal coders, the tech-savvy legal counsel is still a scarce minority.

The top 10 rules of Intellectual Property docketing

Without proper docketing techniques, interested parties run the risk of spending a lot of resources on filing patent applications without anything to show for at the end of the day.

Greatest inventions to watch for in 2020

From the live-saving to the bizarre, here are a few of the greatest inventions to watch out for in 2020.

Patent law's approach to AI: finding the way forward

Let us consider how authorship of AI-driven inventions is protected and whether the technology itself should be credited as a creator.

Who gets to set global FRAND rates for SEPs?

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.

Most controversial IP lawsuits of the past decade

Discover fun facts about the most controversial Intellectual Property lawsuits of the last decade.

Trade secret or patent protection – how do we decide?

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?