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German Constitutional Court allows complaint against the ratification of the UPCA

The German Constitutional Court delivered another blow to the hopes of those still wishing for an early start of the unitary patent system.

All eyes on Germany as the UK says "No" to 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.

Mastering the patent application process

Filing a patent application is critical for the protection of your Intellectual Property, so be sure to be thorough when drafting this document!

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.

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.

Innovation is growing more international, WIPO report shows

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.

那些古怪的圣诞节发明专利

聪明的发明家们知道,圣诞产品很畅销,所以每年此时,都是伟大创新和发明汇聚的时刻。

Patent trolls: not all bad comes to harm

Patent trolls are not the only companies engaging in patent aggregation. Many electronics companies with production capabilities also pursue these types of activities.