Design Patent Protection for GUIs in China
The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China issued a revised Examination Guideline with an effective date of May 1, 2014 that has removed electrified screen designs from excluded...
The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China issued a revised Examination Guideline with an effective date of May...
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Who owns the rights to a design?
Determining a party's entitlement to intellectual Property (IP) rights can at times provide even the most experienced IP practitioner with a good measure of discomfort. Any guidance provided by...
Determining a party's entitlement to intellectual Property (IP) rights can at times provide even the most experienced IP practitioner...
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Global Growth in filing of IP
The 2013 World Intellectual Property Indicators report released on 9 December 2013. The report indicates that patent filings overall grew by 9.2 percent last year – the fastest growth...
The 2013 World Intellectual Property Indicators report released on 9 December 2013. The report indicates that patent filings overall...
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Turning the Screw: Protecting designs without breaking the bank
For IP holders seeking to certify a registered design, the effort and resources that could be needed to overcome any objections raised by the Examiner or a third party...
For IP holders seeking to certify a registered design, the effort and resources that could be needed to overcome...
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Designs: How close is close enough to infringe?
How close to an Australian registered design does a later design need to be to infringe it? Designs relate to the visual appearance of a product. According to s71...
How close to an Australian registered design does a later design need to be to infringe it? Designs relate...
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Apple’s Frameless Monitor Framed
Apple’s Frameless Monitor Framed as Non-Distinctive and Revoked in view of its Prior Disclosure of Framed Monitor  The Australian Designs Office The Australian Designs Office, in its first published decision for...
Apple’s Frameless Monitor Framed as Non-Distinctive and Revoked in view of its Prior Disclosure of Framed Monitor  The Australian Designs...
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Statistical Support for IP in US
About 27.1 million jobs in 2010 were in industries that rely heavily on intellectual property protections, and another 12.9 million positions were indirectly affected. The 75 industries deemed “IP-intensive”...
About 27.1 million jobs in 2010 were in industries that rely heavily on intellectual property protections, and another 12.9...
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Apple v Samsung – the patent war continues..
The patent war between Apple and Samsung continues unabated. In the last round, Apple successfully sought – and obtained – an interim (interlocutory) injunction against Samsung, thereby preventing Samsung...
The patent war between Apple and Samsung continues unabated. In the last round, Apple successfully sought – and obtained...
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Samsung v Apple: Samsung’s appeal allowed by the Full Federal Court
The Full Federal Court (Justices Dowsett, Foster and Yates) has today allowed Samsung’s appeal against Justice Bennett’s decision to grant an interlocutory injunction to prevent Samsung from importing, selling,...
The Full Federal Court (Justices Dowsett, Foster and Yates) has today allowed Samsung’s appeal against Justice Bennett’s decision to...
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