Press Releases

Webinar: What do FRAND experts think of SEP valuation?

Standard essential patents (SEPs) protect inventions that are implemented in millions of products that rely on connectivity through standardized technologies such as 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi or audio and video codecs. Patent holders must provide access to SEPs, while they receive a monetary return for their patents to recoup earlier R&D investments. In a globalized economy, the licensing of these SEPs…

Franklin Pierce School of Law Hosts Renowned Thought Leaders at Spring Summit on SEPs and FRAND at Mount Washington

CONCORD, NH – UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law will welcome world-renowned thought leaders on intellectual property for its Spring Summit in Mount Washington, NH, entitled “Exploring Intersections.” This Summit will focus on the FRAND and SEP issues raised at the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust.  The diverse views on the topic are highlighted in the hundreds of comments…

Report: Who are the leading SEP contributors to Wi-Fi 7?

[London, April 2022] – Wi-Fi 7, also referred to as IEEE 802.11be, is a new specification for Wi-Fi devices currently in the works. It is an extremely high-throughput wireless network that uses 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, and 6Ghz frequency bands. Wi-Fi 7 leverages advanced technology to maximize overall capacity, decrease latency and increase speed to every device. Wi-Fi 7 can theoretically support…

Registration Now Open for Free Global WIPO-Korea IP Course

Jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), Korea Invention Promotion Association (KIPA) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), the AICC is a free, three-step online training program that provides a path for even beginners to become IP experts. In the first stage of the course, participants must first complete the…

CAS applies AI-driven approach in collaboration with INPI Brazil to transform patent examinations

Columbus, Ohio, USA – Mar 22, 2022 – CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, recently completed a major project with The National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) of Brazil to implement an enhanced examination workflow solution for chemistry patent applications using a unique blend of technology, artificial intelligence, data, and expertise. The new solution reduced application examination times…

IPWatchdog supports the High-growth technology business (HTB) initiative

High-growth technology businesses are key drivers of the economy. Consisting mostly of start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), they are key players in fostering innovation. The strategic protection and management of their intellectual property plays a key role in driving commercial success and growth. For that reason, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)…

New Feature Launch: IPlytics’ Semantic Essentiality Score – March 22, 2022

IPlytics is set to release a new feature to the IPlytics Platform – the leading solution for standard essential patents and standards contribution databases. This feature is called Semantic Essentiality Score (SES) and it will allow users to improve the way they work with standard essential patents. The IPlytics SES brings a redefined approach to determining the essentiality of patents…

Leading Trademark Partner Joins Kilpatrick Townsend in New York

NEW YORK (March 16) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that Jennifer R. Waitman has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner on its internationally recognized Trademark, Copyright & Advertising Team. She joins from Abelman, Frayne & Schwab. Ms. Waitman brings over 25 of extensive experience concentrating on international trademark prosecution in over 180 jurisdictions, including China.…

Learning from global leaders on how to leverage IP to grow high-tech businesses

The High-growth technology business (HTB) forums will present and elaborate on insightful live case studies of intellectual property (IP) strategies adopted by innovative enterprises, with a focus on SMEs and start-ups. In each of the forums, a global expert panel will guide the audience through the success story presented, take an in-depth look into how intellectual assets support the business…

University of Akron’s School of Law IP Center hosts its 24th Annual Symposium, 2022

The University of Akron’s School of Law IP Center hosts its 24th Annual Symposium, 2022, featuring 7.75 hours of CLE on topics including: The Role of IP in Biopharma Innovation: Insights from the Covid-19 Pandemic ADR in Intellectual Property Cases Post Grant Review at the PTAB International Trade Commission IP Practice The Trademark Modernization Act Effective Communications Between In-House and…

LexisNexis® Introduces LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® Extension, Free Web Tool to Display Patent Examiner Stats on USPTO Websites

NEW YORK – February 23, 2022 – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional today announced the launch of PatentAdvisor™ Extension, a free web browser extension that makes available data insights about individual patent examiners and art units directly on the United States Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) websites. The unprecedented integration of LexisNexis® patent prosecution statistics and the USPTO’s two principal sites for…

The 5th IP Awareness Summit will be held at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, April 5th – Registration is limited

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, February 23, 2022: The 5th Intellectual Property Awareness Summit, IPAS 2022, is being held by the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) in conjunction with the Institute for Business Innovation at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business on April 5th. One of the leading black women in technology, Tiffany Norwood, will present the keynote. Ms. Norwood,…

Ryan Thelen Promoted to Partner for Local Patent Law Practice

(WASHINGTON, DC) Harrity & Harrity, LLP, a leading patent law firm based in Fairfax, VA, is pleased to announce the promotion of Ryan Thelen to the position of Partner with the firm. Harrity & Harrity operates nationwide, with 37 total patent attorneys and agents across 26 states. Ryan is Harrity’s 8th Partner and first promotion of 2022. Ryan has been with Harrity…

Critical Elements Missing from Global IP Management Strategy and How to Resolve Them

(NEW YORK) – The development, maintenance, and enforcement of a strong international patent portfolio are increasing priorities for businesses of all sizes across a wide range of industries. Patent translations involve some of the most technically and linguistically challenging material available but are often an afterthought. As global patent filings grow, a rethink of how portfolio management strategy is approached,…

USPTO published new 5G patent study

Just yesterday, on February 15th, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a new report called “Patenting Activity among 5G Technology Developers”. Unique among studies on 5G patenting activity, this report examines overall patenting trends as well as trends in patent filings and value indicators in the four most-patented 5G-related technologies. “5G and later-generation wireless communications technologies will…