Financial companies are leading the rush to file patents for tools and products based on blockchain, the ledger technology underlying bitcoin, and a wave of litigation could be on the horizon. Here is what intellectual property attorneys need to know about the patent landscape for the increasingly popular tech.
If SightSound wins lawsuit against Bertelsmann units, the company would wield control over the right to make any images or sound available over the internet, according to critics.
"Broadcast flag" system simply will not work, say scientists who have examined plans for anti-piracy devices.
European Parliament compromise would limit data protection to eight to 10 years.
But Japan still lags far behind the U.S. and has dropped from world leader to fourth place in the past two decades, report shows.
Deterred by the wave of lawsuits, U.S. households are cutting back on P2P downloads, a new survey shows.
Deputy prime minister says government is "single-mindedly" determined to recover famous brands abroad.
Pfizer likely to sue FDA over controversial 505(b)(2) approval.
Delaware federal court finds that Shell units copied patented processes for ethylene oxide production.
Court will rule soon on alleged misappropriation of trade secrets; MicroStrategy has also filed patent infringement suit.
Bill would ban common practice of professionals without law degrees practicing IP law.
In landmark rule, FCC requires devices to be equipped with technology to block piracy.
Online database heralds new judicial openness in China, officials say.
But perplexing government policy continues to create disarray as registrations pile up.
Suit concerns patent for paint sold in plastic containers with twist-off lids.
Free database lets users search and browse prior art documents.
Bills will be introduced in National Assembly and could come into effect in July 2004.
As part of the settlement, Molecular Devices enters into licensing agreement with Caliper.
Washington think tank appoints IP professionals from Microsoft, Boston Consulting Group and Columbia University.
Patent attorney with dual technical fields in both electrical engineering and biomedical technology.
Trademark agreement takes great leap forward with U.S. adoption this week.