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Article: What Opportunities Could Blockchain Create for Intellectual Property (IP)?

This Coindesk piece is worth a quick scan.   There have been many early applications of blockchain technology in fin-tech, but how can blockchain improve the protection of intellectual property (IP)? It’s clear that distributed ledger technologies can be implemented in lots of use cases. Here some examples. IP Registration System How long does it … Read more

Fish & Richardson Litigation Team Named California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Over Hep C Case

A team of litigation attorneys from, law firm Fish & Richardson are among the recipients of the Daily Journal’s California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) . They received their gong for the firm’s handling of a high-dollar patent victory involving pharmaceutical giants Gilead Science Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc. The Fish team, representing Gilead, was … Read more

New Start-Up, IP Chain

IPCHAIN   has, we are told, been formed by a number of scientists, who wanted to use Blockchain technology to address known challenges in the context of protecting scientific research, the project has been met with enthusiastic feedback by leading stakeholders in intellectual property (IP) law. In their initial press release they say that…….Once released, … Read more

Article: “How Blockchain Just May Transform Online Copyright Protection”

This we already know at Cognate, but it’s great to see legal media catching up a year later. Above The Law write, “When it comes to online copyright protection and enforcement, blockchain technology is shaping up to handle the challenge” The article authored by, Tom Kulik, a Intellectual Property & Information Technology Partner at the Dallas-based … Read more

SLAW Article: Trade Secrets – the Other Intellectual Property

SLAW are an informal collective of Canadian based legal librarians and academics publishing across a range of subjects. This past week they published the following piece that we thought, you, our readership, might find of interest Trade Secrets – the Other Intellectual Property Posted: 21 Jan 2018 04:00 AM PST Alongside the traditional forms of … Read more

Department of Justice and Department of State Launch Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator Network

Recent studies have concluded that the international trade in counterfeit and pirated goods are a multi-billion dollar industry globally that continues to grow.  Trademark counterfeiting, copyright piracy and other forms of intellectual property rights (IPR) infringements are found in virtually every industry sector, and in many instances result in significant risks to the health and … Read more

IP law firm Rouse opens new office in Cambodia

It’s an interesting time for Intellectual property law specialist Rouse to open a new office in Cambodia. Politics in the country in the past few months have taken an even sharper turn to the right, than is usual, even for the Hun Sen government. Since June he’s closed the country’s main English language newspaper and radio … Read more

American Intellectual Property Law Association 2017 Annual Meeting to Draw Thousands

Most of our readership will be aware of the forthcoming annual meeting, but for those of you who aren’t, or just need a quick refresher, here’s their press release.   Washington, DC (PRWEB)October 02, 2017 Intellectual Property practitioners from across the world will join together with their peers in the creative and legal communities at … Read more

Kluwer JV With Aistemos To Integrate AI Into IP Product Suite

Here’s the press release that went out yesterday…Wolters Kluwer Announces Strategic Alliance to Bring AI-Powered Analytics Technology to Market for IP Professionals. Collaboration with intellectual property analytics provider Aistemos further strengthens Wolters Kluwer’s intellectual property solutions   NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. today announced plans to bolster its market-leading … Read more

Finding IP Information On Lexis Nexis, Update.

Sometimes the endless searching on the big databases makes one feel like you’re looking to find that mysterious route through the North West Passage.   Never fear Lexis are getting much better at helping users navigate their way through  the ice floes, past the dangerous headlands and narwhals.   Here’s their latest tip(s) and where … Read more