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Notice on the official adoption of the new English translation of the State Intellectual Property Office.

Galaxy X: Samsung's foldable phone must learn from ZTE, FlexPai's mistakes

Samsung's upcoming foldaphone phone, rumored to be called the Galaxy X, is expected to release sometime this March. And with the Galaxy S10 slated to launch Feb. 20 and MWC 2019 kicking off right after, we wouldn't be surprised if we start getting more details about this novel new phone over the coming weeks.[link]

Nation's IP strength enters new level

China's intellectual property entered a higher level with its reconfiguration within the country's management and operation system last year, according to Shen Changyu, commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration.[link]

New law promises to give China's e-commerce orderliness

China's first e-commerce law, which took effect on New Year's Day, aims to keep the world's largest e-commerce sector running on an orderly track.[link]

INTA Brief to WTO Revives Plain Packaging Debate

INTA contends that the WTO panel failed to consider the correlation between plain packaging and counterfeiting, arguing that Australia’s law “will facilitate the spread of counterfeit tobacco products by making them easier to produce and more difficult to detect.”[link]

No Debate: Article III Standing is a Requisite to Appeal an IPR

While the statute does not require standing to bring an inter partes review challenge, that does not mean that a party has a right to seek redress in federal court where there is no Article III standing.[link]

China: Draft Amendments to Patent Law released for comment

After revision by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of the PRC, Draft Amendments to the Chinese Patent Law were released for public comment on 4 January 2019. Major aims of the proposed revision are strengthening patent protection, fostering innovation and improving the legal framework.[link]

Burberry and Louis Vuitton lose counterfeit battle in Singapore

Singapore’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from Burberry and Louis Vuitton against a High Court ruling that found freight company, Megastar Shipping, not liable for trademark infringement.[link]

WIPO Report: Both Chinese and Oversea Companies Potent in Patenting in China

Both Chinese and foreign company are aggressively filing patent applications in China in a bid to take advantage of IP protection and promote commercialization of their IPRs, according to the World Intellectual Property Indicator (WIPI) issued by the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. [link]

Sherry Knowles Scrutinizes an Activist Supreme Court and its Unconstitutional Approach to Patent Eligibility

“The Supreme Court has brazenly admitted it is not following Congress’ statutory instructions on patent eligibility in several cases. And it has carried out virtually none of the required statutory construction. It is judicial activism in the extreme.”[link]

Brokered Patents are Not Junk—and the Reasons will Surprise You

”When only a small fraction of what we are looking at is ultimately interesting to us, our brains can trick us. Using a structured decision-making process together with some tools can overcome those biases and allow us to identify and buy the patents that fit our business needs. “[link]

Apple's 5G iPhone shift bogged down by Qualcomm chip battle

Apple wanted to use Qualcomm's 4G LTE processors in its newest iPhones, but the chipmaker wouldn't sell to it, Apple's operating chief testified Monday.[link]

Galaxy S10 chip kills last year's in our early Snapdragon 855 benchmarking tests

The Galaxy S10 could run up to 45 percent faster than the Galaxy S9 when Samsung unveils its next flagship phone on Feb. 20 in San Francisco. This isn't just Qualcomm talking. At CES last week, we got a chance to test out the Snapdragon 855 chipset that Samsung will use in its next flagship phone. [link]

In Support of the Right of Dissatisfied Parties to Appeal Adverse IPR Decisions

”The case raises the question of whether the Federal Circuit can refuse to hear an appeal by a non-defendant petitioner from an adverse final written decision in an inter partes review proceeding on the basis of a lack of a patent-inflicted injury-in-fact, even though Congress has statutorily created the right for “dissatisfied” parties to appeal to the Federal Circuit.”[link]

Supreme Court Mulls Circuit Split on When a Copyright is Registered in Fourth Estate v. Wall-Street.com

On January 8th, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v. Wall-Street.com [Case No. 17-571 (Jan. 8, 2019)] to settle a longstanding circuit split on the copyright registration prerequisite to a copyright infringement suit.[link]

In Pursuit of the Hardest, Riskiest and Most Valuable Innovation

Last week IBM once again announced that they received more U.S. patents in the previous year than any other company in the world. This marks the 26th year in a row that Big Blue has set the standard.[link]

We take a ride in the Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic Concept on the Las Vegas strip

CES is always chock-full of electric and autonomous vehicles promising to save the future of transportation, but those concepts are designed to move either people or goods, not both. Mercedes-Benz has solved that problem with its Vision Urbanetic concept, and we got a super sweet ride in it on the Las Vegas Strip in the middle of the night.[link]

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 one year from today

If you still use Windows 7, it may be time to consider an upgrade.Starting Jan. 14, 2020, exactly one year from Monday, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7. That means no more updates or security fixes for the operating system.[link]

Giant Food Stores rolling out googly-eyed helper robots nationwide

Marty, a tall grey robot assistant, will take on the aisles of all of Giant Food Stores' 172 locations, the company said Monday. The robot can identify and report spills to customers and employees.[link]

Copyright Office Seeks Mechanical Licensing Collective Members

On December 21st, the Copyright Office published a Notice in the Federal Registerrelating to Title I of the Orrin G. Hatch – Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act(MMA). This section of the law created a new blanket licensing system that governs the licensed uses of musical works by digital music providers. [link]

Samsung Galaxy S10 rumors and facts: Feb. 20 launch, 5G talk at CES 2019 and everything we know about specs, features and price

Samsung has announced that it will host its next Unpacked event in San Francisco on Feb. 20. And with that, the countdown to the Galaxy S10 begins in earnest.[link]
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