Canada‘s Literary Press Group: Accessible Ebooks

Last week, we had news from the United Arab Emirates on the Kalimat Foundation's license to implement accessible publishing under the copyright exception created by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Marrakesh Treaty.[link]

Bayer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Sue Mylan For Patent Infringement of Xarelto

Recently, Bayer Pharma AG, Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. filed a complaint in the Northern District of West Virginia against Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Mylan Inc. alleging patent infringement on the plaintiffs' Xarelto product.[link]

EU Intellectual Property Office Opens Investigation into "ViberPay" Trademark Dispute

Japanese conglomerate Rakuten is facing a further setback in its plan to launch payments on its Viber messaging app under the "Viber Pay" brand after the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) accepted an application to have its trademark invalidated, AltFi can exclusively reveal.[link]

Google Widens Sonos Patent War With Two New Lawsuits

Google is firing back at Sonos in their ongoing legal war over speaker technology, filing two new patent infringement lawsuits that claim the smaller company stole its core "magic" from Google innovations.[link]

NOKIA Lawsuits Force OPPO, Oneplus Out Of The German Market

Nokia is involved in a series of legal proceedings against Oppo in Germany and other European countries regarding patent infringement. After selling the Devices and service business to Microsoft in 2013[link]

1 September 2022: Update to The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Fees

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fee structure changed on 1 September 2022 and are as follows.[link]

KIPO Signs A MOU For Patent Cooperation

Starting Sept. 1, the patent examination process for South Korean companies in France will become more streamlined, according to the Korea Intellectual Property Office.[link]

Top-of-the-line medical tech in the offing at 2022 CIFTIS

Cutting-edge medical science and technology achievements will be displayed at the special exhibition area on health services during the 2022 China International Fair for Trade in Services from Aug 31 to Sept 5 in Beijing, CCTV reported on Wednesday.[link]

AI, 5G breathing new life into appliances

Chefs, party hosts can all look forward to some high-tech culinary assistance[link]

China’s Baidu to operate driverless taxis in two cities

WUHAN - Chinese tech giant Baidu has obtained permission to operate fully driverless taxis commercially on public roads in the cities of Wuhan and Chongqing.[link]

China‘s computing power races to second spot in the world

China's computing power ranks second in the world, People's Daily reported on Thursday.[link]

BOE pins hopes on cutting-edge intelligent tech

BOE Technology Group Co Ltd, a leading Chinese display panel supplier, is doubling down on the intelligent manufacturing segment [link]

Expert: China to best US in computing power

China's computing power is expected to exceed that of the United States in one or two years, which will give the nation an edge to build up its digital economy and inject new vitality into the high-quality development of China's sprawling industries, a renowned expert said.[link]

2022 H1 IP Statistics:Confidence of Foreign Investors Boosted in Doing Business in China

As of the end of June this year, market entities from more than 200 countries or regions owned valid registered trademarks in China, among which those from the United States, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom and South Korea had the largest numbers, showing foreign investors are more confident in doing business in China.[link]

IP PEOPLE: Hague Agreement Comes Into Force in China

The Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement entered into force in China on May 5, 2022. [link]

China’s National Intellectual Property Administration Releases Guidelines for Intellectual Property Protection at Exhibitions

On July 22, 2022, China's National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the Guidelines for Intellectual Property Protection at Exhibitions (展会知识产权保护指引). [link]

The CNIPA Rejected Registration of Trademark OAMC

We, Kangxin Partners, P.C., filed an opposition action against the trademark, OAMC(No. 45050862 in Class 35) ("the opposed mark") on behalf of OAMC S.R.L. ("Client") on January 12, 2021.  The National Intellectual Property Administration, PRC ("CNIPA") examined the case and decided to reject the opposed mark for registration.[link]

UK: New Government Plans to Fire Up Innovation in 5G and 6G As UK And South Korea Launch Telecoms Technology Partnership

Universities and telecoms firms have been invited to apply for up to £25 million to research and develop the next generation of 5G and 6G network equipment as part of new government plans to unleash innovation in the sector.[link]

Annual Report of CNIPA (2021): 55.0 Grant Rate of Invention Patents

China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued the 2021 annual report in June, 2022. Below are main information and statistical data relating to patents and trademarks[link]

Apple Settles Case Over AirPods Patent Infringement with Koss Before Trial

After being accused of infringing Koss's wireless headphone patents, Apple has agreed to settle a lawsuit over AirPods and Beats headphones, said the companies in a court filing Saturday before the scheduled Monday trial.[link]

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