All articles in “Patent Law”

20. November 2017
International Intellectual Property

Reselling of products affects patent and trademark law as well, and royalty is focussed in several law suits. Violating a company’s sales condition not to resell a patented item does not constitute a patent law infringement - under U.S. law. The U. S. Supreme Court and its universal judgement in case Lexmark and ink cartridges.

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13. November 2017
Patent Law

China continues to catch up in the global race for innovation. With another explosive increase in international patent applications in 2016, it is possible to push the US out of first place in a few years. The statistics confirm China's trend of changing from copiers to innovators.

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7. November 2017
International Intellectual Property

The long-standing legal dispute between Apple and Samsung Electronics has opened a new chapter. The U. S. Court of Appeals refused to allow Samsung's appeal for a ruling requiring a payment of approximately $120 million from Samsung to Apple.

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6. November 2017
International Intellectual Property

Chip manufacturer Qualcomm has sued the smartphone manufacturer Apple in a Chinese court, in order to induce an import ban on some versions of the iPhone models in China. This is the latest highlight in the global dispute concerning patents and royalties on Qualcomm's products built into Apple's iPhones.

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