As the death toll from the coronavirus reaches nearly 2.1 million, countries around the world are competing to vaccinate their populations. However, rising demand and limited supply led them to look for ways to fast pursue this urgent call to action. As a result, many countries have gone to the World Health Organization (WHO)` requesting to temporarily suspend intellectual property (IP) rules related to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.
IBM has been patent leader in USPTO for almost 27 years. In this article, we try to find how IBM develop its patent portfolio? What is IBM's IP strategy? How does IBM use IP so powerfully? How has IBM become a patent leader?
The country where grants patents should take into consideration the public interests of the country. The local working requirement would be an essential provision if national patent laws that assert the patent holder to practice that patent in the country it has been granted. This could routines the good and bad uses of patents.
The use of artificial intelligence is growing and so are its legal issues. AI is currently use as a tool in hands of a human and assist him to invent. But what would be a situation where the AI plays a more central role? In what extent is it no possible to identify a human inventor?
In this paper, we review the patent litigation system of four countries including the US, UK, Germany, and China with focusing more on their patent litigation procedure, cost, duration, and allowability of contingency.
Over the past decades, China has established a serious resolve to enforce an effective IP rights regime and to bring the system in line with other developed countries' systems. Less than 40 years ago, the concept of IP rights was unheard of in China, but nowadays China has become the world's top patent filer, surpassing the US! Questions rais here: how did China achieve such as miraculous growth rate? what are the secrets behind China's success? In this paper, we try to explore possible answers to the above questions.
In the current COVID-19 situation, many researchers and pharmaceutical companies are rushing to find both treatment and vaccines. The pandemic is still continuing and the financial uncertainty related to Covid-19 will undoubtedly impact the business's choices and prioritizes. Intellectual Property may be an estimated low priority at this moment where businesses will face many other challenges, but there must be a balance between IP rights and public access and interest.
5G enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices. Some scholars believe that the smartphone wars like most “wars”, resulted from transformational change: and nowadays would result from transforming 4G to 5G.
ust a few months since China’s President Xi Jinping had made blockchain technology a core focus of the country’s national strategy, there has been a lot of progress on the main blockchain initiatives while China has become a hotspot for blockchain patents. The ultimate goal is to enable china’s banks and enterprises, as the world leaders in new-breed payments infrastructure with unique features which ultimately could result in undermining the significance of the U.S. dollar as a global trade currency.
The COVID-19 outbreak raises many questions relating to the patent system: How to deal with patent barriers to the production and provision of low-priced treatments? How would be the effects of compulsory licensing to make the patent available for the public?