US universities and biotechnology companies are scrambling to protect some of their most valuable assets: patents on antibodies. These immune-system molecules form the basis of drugs that rake in about US$100 billion per year. But securing intellectual-property rights to antibodies has become much more difficult, under guidelines released in February by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Allied Security Trust (AST), an organisation that provides solutions for mitigating patent risk, has called for breakthrough technology owners to participate in the latest phase of its Industry Patent Purchase Program (IP3 2018).
Lawyers in the — maybe — final Apple v. Samsung trial presented their respective closing arguments on Friday, with Apple fighting to persuade jurors that Samsung's infringement of two utility and three design patents is worth more than $1 billion. Samsung argues it should pay $28 million, at most.
Yamaha has filed patents for yet another leaning three-wheeled motorcycle, and this time around, the patent drawings look uncannily similar to the Yamaha V-Max. Yamaha already has been somewhat vocal about the company's focus on leaning three-wheelers for future product development. The Yamaha Niken is the latest leaning three-wheeler, which was unveiled for the first time at last year's Tokyo Motor Show. The Niken was again showcased at last year's EICMA motorcycle show and pre-orders for Europe are expected to be opened this month.
Lenovo, the China-based technology company which holds a strong presence in the laptop segment, has recently been awarded a new design patent for a hybrid laptop with tri-fold display and a few variations of the same. This was revealed through a bunch of documents published by the World Intellectual Property Organization last month.
China's patents in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry accounted for about 22 percent of the total globally, according to an official with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).