Tag Archives: Intellectual Property

Intellectual property rights on visible car parts in France and rising repair costs

An article in the Wall Street Journal (October 9, 2012) describes a regulation in France that grants automakers intellectual property rights over the external looks of the car, thus guaranteeing that mirrors, bumpers, windshield wipers etc have to be purchased … Continue reading

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Apple cuts chip orders to Samsung

An article in the New York Times (September 9,2012) claims that Apple has cut orders for memory chips sourced from its long time supplier, Samsung. Current patent disputes regarding the similarity of Samsung’s phone and the iphone have caused friction … Continue reading

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The risk in Apple’s IP protection and litigation strategy

An article in Bloombergbusinessweek (April 2, 2012) describes Apple’s jihad against Google, Samsung, Motorola and their Andrioid powered hardware devices. But each specific IP case dredges up prior art – work by other several years ahead of Apple, thus casuing … Continue reading

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Forced Drug patent licensing in India

An article in the New York Times (March 18,2012) describes a decision by the Indian government to make Bayer compulsorily share its patent for a kidney cancer drug with the Indian firm, Natco Pharma, in return for 6% royalty. Bayer’s … Continue reading

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AML, CCC and supply chain competitiveness

A report published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce titled “China’s Drive for Indigenous Innovation” by James McGregor, describes rules regarding the Chinese Compulsory Certification or CCC mark and the Anti-Monopoly¬† Law or AML in China.¬† About 20 % of … Continue reading

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