Patent Law: What is the best mode for the best mode disclosure requirement?

Bingbin Lu has an interesting short paper (9 pages only) on the best mode disclosure for patent applications. The author is answering two questions: whether a developing country should implement the best mode disclosure requirement and if so, how to best implement it? Although the best mode disclosure requirement is optional for WTO member states […]

Whitebook on IP Protection in 2010: Is White the New Black?

Photo Danny Friedmann A: “Milestones of the past  don’t equal  beacons to the future”  B: “That is so 2010!“ The 12th Five Year Plan (2011-2015) has already started but its interesting to see what happened during the last year of the 11th Five Year Plan (2006-2010). If you don’t know your history, you don’t know […]

Fast Technology Transfer/IPR Infringements Slows Down China’s High Speed Train

Photo: Danny FriedmannHigh-speed train just got slower. Getting a ticket even more so. Infringed intellectual property rights can have negative influences on society. During the manufacturing process of these goods labour and environmental minimum standards, already challenged in China, can be ignored without ever being checked. Then the products of the manufacturing process can cause […]

Shake or Crush Your Hand: Huawei versus ZTE versus Huawei

Photo: Danny FriedmannShake Or Crush Your Hand, you choose.  What if you are developing a product but your competitor has patented some technology needed to achieve the technical result? And at the same time you have some patents that you know you competitor likes to use? You might consider to cross-license. However, from a patent […]

Pfizer Starts R&D in China After IPR in China Challenges

Photo Danny FriedmannPerilous hills, but nice view. Climb worth the risk? As one of the first U.S. companies pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has decided to start doing R&D in China. This way the company can probably take advantage of indigenous innovation preferential rules if it invents and patents in China. Read here. Pfizer had some IP […]

Trends Counterfeit Trademarks/Infringed Patents From China: Smaller Scale, Bigger Risks

Two trends can be abstracted from the 2010 report of the Austrian Federal Finance Ministry to the National Council about the application of Council Regulation (EC) 1383/2003 of July, 22 2003, concerning customs action against goods suspected of infringing certain intellectual property rights and measures against goods found to have infringed such rights. According to the report these […]

Sue Where The Assets Are: Reflex Packaging is suing former client Lenovo for patent infringement in US

By Michiel Tjoe-Awie Reflex Packaging (Reflex) was supplying patented thermoformed cushions to pack Lenovo’s computers. In 2008 Lenovo asked Reflex to remove their name and patent number from the packages. Reflex refused to do so, only to discover later that Lenovo continued to use the same patented package which were allegedly produced without there consent. […]

Joint-venture with technology transfer no panacea for market access to China’s aviation industry

China’s 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015) states that the general aviation industry’s development will bepromoted, reform the airspace management system as well as increase the efficiency of the allocation and utilization of airspace resources. Bright sky for China’s aviation industry. But what about foreign aviation companies, will they be able to takeoff or will they stay grounded. Like […]