The Patent Office is providing new guidance and an email option to help the public make comments on pending patent applications. If someone has evidence which will help the Patent Office decide if an invention..
The Patent Office has launched a consultation paper – The Patents Act 2004: Patent Office opinions and other changes to the patent rules – on its proposals for implementing new powers to give non-binding opinions..
Computer games developers hope to use the internet to verify the authenticity of each disc in their efforts to combat piracy.
Microsoft has said that it is considering using the technology in markets, such as China,..
The Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) has said that it believes that it has bought the exclusive intellectual property rights to make cars and engines to particular designs.
At the same time, the UK administrators, PwC..
Rambus, a designer of high-speed memory chips, is suing Samsung Electronics for patent infringement after negotiations for a new licensing agreement broke down. Rambus has added Samsung to a lawsuit which it filed in January..
A songwriter is suing Britney Spears for copyright infringement, saying he wrote the song ‘Sometimes’ 15 years ago. Steve Wallace says he wrote the song in 1990, but did not formally copyright the track until..
Unilever has started court proceedings against Dutch supermarket Albert Heijn for copying the packaging of some of its products. The company instigated the proceedings when it discovered that the supermarket was selling own-brand products with..
The Office of Communications (Ofcom) is facing legal action from The Baby Channel, which broadcasts on cable networks. It is objecting to Ofcom’s decision to grant a licence to Baby TV, a rival which targets..
The High Court has ruled that the so-called ‘Freeny’ patent, owned by the US firm E-Data, which claims to cover certain procedures for downloading information electronically, was invalid. The assistant recorder also ruled that Getty..