Michael Factor is an Israel registered patent attorney and lawyer.
In addition to managing the IP Factor, an opinionated blog covering IP issues from an Israeli perspective, I am a member of the Jurisdiction and Law Committee of the INTA Bulletin and will be writing fortnightly Israel trademark updates for that publication.
Over 2009 and 2010 I wrote a bimonthly column in the World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR), a monthly jurisdiction report in Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), and weekly Israel IP reports for Intellectual Property Management (IAM).
In addition to a law degree, Michael has a PhD in Applied Physics and an M.Eng. in Materials Science and Engineering.
Research In Motion Ltd. has agreed to pay NTP Inc. $612.5 million to settle the long-running patent dispute that had threatened to disrupt its widely used BlackBerry wireless-email service. The record payout actually sent RIM’s shares soaring 18% up $13.35 to $85.27.
There is an interesting and well written layman’s article on the problem of having digital material available on the Internet in a form that can be cut and pasted, quoted and requoted and taken out of context. The original article,… Read More ›
DAN BROWN, the author of The 30 million copy bestseller, the Da Vinci Code, was challenged in the UK High Court on February 28, by two authors who allege that he based his work on their research.
United States Patent Number US 7,000,180 entitled “Methods, Systems, And Processes For The Design And Creation Of Rich-Media Applications Via The Internet” issued on February 14, 2006 with 83 claims that encompass a wide range of rich-media Internet applications, methods, systems,… Read More ›
In a 48 page document, signed Friday 17 February, A US Judge has ruled that Google infringed copyright by posting thumbnail porn photos on its Image Search Website.