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.
Criticism of US Approach Judge Jacob spoke in London at a seminar for the Society for Computers and Law earlier this month, and has criticized the U.S. for allowing “anything under the sun” to be patented.
Since President George Washington pushed for the passage of the first US Patent Act in 1789, the US patent system reflects the pioneering spirit of the founding fathers. Professor Jay Thomas of Georgetown University confirms that the case law of… Read More ›
The Director General for Internal Market and Services is consulting stakeholders of their needs in relation to the legal framework and possible actions in the field of intellectual Property.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has approved a patent for a space vehicle that is propelled by a superconducting shield that can change the curvature of space-time outside the craft in a way that counteracts gravity.
‘Inventor’ Andrew Knight has several United States published patent applications for the storylines of movie plots. So far his portfolio includes four patent applications that variously published in November and December of last year. They are all entitled “Process of… Read More ›