The AIPPI, a leading International organization for Intellectual Property practitioners is holding its 2007 Conference in Singapore. Since it coincides with the Jewish festivals of Shemini Azeret and Simchat Torah, I and many other observant Jewish patent attorneys and lawyers will not be… Read More ›
The US published their “Special 301 Report” on Monday, targeting 12 Countries including Israel for copyright piracy monitoring. Officially, the United States claims that the countries on the “priority watch list” are there for failing to sufficiently protect American producers of music, movies… Read More ›
In an interesting, though belated ruling given on 23 April 2007 and published today, the Israel commissioner of Patents has allowed Israel Patent No. IL 129097 to Turning Key LTD., which was amended by narrowing the scope of the claims during the opposition period…. Read More ›
As I write, on Wednesday 25 April 2007, at 9:27 in the evening, Israel Time, I note that the IP Factor blog has had a total of 10,049 hits. Last night, we were a little short of the 10,000 mark,… Read More ›
Telecommunication is somewhere in the middle ground between the pharmaceutical industry where every patent infringement gets challenged in the courts, and the software industry, where patents are rarely enforced.
A group of senators and House members have introduced legislation that if adopted, will make significant changes to the U.S. patent system. The bill, similar to legislation introduced last year, is expected to refuel the historic disagreement
In the latest round of a hundred year beer battle, the European Community Trademark Office last week rejected (US) Anheuser’s application to register the trademark “Budweiser” in all EU countries. Anheuser-Busch filed the application in 1999, however Budvar, the State… Read More ›
Sarah Shapiro, an American born, Ultra-Orthodox authoress that lives in Israel, has sued Naomi Regan in a Rabbinical Court for plagiarism. According to an article in Israel’s leading daily newspaper, Yediot Achronot. Shapiro is suing for a million dollars, claiming that… Read More ›