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30 Sep 2016
Uber hires former Google licensing executive in what could be a familiar pre-IPO play

In a major move in the licensing community, former Google patent executive Kurt Brasch has moved to Uber as senior manager, patents. He joins an IP team led by fellow former Google employee Michael Meehan who jumped ship in February of this year. Brasch left Google earlier in the summer as the search giant let go of most of the legacy licensing team that it had picked up through its 2012...

30 Sep 2016
Japanese ministry to study NPE issue as potential litigation reforms hang in the balance

This week Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the country’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) would be undertaking a study of NPE activity, with a view to making policy recommendations for the sector’s regulation. A panel including lawyers and academics could begin looking into the matter as early as October, according to the report, which suggested that part...

29 Sep 2016
WIPO staff council legal rep demands immediate removal of Gurry after distribution of misconduct report

The legal counsel to the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Staff Council has called for the immediate removal of Francis Gurry as the UN agency’s director general and the lifting of his diplomatic immunity so that he might face possible criminal investigation or civil proceedings over the findings of a report into alleged misconduct that was delivered to the Chair of the...

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