As software patent protection in the US contracts, in India it looks to be expanding. http://t.co/VWakjbEAsQ
New guidelines signal "paradigm shift" on software patents in India http://t.co/VWakjbmZ4g
Like other NPEs, Marathon is considering a new business strategy based on patent commercialisation not just licensing http://t.co/WubgDHXOUA
Two subject areas have long dominated critiques of the Indian patent system by foreign (and especially US) companies and government bodies: pharmaceuticals and software. But, the recent release of new guidelines for the examination of computer related inventions (CRIs) by the Indian Patent office (IPO) provides the latest sign that the country may be headed in a more...
Following hook-up with Uniloc, Marathon becomes the latest NPE to explore commercialisation + licensing
There was much discussion on Marathon Patent Group’s call last week with investors to mark the announcement of its second quarter results. Earlier in the month the company had announced that it was merging with fellow NPE Uniloc in a deal that will create a business with a portfolio of 662 patents and licensing revenues of $37.5 million for the last 12 months. That deal may come to...
Both Microsoft and Nokia have responded to the blog we ran yesterday on the decision by Korea's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) to give the green light to Microsoft’s €5.4 billion-plus acquisition of the Finnish company's mobile devices and services unit, which completed in April last year, if certain conditions were met. According to Korean English-language newswire...
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