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25 Feb 2017
The search for the 2017 IP Hall of Fame inductees continues

Many noteworthy individuals have been put forward for the honour of IP Hall of Fame 2017 induction since we opened the nomination process a couple of weeks ago.  However, if you have yet to submit the name of your IP hero, fear not - there’s still time!  Simply complete our confidential online form to put them in the running to be selected by the IP Hall of Fame...

24 Feb 2017
It’s not often Google goes on the IP attack, so its suit against Uber is a very big deal

The lawsuit filed yesterday by the self-driving business of Google parent Alphabet against Uber and its subsidiaries Ottomotto and Otto Trucking, looks set to catapult trade secret protection and patent infringement back onto the front pages. With the numbers involved — last year Uber shelled out more than $600 million for the months-old Otto — the high profile of the...

24 Feb 2017
Acacia alumni NPE acquires Chinese patents amid growing enthusiasm about country’s licensing prospects

Texas-based NPE Longhorn IP announced this week that it has acquired a patent portfolio, including several China-only patent families, from a major Chinese telecoms company. Here is the firm’s statement on the deal: Longhorn IP announced [Monday] that its wholly-owned subsidiary Ox Mobile Technologies LLC has acquired a portfolio of patents from a major Chinese telecom equipment and...

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