Further job cuts inside the Alcatel-Lucent IP function. IAM understands 14 people were laid off last week; more could follow.
Ford's 'open' patent pledge, announced today, may not be all that it seems. But the benefits it brings are clear. http://t.co/UvKlx8tZTs
There’s no doubt that for most readers of this blog the real interest in Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion from earlier this week in the case of Commil v Cisco came in his concluding remarks. The 6-2 Supreme Court decision (Justice Scalia wrote a dissent which Chief Justice Roberts joined, Justice Breyer took no part in the case) found largely in favour of Commil and ruled that a...
Ford is the latest automaker to ‘open’ its patents; but, as always, be sure to check the small print
Ford is ‘opening’ a portfolio of its patents relating to electric vehicle (EV) technology to “competitive automakers to accelerate industry-wide research and development of electrified vehicles,” according to a press release from the US company today. This makes Ford the latest of several major automotive industry players that have pledged to make their intellectual...
The United States is now facing serious competition as the venue of choice for the resolution of multinational patent disputes, according to the findings of this year’s IAM IP Benchmarking survey. Although the country is still widely regarded as the jurisdiction that offers the most thorough litigation scrutiny, when it comes to value for money and the level of confidence in the system...
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