Region: Africa & Middle East

Data reveals strong growth in the number of female inventors, but there is still a long way to go

A report by the UK IP Office finds more women named on patents than ever before – but also that they remain woefully under-represented. We present the top takeaways from a very timely study

11 October 2019

Chip foundries bring high-stakes patent litigation to Singapore

TSMC hits back against Globalfoundries with countersuits in the US, Germany and Singapore. The headline grabbing dispute takes place as the Lion City attempts to lure more cases with legal reforms

03 October 2019

21st century marketing and branding – new world trademarks in Israel

The trademark sector is changing before our eyes. For decades, brands have based their branding strategies on one or two senses only – what consumers see and, at a later stage, what they hear. However, in the past few decades, we have witnessed a worldwide phenomenon of switching from visual trademarks to marks that incorporate other senses, such as holograms, flavours, 3D shapes, movements, sounds, smells and colours, among others.

02 October 2019

Huawei reportedly launches IP attack on Chinese handset maker

Shenzhen Transsion, the dominant mobile phone seller on the African continent, said to have come into IP conflict with Huawei shortly before going public

02 October 2019

Real estate on the verge of revolution: key industry insights in Israel

One of the biggest technological revolutions known to mankind is underway and it is all about real estate. In the past few years, property technology has become one of the hottest technological areas, with a constant increase in the amount of investments in the real estate sector and the number of new start-up companies developing technological solutions for this field.

11 September 2019

Five things to know about Globalfoundries’ big litigation play

TSMC is the target and nineteen other tech firms are in the crossfire. Here are the takeaways from a big chip sector dispute that’s taking on a trade war tinge

29 August 2019

The connection between Israeli design reform and lively Israeli mobile market

According to the Israel Patent Office’s annual reports, there has been a considerable rise in foreign submissions made in Class 14, also known as the Mobile Class. This is not a coincidence – changes in design law have made Israel stand out as a competitor in the global mobile market.

31 July 2019

Switzerland once again named as the world’s most innovative country

New research finds that Europe is ahead of the rest when it comes to the quality of innovations and also leads in filing international patents

26 July 2019

Why it's time for the world of patents to embrace diversity and gender equality

Special IAM boardroom session at IPBC Global 2019 focuses on how to get more women involved in senior positions in the global IP market - and why everyone will win when it happens

17 June 2019

Tech push in oil and gas sector could fuel more patent activity

Saudi Aramco claims victory in PTAB showdown as Korean refiner faces second IP setback in as many weeks

16 May 2019

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