Region: Norway

Major Avanci hire signals serious push into new licensing areas

Marianne Frydenlund joins the firm from Nordic Semicondustor with a brief to develop solutions for IoT-related sectors beyond auto

01 August 2022

Huawei hails groundbreaking, component level IoT SEP licensing deal

Company says agreement with Norway’s Nordic Semiconductor shows it is possible to act flexibly to meet the business needs of different industry stakeholders

17 June 2022

In latest litigation play, Ocado looks for quick leverage in rival’s largest market

Pair of suits filed in Mannheim and Munich accuses AutoStore of infringing two utility models and raises prospect of a sales ban

24 March 2021

Ocado steps up US patent fight with claims of PTO fraud against rival

The UK online retailer is in an increasingly bitter dispute over robot technology and has accused AutoStore of “serious abuses of the patenting process”

03 February 2021

Ocado patent fight puts delivery and warehouse systems IP under the spotlight

UK company accused of infringement by Norwegian rival in a field that is likely to become more important to e-commerce heavyweights such as Amazon

16 October 2020

Chinese firms turn tables in solar patent battle

South Korea’s Hanwha Q-Cells looks to be coming up short in a big ITC case, and now a state-owned Chinese rival is going on the offensive

28 May 2020

Norway Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year: Kvale Advokatfirma

Featured in The Global IP Awards: Key Insights from IP Leaders 2020

30 March 2020

Korean solar firm leverages patent deals to go after Chinese rivals

A pair of acquisitions and the bankruptcy of a competitor opened the door for Hanwha Q CELLS to move from licensee to plaintiff in the latest indication that disputes in the clean energy sector are heating up

12 March 2019

NIPO joins the Patent Prosecution Highway

The Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme between the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has commenced. The pilot programme is designed to provide for accelerated examination procedures allowing applicants to obtain corresponding patents faster and more efficiently in both the NIPO and the USPTO.

14 December 2011

No copyright protection for Come Dine With Me television format

Until recently, no Norwegian case law existed on the issue of copyright protection for television formats. However, the Oslo District Court recently ruled on a dispute involving the well-known <i>Come Dine With Me</i> television format. The court held that as the elements of the format still left considerable room for variations, it did not qualify as a work protected by copyright.

12 January 2011

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