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Is This True?: The Most Innovative Products are Not Being Patented - Patent Law Blog (Patently-O)

Is This True?: The Most Innovative Products are Not Being Patented - Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
By Dennis Crouch Mike Masnick at techdirt highlights an interesting new academic study by article by a group of international economists. The paper examines winners of the R&D 100 award published annually by R&D Magazine.
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"Pas de déclaration de guerre avec Apple, mais de la diplomatie", plaide le président d’Inside Secure

"Pas de déclaration de guerre avec Apple, mais de la diplomatie", plaide le président d’Inside Secure | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
Pionnier de la technologie NFC, Inside Secure s’efforce, grâce au relais de France Brevets, de faire reconnaître sa propriété intellectuelle sur l’utilisation des technologies couvertes par ses brevets. Elle ne sait pas encore si l’IPhone 6 d’Apple pourrait être concerné.
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Il faut mieux protéger les innovations françaises

Il faut mieux protéger les innovations françaises | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it

InnA ceux, encore trop nombreux, qui doutent de la capacité des technologies françaises à conquérir le monde, je suggère de se pencher sur le cas...

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Patent Drafting: Appropriately Disclosing Your Invention - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Patent Drafting: Appropriately Disclosing Your Invention - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
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Andrew Langer - Abusing Intellectual-Property Rights

Andrew Langer - Abusing Intellectual-Property Rights | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
Every August, Washington, D.C., quiets down as the legislative classes leave town for recess. And as during every other recess, Congress this year has left important issues unresolved — issues that members will undoubtedly hear about when they return to their districts. Whether it is energy policy, jobs, immigration, or any of a host of other issues, they can anticipate that constituents will make their concerns heard loud and clear, especially given that this is an election year.

Among the issues will be “patent trolls,” entities that acquire patent rights for the sole purpose of collecting revenue through infringement claims and licensing while never using their intellectual property (IP) to produce anything. “Unfortunately, at least in the 113th Congress, it is unlikely that this body will act to end the abuses by patent trolls,” Senator Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) stated on the Senate floor before leaving for recess. “I hope senators will be reminded about the opportunity the Senate abandoned to pass bipartisan, bicameral legislation that was supported by the White House but pulled from the Senate’s agenda by the Majority Leader.”

Global competitors have entered into the IP arena by erecting government-sponsored patent trolls (GSPTs) — cronyist entities that raise the price of goods from potential commercial competitors outside the competitors’ borders. GPSTs use patents offensively, like privately owned trolls, but are supported by the deep-pocketed funding of foreign governments and their regulatory influence. Some of the biggest and most aggressive GSPTs in business today are China’s Ruichuan IPR Funds, France Brevets, the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, and Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute.

Recently, the Institute for Liberty looked at the U.S. trade agenda and the World Trade Organization and submitted comments with the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade. It is imperative that Congress pay particular attention to foreign governments’ treatment of IP rights. As technology advances, IP, like patents, is being licensed in a globalized marketplace.

Under the WTO, member states that control such entities are in violation of numerous trade obligations. Recognizing the WTO’s important role in resolving international trade-agreement disputes, and seeking to reduce unwieldy tariffs, are fundamental to a rational, commonsense approach to trade policy. However, not all tariffs that harm free-trade principles are simply affixed to the price of imports.

For example, GSPTs violate article 7 of the TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) agreement, since they use their patents only for litigation and licensing, not invention and commercializing. Patent trolls don’t contribute to innovation and the free market but instead bog it down with costly lawsuits, impeding international transfer of IP.

Their violations of WTO obligations don’t end there. GSPTs sideline GATT, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, by treating foreign-owned and domestic IP differently.  These trolls are sponsored and funded by their host countries and so are in violation of the SCM (Subsidies and Countervailing Measures) agreement, which states that governments may not provide “financial contributions” to certain companies that create “adverse effects” for foreign entities.

The threats that GSPTs present are not hypothetical. France Brevets and Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute have already taken infringement actions in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, which has a reputation for siding with patent-infringement plaintiffs.

Because national governments are tasked with regulating IP rights, GSPTs create inherent conflict as the regulators and lawmakers become the shareholders as well. Foreign governments cannot objectively serve as regulatory agents and market actors simultaneously without damaging free trade.

The U.S. must push back against the cronyism of other nations. As the patent-troll debate continues, the Institute for Liberty encourages Congress to enact solutions to the troll threat — including that from foreign trolling — when it reconvenes. We must “protect our country’s premier position as a world leader in innovation,” as Senator Hatch concluded.

Foreign governments that fund and control GSPTs are colluding with their countries’ private corporations. This massive subsidization by nations that host GSPTs tips the scales of the free market and undermines our nation’s economic interests and its role in global trade.

— Andrew Langer is the president of the Institute for Liberty.

 
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INSIDE Secure NFC patents licensed to smartphone manufacturer LG / Press releases / Media / Home - Inside Secure

INSIDE Secure NFC patents licensed to smartphone manufacturer LG / Press releases / Media / Home - Inside Secure | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it

First license signed by France Brevets and NFC Technology, LLC under the NFC licensing program with INSIDE Secure and Orange

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Leonardo DiCaprio Sells You His Pen

Leonardo DiCaprio Sells You His Pen | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
(start the video at 2:38)I've been studying negotiation, teaching negotiation and serving my clients as a negotiation consultant for a decade now but no one asked me to sell them a pen until Leonardo
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Innovation Excellence | How Startup Funding Works (Infographic)

Innovation Excellence | How Startup Funding Works (Infographic) | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
A picture, or in this case infographic, is worth a thousand words. Peter Doyle shares
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Les Fonds souverains dédiés aux brevets (FSB) : des mesures de défense commerciale nouvelle génération ?

-- L'intervention du gouvernement dans les fonds dédiés aux brevets tels que France Brevets menace le libre-échange en matière de technologies . BRUXELLES, 1 août 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Le communiqué de ...
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Supreme Court Patent Cases Per Decade

Supreme Court Patent Cases Per Decade | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
The Chart below is an update of one I published earlier this year. The new chart adds in a couple &helip;
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Why you and this man should be worried about Patent Trolls

Why you and this man should be worried about Patent Trolls | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
You get a letter in the mail from an attorney and it goes something like this: “you are infringing on a patent we own please see the invoice enclosed for what we believe you owe us.”Ok, that’s
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How Long Does a Patent Last? - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

How Long Does a Patent Last? - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
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Valorisation de la recherche : les SATT Paris-Saclay et Gift de Grenoble sont nées

Valorisation de la recherche : les SATT Paris-Saclay et Gift de Grenoble sont nées | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
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What is Intellectual Property? - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

What is Intellectual Property? - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
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L'iPhone 6 d'Apple : les gagnants et les perdants côté français

L'iPhone 6 d'Apple : les gagnants et les perdants côté français | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
La présentation très attendue de l’iPhone 6 par le géant informatique américain Apple mardi en Californie a d’ores et déjà dopé ou (...)
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Rapport de recherche X : le ciel me tombe sur la tête... (Chroniques de la propriété intellectuelle)

Rapport de recherche X : le ciel me tombe sur la tête... (Chroniques de la propriété intellectuelle) | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
Quelques mois après avoir déposé une demande de brevet, vous venez de recevoir le "rapport de recherche" accompagné d'une "opinion écrite". Catastrophe, le ciel vous tombe sur la tête. En un paragraphe lapidaire, l'examinateur balaie la validité de votre protection,...
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Market Failure, Not IP, The Issue In Ebola Treatment Shortage, WHO Says | Intellectual Property Watch

Faced with the worst outbreak of Ebola since its discovery some 40 years ago, the world is scrambling for treatments. A World Health Organization-convened panel of experts has decided it is ethical to use experimental treatments. Why is there no treatment available even after 40 years? Market failure, not intellectual property rights, says the WHO.
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Brevets : la leçon de folie du patron de Tesla

Brevets : la leçon de folie du patron de Tesla | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
Elon Musk, P-DG de l'entreprise qui a révolutionné la voiture électrique, a décidé de laisser ses concurrents utiliser ses brevets. Génial.
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Are You A Skilled Negotiator?

Are You A Skilled Negotiator? | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
In the words of Herb Cohen, the Master Negotiator- "You can negotiate anything". From your professional life to your personal life and everything that comes in-between, negotiation is practically
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Getting Your Invention to Market: Licensing vs. Manufacturing - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Getting Your Invention to Market: Licensing vs. Manufacturing - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
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Les labos publics multiplient les essaimages

Les labos publics multiplient les essaimages | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
Depuis quinze ans, les chercheurs publics sont vivement encouragés à valoriser leurs travaux en créant des entreprises. Pour faciliter leur démarche, leurs établissements les accompagnent avec des dispositifs et des financements spécifiques. Retours d'expérience.
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Clean Energy Patent Growth Index: CLEAN ENERGY PATENT GROWTH INDEX 1st Quarter 2014

Clean Energy Patent Growth Index: CLEAN ENERGY PATENT GROWTH INDEX 1st Quarter 2014 | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
Solar patents led Fuel Cell patents for the fourth straight quarter as the upward trajectory of Solar continued and the downward trajectory of longtime leader Fuel Cells appeared not to be an aberration. GM and Toyota continued their quarterly seesawing with GM taking the quarterly Clean Energy patent Crown back from Toyota. The US led all countries in granted US clean energy patents. The Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) provides an indication of the trend of innovative activity in the Clean Energy sector since 2002 in the U.S., along with Leading Patent Owners and Leading Country and State information.
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EPO - TBA confirms patentability of an electrical signal - EPLAW Patent Blog

Schiller Medical (Applicant), Technical Board of Appeal 3.4.01, EPO, 11 February 2014, Case No. T 533/09 Technical Board of Appeal 3.4.01 confirms the patentability of an electrical signal. The Board held that under the EPC the notion of invention was not linked to "tangible" (in the sense of "material") subject-matter. Electrical signals, the intensity of which could be measured at any time, in fact fell within the definition of "physical entity". With the advent of modern analog and digital technology, the question arises whether or not electrical signal forms may be patented. This question has not been answered consistently in...
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Company goes on patent attack just months after receiving financing from Fortress IP group

Company goes on patent attack just months after receiving financing from Fortress IP group | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
Back in February this blog ran a story about the IP Finance Group of Fortress making a $4 million loan to Andrea Electronics, secured against the company’s patents. At the same time the group – which is headed up by former RPX ...
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Olivier Mérigeaux à la tête de la Satt Grand-Est

Labellisée par l’Etat au titre des investissements d’avenir, la Satt Grand-Est est dotée de 60 millions d’euros sur 10 ans, pour un objectif : ...
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11 Juillet 2014 : Top départ pour la SATT GIFT

11 Juillet 2014 : Top départ pour la SATT GIFT | Technology Transfer & Innovation | Scoop.it
Ce vendredi 11 juillet 2014 s’est tenue l’Assemblée générale constitutive à l’occasion de laquelle ont été signés les statuts de la SATT GIFT (Société d’accélération de transfert de technologies Grenoble Alpes Innovation Fast Track), dont Grenoble INP est actionnaire.
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