Category Patent

Japan has toughest patent system

Japan today has the toughest patent system in the world in terms of the odds of a patentee winning a patent trial against an accused infringer. Japanese trial courts hold against patentees in nearly 90 % of all cases, according…

Patent Review, Back to the Future?

When the United States enacted their first Patent Act in 1790, they made the issuance a matter of the highest importance. There was no patent office. The president himself (George Washington) with assistance of a committee of three (Thomas Jefferson,…

MP3 continue…

More mp3 Apart from companies that decided, for different reasons, to take a license from Sisvel (some of them not because they really believed they needed one, but to avoid further harassment by Sisvel) other big names in the mp3…

MP3 war in Europe – patents revisited

You want to tap into the vast market for mp3, right? Intoxicated by the success of Apple’s iTunes and the irresistible iPod, your company either produces or sells mp3 decoding audio equipment. Then be aware! You must have encountered Sisvel…