On this World IP Day, we examine the 2021 theme highlighting small businesses, “IP and SMEs” and how small-medium sized enterprises should approach patents, trademarks and copyrights in order to bring their ideas to market. SMEs hold a significant percentage of modern-day job creation and are essential in a post-pandemic economy. They also contribute significantly to…

Today, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Google in its decade-long copyright battle with Oracle over Google’s partial copying of the Java SE Computer program. When Google implemented the Android OS, Google wrote its own version of Java. But to allow developers to write their own programs for Android, Google’s implementation used the…

A common event in the career of any in-house Intellectual Property manager is the acquisition of Intellectual Property from other corporate entities or inventors.  These include either purchasing or licensing of their intellectual property.  Therefore, all  Intellectual Property managers should have a formal patent, trademark and trade secret due diligence process.  This article will focus…

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