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How Do Patent Pools Affect Innovation?

What Are Patent Pools? A patent pool is a collaboration between two or more companies to cross-license their patents in a specific technology. This allows the use of related patents in the pool by the signatories of the contract, without the need for individual licenses or assignments. Patent pools were created because current products cover …

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AI-Generated Inventions and Their Patentability

Introduction Artificial Intelligence refers to the creation and development of complex, human-like brains. It is a branch of science and technology that’s fairly new, often still considered as a part of science fiction. But with the advancement of technology and human effort, it has become a reality, at least in some aspects and variations. It is now an essential …

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Encouraging Innovation: The Way Forward

In today’s technology-driven world, innovation is of paramount importance. Innovative products and processes reduce manufacturing time, streamline the supply chain process and ultimately allows for the production of cheaper, more efficient goods that are accessible by more consumers. The importance of innovation is so much, in fact, that over the past few decades the major …

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Who Owns the IP Created By Employees?

Background It is an accepted practice in the corporate sector that the company will file a patent application by relying on the inventions by its employees, under the company’s name. This is done mostly due to the existing employment contract, which has a specific clause for the company’s ownership over any invention made during employment. …

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Patent Evergreening and Its Effects

What is Evergreening? With the introduction of several vaccines against COVID-19, there have been debates over a controversial topic in the IP regime: the Evergreening of Patents. Evergreening denotes the practice where the players in the pharmaceutical industry try to extend the term of a granted patent which is about to expire by making some …

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What Does Teslas’ Patent Portfolio Mean for the Road?

It’s no secret that different countries have different requirements when it comes to transport. However, practicality doesn’t always gel with public perception, which is influenced by factors as diverse as culture and fashion. Worldwide, there has been a greater surge in the number of larger vehicles. The trends disregard norms such as road capacity, distance …

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