Tag: intellectual property


In addition to the high legal fees and exposure to potentially hefty damages payouts that accompany allegations of intellectual property infringement, such lawsuits can also be dark clouds over defendants, hampering their ability to do business. A salient example of Read more…


In previous posts (e.g., here, here and here) I’ve written about Nichia’s LED patent enforcement activity, including a now-settled global patent war with its Korean rival Seoul Semiconductor. Another long-standing dispute with Taiwanese LED packaging manufacturer Everlight Electronics


As readers of this blog are aware, there are a number of patent offices worldwide that currently offer expedited examination regimes for patent applications directed to inventions that promise to deliver environmental benefits. As chronicled by this blog, the United Read more…


In a previous post, I wrote about the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s (CIPO) proposal to implement an expedited examination program for green tech patent applications. Last month CIPO launched the program. Now applicants can have their green patent applications advanced Read more…

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