January, 2017

Apple-Samsung war may power Design Patents

Reading Time: 5 minutes For the first time in its history spanning over 120 years, the US Supreme Court is hearing a design patent case of Apple vs. Samsung.  It is a well-known fact that Apple’s design patents have revolutionized the design patent industry and proved the impact and and importance of “Solid” and “Broken” lines in the design patent… (Featured image source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/silver-iphone-5s-and-white-samsung-android-smartphone-85895/) *** […]

Is it a must-win for Biogen over Forward Pharma?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Biogen has had a news-breaking start to the year, first with Michael Vounatsos taking over as the CEO of the company; and second, with Vounatsos announcing a payout of $1.25 billion to Forward Pharma to settle a patent licensing agreement. Vounatos has been quoted in the media as saying this will help strengthen Biogen’s intellectual property… (Featured image source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/dark-purple-black-medicine-119931/) *** […]

Protein Sequence Analysis: An Essential Tool for Innovation

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Knowledge of sequences could contribute much to our understanding of living matter.”- Frederick Sanger, Nobel Laureate & biotechnologist. Patenting protein sequences has been a subject of much contention. It often carries the burden of being governed by the doctrine of equivalents, despite the fact that there is an increasing number of modified proteins being created… (Featured image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Docking.jpg) *** […]

From Wal-Mart to Internet Privacy, Blockchain is Foraying Everywhere

Reading Time: 4 minutes When the anonymous founder(s?) of Bitcoin started the blockchain transaction method under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto, little did he/they realize that their concept of creating Digital Gold would soon turn into a new exploratory digigraphy for retail major Wal-mart. Wal-mart is expected to conduct a pilot project in the early months of 2017 where it… (Featured image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thespeakernews/28577733713) *** […]