It’s A Date – Twitter Reply Proves Prior Art Publication Date

Twitter requested two Inter Partes Reviews of a patent assigned to VidStream LLC. having a priority date of May 9, 2012. Twitter asserted that the system was not patentable as obvious, identifying a book authored by Anselm Bradford and Paul Haine (“Bradford”) as prior art against VidStream’s patent.

Twitter’s petitions included a copy of Bradford’s copyright page that contained the following legend: “Copyright © 2011”.  In response, VidStream argued that Bradford was not prior art […]

By | December 3rd, 2020 ||

Turkey: Determining Similarity Of Goods And Services In Trademark Opposition Proceedings

This article aims to discuss similarity of goods and services in case of an opposition against a trademark application before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (the office).

Article 6/1-b of the IP Code sets forth that* “the trademark applied for shall be rejected in circumstances where it is identical or similar to an earlier application/registration, covers the same/similar goods or services therewith and creates a likelihood of confusion on the part of the public […]

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After Unwired Planet Why Its Now Over To China’s Courts To Set Global FRAND Rates

The UK Supreme Court’s decision was widely seen as a victory for SEP owners but, says Rouse’s Doug Clark, it might prove to be a Pyrrhic victory.

The August 2020 decision of the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) in three joined appeals Unwired Planet v Huawei, Huawei v Conversant and ZTE v Conversant has been hailed by many as a win for licensors of standard essential patents (SEP). While in the specific case this may be true, it may turn out to be […]

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