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Molecular Connections presents it's latest newsletter consisting of a detailed analysis of published patents along with some interesting news from the fourth quarter, 2017.
Indian Patent Office (IPO) has published around 15454 patent applications and granted 3322 patents.
Based on the detailed patent analysis conducted in the fourth quarter of 2017, we found that QUALCOMM INCORPORATED tops the applicants list by publishing more than 215 patents. The majority of the inventions are on ELECTRICAL DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING G06F 01/00 – G06F 21/00 (Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions G06F 17/00), Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups (H04L1/00 - H04L27/00) - H04L 29/00, Adaptations of plants for special use - F01K 15/00, Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path - H04L 5/00, Local resource management, e.g. wireless traffic scheduling or selection or allocation of wireless resources - H04W 72/04. You can quickly check the other top applicants, most active inventors and the most prominent IPC codes in below sections. Click on ‘My MCPaIRSTM ’ to discover more.
We bring to you detailed sector analysis charts from all the patents published in fourth quarter of 2017.
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German Federal Patent Court Grants Compulsory License on an HIV Drug Patent
Compulsory licenses (CL) are sovereign state authorizations which enable a third party to make, use or sell a patented product without the consent of the patent holder. The provision for grant of a CL exists in India, Germany and other countries. In Germany, a provisional CL was granted for an HIV drug patent recently. However, in the recent case of an HIV drug patent, the provisional CL granted by the FPC was upheld by the FCJ. This case is unexpected not only because a CL was granted for a patented drug but also because, it was granted in the preliminary proceedings.
4 Reasons Why the Uber-Waymo Lawsuit Is a Huge Wake Up Call for the $3.5-Trillion Tech Industry
The lawsuit filed by Google’s Waymo self-driving car company is heating up for Uber. This extend public drama doesn’t just impact the companies involved but it has implications for the future of the autonomous vehicle industry and technology companies and leadership in general. This case should be a wake-up call to all companies working on cutting edge technology. It’s clear the potential for IP theft from insiders with their own agenda is only going to grow.
HoloTouch Claims Microsoft Willfully Infringing Holographic, Human-Machine Interface Patents
The suit alleges that Microscoft has ignored about licensing with original inventor of certain holographic interface input technologies which were developed in the mid-1990’s even while filing patent applications which cite to patents issued to HoloTouch as prior art.
HoloTouch’s attempted to forge a strategic partnership with Microsoft, its intensions to market holographic products. Microsoft didn’t response to the partnership. Microsoft filed a patent application in October of 2013 which cited HoloTouch’s patents as prior art, giving them knowledge of those patents. When addressed to Microsoft’s interests in licensing the HoloTouch patents. Microsoft responded by declining to entertain licensing discussions.