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A revolution is underway for Intellectual Property (IP). Never before has the IP organization had so many tools at its disposal, launching it from an essential back-office function into an indispensable business partner.
Over the past 18 months, our clients have begun to show greater interest in international patents (e.g. non-US). Increasing client interest in international patents corresponds with the general rise in importance of international patents (continuing ascension of the Chinese market, potential for unitary patent for Europe), more anti-patent owner decisions in the US, and greater patent litigation outside the US. Client interest spurred us to review our existing patent evaluation tools and methodologies for potential improvements.
On July 26th, American high tech developer Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) released its earnings report for the third quarter of its 2016 fiscal year. Despite posting quarterly revenues of $42.4 billion, well short of the $49.6 billion Apple took in 2015’s third quarter, the company still beat financial analyst expectations of $42.2 billion in revenue.
IPWatchdog: Toxic algal blooms of today could be the biofuels, fertilizers & antibiotics of tomorrow
The recent harmful algal bloom (HAB) coursing through four counties in the state of Florida is garnering a great deal of media attention, but it’s not the only bloom affecting U.S. waterways.
With its network of tubes and petri dishes, Hitachi Ltd.’s latest gizmo may look more like a mini laboratory inside a refrigerator than the growth engine the Japanese technology company envisages.