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The new draft of the intellectual property (IP) policy, released by the department of trade and industry, paves the way to end the country’s “extraordinarily and unjustly high” rate of granting patents. The policy was published in the Government Gaze
Britain's High Court has ruled that it can decide what mobile phone makers should pay to use patented technology that is essential to make mobile networks function
The Copyright Amendment Bill is poorly drafted, inherently vague and so potentially damaging and defective that it should simply be withdrawn, says an analyst.
The case between Nkosana Makate and Vodacom overlooked a crucial detail, the true inventor of the disputed call-me-back service and owner of the intellectual property.
A Japanese court has ruled that Samsung may seek minimal damages from Apple for patent infringement, but both sides claimed victory.
Lawyers for Apple and Samsung started their major new patent case by debating the role of a company not even part of the case, namely Google.
Health activists have marched on the offices of the Department of Trade and Industry to demand the urgent implementation of patient-friendly legislation.
Ericsson and Samsung have agreed to drop a long-running dispute over patents.
The CEOs of Apple and Samsung have agreed to attend a mediation session by mid-February to discuss their legal battle over smartphone patents.
The government has published a draft intellectual property policy with potential far-reaching effects for pharmaceutical patents, which rights groups have hailed as a move towards lower medicine costs.
Apple and Visa are facing claims by a small Boston-area firm that it told them about its patented technology and sought a partnership long before Apple Pay’s debut.
Fewer and fewer patent applications are being filed. Is a lack of funding inhibiting innovators and their ideas?
Germany and Britain will seek other countries' backing for a deal relating to tax breaks on profits generated from patented research.
Electric carmaker Tesla has announced it was giving up its patents to "the open source movement", to help spur electric vehicle technology.
Patent buyer Intellectual Ventures has persuaded Microsoft and Sony to invest
in its latest acquisition fund.
The US Supreme Court will delve into the hotly contested question of when software is eligible for patent protection.
The US is concerned about Indian authorities considering allowing local firms to make new varieties of cheap generic drugs that are still on patent.
TAC and Section 27 have expressed outrage about an alleged campaign to halt the manufacture of cheaper medicine.
Several activist groups have handed over a submission to the Department of Trade and Industry that could lead to affordable medicine.
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