Swiss lead on patent applications in Europe

Switzerland remains a comparative front-runner of European ingenuity, according to the European Patent Office. As a measure of what it calls “the inventiveness of Europe’s leading economies”, the patent office reported on Thursday that the Swiss have the highest ratio of European patent applications to population. In 2015, Switzerland had 873 applications per million inhabitants, … Read more

Qualcomm Signs New Patent Agreement With Lenovo

Qualcomm Inc. said it reached a new patent-licensing deal with Lenovo Group Ltd., the last remaining holdout among China’s five largest smartphone makers. The companies didn’t disclose financial terms of the deal. But they said Lenovo will pay unspecified royalties to Qualcomm for sales in China of handsets based on both 3G and 4G cellular … Read more

Attorney General targeting ‘patent trolls’

RICHMOND – Matthew Osenga, an attorney who specializes in intellectual property and patent prosecution, said that in all his years of practicing law, he has had only one case in which somebody came to him fearing a lawsuit about a fraudulent patent claim. What happened? “We chose to not do anything, and nothing came of … Read more

Recent patents awarded in New Hampshire

Parallel Wireless, Nashua, has been assigned a patent (9,232,547) developed by five co-inventors for “methods of incorporating an ad hoc cellular network into a fixed cellular network.” The co-inventors are Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Westford, Mass., Steven Paul Papa, Windham, Kaitki Agarwal, Westford, Mass., Sridhar Donepudi, Nashua, and Kartik Shashikant Raval, Pune, India. The patent application … Read more

Developer of biometric wearable technology sues Apple, Fitbit for patent infringement

On Monday, January 4, 2016, Valencell, an innovator in wearable biometric data sensor technology, filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina against both Apple, Inc. and Fitbit, Inc. Valencell, a Delaware corporation, has its principle place of business in Raleigh, North Carolina. “Valencell has repeatedly … Read more

Turkey: A “pharmerging” country

Ersin Dereligil reviews the current position for patent protection and enforcement in the country and looks to the future. Despite the recent global financial recession and the economic problems in neighboring Europe, Turkey’s economy was the second fastest rising economy in the G20 major economies with an increase of 8.5% in 2011, following an increase … Read more

Changes to Requirements for Turkish Translations of European Patent Documents

The information required when submitting Turkish translations of European Patent Application claims and fascicule to the Turkish Patent Institute (“TPI”) has changed. A new regulation was published in Official Gazette numbered 29544 on 26 November 2015 (“Amendment Regulation”). The Amendment Regulation narrows the scope of Articles 9 and 12 of the Regulation On The Application … Read more

Celgene shares surge 7% after resolution of patent infringement suit — Shares in Celgene Corporation (O:CELG) surged 7% in after-hours trading after the New Jersey-based biotech company announced it reached an agreement with Natco Pharma Ltd. of India, Natco’s U.S. partner, Arrow International Limited, and Arrow’s parent company, Watson Laboratories, Inc. on a patent infringement settlement related to its top-selling blood cancer drug. In … Read more

Chinese Court Rules Volfoni’s Triple-Beam Utility Model Patent Valid

Volfoni, the inventor of the compact triple-beam technology, has had its utility model patent validated by the Patent Re-examination Board, State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C. A challenge had been filed against Volfoni’s utility model patent in China (No.201320848220.0) which protects Volfoni’s award winning compact triple-beam technology. The petitioner attempted to invalidate Volfoni’s Utility … Read more

Samsung appeals in smartphone patent fight with Apple

Samsung is appealing to the US Supreme Court to take on its legal fight with Apple over smartphone designs, where more than half a billion dollars is at stake. The South Korean electronics company is making a last-ditch effort to overturn a ruling that it says applies patent law too broadly and could impede competition … Read more

Turkey Patent Law

* DECREE-LAW NO.551 PERTAINING TO THE PROTECTION OF PATENT RIGHTS * IN FORCE AS FROM JUNE 27, 1995 Provisions in bold, in Articles 43, 53, 57, new Article 73/A and Article 174 have been amended/added/repealed by Law No. 4128 of November 07, 1995. PART ONE Preliminary Provisions SECTION ONE Aim, Scope, Persons Entitled To Protection … Read more

Patent Services in Turkey

Attorneys in Patent Group work with inventors and companies to file and to prosecute patent applications to protect their inventions, both domestically and abroad. Şenel Patent’s attorneys evaluate potential patents and existing patents, and procure patent registrations in Turkey. The firm’s attorneys routinely transfer and license patent rights, and also enforce patent rights through Turkish Customs’ … Read more