Xiaomi
Ericsson confirmed to IAM that Xiaomi and Ericsson have signed a global patent license agreement, and the two sides ‘shook hands’ at the Delhi High Court in India. So far, the patent litigation of Xiaomi and Ericsson has come to an end. Patent litigation of Ericsson and Xiaomi dates back to 2014. Ericsson filed a lawsuit on December 5, 2014, prosecuting Xiaomi for infringement. On December...

Huawei
Huawei topped the patent application table last year according to WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organisation. But Tokyo analysts Patent Result says that only 21% of the 5,405 patent applications made by Huawei last year could be regarded as highly innovative, reports the Nikkei. Patent Result asseses patents by a number of criteria including originality, actual technological...

Intellectual Property
Universities and public research institutions are among the direct contributors towards innovation and research, particularly in emerging economies. The potential pool of talent for innovation in these economies also emanates largely from educational institutions and research institutions. Off late, the significance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in higher education has been widely...

Madrid Agreement
Entry into force of the 2020 version of the eleventh edition of the Nice Classification 1. A new version of the eleventh edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (“Nice Classification”) will enter into force on January 1, 2020. This new version is available on the website of the World Intellectual Property Organization...

A Japanese agency has cleared MediciNova’s request for a patent covering the use of its orally available candidates MN-001 (tipelukast) and MN-002 — a major metabolite of MN-001 — in treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The company announced it has received a Notice of Allowance from the Japan Patent Office, meaning that its application fulfills...