Samsung Patent
Electronics giant Samsung filed for a patent in May 2019 titled, “Programmable Blockchain Solid State Drive and Switch.” Even though few details are known about the newly designed system, a surge in patent applications filed by large corporations on blockchain is clearly visible. Patent wars — i.e., battles between corporations or individuals to secure patents for litigation...

Techfest 2019
The Innovation and Creation Startup Workshop of TECHFEST will be held on Sep. 19, 2019 in Lang Son City, Vietnam, and INTERFIVE IP LAW FIRM honorably is one of the Sponsors for this Workshop, specifically in the field of Intellectual Property for the Startup community.   TECHFEST is the BIGGEST annual event for the innovative startup community Vietnam, organized by the Ministry of Science...

Patented
A tentative court ruling further reduces the scope of claims involving patent violations related to BlackBerry Messenger Back in early 2018, BlackBerry sued Facebook and Snap over allegedly violating seven patents for BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), which cover timestamps, message notifications, push notifications for ads, tagging photos, and mapping activities. Facebook...

Capcom
Koei Tecmo Games has been ordered to pay Capcom almost $1.5 million in compensation after a court agreed that Koei Tecmo had infringed upon two of Capcom’s patent. The ¥157 million settlement – which consists of ¥144m in damages and ¥13.1m in legal fees – follows a court case that was filed in 2014 accusing Koei Tecmo of infringing upon Patent #3350773 (Patent A) and Patent #3295771...

Ford Bronco Patents
Patent picking Three new patents from Ford hint at possible features we could expect from the all-new Bronco. None of the filings call out the Bronco by name; however, it’s challenging to think of another Ford offering that’d require removable windows or an interchangeable grille. The Bronco is one answer – or the smaller “baby” Bronco announced in 2018. Patent and...