Oppo Mobile
OPPO recently signed a patent transfer agreement with Intel involving the transfer of 58 patents in areas related to cellular mobile communications technology. Additionally, OPPO has purchased rights to over 500 patents from Ericsson, covering countries and regions including the US, Europe, China and India. Securing communications patents from Intel and Ericsson will serve to bolster OPPO’s...

Artificial Intelligence
A University of Surrey-based team have filed the first patent applications for inventions created by a machine. Applications were made to the US, EU and UK patent offices; they are for a machine using artificial intelligence as the inventor of two ideas for a beverage container and a flashing light. Media's attention toward this move resonates with last year's prediction by Baker McKenzie that...

Trademark
As the Government of India has been very supportive by providing various reliefs for MSMEs and with the recent “Make in India” drive, giving a promising outlook, it thus, makes trademarks as the most important IP asset for MSMEs as they now stand a chance to make their mark even more extensively and literally. While MSMEs, in my experience, do understand trademarks, but their...

Huawei Latest Trademark
Marketing the Huawei P10’s successor as the P11 seemed like the most logical step when it came to the phone’s release in early 2018. But in a bid to avoid clunky names such as P14 and P17 in the future, Huawei skipped these numbers and went straight to P20 The brand’s latest flagship smartphones are marketed as part of the P30 series which essentially means that its current...

AI Patent
Patent applications have been filed on behalf of a machine called Dabus that used AI to design two products. If successful it is believed that it will be the first time a machine has been recognized as a creator by patent offices. Applications have been made to the US, EU and UK patent offices to recognize that the machine is the inventor of a plastic food container and a...