Viet Nam Joins the Hague System
On September 30, 2019, the Government of Viet Nam deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act (1999) of the Hague Agreement with WIPO’s Director General Francis Gurry. This makes Viet Nam the 61st member of the 1999 Act and 71st member of the Hague Union. The 1999 Act will enter into force in Viet Nam on December 30, 2019. As of December 30, 2019, companies and...

Malaysia - Madrid System
Malaysia Joins the Madrid System On September 27, 2019, the Government of Malaysia deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO’s Director General, making Malaysia the 106th member of the Madrid System, which now covers 122 countries. The Protocol will enter into force for Malaysia on December 27th, 2019. Starting December 27th, 2019 local brand owners in Malaysia can...

EagleView
BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EagleView, a leading technology provider of aerial imagery and data analytics, today announced a critical legal decision establishing that industry competitors, Xactware Solutions, Inc. and Verisk Analytics, Inc., willfully infringed EagleView's proprietary intellectual property (IP) and upholding EagleView's IP and...

Celgard
In a lawsuit filed in California, U.S. battery manufacturer Celgard, a subsidiary of Polypore International, has sued Shenzhen Senior Technology Material Co., Ltd. (Senior) for patent infringement and for misappropriating Celgard's trade secrets and confidential information. The suit has a bit of a spy novel twist in that Celgard alleges in its complaint that one of its...

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...