Britain's Prince Charles(6thR) walks in

In this long-awaited decision, the US Supreme Court has ruled that inter partes review does not violate Article III or the Seventh Amendment of the Constitution because patents are public rights for the purposes of this question.

Export-Import Bank Holds 2014 Annual Conference

With a blog post by CEO Elon Musk entitled “All Our Patent Are Belong To You” – that’s a reference to an old Internet meme, not poor grammar – Telsa Motors has gone open source. Henceforth, Musk wrote on Thursday, “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use… Keep reading →

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses Tested In Perth

DOE reports the U.S. at the forefront of the global fuel cell industry with significant advancements in the fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market. On December 19, 2013, the Department of Energy (DOE) released three reports highlighting strong progress in the U.S. fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market.  The U.S. remains at the forefront of… Keep reading →

The Korea Smart Grid Association is launching a national program to encourage and support the creation of smart grid patents that meet international standards. Energy Korea reported that the organization is supporting companies, universities and research institutions that want international patents. The association is taking the lead in developing technologies and standards that can be baked into future patents.

The association also has a special emphasis on strengthening the global competitiveness of innovative small and mid-sized businesses, which would not normally have the sophistication necessary to deal with international patent issues. It is also emphasizing technologies that can become de facto standards or “platforms” that “can enjoy both market power and monopolistic strength.” Keep reading →