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newspaperHere’s a selection of IP related news articles that caught the eye of IPcopy in the last few days.

  • Leaked documents from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) include a confidential draft treaty chapter from the Intellectual Property group. It sets out the combined positions on patentable subject matter of all the parties as they were by the end of August 2013 – link.
  • The IP5 Statistics Report (IP5 SR), the annual compilation of patent statistics for the five largest Intellectual Property offices has published their 2012 reportNotable that at the EPO, a record number of 65 687 patents was granted – in China a record number of applications recorded (652 777) and 217 105 granted.
  • Patent Trolls 1; Computer Security 0. Link.
  • Despite their outlaw image the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club sue often, including a dozen cases in federal court in the last seven years, alleging infringement on apparel, jewelry, posters and yo-yos.

Keith Turner 2 December 2013 

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