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Updated: Feb 25

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  3. Welcome to our weekly news digest covering the latest news and jobs to over 6,000 patent professionals across Europe.

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  5. 📷 NEW Featured Position European Patent Attorney - Mechanics, Physics, Electronics - Netherlands/Belgiun

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  9. 📷 Microsoft files a patent for a Galaxy Fold style foldable phoneBack in October 2019, Microsoft announced the Surface Neo and Surface Duo. Both the devices were Microsoft’s first attempt at the dual-screen phones. While Microsoft promised to make the phones available in 2020, it looks like the company is working on more concept foldable phones.For more on this story.....

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  11. 📷 Proposed EU data strategy spells big changes for Big TechThe European Commission on Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited plans about how it wants to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) as well as promote greater data sharing throughout the European Union to stimulate further growth and competition in digital services.For more on this story.....

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  13. 📷 Todos Medical Receives Notice of Allowance from European Patent Office Covering Diagnosis of Solid Tumours Using AI to Analyse BloodTodos Medical Ltd, a clinical-stage in-vitro-diagnostics company focused on the development of blood tests for the early detection of cancer and neurodegenerative disorders, today announced that it has received a notice of allowance from the European Patent Office (EPO) covering the use of Todos’ proprietary Total Biochemical Infrared Analysis (TBIA) platform to identify solid tumours using peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). The specific claims being granted cover the use of Fourier Transformed Infrared Analysis (FTIR) spectroscopy and using artificial intelligence on the infrared (IR) data obtained to build algorithms based on the IR spectrum that are predictive of the presence of different types of solid tumours with different tissues of origin. The Company expects the patent to be issued in the coming weeks.For more on this story.....

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  15. 📷 UK Government issues guidance on transition period as UK leaves the EUThe UK and EU have ratified the Withdrawal Agreement. This allows the UK to depart the EU on 31 January 2020 and for the transition period (1 February 2020 to 31 December 2020) to begin. During this time, EU law will continue to operate as it does now in the UK. The Intellectual Property (IP) system will continue as it is until 31 December 2020.For more on this story.....

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  17. 📷 Lightbridge Receives Notification of Patent Grant from the European Patent Office for its Innovative Fuel Assembly DesignLightbridge Corporation, an advanced nuclear fuel technology company, today announced that it has received a Decision to Grant from the European Patent Office (EPO) for Patent #3195324 related to a Lightbridge metallic fuel assembly design for use in CANDU-type reactors. According to the World Nuclear Association, there are 48 CANDU-type pressurized heavy water reactors currently in use around the world. Seth Grae, President & Chief Executive Officer of Lightbridge Corporation, commented, “We are excited to see the continued progress for the Company's intellectual property strategy to protect our innovative technology, while significantly expanding our market opportunities globally. The addition of this new piece of intellectual property underscores the strength of our proprietary technology, which is designed to enhance the operating safety and efficiency of existing reactors as well as new reactors." For more on this story.....

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  19. 📷 Quantum tech company Nanoco files patent infringement lawsuit against SamsungFeb 17 (Reuters) - British nanotechnology company Nanoco said on Monday it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co and affiliates in a district court in Texas relating to quantum dots. Nanoco, which produces quantum dots that are used to make vibrant screen displays, alleged that each of the defendants has wilfully infringed its patents and said it seeks a permanent injunction from "further acts of infringement and significant monetary damages". "Historically, the group worked collaboratively with Samsung on developing enhanced quantum dots," Nanoco's Chairman Christopher Richards said. "We were therefore naturally disappointed when Samsung ended the collaboration and launched its QD-based televisions without entering into either a licensing or supply agreement with Nanoco," he added. Samsung said in a statement, "We are reviewing the patents cited by Nanoco Technologies and will respond to its claims."For more on this story.....

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  23. 📷 EPO publishes grounds for its decision to refuse two patent applications naming a machine as inventorThe EPO has published its decision setting out the reasons for its recent refusal of two European patent applications in which an AI system was designated as the inventor. Filed by an individual in autumn 2018, the applications EP 18 275 163 and EP 18 275 174 were refused by the EPO following oral proceedings with the applicant in November 2019, on the grounds that they do not meet the legal requirement of the European Patent Convention (EPC) that an inventor designated in the application has to be a human being, and not a machine. In both applications a machine called "DABUS", which is described as "a type of connectionist artificial intelligence", is named as the inventor. The applicant stated that he had acquired the right to the European patent from the inventor by being its successor in title, arguing that as the machine's owner, he was assigned any intellectual property rights created by this machine.For more on this story.....

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  27. 📷 ParkerVision Files Against Intel for Patent InfringementParkerVision, announced today that it has filed a complaint against Intel Corporation for the infringement of eight of its patents. The complaint, filed in the Western District of Texas, requests a jury trial to determine, among other items, the financial damages for the unauthorized use in Intel products of ParkerVision's patented technologies. The law firm of Goldberg Segalla is representing ParkerVision in this action. ParkerVision CEO Jeffrey Parker commented, "We have filed this complaint in order to enforce our patent rights and retrieve, for our shareholders, the rightful compensation for the use of our protected technologies. These rights were developed through hundreds of millions of dollars spent on research and development, marketing, and patent prosecution.For more on this story.....


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