Block-chain backed drone communication & more…Keep up with what’s been happening this week in our intellectual property news round-up…

IBM tops US patent haul for 26th year running

For the 26th year running, IBM has topped the rankings of the companies which were granted the most US patents.

Walmart files patent for blockchain-backed drone communication

Walmart has reasserted its interest in blockchain-backed drones with a recent patent application.

Wynne Jones launches patent analytics service

Intellectual Property law firm Wynne Jones has launched a patent analytics service to help clients “maximise and future-proof” their intangible assets. UK businesses looking to maximise and future-proof the commercial success of their innovations can now get an in-depth picture of the market, competitors, opportunities and risks thanks to a brand-new service launched by Wynne-Jones IP. Headed up by Matthew Veale, who has a search specialist background, the team will be using PatSnap and a suite of other state-of-the-art patent analytic tools to deliver a tailored and detailed service.

Global companies facing complex IP litigation, says report

A survey by Morrison & Foerster has discovered that multinational companies are increasingly involved in challenging and complex IP litigation, while spending higher than ever.

And finally…

Ohio State University wants to trademark the word ‘The’

The Ohio State University is attempting to trademark the word “the” according to an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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