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.

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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