USPTO Ramps Up Efforts to Promote Women Entrepreneurs & more…Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…

IP protection critical when working with co-manufacturers

Guarding intellectual property (IP), especially product formulas, and committing to as low a minimum order as possible are two major considerations for startup companies seeking to work with co-manufacturers, said Carlos Barroso, president and founder of consulting firm CJB and Associates, Nov. 3 at SupplySide West in Las Vegas.

Gearbox acquires Risk of Rain IP

It’s been an eventful day for Gearbox; not only has the studio taken Saints Row developer Volition under its wing, it’s also announced the acquisition of Hopoo Games’ co-operative rogue-like shooter Risk of Rain.

Orrick secures four-partner life sciences IP litigation team from Milbank

Top 35 US law firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has added a four-strong team of life sciences-focused IP litigation partners from Milbank in California.

Pure IP Launch New Partner Program in the U.S. with Microsoft

Pure IP announced today the launch of its eVoc2 partner program, aimed specifically at U.S.-based Managed Service Providers (MSP) and Telcos, enabling them to offer their end customers business telephony services with Microsoft Teams using Operator Connect. The program is in support of Microsoft’s drive to scale up the growth and enablement and adoption of Teams for voice.

USPTO Ramps Up Efforts to Promote Women Entrepreneurs

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Wednesday launched the Women’s Entrepreneurship (WE) initiative to “inspire women and tap their potential to meaningfully increase equity, job creation, and economic prosperity.” The initiative is a collaborative effort with the United States Department of Commerce.

NorthC completes purchase of Germany’s IP Exchange

The German colocation provider will be renamed NorthC Deutschland as the purchase, announced in September 2021, is completed. The deal brings NorthC two data centers in Nuremberg and Munich with 14,000 sqm (150,600 sq ft) and more than 7MW of power capacity.

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