IP waiver proposal threatens Arizona tech transfer system & more…Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…

Changes to IP laws ‘not necessary’ to deal with NFTs, says report

Study by USPTO and US Copyright Office finds current laws are “adequate” and new legislation could impede evolving technology’s development


IP waiver proposal threatens Arizona tech transfer system

Last month, World Trade Organisation members considered a proposal that would force U.S. innovators to hand over some of their most valuable inventions – for free. Since they failed to reach a final consensus, Arizona inventors are safe for now. But until negotiators formally conclude the debate, the state’s innovation economy hangs in the balance.


Fee Reductions at the EPO for micro-entities, including innovators, entrepreneurs, universities and microenterprises

From 1 April 2024, the EPO will introduce measures to reduce the official fees payable on European patent applications filed by micro-entities, including innovators, entrepreneurs, universities and microenterprises. The EPO state that “the new scheme aims to support the growth and development of smaller and less experienced European entities by making it easier for them to access the European patent system”.


Tackling counterfeiters: Luxury brands must be enforcement ready

Mariana Köpf, Withers & Rogers attorney at law based in our Munich office, has given her thoughts to Brands Journal about how luxury brands must be enforcement ready to tackle counterfeiters.


Agri-informatics: Protecting data science innovation in agriculture

From nets of environmental sensors and smart irrigation networks to AI-guided tractors and drone-mounted crop surveillance, there is something altogether digital going on down on the farm.

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