WiLAN settles with Dell and enters licensing agreement2013-07-11

Often accused of being a patent troll, nonperforming entity WiLAN wrangled a settlement out of Dell with details of the deal remaining confidential.

Suing over a Nobel2013-07-11

On May 15th, California surgeon Rongxiang Xu announced that he is suing one of the Nobel Prize’s winners, Shinya Yamanaka, who was honored for his work on stem cells along with fellow scientist John Gurdon.

Ministry: EU patent court may require referendum2013-07-11

Denmark’s Justice Ministry has determined that joining the European Patent Court would involve devolution of sovereignty to the European Union and may require a referendum under Paragraph 20 of the Constitution.

IP Scene (2013-07-10)2013-07-10

Intellectual property protection news around the nation

Publishers protest Dangdang's zero yuan 'sale' of books2013-07-10

A number of noted publishers and copyright owners held a press conference in Beijing last week to protest a promotion campaign by China's largest online bookseller Dangdang.com more than two months ago.

Grassroots inventor patents 'revolutionary' generator2013-07-10

Su Weixing is a good example of an old Chinese saying - people with major accomplishments not only have outstanding intelligence but also unbendable perseverance.

New Zealand government rules out patents on computer software programs2013-07-09

The New Zealand government backed down from plans to allow the patenting of computer programs in the face of fierce opposition from the high-tech industry, which feared it would be opened up to harassing lawsuits from foreign multinationals.

US students create electricity-generating shoes2013-07-09

Four US students have developed shoes that extract energy with every step to power portable electronics and, perhaps someday, life-preserving medical devices.

Playful shelving doubles as a kid-sized pin press toy2013-07-09

Kids can make a big impression in their bedrooms with PinPres, a combination toy and shelf with wooden rods that slide in and out.

STRAWSCRAPER—an urban power plant2013-07-09

STRAWSCRAPER is an extension of Söder Torn on Södermalm in Stockholm with a new energy producing shell covered in straws that can recover wind energy.

The J-Innovation

Steve Jobs died the month that the latest Nobel Prize winners were announced. The coincidence lends itself to speculation about inevitability.

Volunteer team bails out busy court

Government supports unique intellectual property fund

IP service providers showcase products

Experts call for standardization of IP services