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How to file PPH request in China【Reprinted】
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PPH (Patent Prosecution Highway) is an agreement reached among patent administrative authorities of different countries or regions to accelerate patent prosecution procedures. More applicants are willing to file through PPH through which patent exami...
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TIFFANY vs. DIFFANY【Reprinted】
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This is a typical case that prohibited bad-faith registration by applying Article 13 of Trademark Law.

China′s cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab

BEIJING - China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, separated from Tiangong-2 space lab at 4:15 pm on Sunday.[link]

Top 5 smart wearable vendors in China in Q2

A total of 121.6 million units of smart wearable devices were sold in China in the second quarter of 2017, up by 27.5 percent year-on-year, according to a report released by IDC China on Sept 8.[link]

Five Years after the AIA Created the PTAB

Congress wanted to make changes to the U.S. patent system when it passed the America Invents Act (AIA) six years ago. [link]

Advice for Young Inventors

Recently I was asked what advice I would give to young inventors for the upcoming October 2017 edition of Inventors Digest, which will feature a number of stories relating to youth innovation and young inventors.[link]

Executives for America′s tech giants refuse to come to Congress to testify on net neutrality

An article published on August 21st by The Washington Post andBloomberg reported in part that, on Thursday, September 7th, there would be a hearing of the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee’sSubcommittee on Communications and Technology [link]

The PTAB′s dramatic effect on patent value

This week marks the sixth anniversary of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, and thus the fifth anniversary of that statute’s most debated creation: the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Whether one celebrates or decries the PTAB, there can be little doubt that it has worked a profound effect on the value of American patents[link]

Chinese ICO ban could kneecap booming crytpocurrency market

China today deemed it illegal to raise funds by launching token-based digital currencies. [link]

Anti-Uber protest leaves one dead in Chile

The Santiago protest managed to back traffic up for miles, and several people abandoned their cars to flee the gridlock on foot.[link]

Fallen leaves could be turned into devices that store energy

Northern China has a smoky problem caused by autumn leaves, but now there could be a fix: simply turn them into devices that store energy.[link]

The best charging stations and USB charging hubs

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Cryptocurrencies are getting smoked

 China has banned the hottest trend in cryptocurrency fundraising and now the entire market for digital currencies is under pressure.[link]

Keep your online data secure with VPN Unlimited

VPN Unlimited is attacking that problem head-on. And with their lifetime subscription plans, you can get full VPN protection for up to 100 devices for as little as $49.99 (a 90 percent savings) from TNW Deals.[link]

Fatal AI mistakes could be prevented by having human teachers

As robots take on riskier domains, like healthcare and driving, this is no longer an acceptable approach. Fortunately, a new study suggests that with the right human oversight, it might be possible to ditch the failures.[link]

Computer knows how much pain you are in by studying your face

Putting on a brave face won’t fool this algorithm. A new system that rates how much pain someone is in just by looking at their face could help doctors decide how to treat patients. By examining tiny facial expressions and calibrating the system to each person, it provides a level of objectivity in an area where that’s normally hard to come by.[link]

Making a Federal Case out of Trade Secrets

There is a relatively new way to bypass state procedures when it comes to enforcing trade secrets.[link]

Uncertain legal status of financial transactions in marijuana industry lead to bitcoin, cryptocurrency development

On July 27th, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations held a hearing of the full committee to markup several pieces of legislation, including S.1662, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for 2018.[link]

FTC wins preliminary injunction against operators of World Patent Marketing

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida has issued a preliminary injunction against World Patent Marketing, an invention promotion company the FTC charged with being nothing more than a scam. [link]

Challenges for Managing Chinese Patent Prosecution: Anything More Than Lost in Translation?

If you are an in-house counsel at a U.S. technology company, managing its global patent portfolio with a potentially significant exposure in China, you face some special challenges trying to effectively and efficiently manage the Chinese patent prosecution through your Chinese IP firms.[link]

Former Trump campaign advisor: “Today, patents are worthless.”

By many accounts, August 11th’s peaceful protest of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), staged by inventors’ rights organization US Inventor, was very successful despite a decision by the U.S. [link]

Are Corporate Employees Protected by the First Amendment?

In this day in age, if an employee has something to say, they should be able to say it, right? Not exactly. One Google employee recently learned the hard way when he was fired after writing and circulating a memo where he criticized the company’s diversity efforts.[link]
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