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Month: April 2015

新的專利法如何影響企業

美國總統歐巴馬簽署了對美國專利法進行全面修訂的美國發明法案(America Invents Act,也被簡稱爲AIA)。這一法案的頒布,意味著美國將專利權的申請從"發明優先制"改爲"申請優先制"。同時,這也是美國近150年來對專利法做出的最大一次修改。所以,對于發明者來說,此法案最主要的價值體現在發明者應該盡快申請自己的專利來保護自己的發明。美國發明法案(AIA)用申請優先制,一個國際專利法律規則,取代了曾延續了近兩個世紀的美國舊專利法的發明優先制。這一新發明法案也證明了美國在發明法案方面向其他國家看齊。...

專利訴訟陷阱

長期以來,專利持有人多數利用起訴專利侵權索賠作為盈利手段的戰略。然而,在近期法庭裁決和訴訟表明的趨勢看來,技術領域快速發展,專利訴訟可能不值得如此大量的時間精神成本。其中一件值得大家思考專利訴訟是否符合成本效益的事件就是蘋果公司和三星電子公司的案例。 2011年,蘋果公司對三星提出了專利侵權訴訟,指控了三星一系列的產品,包括的Nexus S4G的史詩,的Galaxy S4G和三星Galaxy Tab共侵犯了七項蘋果的設計和實用專利。 裁決推翻...

在美國推動創新

創新是在全球市場當中的競爭力的關鍵。是我們經濟活動的動力,推動具有更高工資的就業機會將相對提高了我們的生活品質。 20世紀當中,美國一直是全球退動創新的佼佼者。 但在2010年,根據歐洲工商管理學院的報告當中,美國在133個國家當中的全球創新指數(GII)下滑至第11位 。在2011年,有輕微回升,以第七位排名,然而這樣樂觀的情形卻是短暫的。在2012年,美國再次下跌,勉強在141個國家當中的排名佔據第十。 造就此問題的原因...

對發明者的十大建議

五種常見的陷阱 1. 在沒有適當的保密協議下公開一個創意。 在沒有簽署保密協議之前公開披露你的創意,會危及你的權益。一個創意的公開披露可能意味著你的産品將不會被理所當然的給予保護。同樣,意味著你把你自己隨意開放給了外界公司,而這些公司可以無償的拿走你的創意。所以,你要始終確保你有一份保密協議。 2. 在申請專利之前不先征詢正確的意見。...

商標使用指南

正確使用商標的關鍵是為了要保護商標專用權和鞏固商標。正確的商標使用也可提供商標所有權的資訊,並提供消費者清楚且輕鬆的辨識標誌。商標不僅是與競爭對手產品和服務的辨別方式,同時也加強了與商標及其所有人的關聯性。當商標被有效地正確使用,它能夠使打擊侵權商標訴訟時發生時提高額外賠償的可能性。 以下的使用指南,能夠幫助顧客實現這些目的。 商標使用作為一種形容詞...

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