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CHINA LATEST PATENT ADMINISTRATION PROCEDURE: FOCUSING MORE ON THE QUALITY RATHER THAN QUANTITY

27th January 2021, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued the “Circular on Further Strictly Regulating Patent Applications” (关于进一步严格规范专利申请行为的通知, 国知发保字[2021]1号), which entered into force on the same day (“The Circular”). The Circular is the updated version of “Several Provisions of the State Intellectual Property Office on the Standardization of Patent Application Activities” (关于规范专利申请行为的若干规定), originally …

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“Necessity is the mother of Invention-/PLATO”

“Necessity is the mother of Invention-/PLATO”   Congratulation to SMK Tanjung Datuk, Pengerang, Johor who won the few Awards in 2019 Japan Design & Invention Expo (JDIE). Gold Medal & Special Award: Pollutant Barricade System Silver Medal: An Apparatus for Treating Emulsion News source: https://www.hmetro.com.my/…/466232/tahniah-smk-tanjung-datuk  

Despite Pledging Openness, Companies Rush To Patent AI Tech

At Google’s cloud computing conference in San Francisco last week, CEO Sundar Pichai mused on his company’s commitment to openness in artificial intelligence. “We create open platforms and share our technology because it helps new ideas get out faster,” Pichai said. Then he name-checked TensorFlow, the machine-learning software Google developed and uses internally. The company …

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Harvard Business Review: What Angel Investors Value Most When Choosing What to Fund

This article is written by Nicole Torres from Harvard Business Review. Despite all the media attention venture capital gets, it’s far from the most common source of startup funding. As Diane Mulcahy explained in a 2013 Harvard Business Review article: ”Angel investors — affluent individuals who invest smaller amounts of capital at an earlier stage than VCs do — fund more …

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Royalities for Performance Rights Too High

Members of AIPO alongside Public Complaints Bureau – Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia has submitted a memorandum to MyIPO regarding royalties required for Performance Rights for the entertainment industry. It was submitted to the Director General of MyIPO, Puan Shamsiah that the royalties for music is too high. The meeting was held on 17th September 2014 …

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