Patent Pools in the 5G and IoT Era

Online, 16 November 2022 Roberto Dini, founder of Metroconsult, will join the webinar "Patent pool in the 5G and IoT era" on November 16 at 4 p.m. CET organized by the LESI's Patent & Technology Licensing (PTL) committee. In the 5G and IoT era, different industries converge and interoperability between devices and infrastructures is key. [...]

2022-11-14T12:19:08+01:00Categories: EVENTS|Tags: , |

Metroconsult recognized in 2022 IAM Patent 1000 ranking

We are honored to be recognized in the 2022 edition of IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Professionals ranking as "Recommended firm" in the Patent Prosecution category.   IAM Patent 1000 The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent [...]

2022-07-06T14:50:27+02:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: , |

Transform your intangible assets into a valuable space business

7 June 2022 Download the brochure (pdf) Marco Camolese, Industrial Property Consultant at Metroconsult, will attend the event "Transform your intangible assets into a valuable space business" organized in collaboration with ESA BIC Turin (European Space Agency Business Incubation Center Turin), which supports entrepreneurs and start-ups in transforming their space-related projects into successful businesses. The [...]

2022-06-20T16:37:24+02:00Categories: EVENTS|Tags: , , , |

New versions of the Nice Classification and International Patent Classification are available

From January 1, 2022, a NEW VERSION of the NICE CLASSIFICATION of goods and services for the registration of trademarks and of the INTERNATIONAL PATENT CLASSIFICATION (IPC) for patents and utility models based on technological areas is in force. The new classifications are available at the following links: 2022 Nice Classification https://www.wipo.int/classifications/en/news/nice/2021/news_0002.html 2022  International  Patent [...]

2022-02-05T16:42:27+01:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: , |

UPC preparation phase officially starts

On January 19th, 2022 Austria deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol for the Provisional Application of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) with the European Council. Preparation for the Unified Patent Court can officially start. For additional info

2022-01-20T12:38:50+01:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: , |

EU enforcement of IP rights

In 2020 in the EU detained items by customs authorities were worth almost EUR 2 billion. Clothing accessories were the leading category, both in terms of the number of items detained and estimated value. As in previous years, China is the main source of origin for the majority of fake and counterfeit goods entering the [...]

2021-12-06T13:16:49+01:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: , , |

Intellectual property rights and firm performance in the European Union

By effectively protecting their intellectual capital through patents, trademarks and designs, creative and innovative companies can secure financing, grow, collaborate and create value. But how does owning Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) impact their economic performance? This joint report by the EUIPO and the EPO highlights that firms that own IPRs generate 20% higher revenues per [...]

2021-02-10T12:24:39+01:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: , , , , , |

Impact of IPR intensive industries in the EU

The 4th edition of the study "Impact of IPR intensive industries in the EU" confirms the economic benefits for the European economy of trademarks, designs, patents, copyright, and other IPRs. It provides an updated assessment of the contribution of industries that make intensive use of the various types of intellectual property rights (IPRs) to the [...]

2021-01-11T15:25:31+01:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: , |

Sisvel vs. Haier – Some important guidelines on technology licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)

Download the article in English (pdf) in Chinese (pdf) in Japanese (pdf)   On May 5, 2020, the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH - Bundesgerichtshof) delivered its ruling on the case between Sisvel, a company that manages patent pools of SEPs relating to ICT technologies, and Haier, a Chinese manufacturer of consumer electronics products. The [...]

2020-12-15T17:36:33+01:00Categories: NEWS EN|Tags: |

UK officially withdraws for the UPC

On July 20 the UK made its final preparation to withdraw from the Unified Patent Court project. In accordance view Brexit decision, the United Kingdom no longer wishes to be part of the Unified Patent Court system. Participating in a court that applies EU law and bound by the CJEU is inconsistent with the aims [...]

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