Amazon.com has introduced a new non-profit procedure that allows patent owners to take down listings of infringing goods. Amazon’s Utility Patent Neutral Evaluation Program lets owners of a US utility patent obtain a quick evaluation of patent infringement from a US patent attorney. If the attorney agrees that the item being sold in the product listing infringes the patent, and the patent is prima facie valid, then Amazon will remove the product listing from Amazon.com.
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The 25th and 26th of June saw offshore wind experts from around the world arrive in the UK for the 2019 Global Offshore Wind event. It was packed with professionals giving fascinating talks on a wide variety of topics, as well as holding expert panels and debates.
The UK IPO appears to have been prepared to take a more favourable approach towards computer software falling on the borderline of what is considered allowable. Such cases, having received an initial refusal from the UK IPO Examiner, have come before the Hearing Officer of the UK IPO for consideration.