This week in international business news, it is patent, trademark, and more patent. Could one small step for FindtheBest be a giant leap for patent law? Is Google making an extra effort to steer clear of lawsuit by FIFA over World Cup? EU investigates “patent box” tax breaks; could that spell trouble for Apple, Starbucks, and Fiat?
In this week’s REWIND of international business news, it is all about intellectual property. We cover patent protection (or not) for software in New Zealand, another lawsuit in sports centered around use of players’ names and likeness, and an attempts by Minnesota to protect businesses from patent trolls.» Read More
Boeing Gets Order for Up to 30 Jets From Dubai. Emirates Airline of Dubai, the largest Arab airline, has placed an order for thirty commercial 777 jets from American aviation giant Boeing. The transaction which is estimated to be worth about $7 billion, further bolsters airlines’ confidence in Boeing’s jets and shows the start of the recovery of the airline industry.
Globalization affects nearly every business. Companies developing new products or methods have to carefully develop an intellectual property portfolio, including a patent filing strategy, to respond to and compete on an international scale in the global market. For sure, the patent filings start with filings in the companies’ home land, most likely where the inventions were made. But considerations of foreign filings are a must for developing an international filing strategy that is truly in line with globalization. » Read More