Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are intended to protect the legal rights of property to the owner includes inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs, service marks, commercial names, designations etc. A key factor in disputes is not only the issues of validity and infringement but also a determination of commercial value and potential damages.
IPR law in the digital arena is intended to safeguard the legal rights of owners to various assets including architectures, platforms, processes, procedures, methods, and the associated commercialization of applications, products, and services. IPR has become a significant issue within telecom, ICT, and digital media as there are often many overlapping claims from different companies against each other’s applications, products, services, infrastructure, and devices. There has been significant litigation recently within wireless communications, especially in the areas of mobile device user interface, feature/functionality, and applications. This report analyzes IPR within this context with emphasis on recent disputes between Apple, Samsung, Yahoo, and Facebook.
Regulatory Organizations and Industry Associations in Report:
World Trade Organization (WTO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), United States Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO), International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Copyright Office, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States Trade Representative (USTR), United States International Trade Commission (USITC), Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI), U.S. Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), China’s Intellectual Property Office, European Commission, University College London (UCL), Work Foundation and NESTA, IPSOS MediaICT, Harvard University, UNESCO, Euro State, Information Technology& Innovation Foundation (ITIF), EUCD, DiMA, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Companies in Report:
Google, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Samsung, LinkedIn, WiKi, Yahoo, Bunchball, Badgeville, Gigya, Nike, Zamzee, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Eloqua, Bluewolf, Vimeo, Zapak, Sega, Activision, NBC Universal, Envisional Ltd, eDonkey, Gnutella, Usenet, Bit Torrent, Daily Motion, Mega Video, Novamov, Mega Upload, Rapidshare, HotFile, Cyberlocker, British Library, Ofcom, Bloomberg, Booz, PetroChina Co. Ltd., Vale SA, ZTE Corp, China Railway Construction Corp., Petroleo Brasileiro SA, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd., Dongfeng Motor Group Co. Ltd., China Communications Construction, China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corp., Lenovo Group Ltd., Metallurgical Corp. of China Ltd., Byd Co. Ltd., Tencent Holdings Ltd., Shanghai Electric Group Co. Ltd., Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry, China CNR Corp. Ltd., Tata Motors Ltd., China Railway Group Ltd., Dongfang Electric Corp. Ltd., Infosys Technologies Ltd., CPFL Energia SA, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., Lupin Ltd., Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica, Reliance Industries Ltd., Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Harbin Power Equipment Co. Ltd., China National Materials Co. Ltd., Welchal Power Co. Ltd., Baidu Inc., Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd, Totsv SA, Huawei, Zuniga, Gold Corporation, Amazon, Netflix, Blockbuster, British Airways, Pirate Bay, isoHunt, CNET, Blinkbox, Ironhide Game Studios, PTT Inc, MGM Studios, Groksters, Bowker, McIlroy, Heist, MySpace, Zynga, Farmville, gagaville, Movielink.com, CinemaNow.com, Disney, Tern TV, BBC, Discovery, Channel 4, Sky, HMV Group, YoYo Games, NTT DocoMo, KDDI, Napster
- Exporters, Importers and Traders
- Regulatory and Policy Individuals
- Associations and Technology Groups
- Government and International Bodies
- Business and Financial Institutions
- Corporate and Institutional Investors
- Lawyers, Bankers, Libraries, Embassies
- Patent Offices and Technology Executives
- Venture Capitalists, Consultants and more