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IPI-Award 2017 Recognizes Dr. Michael Dixon for Early Advances in Patent Data Provision and Analysis
March, 2017
Long before the term ‘Big Data’ even surfaced in the patent world, a visionary figure with a curious mind committed his early career to seeing how far patent data analysis could be pushed to its limits given the technology available at the time. What is equally remarkable is the number of patent information projects that […] Continue reading
China vs. U.S. Patent Trends. How Do the Giants Stack Up?
April, 2016
In 2015, the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office, SIPO, became the first office to receive over one million invention patent applications in a single year.  Read on to see how statistical patent trends compare between China and the U.S. and some of the reasons why we are seeing explosive growth in China in recent years….  […] Continue reading
Q&A: The Top-Ten Shuffle. Who Made it to the Top-Ten Leader Board for US Granted Utility Patents?
April, 2016
Find out which global patent assignees occupy a place in the top-ten US rankings for most utility patents (grants) in 2015. Only one assignee dropped off the list, was it: a) Panasonic, b) Qualcomm, or c) Google ? Answer:  a) Panasonic Panasonic dropped from #10 on the 2014 list, to #18 in 2015. Qualcomm and […] Continue reading
IPI-Award 2016 Recognizes Ms. Annemie Nuyts for Contribution to EPO Search Systems
March, 2016
TPR’s close ties with the patent information profession over the last two decades has led to TPR founding and sponsoring the prestigious ‘International Patent Information (IPI) Award’ for outstanding achievement in moving forward the frontiers of patent information science.  Read how this year’s recipient, Ms. Annemie Nuyts, has placed her unique stamp on the patent […] Continue reading
Unified But Not Uniform: The European Patent with Unitary Effect
January, 2016
Nearly 3 years have passed since two European Union (EU) regulations entered into force, paving the way for a new route to managing patent rights across Europe. Those charged with the formation of the proposed Unified Patent Court (UPC) have supervised the production of 18 draft versions of its Rules of Procedure, hosted numerous seminars, […] Continue reading
TPR Clients: Creating Smiles for Charitable Causes
January, 2016
TPR gratefully acknowledges and values the ongoing commitment of our clients and we are honoring that trust by making a similar commitment to the worldwide community in helping others who are less fortunate than ourselves. To show our appreciation, TPR pledged to support two charities; Smile Train and Save the Children. We began our 3-year […] Continue reading