Amazon’s New Utility Patent Neutral Evaluation Process

With businesses becoming increasingly dependent on the sale of goods at online marketplaces such as Amazon.com, especially during the pandemic, it has become increasingly important to quickly combat product listings that violate intellectual property rights. Amazon’s new Utility Patent Neutral Evaluation Process (UPNEP) provides a streamlined process for contesting product listings that infringe patent rights.  …

THE SURPRISING SCOPE OF EUROPEAN DESIGN PATENT RIGHTS

The scope of European design patents are quite surprising. Unlike in the U.S., design patent applications in Europe are not reviewed by an Examiner to determine patentability – the patent application just has to meet the formality requirements to grant. Thus, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) does not determine the scope of a …