US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Issue New Vertical Merger Guidelines

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ” or “Department”) issued on June 30 the new Vertical Merger Guidelines that outline how the federal antitrust agencies evaluate the likely competitive impact of vertical mergers and whether those mergers comply with U.S. antitr

Relations Between Claim Preamble and Claim Limitations

In a patent claim, multiple technical features including “preamble” together constitute the technical solution covered by the “preamble.” The technical solution comprising so many technical features need to be summarized under a preamble.

Some Legal Thoughts on Skin Shifting of Electronic Games

When you key in “game skin shift” at the search bar of any search engine, you will always find criticisms of skin shifting for electronic games. Among others, they may condemn on how common skin-shifting has become in the game industry

Thematic Research on 5G Standards (2): Polar Codes — Crown Jewel of the Mobile Communication​s Sector

Guangdong Zhicheng Intellectual Property Rights Research Institute In 2008, Erdal Arikan (a Turkish professor in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at Bilkent University and an ICT expert) first proposed polar codes and published his paper on the codes later

European Union Intellectual Property Office: An Update

The reader of this magazine is probably familiar with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

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