Evaluations of trademark similarity from the world of trademarks (German trademarks, European (Community) trademarks and IR marks) in terms of figurative and word components are based on ...
Opinions concerning patentability of your inventions as well as the inventions of market competitors are recommended to ensure the success of your products covered by intellectual property.
A "Freedom-to-Operate" (FTO) analysis may be relevant if you wish to design a new product and place it on the market or if you offer a new technical service in maybe e-commerce. Such an analysis may avoid conflicts with market competitors regarding IP rights after your product has been launched.
The levels at which IP rights play an important role are almost infinite. See for example the recent and ongoing disputes in the field of mobile telecom which are currently in the press.
Apple, Nokia, Microsoft vs. Motorola, Motorola vs. Apple: the numerous patent and design litigation cases currently being brought before the US and other worldwide courts show the important role patents play in the field of mobile telecom sector.
If you want to design a mobile telephone, you have to obtain licences into hundreds of patents just for GSM/3G basic functions. Analysts speak of up to 3000 licences in individual cases.
With the ever more comprehensive range of functions offered by modern smartphones, any manufacturer must consider even more patents.
|Browser||Office applications||Games||Other applications||Applications|
|Patents, inter alia from Apple, Microsoft, NTP|
|Virtual Machine||Application Handling||Superficial Add-ons||Codecs Imaging||Further Libraries||Add-ons Libraries|
|Patents, inter alia from Apple, Gemalto, Microsoft, MPEG LA, Oracle|
|Memory Management||File System||Graphical Surface||Network Connection||Driver||Operating System|
|Patents inter alia from Apple, Microsoft|
|Mobile telephony stack GSM/3G basic connectivity
Patents inter alia from Motorola, Nokia, Qualcomm
Last updated 12 May 2014