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Top 10 IP & Patent News Update – Week of 4/17/2017

Welcome to Article One’s Top 10 Weekly News Update. Every week, Article One provides a quick list of the past week’s top news in patents and IP. Here are some of the stories that we’ve been reading! What were your top IP news  stories last week? Post them below in the comments or discuss your thoughts on one of our top picks! 

Why PTAB Has Canceled Certain Patent Claims – Inside Counsel
IRobot Says 5 Rivals Violate Its Vacuum Patents – Boston Globe
With Patents So Hard to Enforce in Japan the Continuing Fall in Applications at the JPO is No Real Surprise – IAM
Roku Signs TiVo License Pact Covering 6,000 Patents – Variety
Patent Troll with an “Internet Drink Mixer” and a NonExistent Office Could Be in Trouble – Ars Technica
Uber Launches a New Patent Purchase Program to Help Grow Its IP Library – TechCrunch
Survey on South African Publicly-Funded Intellectual Property Launched – Creamer Media’s Engineering News
UNL Professors, Students Invent Autonomous Colonoscopy Robot – The Daily Nebraskan
4 Tips to Protect Textile Innovations – The National Law Review
30% of Young Europeans Buy Counterfeit Goods and Download Illegally – Il Sole 24 Ore

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