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Top 10 IP & Patent News — Week of 8/7/2017

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! 

This Outfit Wants Startups to Trade Equity for Patents from Big Tech Players – TechCrunch
France’s Kering, China’s Alibaba Agree on Joint Action to Protect Intellectual Property – XinhuaNet
You Need Defensive Patents But You Don’t Have Any. Now What? A Case Study – IP Watchdog
How the Supreme Court Could Strengthen the Patent System – The Hill
Use of Trade Secrets As a Form of Intellectual Property Protection by SMEs – Chronicle
China and Intellectual Property Rights: The Dragon Roars – Above the Law
Let’s Have More Transparency on Standard Essential Patents – Financial Times
Czech Scientists Encouraged to Get Foreign Patents – Prague Monitor
What’s Worrying the American Chamber of Commerce about SA’s Copyright Bill – Business Live
If Your Startup Really is Disruptive, Expect to be Sued by a Patent Troll – Entrepreneur

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