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Intellectual property
European Patent Office lauds Asia's efforts to protect IP
More than half (53%) of the patent applications received in recent years have come from countries including Singapore, China, Japan, Korea, and the United States.
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Intellectual property
IPONZ launches online trade mark checker
The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has now made it easier for people to check whether or not a word, image, or logo has been trade marked in New Zealand.
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Cybersecurity
Tesla's suit against ex-employee a strong case for IP security
“There was no need for this employee to be using their own iCloud for data storage even if the original intent was non-malicious."
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Intellectual property
Nearly half of all employees are willing to share business secrets
Insider threat is real, according to a new report that highlights employee behaviour around sharing corporate information.
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Branding
Look before you leap: Making a name for yourself as a tech startup
For tech startups, the necessity of brand protection is too often thrown in the ‘too hard’ or ‘too expensive’ basket or simply overlooked.
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Artificial Intelligence
UN hails AI's 'quantum leap' in tech
Half of all patents for AI have been published in the last five years – a marked upsurge since the initial boom that started in 2001.
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Law
IP theft: A global issue catching NZ businesses off guard
“We have this incredible record of innovation in New Zealand. But our innovative businesses haven’t always been meticulous in shoring up their IP."
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Cloud
Oracle vs Rimini Street - lessons for the A/NZ channel
The US legal battle over software copyright could have consequences for vendors and providers here in Australia and New Zealand.
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Open source
Flexera releases open source security and compliance platform
Software suppliers and buyers can identify high-risk code, prioritise accordingly and channel effort to projects.
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Artificial Intelligence
Remark Holdings wins multi-million dollar AI contract in China
Remark Holdings will deploy artificial-intelligence-based object-recognition software to monitor content streamed via the Internet in China.
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Government
Pegasystems to deploy automation solution for IP Australia
The solution will aim to improve overall customer experience by automating business processes for the government agency.
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EverEdge IP
NZ IP specialist expands to Asia with IPOS partnership
Asia saw the highest number of applications for patents, trademarks and industrial designs of any region in 2015.
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Australian Government
Kiwi innovation set to benefit from revamped trans-Tasman patent regime
“A modern regime for regulating patent attorneys ensures New Zealand businesses have optimal access to high quality, reliable advice."
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Innovation
Unitec launches new high-tech research network to boost innovation and IP
Unitec's new high-tech research network has been launched to help boost the country's innovation and IP creation prospects.
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Victoria University
Victoria University taking charge of innovation by offering free tech IP
Victoria University hopes to bring together industry and open source technology to increase local innovations, through the Easy Access IP programme.
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Gemalto
SAM & Gemalto team up for IP protection, lead way for device vendors
"SAM's transformation is indicative of what we are seeing in the device vendors market. To stay ahead of the curve, vendors must be forward-thinking."
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Computer Forensics NZ
It's not always about malware: Forensic data analysis will find theft fast
Cyber crime is not just limited to malware attacks - what about intellectual property or data theft, asks security company Computer Forensics.
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MBIE
Govt announce intellectual property regime
“In our increasingly knowledge-driven economy, intellectual property is of growing importance to New Zealand businesses."
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Cloud
Copyright Infringement law: Submission deadline 5pm today
The deadline for submissions on the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) regulations is today at 5pm.
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Copyright
Divide and Conquer
Do you dread having conversations about intellectual property? Not sure where to start?
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Copyright
Intellectual property - Some myths about who owns what
Will you own the intellectual property rights (IP) in what your friends and family develop?
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Law
CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS
Do you have a great idea but don’t know how to get it to market? You are not alone.
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Piracy
Declaration urges big changes to ACTA
The goal of ACTA is to set a new, higher benchmark for intellectual property rights (IPRs) enforcement that countries can join on a voluntary basis.
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Piracy
Copyright laws brought into the 21st century
How many of us have been tempted to buy a copy of the latest movie release on DVD at our local market?