New Zealand’s Patents Act 2013 to commence from 13 September

After an extended incubation period, the New Zealand’s Patents Act 2013 will produce full results on 13 September 2014. The new Act speaks to the first real invigorate of New Zealand’s patent enactment in 60 years, and brings New Zealand patent law into line with most different nations as far and wide as possible. The […]

What You Need to Know About Patents and Prior Art

Your intellectual property and concepts are often more precious than any other of your resources. Hence, understandably, you need to protect your big idea. But, how do you go about protecting it? What with all the talk about patents being a costly, complex, and time-consuming process it might seem a big burden on a young […]

Compuverde Awarded Three U.S. Patents in Software-Defined Storage

KARLSKRONA, Sweden, June 30, 2014 Compuverde, the hyperconverged storage solution for service providers, telecommunications companies and enterprises, today announced the issuance of United States Patents numbers 8,688,630 B2, 8,645,978 B2 and 8,650,365 B2. The patents which cover innovations in data migration, self-healing and horizontal scaling of storage nodes are part of Compuverde’s global strategy of […]


A freedom to operate study is conducted by an organization with the objective to freely operate in a specific/desired geographical area/country without any fear of litigation from the patent right holder, if no relevant patents are identified.   FREEDOM TO OPERATE STUDY: WHY? —  Avoid being attacked for infringement by one or more competitors Any […]

Patentability searches: the What, When and How of them

Patentability searches/investigations showcase the solicitous, calculated planning that happens at the beginning of every intellectual property protection process. If you have an invention you deem should be patented, then patentability searches are the first step towards it. It is widely accepted that patents play an essential role in motivating private investment in R&D, and those […]