This week in Apple IP news we were first to report on an exciting futuristic MacBook that completely eliminates the physical keyboard and trackpad.To round off this week, Patently Apple discovered three design patents in Hong Kong … A trade secret is defined as any valuable business information that is not generally known and is subject to reasonable efforts to preserve confidentiality. Generally speaking, a trade secret will be protected from exploitation by those who either obta… So what does Enron’s history have to do with present day Apple? Well, according to a new article posted today, Enron’s ex-CFO Andy Fastow was recently speaking at an event with over 200 professionals and confessed … This week in Apple IP news we were first to report on an exciting futuristic MacBook that completely eliminates the physical keyboard and trackpad.To round off this week, Patently Apple discovered three design patents in Hong Kong … A trade secret is defined as any valuable business information that is not generally known and is subject to reasonable efforts to preserve confidentiality. Generally speaking, a trade secret will be protected from exploitation by those who either obta… The problem for the US is that the US cannot compete with single-digit tax rates some companies can now achieve abroad, so there is some thought in Congress for a “tax break” related to intellectual property. The idea — known as a patent box or innovation box — would grant a lower tax rate on income generated from patents and other intellectual property housed in the U.S. This would aid technology and pharmaceutical companies trying to maintain low tax rates that they’ve achieved by booking income in overseas tax havens. The so-called innovation box also is attractive to lawmakers in both parties worried that companies can easily move income outside the U.S. and chase low tax rates around the world. The break could help preserve the domestic tax base threatened by tax inversions and takeovers by foreign companies, said Representative Charles Boustany, a Louisiana Republican who is working on innovation box legislation. link: http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20150624/FREE/150629962/lawmakers-consider-lower-tax-rate-for-intellectual-property-housed The first published claim: A reflective article comprising: a reflecting material configured to diffusely reflect at least 80% of incident sunlight that is photosynthetically active, and a retro-reflecting material configured to retro-reflect at least… On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals how they invented Apple Watch bands such as the one for Apple Watch Sport. From the specification:0003] A particularly advantageous approach to fingerprint sensing is disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. 5,963,679 to Setlak and assigned to the assignee of the present invention. The fingerprint sensor is an integrated circuit sensor tha… The first twelve claims of the published patent application:1. A method to produce a carbon-based product of interest, comprising culturing an engineered cyanobacterial cell in a cell culture in the presence of CO.sub.2 and light under conditions suita… Fabupharm Plans to Spend N$20 Million On Drugs PlantAllAfrica.comEarlier this month, Fabupharm signed an agreement of collaboration with the Northwest University in South Africa. The agreement will see Fabupharm and the university share product develop… India’s Office of the Controller General of Patents, Trademarks, Designs and Geographical Indications has released its most recent annual report for 2013-2014. The statistics look promising in terms of improved service levels at the office, but when it comes to analysing the patenting strategies of Indian companies – and what that analysis might mean for their businesses – there are some important questions to be raised. The Controller General’s office received 42,951 patent applications during 2013-2014, representing a slight 1.65% decrease on the previous year. In the same time period, it examined 18,615 applications – more than it has ever done so previously over 12 months – while it granted… Source.