Hot Topics in Tech | August 2018 Newsletter | Maxval

In this issue, we have covered a couple of hot topics that are currently trending in the biotech and blockchain technology industries. We have highlighted Illumina’s Q2 results and provided some insights about the company alongwith a quick run-through of the firm’s recent collaborations in China. Illumina reported a revenue of $830 million in Q2 which is a 25% increase compared to $662 million in the same quarter of 2017. Illumina’s biggest advantage over its competitors lies in its technology diversification. We have also discussed about Walmart, who aims to venture into transportation and logistics markets through a methodology (recently filed for patent) by

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How do I select the right prior-art search professional?

  Key questions to ask while hiring a professional/firm to perform prior-art searches. A patentability search and analysis are carried out to ensure that an invention would meet the novelty and non-obviousness requirements for obtaining a patent. However, such search and analysis would not be effective unless claimable subject matter is identified correctly. A patent agent or attorney needs to thereafter determine the breadth of the claimable matter by examining the disclosure along with the prior art identified in the search in order to complete the analysis. A patent cannot claim something that already exists or is apparent on combining

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