Marnix Moens

Senior European Patent Attorney

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Marnix background is industrial and civil engineering in chemistry. Having held positions within Procter and Gamble and Imperial Chemical Industries, Marnix started BiiP as a response to the need in a market of experienced business driven and integrated IP.

His 16 years background in IP matters and additional education in business and innovation management techniques combined with practical business experience forms the basis of the philosophy of BiiP.

Marnix is a 10 year qualified European patent attorney and has been exposed to all aspects of IP including designing IP strategies both offensive and defensive in Europe as well as in the US. Marnix has also a vast experience on due diligence matters such as in mergers and acquisitions.

Marnix lectures at Universities and Vlerick management school on innovation and R&D master classes and is author of several IP articles and publications. He is also an inventor on several patents and actively promotes IP as a business tool at conferences.

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Created 13 May 2024
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Microsoft has received a patent for a personalized social media notification system that will send notifications only to users who engage frequently with a content creator’s posts. The method employs a scoring system called rAffinity, which evaluates the likelihood of a content creator interacting with a notification based on viewer engagement. 

Read more at Windows Report

Created 09 April 2024
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Belgische bedrijven, universiteiten en onderzoeksinstellingen hebben vorig jaar ruim 2.500 octrooiaanvragen ingediend bij het Europees Octrooibureau (EOB), een lichte daling na het recordjaar 2022. De KU Leuven is van alle universiteiten in Europa de grootste aanvrager van octrooien. Dat blijkt uit cijfers van het EOB. (Lees verder op Nieuwsblad.be)
Created 03 April 2024
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 In the dynamic landscape of global innovation, Belgium emerges as a beacon of creativity, particularly highlighted by its strides in biotech patents amidst a backdrop of modest declines in overall patent applications, as per the latest data released by the European Patent Office (EPO). Read the article in The Brussels Times.

See The global landscape of biotech innovation: state of play - European Commission (europa.eu) for an analysis of patented biotechnology inventions worldwide that shows how the EU positions itself compared to the US and China.

Created 03 April 2024
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Ontex, a European-based provider of personal care solutions, is among the top 10 of Belgian applicants at the European Patent Office (EPO) for the year 2023, for the second year in a row. (Read more at Nonwovens Industry)
Created 25 March 2024
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After losing two complaints before the U.S. International Trade Commission, Apple has stepped up its lobbying to change the agency’s practices. Read more at NYTimes.
Created 19 March 2024
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USPTO intends to negotiate and award a contract to Accenture Federal Services for its Patent Search Artificial Intelligence capabilities. Read more at FedScoop
Created 19 March 2024
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On March 13, 2024, the European Parliament passed the much-anticipated European AI Act, which is the first comprehensive attempt to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) globally. (read more at JDSUPRA)
Created 18 March 2024
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The new rules, which were agreed upon during the recent meeting, aim to adapt the existing legislation, which dates back to 1998 and 2002, to the challenges posed by the digital age and 3D printing technology. This update will streamline the procedure for registering designs at the EU level and further harmonize procedures between European and national systems.
Created 21 December 2023
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The UK Supreme Court has upheld earlier decisions in rejecting a bid to allow an artificial intelligence to be named as an inventor in a patent application. Read more at BBC.com
Created 12 December 2023
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Sony is advancing its emotion-sensitive gaming, with a new patent revealing games that adapt to players's feelings in real-time.

The tech utilizes biometrics and gameplay analysis, aiming for a personalized, emotion-driven experience.

There are privacy concerns, however Sony's ambition could revolutionize interactive entertainment.

Read more at xfire.com

Created 24 November 2023
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Patent filings in 3D printing grew eight times faster than average of all technologies in last decade

A report published by the European Patent Office (EPO) today shows that innovation in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has surged in the past decade. The study, Innovation trends in additive manufacturing, finds that between 2013 and 2020, international patent families in 3D printing technologies grew at an average annual rate of 26.3% – nearly eight times faster than for all technology fields combined in the same period (3.3%)

Read more at Lexology.

Created 24 November 2023
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Global patenting activity soared to new records in 2022, fueled by Indian and Chinese innovators, but an uncertain economic outlook is weighing on further growth.

Even as global filings for trademarks and designs dropped, innovators from around the world submitted 3.46 million patent applications in 2022, marking a third consecutive year of growth, according to WIPO’s annual World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) report.

Created 16 November 2023
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The Unitary Patent system is doing much better than expected, with almost 80 cases in the first six months and about 20-25% of new European patents converted to UPs, according to Paul England. He is senior counsel at Taylor Wessing and co-author of the Practitioner’s Guide to the Unified Patent Court and the Practitioner’s Guide to European Patent Law (2d edition). Kluwer IP Law interviewed him and asked what his first impression was of the functioning of the system, which entered into force on 1 June of this year. Read more at Kluwer Patent Blog
Created 15 November 2023
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Meta wants to get in your personal space to make extended reality more, well, real. The company filed two patents for tools that read your body’s neural and muscular signals for use in controlling the metaverse. 

First up is Meta’s patent for “in-ear electroencephalography [EEG] signal verification.” This system includes an in-ear device with an electrode that’s “configured to be in contact with an inner surface of the ear canal,” a speaker that emits a “calibration audio signal,” and a controller for generating “neural signal data” based on the signals from the electrode. 

Meta also is seeking to patent a system for “neuromuscular-signal-based detection” of in-air hand gestures. These gestures allow users to produce and modify text in extended reality environments.

Read at Patent Drop Archives - The Daily Upside

Created 25 October 2023
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Owning Intellectual Property (IP) rights boosts startups’ ability to raise funds, especially for deep-tech industries with higher capital needs

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have published a new joint study highlighting how much patents and trade marks can boost the success of European startups. The report shows that, on average, startups that possess these two types of intellectual property (IP) rights during their initial seed or early growth stages are up to 10.2 times more likely to successfully secure funding.

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