Novartis AG Files the Largest Number of Madrid Applications. Novartis AG of Switzerland, with 176 international applications, was the largest user of the Madrid system. International Trademark Applications Grow by 4.1% Applications for international trademark registrations through the WIPO-administered Madrid system totaled 44,018 in 2012, representing an increase of 4.1% on 2011. WIPO Copyright Treaty to Aid Millions of Blind People Member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have reached a deal to provide millions of blind and visually-impaired people with greater access to copyrighted books. A US Court has Upheld a Decision to İnvalidate a Tech Firm's Claim to Own Technologies Underpinning the Web Eolas's claims revolved around a series of patents it had been using to extract licence fees from hi-tech firms such as Microsoft and Oracle. General Court Overturns OHIM in ‘Dialdi’ CTM Case The EU’s General Court has found that Community trademarks (CTMs) for ‘Dialdi’ and ‘Aldi’ are similar “to some extent”, and overturned a previous ruling. EPO revokes patent in the so-called "Brüstle" case An opposition division of the EPO has decided to revoke the European patent in the socalled "Brüstle" case in public oral proceedings held. Nokia Says HTC Smartphones Infringe 3 Patents Nokia hit HTC with a patent infringement suit in California federal court Thursday, accusing the Taiwan-based mobile phone and tablet manufacturer and its American subsidiary of infringing three Nokia patents through its sale of numerous smartphones.