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21 Jul 2017
Leading corporate IPR filers like Apple, Samsung, Google, Microsoft and LG have very different outcomes

Five years since the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) came into force one of the defining elements of the US patent market has been the degree to which major operating companies have used inter partes reviews (IPRs) to challenge patents that are being asserted against them. The zeal with which the likes of Apple, Samsung and Google have turned to the PTAB has meant that IPR proceedings...

21 Jul 2017
The Japan Patent Office outlines goals for coming year as first woman commissioner takes over

This month Naoko Munakata was announced as the new commissioner of the Japan Patent Office, replacing the retiring Yoshinori Komiya. While their short terms of tenure mean most JPO commissioners have a limited policy impact, the organisation’s recently published goals for the next fiscal year suggest that reforms will continue apace over the coming months, and will increasingly...

20 Jul 2017
First CRISPR patent pool signs up key patent owner, but significant challenges remain

The end of June was the deadline to submit patents for inclusion in a potential new pool, organised by MPEG LA, that will focus on the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology. MPEG LA is the administrator behind the wildly successful MPEG-2 video compression pool that launched 20 years ago. Among those to submit their IP for possible inclusion in the pool was the Broad Institute, the research...

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