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March 23

Former USPTO chief accuses Justice Breyer of anti-IP hypocrisy over dissents in SCOTUS SCA and Athletica decisions. https://t.co/VOqWWw9Bjd

March 23

Latest #SCOTUS patent decision adds to positive market outlook but Justice Breyer's dissents come in for criticism https://t.co/VOqWWw9Bjd

March 23

Beijing IP Court grants what looks to be the first SEP-related injunction ever awarded in China. That's big news. https://t.co/VF7hjpXRgl

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23 Mar 2017
Latest SCOTUS ruling gives patent owners mild cause for optimism; while former USPTO chief slams Breyer

We’re currently seeing a flurry of patent activity from the Supreme Court. Earlier this week it heard oral arguments in Impression Products Inc v Lexmark International while it also released its opinion in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v First Quality Baby Products. Then on Monday the eight justices will hear arguments in the eagerly anticipated TC Heartland LLC v Kraft Food Group...

23 Mar 2017
Beijing IP Court slaps Sony Mobile with injunction based on SEP infringement

In what appears to be the first SEP-based injunction issued by a Chinese court, the Beijing IP Court on Wednesday morning ordered Sony Mobile to halt manufacture and sale of 35 mobile devices. The Japanese company was found to have infringed a patent held by Xi’an Iwncomm (sometimes known by its Chinese name Xi’an Xidian Jietong) that is relevant to the WLAN Authentication and...

21 Mar 2017
As IV increases its rate of patent sales, more of the assets it divests are ending up in court

A few weeks ago this blog covered Intellectual Ventures’ disposal of its former Kodak portfolio to Dominion Harbor. We revealed that not only was it IV’s biggest ever sale but that the firm also retained some interest in the patents, with it set to receive a portion of any profits Dominion makes from them in a classic privateering-style play. IV’s head of licensing Cory...

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