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20 May 2018
News There is one Brexit IP issue that could explode politically - and it has nothing to do with patents

Ask any European IP professional about the Brexit issues which take up most of their time and they are likely to tell you about things such as the UPC and the unitary patent, the enforcement directive and decoupling the UK from the Community trademark and designs regimes. Ask any normal person (you know what I mean!) about any of these and they will stare at you with a blank face, wondering...

18 May 2018
Analysis One year on from TC Heartland – the Federal Circuit fills in the gap as East Texas adjusts

As if prompted by the looming first birthday of the TC Heartland decision, in the last ten days the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued a flurry of opinions filling in many of the gaps left unanswered by the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on patent venue. Those recent decisions have largely placed further bounds on patent owners in determining where they can bring a...

18 May 2018
Analysis News of 25-year patent term is premature, but expect big pharma changes in China in the near future

Headlines were generated earlier this week, following a report that China has introduced 25-year patent terms for some innovative drugs. However, it turns out not to be true, with a number of sources confirming that no such changes have yet been implemented. Nevertheless, with a conditional patent term extension for pharmaceuticals products having been proposed by Chinese state...

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