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12 Feb 2016
Four years of US patent litigation: an infographic

Over the last few years the steady rise in new patent litigation cases in the US has formed the principal backdrop to the debates around proposed patent reform. New joinder rules introduced by the America Invents Act have helped fuel the higher number of cases, but how have other events impacted the rate at which new lawsuits are filed? The biggest one-off driver of a big jump in monthly...

12 Feb 2016
Chinese defendants seek to regain initiative in US court fights with increased IPR filings

Beijing-based medical device manufacturer BMC Medical this week touted a recent inter partes review (IPR) decision knocking out a patent that competitor ResMed has used to sue the Chinese company in the US. The two companies make masks and humidifiers designed to treat sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory problems, and have been fighting over patents since at least 2013 in...

11 Feb 2016
Any debate on post issuance reviews should consider the impact of “dark IPRs”

Since post-issuance proceedings were overhauled at the USPTO in 2012, following the passing of the America Invents Act, there has been much analysis and – in some quarters – outcry over the effect that they have had on patent rights in the US. The initial high level of institutions and subsequent claim invalidation rates in inter partes reviews have, of course, become the subject...

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