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27 Jul 2017
USPTO report shows growing support for changes to 101, but also reflects shift in patent reform debate

On Tuesday the USPTO published its report on views and recommendations from the public on patent eligible subject matter. The 60-page tome, which goes through the litany of recent changes to section 101 of the US patent statute and details contributions made at the series of public consultations that the agency has carried out over the last year, has much that would be familiar to any keen...

27 Jul 2017
Patent owners sound alarm over proposed “compulsory licensing for SEPs” in Japan

A public comment period is now open on a number of IP system reforms being considered by Japanese policymakers, including a new alternative dispute resolution (ADR) system for SEP disputes. If adopted by Japan’s legislature, the proposal would see a mediator appointed by the Japan Patent Office (JPO) set licence rates in SEP cases at the request of implementers. One patent owner is...

26 Jul 2017
Early bird discount expires this Friday for IAM's annual patent licensing event in San Francisco

The early bird booking deadline will expire on Friday for the third Patent Licensing: the Business of Responsible Deal-making conference IAM is hosting on 20th September at the Presidio Officers’ Club in San Francisco. We are just finalising a top class speaking faculty for a programme that will focus on key issues in what remains a very challenging transactions market for patent...

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