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27 Mar 2017
As the US continues on anti-patent path, lectures to others about importance of IP protection will lose punch

The US Supreme Court is due to hear oral arguments today (Monday) in the much-anticipated TC Heartland LLC v Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC case. At issue is the extent to which a patent owner should be able to select the forum in which to file suit against an alleged infringer. Currently, plaintiffs have relatively wide discretion, meaning that over 40% of all cases end up in the Eastern...

27 Mar 2017
India’s largest patent filer shutters tech transfer arm in wake of major strategic failures

The tech transfer arm of India’s leading research organisation and largest patent filer says it has ceased operations because its financial position is unsustainable. CSIR-Tech was founded in 2011 to commercialise technology developed by the 38 research labs of the government-run Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) through tech transfer and patent licensing. Its demise,...

24 Mar 2017
A busy week for the auto sector as IV goes to court and Microsoft and Toyota announce a new agreement

The auto industry has been a hive of patent activity for several years. Manufacturers and suppliers are far more sophisticated players in terms of their own patenting, have become more assertive in fighting claims and are increasingly signing-up to defensive initiatives such as the LOT Network and Unified Patents. The emerging dynamics in the sector were on full display in two...

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