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March 26

That would be nice. None offered so far. It's clear that things will be a lot more complex than British voters had… https://t.co/5KOfzy4REU

March 26

Surely all US patents are provisional these days. https://t.co/URncDs2ntV

March 25

"Aggressively"? Nothing in the report justifies that in the headline. However, the EPO clearly sees an opportunity… https://t.co/0dXVpssh1c

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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...

24 Mar 2017
New data indicates NPE litigation boom in Germany, while China's potential begins to show itself

Recent research from IP analytics firm Darts-ip has identified China and Germany as the two major patent jurisdictions in which NPEs enjoy the most success in infringement proceedings. However, the relatively low volume of cases being filed by NPEs in China suggests that significant monetisation activity is still some way off – though there are already signs that it is picking...

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...

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President Trump’s election victory was one of the biggest political shocks in US history. His new administration promises changes in many areas – but when it comes to patents, much of the thinking remains unknown
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