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19 Feb 2018
Our quest to find the 2018 IP Hall of Fame Inductees continues

Many outstanding IP figures have been put forward for IP Hall of Fame induction in 2018 since IAM launched its annual nomination process three weeks ago, but there is still time to make a submission before the closing date of 8th March. Please tell us about the individuals you believe have made an extraordinary contribution to the IP industry by completing this short form. Nominees can...

19 Feb 2018
Patent owners in the US get a big boost after the Federal Circuit hands down a key 101 decision

In the almost four years since the Supreme Court added to its jurisprudence around patentability in Alice Corp v CLS Bank, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has been steadily filling in the blanks on what exactly constitutes patent eligible subject matter - particularly when it comes to computer-implemented inventions. The court has tinkered less with the actual process...

19 Feb 2018
JPO details plan to review SEP essentiality, but there may be little scope for implementers to use it defensively

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) last week unveiled a new service that will see it weigh in on the standing of Japanese patents declared standards essential. When it was first announced last November, this system was perceived as offering a defensive tool to implementers. But the draft guidelines for the scheme, helpfully translated in part here by Satoshi Watanabe of Watanabe Research and...

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