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August 17

More change in PTO leadership gives Director Iancu greater leeway to put his mark on agency https://t.co/27LkEemfWf

August 17

As PTAB head departs PTO Director Iancu now has several vacancies to fill and put his mark on senior leadership team https://t.co/ZqTc4IVqPs

August 17

Our deep dive into the cloud computing patent landscape shows the balance of power is shifting https://t.co/Yl5PO0IrDg

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17 Aug 2018
Analysis Exit of PTAB chief judge gives Iancu further opportunity to put his own imprint on agency leadership

The news that David Ruschke, chief judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), is leaving his role to take up a new position at the USPTO took much of the DC patent community by surprise. After the move was disclosed in a town hall meeting on Tuesday and a memo from Director Iancu was circulated internally, PTAB practitioners started to pick up on events and by that evening it had hit...

16 Aug 2018
Analysis Power dynamics between Amazon, Microsoft and Google in cloud computing are shifting, report finds

A new report from CB Insights examining the state of the market for cloud computing infrastructure as a service (IaaS) has found that while Amazon gained an early lead in the field, Microsoft and Google are catching up fast. Of particular note is that Microsoft has gradually overtaken the online retail giant by patent filings in this space.  Released last week, the analysis focused on...

16 Aug 2018
Analysis As one Samsung factory opens and another may close, shifting supply chain means different IP risks

Where is the biggest smartphone factory in the world? If you guessed Shenzhen, or anywhere else in China, you’re wrong as of last month. Samsung in July opened what has been dubbed the world’s largest smartphone factory in Noida, just outside of Delhi. Meanwhile, South Korean media this week reported that Samsung may be on the verge of shuttering its smartphone factory in the...

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