Region: North America

Five tips for CIPOs getting outside legal opinions on patent threats in the wake of the CAFC’s Roche ruling

Scott Daniels of Xsensus advises chief IP officers on how to make use of the Roche precedent, which grants a defence to induced infringement allegations based on non-infringement or invalidity opinions, but with caveats

17 May 2022

Moderna says US government on the hook to pay any royalties due to mRNA patent owners

The company claims any infringing uses of its vaccine are insulated from liability under compulsory licensing law

17 May 2022

Samsung’s “retaliatory” trade secret accusations against former IP chief reveal weak patent defence, court filing says

Seungho Ahn and another ex-Samsung lawyer, who are advising an NPE campaign against their former employer, say any dispute over trade secrets belongs in a Korean court, not a Texan one

17 May 2022

Five years ago, TC Heartland transformed the US patent litigation landscape

As the US patent venue precedent turns five, it’s clear the Eastern District of Texas lost top patent venue crown, and Delaware might not be the court to claim it due to upstart Western District of Texas

16 May 2022

Why ITC actions are an increasingly important tool for life sciences IP owners

US International Trade Commission launches most recent investigation into Botox-style product.

16 May 2022

Qualcomm chief IP counsel: US IP system in decent shape but some current proposals could be “detrimental”

Bob Giles, top IP lawyer for the San Diego chip innovator, also says standards-setting process works well, downplaying concerns that it is being gamed

13 May 2022

WiLAN reports Apple patent licence windfall and appoints new CEO

Andrew Parolin will take the helm at WiLAN, as parent company Quarterhillcontinues to explore options for the licensing business including a possible sale

13 May 2022

Here's what Kathi Vidal should do about the PTAB’s “IPR troll” problem

After Senators Thom Tillis and Mazie Hirono wrote to the new USPTO director about alleged abuse of the IPR system, PTAB attorneys Kevin Laurence and Scott McKeown opine on actions the PTO must take to curb bad behaviour

12 May 2022

Micron patent licence boosted Xperi’s bottom line this quarter

The patent licensing business – which is still on track for a spin-off this autumn – says a significant part of its 16% revenue hike came from the Micron deal for semiconductor hybrid bonding IP

11 May 2022

Why patentees should learn to love multidistrict ANDA suits

Recent US court decisions have had a seismic impact on venue selection in Hatch-Waxman cases. Faegre Drinker’s Alison Baldwin, Eric Friedman and Susan Sharko argue that this can be a favourable development for rights holders and a useful tool for cases in this area of the law

11 May 2022

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