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Japan Patent Office updates SEP licensing negotiation handbook

Comments sought on draft changes to resource, which come just weeks after parent ministry METI issued FRAND guidelines of its own

11 May 2022

Indian patenting milestone should prompt IP policy re-think

Domestic filings outnumbered foreign ones for the first time in 11 years last quarter, in the latest indication that India’s companies are coming to the patent party

07 May 2022

WTO to push for greater covid-19 compulsory licensing flexibilities

Compromise agreed by the US, India, the EU and South Africa leaves trade secrets alone but approves measures that would make it faster and easier to bypass vaccine patents

05 May 2022

Vidal confirmation calms market outlook on Biden patent policy

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After getting a chance to hear from the US president’s pick to lead the USPTO, respondents to IAM’s insight panel swung from negative to neutral

02 May 2022

Pharma, not high-tech, concerns now dominate US patent politics

The first pronouncements from new USPTO Director Kathi Vidal are the latest indication that the centre of gravity in IP debate and policy-making has shifted significantly

30 April 2022

Delaware Judge’s litigation finance disclosure may harm plaintiffs, lead to defence settlements

Patent litigators who represent plaintiffs and defendants agree the new standing order favours the defence, but one litigation financier predicts well-financed patentees backed by reputable lenders will get the upper hand

29 April 2022

How Seagate is working to advance diversity and inclusion in patenting

Nikki Price Shaffer and Bob Pechman share insights on how the computer storage company is using data to understand and address the patent inclusion gap

29 April 2022

Google issues patent policy manifesto as industry gears up for reform debate

Company’s general counsel suggests USPTO fees for the largest filers, like the search giant itself, should be raised

29 April 2022

Vidal suggests tougher scrutiny for pharma patents is in the works

In some of her first public remarks, USPTO director hints at concrete actions the agency could soon take to address perceived patent abuses in life sciences

28 April 2022

How revised EPO guidelines affect treatment of AI inventions

Co-published – Although changes will make it tougher to secure patent protection, there are still ways through

27 April 2022

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