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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

Japan passes sweeping economic security law including patent secrecy system

Major companies must now figure out how to maintain compliance with the new measures in IP and other areas

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

Canny patentee leverages pre-suit mediation procedure to settle design infringement

A pre-litigation mediation procedure proved pivotal to bringing a civil lawsuit to a swift resolution, following field investigation and on-site notarisation to secure evidence of infringement.

11 May 2022

Economic implications of the UPC for Scandinavia and beyond

While the broader implications of the introduction of a single European court tasked with handling patent matters are not yet clear, a look at the bigger picture suggests that demand for patent litigation looks set to increase.

11 May 2022

WiLAN patent portfolio will demand attention if a sale is pursued

As Quarterhill’s strategic review considers the potential sale of Canadian patent licensing business WiLAN, a PatSnap portfolio analysis shows plenty of value for any future buyer

10 May 2022

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