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IPBC Global 2022 approaches sell-out territory

The world’s pre-eminent event focusing on IP value creation takes place in Chicago from 12 to 14 June with over 500 senior delegates set to attend

19 May 2022

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

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

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

Legal confusion on essentially derived varieties must be cleared up for the sake of innovation

As gene editing techniques come to the fore in the UK and elsewhere, Joel Smith of Hogan Lovells argues that industry needs clarity on the breeder's exception to plant variety rights

12 May 2022

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

What the CJEU’s landmark injunction decision means for German patent litigation

The EU court’s ruling may drive more lawsuits to Munich

03 May 2022

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