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Developments at the EPO on patenting AI-assisted inventions require close scrutiny

A recent decision handed down by the Boards of Appeal may mean greater patenting opportunities for innovators using AI to help create their inventions

30 July 2022

Tillis to introduce 101 reform legislation within weeks

“If we don’t fix this mess, and fix it soon, America isn’t going to be the global leader in innovation across multiple industries,” says senator in exclusive IAM interview

28 July 2022

Teva’s skinny label SCOTUS petition is a must-watch for generics

The move is the company’s final resort as it seeks to overturn a $235 million damages decision that has major IP implications for the entire pharmaceutical industry

28 July 2022

Vidal opens up on PTAB reform, 101 and SEPs in conference dialogue with Iancu

Speaking at an event in Washington DC, the USPTO Director expanded on challenges facing the agency, and how they may be addressed

27 July 2022

WIPO-USPTO SEP arbitration agreement sparks market scepticism

Moves to encourage parties away from the courts and towards ADR are welcome, say observers, but a lot more is needed for it to happen

27 July 2022

USPTO proposals in danger of damaging US innovation system, warns Novartis IP policy chief

Corey Salsberg fears current batch of patent reform suggestions are being driven by a false narrative

25 July 2022

UK government blocks IP deal with Chinese company using radical new powers

Recently implemented legislation gives the British government the ability to intervene in IP transactions

22 July 2022

We may survive the PTAB but many other small disruptors will not, says Centripetal COO

In an exclusive interview, Jonathan Rogers describes the security company’s experiences of enforcing its patents and explains how he believes Big Tech is colluding to abuse the IPR process

21 July 2022

New patent agencies boom in China, but market irregularities follow

A simplification of the business approval process has created a boom in firm numbers. However, the government is also having to crack down on rogue entities

21 July 2022

The US leaves it to Europe to build the global framework for SEPs

With no concrete American policy, the door is now open for the European Union to decide the future of FRAND licensing

20 July 2022

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