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Government initiatives spark Indian Patent Office overhaul

The Indian government’s constant focus on strengthening the country’s IP ecosystem has brought about major improvements in the way that patents are filed, prosecuted and enforced – but more still needs to be done.

09 November 2022

Moderna attempt to deflect covid infringement suits to US government takes a setback

District Court in Delaware rebuffs company’s attempt to deny liability in the latest development of the increasingly complex mRNA patent wars

08 November 2022

Farewell, Fintiv discretionary denials

Docket Navigator data shows the drastic impact that USPTO Director Kathi Vidal’s new discretionary denial policies have had at the PTAB

07 November 2022

SCOTUS to review Patent Act enablement standard for first time in more than 70 years

Surprise decision to hear Amgen’s appeal follows Solicitor General advice not to grant certiorari

07 November 2022

Flip-flopping USPTO rules are a problem and here’s the solution

Saturday Opinion: The agency must better utilise the formal notice-and-comment process – rather than precedential rulings – to shape PTAB regulations

05 November 2022

France Brevets’ public sector links hindered monetisation efforts, says CEO

As the sovereign patent fund closes down, CEO Didier Patry shares his thoughts with IAM readers on the organisation’s work over the past decade

03 November 2022

WIPO patent chief on SEPs, patent quality and the future

Deputy Director General Lisa Jorgenson speaks to IAM about SEPs, patent quality and eligibility, and her five-year outlook

02 November 2022

Court overturns interim injunction in telecom patent prior art dispute

A Delhi court has vacated an interim ex parte injunction and asserted that the use of the same language is unnecessary in prior art for it to defeat novelty or to show a lack of inventive step.

02 November 2022

IP enforcement through China Customs

Featured in China: Managing the IP Lifecycle 2023

Customs has taken special action in recent years to strengthen the protection of IP rights, focusing on targeted protection in certain industries, transportation channels and circulation links.

02 November 2022

Reward and remuneration for service inventions

Featured in China: Managing the IP Lifecycle 2023

Reward has nothing to do with whether the invention-creation has been exploited and the economic benefit obtained therefrom; the employee-­inventor has the right to request a reward once the patent right is granted. In contrast, remuneration is related to the exploitation of and the economic benefit derived from the invention-creation. For service inventions, the inventor shall neither be denied a reward because they have been remunerated, nor shall they be denied remuneration because they have been rewarded.

02 November 2022

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