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USPTO director takes greater control of agency’s post-grant proceedings

Kathi Vidal’s recent director review rulings of PTAB institution decisions – following new agency guidelines – shows that her aggressive approach to review is intensifying

30 August 2023

India: the pharmacy of the world and its patent landscape

Featured in The Guide to Life Sciences: Key issues for senior life sciences executives 2023

Launching products in the Indian market requires comprehensive strategies to navigate the complex legal and regulatory landscape. One cannot extend the term of patent protection using supplementary protection certificates or patent term adjustments, so it is crucial to take proactive measures to secure a longer enforceable protection period.

25 August 2023

On the cusp of change: patent landscape overhaul is good news for healthcare innovation in Brazil

Featured in The Guide to Life Sciences: Key issues for senior life sciences executives 2023

The reduction of the patent term for pharmaceuticals resulted in uncertainty for stakeholders in Brazil. However, new legislation designed to modernise the country’s patent system and foster the innovation ecosystem are paving the way to Brazil becoming an increasingly attractive jurisdiction.

25 August 2023

South Korea: Recent Legislative Reforms and Judicial Efforts Expected to Improve Patent Enforcement Environment

Featured in The Patent Litigation Review 2024

The Korean government is committed to making the country global hub for litigation, with an increased focus on the courts and two critical legislative reforms on discovery and increased damages.

25 August 2023

China: Value of Damages Awards Rockets Since Fourth Amendment to China’s Patent Law

Featured in The Patent Litigation Review 2024

Since punitive damages were officially introduced into China’s patent infringement system, the amount of the awards being granted has dramatically increased. Although the value is not as high as those in the United States, this changing attitude is sparking optimism among attorneys for a bright future of stronger IP protection.

25 August 2023

Legislative reforms to overhaul ‘unfavourable’ patent landscape – for better or worse

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2022/2023

Both the PREVAIL Act and Patent Eligibility Restoration Act seek to enhance participation in the patent system. However, expanded eligibility and a weaker PTAB will undoubtably raise concerns from both SEP holders and implementers, and it remains to be seen whether these approaches will ultimately benefit or harm the larger market.

24 August 2023

Legislative reforms to overhaul ‘unfavourable’ patent landscape – for better or worse

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2023/2024

Both the PREVAIL Act and Patent Eligibility Restoration Act seek to enhance participation in the patent system. However, expanded eligibility and a weaker PTAB will undoubtably raise concerns from both SEP holders and implementers, and it remains to be seen whether these approaches will ultimately benefit or harm the larger market.

24 August 2023

KIPO commissioner on patent policy priorities and becoming a ‘top 3’ IP nation

IAM speaks with Dr Lee Insil – the first office head from a private sector background – about her vision, AI patent examination and encouraging strategic technologies

23 August 2023

Judge Newman’s injunction request to proceed in US district court as she fights removal from cases

The court set a briefing schedule for Newman’s request for a preliminary injunction to restore her case assignments, but in the Federal Circuit’s disciplinary proceeding, judges are considering suspending her for a year

22 August 2023

European Parliament makes crucial appointment to handle controversial SEP proposals

Marion Walsmann, already a vocal supporter of the new regulation, has been assigned as the policy’s rapporteur

15 August 2023

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