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Significant rulings emerge in Federal Circuit Judge Pauline Newman disability proceeding

Most claims were dismissed but Judge Newman’s lawsuit will proceed on three facial constitutionality challenges to the judicial conduct and disability act

13 February 2024

OpenSky sanctions reignite debate over PTAB reform

Attorneys say Intel reaping the benefits, while VLSI is left to pick up the pieces, sends mixed message about integrity of IPR process

08 February 2024

Successful Novartis appeal provides critical clarification on India’s pre-grant opposition process

A Delhi High Court decision has highlighted that the pre-grant process can be abused by parties attempting to derail applications. The division bench has clearly distinguished between the examination and opposition processes, which should streamline the handling of pre-grant oppositions while safeguarding the interests of both sides.

07 February 2024

Turkish court hands down precedential decision on partial preliminary injunctions in pharma dispute

Ruling on the condition of plausible proof, the Ankara IP Court has clarified that an injunction can be granted in a way that prevents damages for both parties. This is especially crucial for cases in which the infringing product is put on the market without waiting for an expert report.

07 February 2024

European Parliament to vote on shock proposal to ban CRISPR-developed plant patents

Patenting prohibition would have significant consequences for agri-tech innovators – and not just in the EU

06 February 2024

German carmakers propose Licensing Negotiation Group, stirring up antitrust discussions

The Bundeskartellamt is seeking market feedback on competition concerns brought about by market competitors coming together to bargain on prices

01 February 2024

NatWest’s IP-backed finance initiative to boost innovative companies

Scheme to target IP-rich SMEs and UKIPO’s IP finance focus signal good fortunes for IP owners in the UK

30 January 2024

Fewer ITC cases in 2023, but more headlines due to Apple Watch saga

More than half the complaints involved Chinese companies, suggesting corporations are concerned with the “world’s factory”

29 January 2024

‘Fathers of MP3’ call for EU to abandon proposed SEP regulation

IAM talks exclusively to two of the top European scientists speaking out against the “harmful” new licensing framework

29 January 2024

Get ready for IPBC Global 2024: agenda now online

This year, we are welcoming USPTO Director Kathi Vidal to the world’s foremost gathering of senior thought leaders and decision makers operating in the global IP market

27 January 2024

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