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Nokia/Oppo dispute to provide interesting test of new German injunction rules

The Chinese handset maker is seeking to shut down the Finnish company’s base stations

05 September 2022

Moderna is likely regretting its covid-19 patent pledge

The company’s October 2020 non-enforcement promise may be a roadblock for its legal action against Pfizer/BioNTech

03 September 2022

The dangers of patent counting to assess technology leadership

Former USPTO Director Andrei Iancu warns that the US is facing “a new Sputnik moment”, but he and others at an online event caution against reading too much into raw numbers

01 September 2022

Allergan scores victory in trailblazing US patent fraud whistle-blower suit

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal puts the breaks on whistleblower’s attempts to show deception in company’s dealings with the USPTO

01 September 2022

How the UPC will change the global patent litigation landscape

This time next year, the new EU system is almost certain to be up and running. For rights holders and potential defendants, it will mean rethinking long-established strategic choices and preparing for a new set of major challenges. Gwilym Roberts, David Rose and Suzanne Harrison explain why 'game changing' may not be too hyperbolic a way to describe what is approaching

31 August 2022

Why the new CHIPS + Science Act matters for IP

Although many provisions were stripped out of the final version of the legislation, it still contains important tech transfer-related elements, while the huge sums for R&D it envisages are almost certain to spawn more patents

30 August 2022

Case against FDA may shed light on long-running Orange Book uncertainty

Doubts over whether REMS patents can be listed could be clarified in a case brought by Avadel CNS Pharmaceuticals in Washington DC

30 August 2022

IPR estoppel has teeth in 2022

The Federal Circuit’s recent decisions represent the pendulum swinging to favour patent owners

25 August 2022

Top university IP head voices concerns about new UK foreign investment law

Imperial College tech transfer chief Vjera Magdalenic-Moussavi says the recent legislation puts dealmaking in danger

23 August 2022

The five challenges that will define the Campinos legacy at the EPO

The Portuguese president of the agency was recently appointed to a second term and now has until the end of June 2028 to leave an indelible mark on Europe’s patent story

18 August 2022

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