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Supreme People’s Court narrows the scope and jurisdiction of its IP Court amid workload concerns

The Supreme People’s Court’s IP Court, which was created in 2018, was so successful that it swiftly become inundated with appeals. The newly amended provisions will affect certain appeals related to civil and administrative litigation for utility models, trade secrets and software and address the abuse of litigation rights.

15 November 2023

The US patent system is weakened. New Congressional legislation could fix it

Saturday opinion: Retired Judge Paul Michel of the Federal Circuit argues that all innovator lobby groups should support pending reform bills to the PTAB and patent eligibility

11 November 2023

Auto IP disruption: highlights from IAM’s Munich event

The SEP regulation, depth of expertise and trade secrets were all discussed at this year’s Auto IP Europe

10 November 2023

America Invents Act co-author bemoans PTAB harassment of patent owners

Former Representative Lamar Smith supports reforms in PREVAIL Act at Senate hearing over the bill, but other witnesses feel PTAB judges do a good job

09 November 2023

Coons’ US patent injunction plan is a long shot, but other options may be available

The Delaware senator is said to be contemplating legislation designed to undo the four-part eBay v MercExchange test. However, its route to the statute books appears tough. A case in his home state, though, may offer a partial way forward

09 November 2023

Delhi High Court  clears up legislative ambiguity on divisional applications

The division bench’s opinion in Syngenta clarifies the language of Section 16(1) of the Patents Act and offers much-needed clarity when it comes to examining and prosecuting divisional applications at the Indian Patent Office.

08 November 2023

Permanent injunctions by US courts in the post-eBay era

As reform advocates push for legislation to restore injunctive relief to patent cases, Docket Navigator data shows the rare cases that can still win injunctions under the challenging eBay test

06 November 2023

US senator searching for patent injunction bill co-sponsor to kill eBay precedent

IAM understands that Chris Coons plans to file legislation to create a presumption that a winning patent holder should get a permanent injunction

03 November 2023

EUIPO executive director maintains office has capacity to implement SEP regulation

João Negrão says the organisation is awaiting further development of the patent proposal before commencing substantive work

01 November 2023

INTA’s chief policy officer opens up about new trade secrets committee

Heather Steinmeyer discusses IP convergence, long-term goals and the changing role of in-house IP professionals

31 October 2023

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