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BREAKING: UPC opening date delayed by two months

Sunrise period will now begin in March, with court set to launch in June

05 December 2022

The UPC must take action to clear up its CMS access mess

Saturday Opinion: Difficulties gaining case management system access are throwing the court’s start date into question

03 December 2022

The way Kathi Vidal is using director review makes a lot of sense, says former top PTAB judge

The board is transparent, efficient… and frustrating for patent owners, says Scott Weidenfeller in an exclusive interview

25 November 2022

What success for the UPC will look like

Europe’s new unitary system could be a global gamechanger but there are some key developments to look for when deciding whether it has actually become one

24 November 2022

EPO cements ‘new normal’ with permanent move to videoconferencing

Examination and opposition proceedings will continue to be held online, though the future of appeal hearings is less certain

23 November 2022

IP office hits pause to evaluate pilot programme to boost examiner expertise

Designed to help patent examiners grasp complex technical concepts, the one-year trial period for the Industry Collaborative Patent Interview pilot programme has come to an end. TIPO is now considering the first year and whether to continue with the initiative.

23 November 2022

Chinese patent activity continues to boom but change looks inevitable

China leapfrogged the US in 2021 to become the jurisdiction with largest number of patents in force

22 November 2022

Renewed US Congress should seize chance to make IP policy impact

Saturday Opinion: A decade after the AIA entered into force the IP community is calling for – and may well see – substantial change

19 November 2022

Top US patent judge speaks up about random case assignments

Alan Albright tells IAM’s Patent Policy and Litigation USA 2022 event he is ‘hopeful’ litigants will not be dramatically impacted

18 November 2022

US Federal Trade Commission set to tighten screws on patent strategies

New policy statement likely to target pay-for-delay deals and sham litigation

18 November 2022

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