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Kathi Vidal reforms discretionary denial procedures at PTAB

USPTO Director's spin on Fintiv pledges institution in three defined areas, including when there are compelling unpatentability arguments or where there's a parallel ITC case

22 June 2022

Why IP valuation in Asia has yet to take off

Although various government-led programmes have emerged over the years to encourage activity in the field, writes Joyce Ng, professionals reveal that a lack of transaction data and an absence of corporate buy-in is preventing it from going mainstream

22 June 2022

Nokia wins German injunction in first decision of Oppo patent war

Decision by Mannheim court is an important win for the Finnish company but may not prove decisive in the pair’s global licensing dispute

22 June 2022

Open-source assertions against banks doubled in 2021, new research finds

OIN and LOT Network see increased interest from the sector as financial institutions become an increasingly attractive target for PAEs

21 June 2022

Ericsson goes on patent attack against Apple in the UK

Action launched at the start of June in the High Court, though it is not yet known whether SEPs are involved

21 June 2022

EPO study shows no grace period has low impact, but US entities most affected

Findings indicate that reform to the current regime are unlikely, although European universities may see benefits if changes were made

21 June 2022

The numbers show exactly how Alice has rewritten the US patent litigation playbook

Docket Navigator data reveals defendants filing a skyrocketing number of Section 101 challenges since the 2014 decision and succeeding, much of the time, very early in cases

20 June 2022

There’s a lot more to GE Licensing than patents, says outfit’s head

GE’s Licensing group participates in traditional patent licensing while also exploring new models like equity management

20 June 2022

French appeal court SPC decision is good news for biologics innovators

Following a string of adverse rulings against inventors, Paris Court of Appeal overturns patent office rejection of supplementary protection certificate on Article 3(a) grounds

20 June 2022

Huawei’s innovative IoT SEP deal; Corporates seek patent cash; Covid IP waiver done; Fish & Richardson tops US grants table; All the IPBC Global news; plus much more

Get ready for the new working week with a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform over the past seven days

19 June 2022

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