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Tillis’s 101 reform bill wins plaudits despite flaws

The Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2022 effectively overturns Supreme Court precedent and provides greater clarity on eligibility but some believe it may require further work

03 August 2022

The contribution patents make to enterprise value

No commonly used valuation methods are much help at putting a number on an entire portfolio unless there is a specific transaction on the horizon. Cipher’s Nigel Swycher and Steve Harris suggest an original methodology to fill this gap

03 August 2022

Xifaxan patent loss causes Bausch shares to tumble

The invalidation of US rights underpinning the anti-intestinal-infection drug has shaken confidence in the company’s future

03 August 2022

Experts react to USPTO planned revision of section 101 guidance

While most observers welcome a revisit, many believe that only the Supreme Court or Congress can deliver significant levels of certainty on eligibility

02 August 2022

Brexit was my toughest challenge, says outgoing UK IP Office head

In an exclusive interview, Tim Moss talks through the five years he spent leading the agency and provides an update on its current study of SEP/FRAND policy issues

02 August 2022

Chinese invention patent grants up 16% in the first half of 2022

Domestic entities lead the charge, with authorities also keen to encourage further international filings

02 August 2022

WDTX judges on new random assignment list lack patent experience

Filing in Waco now seems a real gamble, as a deep dive on Docket Navigator reveals that most of Alan Albright’s colleagues have handled a relatively low number of cases

01 August 2022

Major Avanci hire signals serious push into new licensing areas

Marianne Frydenlund joins the firm from Nordic Semicondustor with a brief to develop solutions for IoT-related sectors beyond auto

01 August 2022

IP tax strategies come under fire from US senators

Legislators put pharma companies under the microscope and blame a law signed by President Trump in 2017 for patent-based payment mitigation

01 August 2022

Major WDTX change side-lines Albright; 101 legislation imminent; Seven-year Qualcomm and Samsung patent deal; ResMed’s IP secrets; Diversity at Meta; 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

31 July 2022

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