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US legislators call for screws to be tightened on pharma patent strategies

New report issued by Democrats in the House of Representatives indicates a change of tack in approaching potential reforms may be on the cards

17 December 2021

Why it’s time to forget the idea of “good” and “bad” patent examiners

But using individual and technology unit allowance rates as the springboard for a prosecution strategy will reap dividends

17 December 2021

CJEU to tackle SPC uncertainties over combination products

Finnish court makes new referral for the justices on the Luxembourg-based tribunal to consider

16 December 2021

Google and Samsung top the list of applicants for AI-related patents at the EPO

Co-published – In-depth analysis of the data undertaken by Frances Wilding of Haseltine Lake Kempner, shows that applications and grants are on the rise, and that inventions cover a wide range of technologies

16 December 2021

How client demands have changed for IP practices over the last 10 years

Transformations in the wider IP value creation sphere have spurred higher expectations than ever for outside counsel

16 December 2021

IP a major concern in transition to green energy, say sector leaders

Survey finds that investors and in-house counsel are more likely to see risks on the horizon than C-suite executives

15 December 2021

USPTO director nominee Vidal hints at support for some Iancu reforms

In written responses to US senator questions, the Biden Administration’s pick to head the agency gave further detail on how she views changes introduced by the last postholder and addressed the importance of standards

15 December 2021

The EU's Unified Patent Court is set to open in 2022 -  this is what you need to know

Recent developments mean that the long-awaited body is on course to open for business some time next year, while it should also be possible to apply for unitary patents. However, there are still some hurdles to get over before lift-off

15 December 2021

Generics win battle in war against tough Californian patent settlement rules

A preliminary injunction has been issued against the state’s strict reverse payment law, but antitrust considerations are here to stay in IP litigation settlements

14 December 2021

Key US FRAND/SEP consultation deadline extended, but concerns remain

After pushback from a leading lawmaker the deadline has been moved from 5 January to 5 February, though input from the USPTO still seems to be lacking

14 December 2021

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