Region: Ireland

Ireland Patent Firm of the Year: Whitney Moore

Featured in The Global IP Awards: Key Insights from IP Leaders 2020

30 March 2020

Irish NPE doubles down on US litigation campaign and continues to add patents

Recent transfer of more than 50 assets from Microchip Technology suggests there might be more litigation on the way from Neodrón

17 February 2020

Irish Supreme Court decision opens door to interlocutory injunctions

The more flexible test looks set to end the run of adverse decisions that have affected rights holders in one of Europe’s key life sciences hubs

03 September 2019

New written description rule set out by Federal Circuit in precedential Contrave judgment

Appellate court’s decision to uphold patent on weight loss treatment seems to create more flexible requirements.

21 August 2019

AbbVie’s Allergan play designed to mitigate Humira patent cliff

The $63 billion purchase is designed to mitigate the effects of losing the exclusive rights to the world’s best selling drug

02 July 2019

Seiko Epson assigned nearly 2,000 patents to NPE Longitude Licensing

The electronics company's largest ever divestment nets Ireland-based chip IP licensor a second major Japanese portfolio.

30 July 2018

Microsoft in $136.5 million write down of investment in Intellectual Ventures' third patent fund

Last week details emerged of a corporate filing made by a Microsoft subsidiary with information about a write off that the software giant made in relation to its investment in Intellectual Venture’s Invention Investment Fund III. According to the…

08 May 2018

Europe’s multi-billion dollar tax ruling against Apple throws treatment of IP assets into spotlight

The announcement today by the European Commission that Ireland must claw back €13 billion in tax revenues from Apple looks set to escalate the back and forth on the tax practices of major multinationals who use their economic leverage to benefit…

30 August 2016

Global IP licensing and royalty fee numbers reveal the world's maker and taker economies

The latest edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) was launched in London this week, offering a unique take on which global economies are ahead in ‘innovation-driven growth’. Put together by WIPO, INSEAD and Cornell University, the 400-page…

19 September 2015

Bass/Spangenberg file new pharma IPR re-exams

Hedge fund investor Kyle Bass and former IPNav CEO Erich Spangenberg have filed inter partes reviews against patents owned by Shire Pharmaceuticals and NPS Pharmaceuticals. The Irish headquartered Shire recently bought NPS in a $5.2bn deal. Its…

02 April 2015

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