Region: North America

Prospect of European SEP regulation looms large in US policy debate

During a recent Washington DC event, SEP holders and standards implementers clashed about the European Commission’s draft proposal – and how the US should respond

29 September 2023

Meet this year’s IP Hall of Fame inductees - Brian Hinman

The winner of the 2023 Q. Todd Dickinson Award for outstanding contributions to IP as a business asset, Brian Hinman is one of the world’s most distinguished patent licensing professionals

28 September 2023

Innovator-implementer divide revealed to US policymakers considering IP, standards strategy

Standards contributors stressed their heavy reliance on licensing income while product manufacturers expressed frustration at the difficulty of calculating total SEP licensing costs

28 September 2023

Does the impact of Markman orders vary by technology complexity?

Some patent litigators observe that patent disputes involving less complicated technologies tend to settle faster after claim construction. What does Docket Navigator data say?

27 September 2023

Meet this year’s IP Hall of Fame inductees - Margaret ‘Meg’ Boulware

The trailblazer was the first ever woman President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the first woman Chair of the IP Law Section for the Texas State Bar

27 September 2023

Meet this year’s IP Hall of Fame inductees - Dale Cendali

Our second entrant to the canon this year is an accomplished copyright litigator who has represented a slew of famous clients in high-profile cases, including 20th Century Fox and Victoria’s Secret at the US Supreme Court

26 September 2023

New pair of Federal Circuit precedents add wiggle room for PTAB petitioners

The Axionics and Rembrandt rulings clarify that PTAB petitioners are not limited to their petitions’ arguments; they can adapt arguments to address patent owners’ post-institution claim constructions

26 September 2023

Vidal director review ruling clarifies evaluation process of 325(d) discretionary denials

IP professionals need to know the Keysight Technologies ruling when facing IPRs connected to challenges and prior art the Patent Office already considered

22 September 2023

In the ‘battle of the experts’ of IP litigation, who gets the sword?

New research study on the exclusion of IP damages experts’ opinions, which reveals trends by US district court, IP case type and damages calculation method, could help chief IP officers better control litigation spend

20 September 2023

Three things to know about the US government’s new strategy for standards development

Here’s the critical background to know as innovators today participate in a USPTO listening session about the intersection between standards development and IP

20 September 2023

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