Region: North America

Stop blaming China for everything and start looking closer to home

Saturday Opinion: Chinese IP theft is an undoubted problem - and one that needs to be tackled head on - but poor, disjointed decision-making in the US and Europe has also created space for the country’s tech titans to move into

21 May 2022

AI IP professionals utilising holistic protection strategy as patents remain hard to get

During the two-day IAM Connect AI IP event this week, in-house IP heads from AI companies and AI-focused attorneys revealed their methods of protecting AI assets

20 May 2022

FTC chair weighs in against ITC exclusion order for SEP holder

Chair Lina Khan and Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter tell ITC that exclusion orders should not be issued to SEP owners if there is parallel FRAND litigation in district courts

20 May 2022

Samsung sues MPEG LA, saying patent pool operator cut its royalty payouts after it left HEVC programme

Lawsuit accuses licensing administrator of punitive change to contract and follows previous German patent litigation between the two companies

19 May 2022

IPBC Global 2022 approaches sell-out territory

The world’s pre-eminent event focusing on IP value creation takes place in Chicago from 12 to 14 June with over 500 senior delegates set to attend

19 May 2022

Litigation funders like trade secrets cases and recent $2 billion verdict is one more reason why

If historical trends repeat, then Appian’s nuclear verdict against rival Pegasystems could lead litigation financiers to seek out more chances to fund trade secrets cases

18 May 2022

Five tips for CIPOs getting outside legal opinions on patent threats in the wake of the CAFC’s Roche ruling

Scott Daniels of Xsensus advises chief IP officers on how to make use of the Roche precedent, which grants a defence to induced infringement allegations based on non-infringement or invalidity opinions, but with caveats

17 May 2022

Moderna says US government on the hook to pay any royalties due to mRNA patent owners

The company claims any infringing uses of its vaccine are insulated from liability under compulsory licensing law

17 May 2022

Samsung’s “retaliatory” trade secret accusations against former IP chief reveal weak patent defence, court filing says

Seungho Ahn and another ex-Samsung lawyer, who are advising an NPE campaign against their former employer, say any dispute over trade secrets belongs in a Korean court, not a Texan one

17 May 2022

Five years ago, TC Heartland transformed the US patent litigation landscape

As the US patent venue precedent turns five, it’s clear the Eastern District of Texas lost top patent venue crown, and Delaware might not be the court to claim it due to upstart Western District of Texas

16 May 2022

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