Region: North America

As “Great Resignation” continues, ITC deserves a closer look from trade secret owners

The fast pace and compressed nature of Section 337 investigations make them a powerful enforcement tool in cases of trade secret misappropriation, argue L Andrew Tseng and Ryan Lewis of Troutman Pepper

19 March 2022

What a unified US Intellectual Property Office could mean for policy and practice

Tillis staffer says proposal could address national IP policymaking that sometimes seems “disjointed”, but open questions include where the new agency would sit and how it would fund itself

18 March 2022

Korean university says litigation funder has blocked payout from 2020 Samsung patent licence

KAIST, which scored FinFET semiconductor patent deals with Samsung and Apple, has sued its own licensing affiliate and a litigation financier, alleging they breached a revenue-sharing agreement

17 March 2022

Consequences in US anti-suit injunction bill not as strong as courts’ own remedies

The Senate's "Defending American Courts Act" aimed at curbing use of Chinese anti-suit injunctions in FRAND cases may not have much effect on litigants’ incentives

16 March 2022

Breakthrough in TRIPS covid waiver negotiations – here’s what you need to know

There are reports of a compromise deal agreeed by the US, EU, India and South Africa, but no official confirmation

16 March 2022

Ocado IP head hails key ITC win as global patent battle against AutoStore moves to the UK

“We are going in on a high – with a positive feeling,” says Lucy Wojcik on the eve of the London face-off with its online grocery rival

15 March 2022

Final Humira settlement proves effectiveness of AbbVie patent strategy

Alvotech’s AVT02 will not enter the US market until July 2023

15 March 2022

Unified Patents' IPR filings shrink, but case outcomes show impact on NPEs

Unified Patents struggles more than others to get IPRs instituted, Docket Navigator data reveals, but when it does, the firm has the third-highest win rate among the top 10 PTAB petitioners

14 March 2022

Judge Kathleen O’Malley reveals inner thoughts on 101, PTAB reforms, patent injunctions and more

“I believe that there's a lot wrong with our IP system” Judge O’Malley tells IAM in an exclusive interview as she steps down from the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after 12 years to re-enter private practice and contribute to policy discussions

11 March 2022

IPR filer denies VLSI’s allegation of ‘fraud’ in settlement discussion email

OpenSky’s attorney says it built its offer from VLSI’s own settlement proposal and claims that publishing the correspondence in PTAB docket violated a confidentiality agreement

10 March 2022

Get unlimited access to all IAM content