Region: North America

Though rare nationwide, IPR stay motions have better success in some US states than others

A Docket Navigator analysis of motions to stay litigation pending an inter partes review shows that top US patent judges rarely pause cases until an IPR is instituted – unless you’re in California

28 February 2022

How manufacturing patents are shaping US biologics strategies

Study reveals the significance of manufacturing IP rights in BPCIA litigation

25 February 2022

Chinese industry group lays out SEP policy priorities

Patent Protection Association of China tells US government that licensors should have to provide more detailed information about their patent portfolios in the course of FRAND talks

25 February 2022

Ten years of International IP Index paints optimistic picture of steadily growing patent protections

Annual US Chamber of Commerce report shows that IP rights have expanded globally over time – and US remains strong despite eligibility and PTAB uncertainties

24 February 2022

Trade secret developments that chief IP officers need to know about as they grapple with ‘Great Resignation’

With surveys showing one in four employees plan to quit in 2022, and remote work continuing, litigation and legislative trends may lead to a trade secret enforcement re-think

24 February 2022

California pay-for-delay ruling creates new pharma patent settlement headaches

Dispute resolution teams will want to steer clear of the sunshine state following a recent federal court decision

24 February 2022

Patent transactions in Q4 2021

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Numbers were up from 1,587 to 1,654 between 2020 and 2021, with the biggest Q4 deal involving IBM and the Open Invention Network

23 February 2022

To sell or to license: how to choose the right strategy to commercialise technology rights

There are a number of issues to consider when transferring rights in a technology to another entity. Whether a company opts to sell or license, awareness of the local rules in which the transfer will take place is vital

23 February 2022

Samsung slams “betrayal of trust” by former IP head

Korean company files trade secret and conspiracy counterclaims against Seungho Ahn, another former in-house counsel and the NPE with which they are asserting patents against their ex-employer

22 February 2022

Rovi’s IPR success in Comcast patent war gave it top PTAB ranking

Docket Navigator shows that petitions against the company were instituted just 42% of the time, making it the rights holder whose assets are the most difficult to challenge

21 February 2022

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