Region: North America

Wider implications for patent owners if Apple wins appeal of $308.5 million ‘submarine’ verdict

If Personalized Media Communications loses its quest to restore the verdict, and the Federal Circuit issues precedent on the prosecution laches defence, it could impact certain rights holders who have used serial prosecution or continuation practices

23 March 2022

JPO presses case for grace period harmony as trade deals bring issue to the fore

The grace period gap between major jurisdictions has recently been thrust into the spotlight. The JPO is one stakeholder pushing for major players to seize momentum and work towards harmonisation

23 March 2022

IP transactions in life sciences: data transfer, sharing and exclusivity in China and Canada

It is imperative that life sciences professionals take account of issues surrounding data handling and technology transfer, in order to effectively maintain and enforce their IP rights

23 March 2022

Cisco’s appeal of $2.75b award raises important questions on direct infringement and apportionment

The IP industry is watching two major patent law issues in Centripetal Networks’ defence of Cisco’s appeal at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

22 March 2022

Coolpad files Chinese FRAND litigation against Pantech

Battle of two once-notable smartphone brands emerges in Shenzhen, with one pivoting to patent licensing and another seeking to stage a commercial comeback

22 March 2022

Apple, Ericsson agree on former Eastern Texas federal judge to mediate their DJ actions

Docket Navigator data shows that David Folsom handled 431 patent cases in his last five years as a US District Judge, and now the Jackson Walker partner mostly represents defendants

21 March 2022

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

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