Region: North America

Florida and Pennsylvania courts seeing rise in design patent enforcement amid counterfeiting crisis

Trend propelled the Southern District of Florida and Western District of Pennsylvania onto Docket Navigator’s 2021 list of busiest US courts for patent defendants

07 March 2022

Platform technology owners demand a chunk of Moderna’s covid-19 revenues

Arbutus Biopharma and Genevant Sciences have filed suit against the vaccine innovator

07 March 2022

IP profession sorely needs targeted recruitment programmes to overcome ‘motherhood penalty’

Working mothers have left the workforce in droves during the pandemic, which is sure to cause a detrimental impact on an IP profession that already has a huge gender imbalance

05 March 2022

How NDAs between potential business partners can be used to prohibit or permit IPR petitions

Chief IP counsel must know how to use recent Federal Circuit precedent to draft non-disclosure agreements that either allow or block future IPRs based on their business needs

04 March 2022

Only a few delegate places remaining for IPBC Europe in London later this month

Planning for IPBC Global, taking place in Chicago in June, is also now well underway

04 March 2022

CAFC correction on IPR estoppel limits original ruling, but patent owners still win

The Federal circuit corrected language in its Caltech decision to clarify that IPR estoppel applies on a claim-by-claim basis, consistent with the America Invents Act

03 March 2022

US brokered patent market worth $166 million in 2021, new report finds

Survey of deals forms part of wider IAM Q1 2022 Special Report on patent transactions now available to subscribers

03 March 2022

Broad Institute’s big US CRISPR patent win does little to clear path for Cas9 licensees

As the US and European gene-editing IP landscapes drift further apart, therapeutics companies face difficult freedom-to-operate quandaries

03 March 2022

Meta sees results from focus on diversity in patenting and innovation

As Women’s History Month unfolds in the US, the company is acting to re-engineer the status quo by changing the balance among its attorneys and inventors

02 March 2022

Fifth Circuit boosts Avanci and SEP holders in finding Continental has no right to connected car licence

The auto supplier will see key lawsuit dismissed while the appellate decision might put to rest so-called ‘license-to-all’ claims in the US

02 March 2022

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