Region: North America

RegenxBio/Sarepta dispute highlights strategic challenges for gene therapy developers

Narrow safe harbor immunity and platform technology patents are creating both pitfalls and opportunities

08 September 2023

JS Held expands Ocean Tomo IP practice with new acquisition

The global scientific and engineering consultancy has bought TechPats, a patent-focused technical expert firm, at a time when an uncertain economy and declining number of M&As has led some companies to issue layoff notices to IP staff

07 September 2023

There is so much more to IP value than monetisation

A recent IAM article that cast doubts on whether patents, trademarks and other rights can normally be regarded as standalone assets distinct from the entities that own them sparked a big response. This led its author, Joff Wild, to do some further thinking

07 September 2023

InterDigital files new US suits against Lenovo – this time over proprietary AV1 and VP9 video codecs

Unlike pending suits in the UK, Germany, China and the US, InterDigital has now asserted rights which are not standard essential and need not follow FRAND licensing obligations

06 September 2023

Janssen secures yet more patent settlements with Stelara biosimilars

Here are six key takeaways for patent strategists from the succession of ustekinumab settlements

05 September 2023

Important US patent judges celebrate milestone anniversaries

Docket Navigator shows the patent litigation track records of Federal Circuit Judge Tiffany Cunningham on her two-year anniversary and Delaware US District Judge Gregory Williams after one year of service

04 September 2023

AI valuation will create higher-quality patent portfolios

Sunday Opinion: Tradespace CEO Alec Sorensen turns to technology to rebut Joff Wild’s IP valuation column and argue we are at the beginning of a fundamental shift in the market

03 September 2023

US appeal court antitrust decision is good news for patent licensing

The judgment over an agreement between Endo Pharmaceuticals and Impax Laboratories comes against a backdrop of increasing FTC interest in IP strategies

01 September 2023

IP consulting group laid off in KPMG’s summer cuts

Intellectual property staff were let go in the Big Four firm’s second round of 2023 layoffs, stemming from the poor economic conditions

31 August 2023

USPTO director takes greater control of agency’s post-grant proceedings

Kathi Vidal’s recent director review rulings of PTAB institution decisions – following new agency guidelines – shows that her aggressive approach to review is intensifying

30 August 2023

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