Region: North America

Opus audio codec pool announces call for patents ahead of launch

Dolby and Fraunhofer are founding licensors for the programme, which will be run by Vectis IP and covers technology instrumental in videoconferencing and live audio

15 September 2022

As the US mid-term elections near, some wonder whether the Senate’s IP sub-committee will survive

With the retirement of Patrick Leahy and the overall race too close to call, uncertainty is the name of the game in Washington DC

14 September 2022

Halliburton v USWS is a rare patent battle in the energy sector

Data shows that 32 of the largest oil and gas producers and oilfield services companies have filed only 45 US suits since 2017 – and that just one is responsible for 51% of them

14 September 2022

New report reveals pandemic’s significant impact on patent filing and abandonment

Though some chief IP officers applaud their firm’s innovation amid adversity, exclusive data analysis in the IAM Q3 2022 Special Report shows a downward trend in US applications

13 September 2022

Time-to-trial lags in top five US patent courts as pandemic effects continue to bite

Covid has triggered long-lasting delays in the busiest courts, reducing the chance of the PTAB issuing Fintiv discretionary denials in IPRs with parallel litigation

12 September 2022

Vidal’s take on discretionary denials breathes fresh air into PTAB

Saturday Opinion: The new USPTO director is doing what Congress intended the America Invents Act to do with the post-grant invalidity challenge system it created

10 September 2022

Asia, US IP office leaders look to keep apace with AI and NFTs

Patent bodies must adapt and evolve to address knowledge gaps in changing digital landscape

09 September 2022

Intentional connection, innovation incentives key to growing monetisable patent portfolio

Dolby Laboratories’ director of IP strategy and operations provides best practices for building valuable patent and trademark portfolios against a backdrop of global crises

08 September 2022

USPTO director seeks to drive US patent standards participation

Kathi Vidal says the agency is working with NIST and the Biden administration to build strategies that will lead to greater involvement

07 September 2022

Computer, communication and e-commerce patent cases on the rise at PTAB

New IAM and Docket Navigator litigation report reveals key trends, including declining semiconductor asset challenges

06 September 2022

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