Region: North America

MediaTek and NXP in patent clash at ITC amidst growing US chip shortage

Leading semiconductor companies both seek limited exclusion orders to halt imports at a time when supplies are tight

11 November 2021

Moderna on IP collision course with US government

The company is at loggerheads with National Institutes of Health over inventorship of crucial covid vaccine technology

11 November 2021

Apple fends off China patent threats from Samsung unit

As the iPhone maker continues sparring with Corephotonics at PTAB and Federal Circuit, records show the camera tech battle has also spread to Chinese courts

11 November 2021

Northern District of California patent data shows why defendants are keen to get there

Docket Navigator numbers make clear that those fighting infringement suits secure a greater number of favourable outcomes on eligibility, claim determinations and more than in Western Texas

10 November 2021

Dim prospects for industry 101 compromise as US Congress looks at eligibility once more

People involved in previous reform efforts say that passing any legislation will be tough as stakeholders are still years away from agreement

09 November 2021

Generics are the winners as CAFC doubles down on strict Hatch-Waxman venue selection criteria

A decision handed down last Friday against Celgene elaborates on the rules set out in the landmark Valeant case and makes life tough for pharma patent owners

09 November 2021

As US courts hand out bigger patent damages, insurers seek to protect the verdicts

Successful plaintiffs say higher awards are spurring multiple calls from brokers offering judgment preservation insurance

08 November 2021

InterDigital reveals financial impact of recent licensing deal with Xiaomi

An August litigation settlement with the Chinese giant means that 55% of the market is now taking licences from the firm

05 November 2021

A $650 million deal is the latest in a growing number of CRISPR IP transactions

Last week’s licensing agreement between Mammoth and Vertex shows how deal-making in the space is gathering momentum

05 November 2021

Patent record of Biden’s new pick for the Federal Circuit revealed

Delaware district court judge Leonard Stark has handled 2,700 cases in his years on the bench

04 November 2021

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