Region: North America

Patent thickets not a problem, says US court in AbbVie case

The company’s controversial Humira IP strategy is not anticompetitive, says the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

04 August 2022

Tillis’s 101 reform bill wins plaudits despite flaws

The Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2022 effectively overturns Supreme Court precedent and provides greater clarity on eligibility but some believe it may require further work

03 August 2022

Xifaxan patent loss causes Bausch shares to tumble

The invalidation of US rights underpinning the anti-intestinal-infection drug has shaken confidence in the company’s future

03 August 2022

Experts react to USPTO planned revision of section 101 guidance

While most observers welcome a revisit, many believe that only the Supreme Court or Congress can deliver significant levels of certainty on eligibility

02 August 2022

WDTX judges on new random assignment list lack patent experience

Filing in Waco now seems a real gamble, as a deep dive on Docket Navigator reveals that most of Alan Albright’s colleagues have handled a relatively low number of cases

01 August 2022

Major Avanci hire signals serious push into new licensing areas

Marianne Frydenlund joins the firm from Nordic Semicondustor with a brief to develop solutions for IoT-related sectors beyond auto

01 August 2022

IP tax strategies come under fire from US senators

Legislators put pharma companies under the microscope and blame a law signed by President Trump in 2017 for patent-based payment mitigation

01 August 2022

IP and innovation inclusion takes a village: a Meta perspective

As the Advancing Diversity Across Patent Teams programme launches, Micheal L Binns expands on the company’s DEI efforts

29 July 2022

How ResMed uses IP to build business value

Michael Pinczuk and his colleague Keira Moore explain that deep thinking about strategy and communication have paid dividends for the leading medtech company

29 July 2022

Tillis to introduce 101 reform legislation within weeks

“If we don’t fix this mess, and fix it soon, America isn’t going to be the global leader in innovation across multiple industries,” says senator in exclusive IAM interview

28 July 2022

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