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24 October 2018

China introduces legislation to create a national IP appeals court

When the measure becomes law, a new Intellectual Property Tribunal within the Supreme People’s Court in Beijing will hear appeals from civil and administrative patent cases from across the country.

23 October 2018

Court of Appeals in London upholds <em>Unwired Planet v Huawei</em> to provide big boost to SEP holders globally 

Decision to confirm the original Birss judgment is likely to ensure that the UK becomes a major centre for the resolution of FRAND-related disputes

19 October 2018

Huawei’s smartphone ambition cannot be achieved without Honor

Speculation in China suggests that the mobile giant may spin-out one of its biggest-selling domestic sub-brands as an independent company

19 October 2018

In pushing back on “patent troll” narrative USPTO Director sets up clash with Silicon Valley

Accuses those raising spectre of trolls of “Orwellian doublespeak” and leads call to restore balance to the system

18 October 2018

Even as plaintiffs, Chinese firms must prepare for trade war rhetoric in US IP suits

Huawei sued a former employee for trade secrets theft in the Eastern District of Texas. The counter complaint is tailor-made for a Trump country jury.

16 October 2018

JPO will turn its attention to litigation reform

With big ADR push behind it, office asks firms to weigh in on whether courts provide sufficient IP protection. Commissioner Naoko Munakata previewed the initiative in recent remarks at IPBC Japan.

14 October 2018

The big life sciences IP developments in September

In our latest monthly round-up of patent news from the life sciences – covering September - we report on a crucial CRISPR win for the Broad Institute, the launch of WIPO’s new pharma patent database, important judicial comings goings in the District of Delaware, and a whole lot more besides

12 October 2018

New US litigation stats analysis suggests much greater role for lone inventors

Operating companies are now the biggest filers of new patent lawsuits, but numbers also indicate that potential heirs to Edison may have been filing many more suits than was previously thought

09 October 2018

Who are the world's leading IP strategists? The <em>IAM Strategy 300</em> nomination process begins

The research process for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300 starts today: let us know who you consider to be a world leading IP strategist.

09 October 2018

UK judge reins in ZTE’s China counter-suit against Conversant

But IAM research shows the NPE led by Boris Teksler is facing a barrage of Chinese invalidity actions from both ZTE and its co-defendant Huawei.

08 October 2018

New NPE suits will set up big validity battles in China

iPEL and another newly announced licensing entity are banking on pro-plaintiff China. How they fare will tell us more about whether the opportunity for foreign NPEs is a mirage.

08 October 2018

Qualcomm may have suffered ITC defeat, but all is not lost in its battle with Apple

Despite no exclusion order, judge's finding of validity and infringement could be a boon to the chip maker as its global patent dispute with the iPhone giant drags on

01 October 2018

Yes, PTAB proceedings against Orange Book patents are on the up. No, they’re not wiping them out

New research confirms that IPR challenges to life sciences patents have increased in recent years, but the data suggests that their effect on commercially important rights is limited

01 October 2018

Latest data points to another drop in US patent litigation

Numbers for the third quarter show slight uptick in filings from Q2, but 2018 volume expected to fall again year-on-year and to be down by 2,500 from 2015

28 September 2018

McCurdy's move to RPX is high stakes for himself and for the firm

The defensive aggregator's new CEO is a much-needed figurehead, but with litigation risk in the US diminishing the former Provenance head faces some serious challenges