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16 January 2020

SEP FRAND policy rewrite designed to bring predictability, says senior legal adviser to USPTO head

Guiding principle behind pre-Christmas statement was need for uniform rules for all patents, Nicholas Matich explained at ABA event, where he also spoke about new agency 101 initiative following SCOTUS refusal to hear key eligibility case

15 January 2020

Updated: Broad Institute faces tough fight in CRISPR patent appeal hearing

Oral hearings before the EPO’s Boards of Appeal may have a big impact on the European Cas9 landscape

15 January 2020

The IBM patent selloff continued right up until its decision to join LOT Net

USPTO records show that Big Blue off-loaded hundreds of assets to Xperi late last year in its latest major deal

14 January 2020

IBM signs up with the LOT Network

Decision to join follows the acquisition of open source giant Red Hat and is a major boost to the defensive patent operator

13 January 2020

After SCOTUS denies cert in high profile 101 cases focus moves back to Congress

Decision not to hear Athena dispute will disappoint many, but may prove catalyst to reinvigorate stalled efforts to reform US patent eligibility regime

13 January 2020

Battery tech firm hit with unfair competition claim in China

Chinese company says patent and trade secrets litigation launched by North Carolina-based Celgard in a US court constitutes "slander of the company’s goodwill"

10 January 2020

Everything you need to know about 2019 US district court patent litigation

Apple top defendant again; Eastern District of Texas loses further ground; and other key stats

10 January 2020

In case against Apple, more evidence of the IP hazards of convergence

Medtech leader Masimo accuses tech giant of patent infringement and trade secret theft

09 January 2020

NPE’s litigation move may be a sign of things to come in the healthcare sector

Move by Parallax Health Sciences is an indication that patent assertion plays could increasingly affect life sciences companies as their use of digital technologies increases

08 January 2020

In latest lawsuit Sonos faces ultimate test of its IP

Audio business accuses Google of infringing five patents; after bruising battle with Denon new filing will put “foundational” patents in the spotlight

07 January 2020

Google brief in Oracle fight kicks off what could be a big six months for IP at SCOTUS

Search giant claims Fed Circuit ruling threatens interconnected software ecosystem, while three 101 cases also on Supreme Court’s radar in big term for rights owners

07 January 2020

ITC cases were more China-focused than ever in 2019

But study by Chinese trade body shows that respondents who fight back do surprisingly well

07 January 2020

Federal Circuit delivers good news for process patent owners

A precedential decision last month makes it easier for rights holders to assert successfully against imported products

06 January 2020

Trade secret dispute between LG Chem and SK Innovation shows power of the ITC

The Korean pairs’ fight, which also encompasses US patent litigation, could be a harbinger of similar global conflicts between other big companies

06 January 2020

After action packed 2019 Immersion starts the year with aggressive push by familiar activist investor

Viex Capital calls for appointment of five new directors citing failure to implement credible business plan, irresponsible governance and value destroying compensation practices