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13 May 2019

ASEAN’s largest market is its most problematic for patent owners

Annuity debt, use requirements still plague rights holders in Indonesia with few signs of improvement

09 May 2019

Toyota taking aim at GE hybrid patents as it offers its own for free

The dispute over the validity of 5 GE-owned patents goes back to before the automakers big initiative announced last week; early returns from the PTAB have not been favourable for the Japanese firm

08 May 2019

Over 70 IP business leaders confirmed to speak at IPBC Global 2019

The world's leading event about IP value creation is taking place in Boston at the Westin Waterfront from 16th to 18th June, with over 500 delegates already signed up and space for more limited

07 May 2019

MEPs approve contentious SPC change; pharma deal volume down; UCal gets key CRISPR patent; danger of reverse trolls in China; and much more

Our round-up of April’s key legislative, legal and market developments affecting life sciences patent owners and their advisers

07 May 2019

Research on medical diagnostic patent applications highlights that the US system is increasingly tilted to the deepest pockets

Paper points to the stark effects that the Supreme Court's Mayo decision has had on grant rates, with applicants and their advisers now facing increased uncertainty and higher costs

06 May 2019

Patent quality, not quantity, is what really counts when it comes to standards essentiality

Misleading headlines about Chinese ownership of 5G SEPs have the potential to distort perceptions and damage business and policy decision-making

06 May 2019

Rio Tinto takes aim at aluminium rival in IP spat after US tariff exclusion reveals possible infringement

The metals and mining giant accuses US rival, which has prospered under President Trump’s import tariffs, of infringing two patents

03 May 2019

DOJ’s statement in <em>FTC v Qualcomm</em> shows again how Apple settlement shifted the goalposts

The department's antitrust division raises concerns regarding an “overly broad remedy” in the Northern California case that may harm 5G competition  

01 May 2019

The 2019 inductees into the IP Hall of Fame are named

Three individuals have been selected for the honour by the IP Hall of Fame Academy: Hedy Lamarr, Judge Kathleen O’Malley and Professor Jeffrey Samuels

30 April 2019

Subsidy cuts will spark tech and patent competition in China's crowded EV market

Beijing is slashing handouts for electric vehicle purchases, setting up a reckoning for domestic competitors in a crowded market. Technology will be crucial to survival, and IP strategy will be more important than ever

29 April 2019

Singapore promises fast track for AI-related patent applications

The city-state’s patent office is touting six month turnaround – regardless of nationality – in a bid to spur local and overseas filings

26 April 2019

30-month stay targeted in latest US pharma patent reform legislation

The REMEDY Act is part of a growing legislative narrative seeking to curtail high medicine prices by targeting the nexus of litigation and regulatory drug approval

25 April 2019

China fast-tracks changes to trade secret law ahead of further talks with Trump administration

Although the move should be seen as a goodwill gesture, the amendments are unlikely to move the needle much in a jurisdiction where enforcement is hampered by the difficulty of collecting evidence

24 April 2019

The US Supreme Court's biggest patent case this year has nothing to do with patents

A low-profile veterans dispute could shift the law on deference with major implications for all parts of the executive branch - including the USPTO

23 April 2019

Why Iancu has not been a cheerleader for 101 reform on the Hill

USPTO director appears to be focused on what he can control and less on a legislative fix that could be years in the making