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23 April 2019

US patent litigation is down, but not for Korean companies

South Korean government study also shows that NPEs continue to target foreign defendants in places like Marshall, Texas (pictured) post TC Heartland

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

19 April 2019

New framework for US patent eligibility reform runs into familiar problems

At a well-attended Washington DC meeting on Wednesday, key stakeholders struggled to get past a series of issues that have consistently hampered attempts to deliver changes to Section 101 via Congress

18 April 2019

Why Ericsson’s licensing practices are under investigation in China

Executives at some of the country's leading domestic mobile manufacturers open up about the reasons they believe an anti-trust investigation of the Swedish company is merited

15 April 2019

China is investigating Ericsson’s patent licensing business, company confirms

A surprise inspection at the Swedish giant’s Beijing office sets the stage for the first big IP probe by China’s new super-regulator

12 April 2019

Controversial EPO patentability intervention is unlikely to succeed, experts claim

Attorneys say agency’s president has no legal basis for asking the Enlarged Board of Appeal to review the finding that plants produced by biological processes are patentable.

11 April 2019

One year on from the<em> SAS </em>decision practitioners mull its impact on the PTAB

In a period of marked change at the board, early numbers suggest the Supreme Court’s landmark decision is leading to greater discretion among petitioners

08 April 2019

Despite Iancu message to relook at Supreme Court precedent CAFC knocks out another medical diagnostics patent on 101

With outline of proposed subject matter eligibility bill expected this month latest key Federal Circuit ruling ratchets up the pressure on Congressional action  

05 April 2019

UK Supreme Court confirms dosage regimens are patentable

Judges rule that inventions arrived at by well-established or routine tests can be patented, but the decision will also reassure generics

04 April 2019

Daimler's Nokia complaint may throw light on how EU SEP communication is working

German car giant brings complaint against Finnish company in effort to get clarification around licensing of mobile standard essential patents in the auto sector

02 April 2019

Latest data adds weight to Iancu’s claim of a “new day” at the PTAB

Number of petitions slumps in the first quarter as petitioners and patent owners come to terms with 12 months of change at the board 

01 April 2019

Shenzhen implements tough new IP enforcement rules

Regulations in the special economic zone once known primarily as a den of piracy will allow fast-track administrative injunctions and impose stiff penalties on repeat infringers

29 March 2019

CJEU rules out SPCs for new drug formulations, but leaves uncertainty over therapeutic uses

Following the court’s Abraxis decision, life sciences face a more restrictive interpretation of which products qualify for supplementary protection certificates.

29 March 2019

China's patent office pledges to cut pendency amid quality questions

CNIPA has promised to reduce examination times, but users are more concerned about quality. Agency's deputy director waves off the suggestion that 90% of its issued patents are 'junk'

28 March 2019

Why Randall Rader believes the Chinese CAFC is a gamechanger

The new IP tribunal shows that China is accepting its responsibilities as a world leader in IP policy, says the former US Federal Circuit chief judge.