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19 October 2019

Why the Red Hat tail will end up wagging the Big Blue dog

IBM's decision to purchase the open source powerhouse was a $34 billion bet on the future and from an IP perspective something has to give

17 October 2019

Australian patent reforms survive last-ditch Senate opposition

A bid to retain the innovation patent system was defeated, but legislators agreed to a six-month extension of its phaseout and instructed the government to study SME patent issues

15 October 2019

As PTAB settlement rate ticks up some see evidence of a maturing review system

Data shows both pre- and post-institution agreements at highest levels since 2014 and comes against backdrop of dramatic fall in new IPR filings

15 October 2019

California’s first-of-a-kind reverse payment law is a further obstacle to litigation settlements

Pharma patent litigation settlements involving the transfer of “anything of value” to the generic are now presumed anti-competitive under Golden State law

14 October 2019

India's patent office appeal board paralysed again

Delhi court refuses to extend chairman’s tenure, leaving the body with just one expert on staff and a growing backlog

10 October 2019

Patent term adjustments in the US are readjusted, again

Two recent Federal Circuit decisions have shed further light on a highly litigated area of biopharma patent law

10 October 2019

Shenzhen government to launch China’s latest IP fund

But the details suggest authorities understand limitations of IP subsidies and financialisation

08 October 2019

New wave of company blacklistings in the US will accelerate Chinese tech’s inward turn

Eight Chinese entities – including leaders in AI, facial recognition and data forensics - added to Bureau of Industrial Security entity list

07 October 2019

Judge Moore's “validity goulash” comments cause Congressman to wade into eligibility debate

Representative Doug Collins claims CAFC propeller shaft patent decision underlines need for legislative action on 101

05 October 2019

The USPTO seeks AI expertise to change the rules of the game internally and externally

New role has the potential to deliver results that will enhance internal processes, improve quality, lower costs and help recover lost US influence in the international IP arena

02 October 2019

New PTAB cases drop dramatically in latest sign that recent changes are having an impact

Post-issuance reviews drop by over a fifth year-on-year, according to latest data, while district court litigation also continues its decline

01 October 2019

The top biopharma patent stories in September

Our round-up of all the major IP developments affecting the life sciences industries last month

30 September 2019

Europe and Latin America moving to marriage, but IP could be grounds for divorce

The recent trade accord agreed in principle between the EU and Mercosur promises to deliver significant benefits, but political controversies around issues such as data protection and SPCs mean that the deal is not yet sealed

28 September 2019

The US is gifting 5G patent leadership to others

Policy confusion and problematic court decisions mean that the shape of the IP landscape in this pivotal technology is being determined elsewhere

27 September 2019

Huawei’s FRAND strategy: move cases to China

The company wants to shift disputes to its home jurisdiction and persuade courts there to set a low, China-specific rate