Despite proposed new statement, question remains over the extent to which Makan Delrahim’s FRAND policy will find approval with the man likely to be the next Attorney General
Days after announced trade truce, China’s government explains ‘social credit score’ consequences for IP infringers first floated three years ago. Penalties range from borrowing restrictions to air travel bans.
Boards and directors typically prioritise non-IP issues on the corporate agenda; however, legal requirements and market activities suggest that this might be a serious misstep.
Previous FRAND-related rulings indicate judges in China could set a global rate, would adopt the hard-edged non-discrimination obligation and would consider the parties' negotiation behaviours when reaching their decisions
The USPTO director’s explicit rejection of the ‘troll’ narrative and the departure of key Congressional backers mean that big technology companies find themselves in the unusual position of not being in control of the US IP policy-making narrative.
Life sciences companies in the United States are under increasing pressure. Campaigners for changes to the patent system are working to prevent what they see as abusive practices – and it looks as if they are winning the argument.
First application of the court’s SimpleAir standard led to a 45% slump in Invidior’s share price and could prove to be a boon for generics companies
TCL v Ericsson and Unwired Planet v Huawei send two very different messages to auto companies being approached by patent pools such as Avanci to take SEP licences, says Unified Patents' chief IP counsel Jonathan Stroud
Life sciences IP is on the front line as American consumers, legislators and the Trump administration kick back against the high cost of medicines. Reform campaigners say they have never been more confident of change.
In overturning a lower court decision to invalidate, the court has provided some welcome relief to those holding rights in the field - but for applicants there remains a great deal of uncertainty
Shift to Phillips claim construction standard brings Board in line with district courts and could make it harder to invalidate patents in a venue that many rights owners have come to dread
Tipped to be the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, Doug Collins looks set to emerge as one of most powerful IP policy voices on Capitol Hill
Johns Hopkins and the University of Wisconsin both had research collaborations come under the microscope for IP reasons last week.
Former deputy general counsel of A10 Networks appointed to serve as Director Iancu’s number two and seems to share her boss’s opinion on one of the patent reform movement’s hobby horses
Matthew Whitaker (right) allegedly sent intimidating emails to victims of World Patent Marketing, a firm that was shut down by the FTC and fined $26 million for cheating inventors.