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SCOTUS suggests willingness to finally tackle patent enablement standard

The US Supreme Court seeks Solicitor General’s input on whether take up controversial section 112 questions

22 April 2022

Brazil beats patent backlog with help of international searches and AI

The INPI harnessed examination work done abroad as well as cutting-edge technology to reduce pileup of applications by 80%

21 April 2022

Another dispute over battery tech patents emerges in China

Japan’s Maxell has been hit with court actions and patent invalidations in China by lithium ion battery supplier ATL

08 April 2022

Five key takeaways from IPBC Europe

Returning from two action-packed days in London, IAM Deputy Editor Adam Houldsworth reflects on the surprising state of corporate UPC strategies, the rise of AI, FRAND fireworks and more

02 April 2022

EU steps closer to unitary SPCs, but tricky questions remain unanswered

The European Commission has launched the next step of the process towards further harmonisation of the patent extension rights.

11 February 2022

The EU’s UPC launch is imminent – here’s what IP strategists need to know

Companies must now make tough decisions about which rights to opt out of the new unified European patent system

25 January 2022

The biggest Asia-Pacific IP stories of 2021

Beyond China, there was a lot going on in a market that is home to some of the world’s most important patent-producing businesses

21 December 2021

CJEU to tackle SPC uncertainties over combination products

Finnish court makes new referral for the justices on the Luxembourg-based tribunal to consider

16 December 2021

Generics win battle in war against tough Californian patent settlement rules

A preliminary injunction has been issued against the state’s strict reverse payment law, but antitrust considerations are here to stay in IP litigation settlements

14 December 2021

PepsiCo suffers big loss following David-vs-Goliath battle with Indian farmers

India revokes company’s exclusive right to potato variety used in Lay’s chips, in case that illustrates limits of country’s agricultural IP protections

10 December 2021

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