Topic: Patents

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Apple fends off China patent threats from Samsung unit

As the iPhone maker continues sparring with Corephotonics at PTAB and Federal Circuit, records show the camera tech battle has also spread to Chinese courts

11 November 2021

Northern District of California patent data shows why defendants are keen to get there

Docket Navigator numbers make clear that those fighting infringement suits secure a greater number of favourable outcomes on eligibility, claim determinations and more than in Western Texas

10 November 2021

Managing patent risk: why proactive engagement costs less

The Long Read: The recent findings of a survey conducted by Cipher suggest that upward communication of problems only occurs when a major issue arises. Nigel Swycher and Francesca Levoir argue that companies need a better framework for managing and mitigating the IP threats they face

10 November 2021

Chongqing is home to latest Chinese court asked to set global FRAND rate

The dispute between Oppo and Nokia has brought big-ticket global patent litigation to one of China’s biggest cities

10 November 2021

Dim prospects for industry 101 compromise as US Congress looks at eligibility once more

People involved in previous reform efforts say that passing any legislation will be tough as stakeholders are still years away from agreement

09 November 2021

Generics are the winners as CAFC doubles down on strict Hatch-Waxman venue selection criteria

A decision handed down last Friday against Celgene elaborates on the rules set out in the landmark Valeant case and makes life tough for pharma patent owners

09 November 2021

Patent system should address “blind spot” around AI-generated inventions, KIPO commissioner says

In an exclusive interview with IAM, Kim Yong Rae says innovation will be discouraged if law fails to keep pace with technological change

09 November 2021

As US courts hand out bigger patent damages, insurers seek to protect the verdicts

Successful plaintiffs say higher awards are spurring multiple calls from brokers offering judgment preservation insurance

08 November 2021

More than half a million Chinese patent applications swept up in quality crackdown so far

Reports say CNIPA identified 545,000 ‘abnormal’ patent applications in the first half of 2021 under new system set up to flag bogus filing activity

08 November 2021

IP rights are an important part of the push for more renewables

Saturday Opinion: IP protection is a significant driver of clean energy production, but it’s not the only key factor

06 November 2021

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