Topic: Patents

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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

Google and Samsung top the list of applicants for AI-related patents at the EPO

Co-published – In-depth analysis of the data undertaken by Frances Wilding of Haseltine Lake Kempner, shows that applications and grants are on the rise, and that inventions cover a wide range of technologies

16 December 2021

IP a major concern in transition to green energy, say sector leaders

Survey finds that investors and in-house counsel are more likely to see risks on the horizon than C-suite executives

15 December 2021

USPTO director nominee Vidal hints at support for some Iancu reforms

In written responses to US senator questions, the Biden Administration’s pick to head the agency gave further detail on how she views changes introduced by the last postholder and addressed the importance of standards

15 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

Key US FRAND/SEP consultation deadline extended, but concerns remain

After pushback from a leading lawmaker the deadline has been moved from 5 January to 5 February, though input from the USPTO still seems to be lacking

14 December 2021

Chinese appliance maker scores $26 million win with patent bought from Toshiba

Sizeable damage award against top white goods maker Gree vindicates smaller rival’s strategy for playing IP catch-up through transactions

14 December 2021

Apple joins Uniloc in opposing court-mandated release of details of the NPE's patent licensing deals

If the CAFC upholds a lower court’s refusal to redact licensees’ identities and information on how much they paid, it could prejudice the interests of both sides in future negotiations, dealmakers say

13 December 2021

US, China bring down hammer on low-quality IP filings

USPTO termination of 15,000 trademark applications and latest CNIPA numbers on patent crackdown illustrate growing pressure on unscrupulous actors in China

13 December 2021

The challenges keeping patent owners awake at night as they look ahead to 2022

IAM’s Global Leaders provide the inside scoop on some of the biggest difficulties they are helping their clients navigate, from patent eligibility to labour shortages

13 December 2021

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