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Unified Patent Court opening date unveiled – what you need to know

A roadmap for the new system’s launch is a final wake-up call for companies still forming their UPC strategies

10 October 2022

The UPC is a game-changer on both sides of the Atlantic

The go-live date for the UPC is nearing and IP leaders in the US are taking it seriously

08 October 2022

USPTO Director Kathi Vidal finds OpenSky Industries abused inter partes review process

A precedential director review ruling over attempt to extract payment from VLSI propels Intel Corp to lead petitioner in case

04 October 2022

Wi-Fi standards body releases new patent policy to replace highly controversial 2015 version

No implementers or SEP licensors favoured the change that the IEEE Standards Association has come out with, which will be effective in the New Year

30 September 2022

Senator Coons’ co-sponsorship of Tillis bill potential breakthrough for patent eligibility

Patent Eligibility Restoration Act would reset how courts assess Section 101

29 September 2022

New high-level lobby group will promote role of IP in US innovation

The Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP) bipartisan coalition assembles an all-star cast of former policy makers and judges, among others

29 September 2022

Global patent community waking up to potential UPC impact

IAM Q2 panel report reveals growing awareness of new European patent system’s strategic significance

26 September 2022

Reform of Section 101 should be part of US government technology policy

Saturday Opinion: Without a coherent approach to capturing domestic value from R&D including greater clarity on subject matter patentability, the positive consequences of higher US government funding will be felt as much in Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing as Boston

24 September 2022

USPTO director Kathi Vidal is wielding review authority to change policy on discretionary denials

Despite her caution against reading too much into her rulings, PTAB practitioners are noting patterns and predicting their significance

23 September 2022

As the US mid-term elections near, some wonder whether the Senate’s IP sub-committee will survive

With the retirement of Patrick Leahy and the overall race too close to call, uncertainty is the name of the game in Washington DC

14 September 2022

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