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Embrace IP disruption or get left behind

The launch of the Unified Patent Court today is the latest development in a revolutionary period that is only just getting started and from which there is no escape

01 June 2023

UPC launch is a pivotal moment for European and global patent strategy

But today is the start of a long process before the significance of the new system is fully revealed

01 June 2023

Rumour has it that leading patent judge Alan Albright will move to Austin from Waco

US judicial vacancies always spark gossip – but there might be some truth to this one

30 May 2023

Ravgen assertion campaign highlights problems with US patent reforms

The diagnostics innovator has bagged a further $100 million in damages, but the country’s patent system has put unnecessary hurdles in the way, argues representative John Desmarais.

25 May 2023

Solicitor general apologises for omission to US Supreme Court, blames PTAB misinformation

Surprising move comes amid ‘panel stacking’ revelations in an employment dispute between a judge and the USPTO and now vacating and remanding the contentious IPR has been proposed

25 May 2023

The US patent system’s current dysfunction is not sustainable

World class strategic IP expertise is keeping things afloat in the face of daunting odds, but that cannot last forever

25 May 2023

PTAB judge wins appeal in whistleblowing case raising explosive panel-stacking allegations

The patent office has publicly removed management and the director from influencing PTAB judges’ decisions, yet hasn’t embraced accountability for “abuse” against Michael Fitzpatrick

24 May 2023

USPTO’s new Catch-22 targets Unified Patents in standing requirement reforms

Saturday Opinion: If the agency seeks to single out Unified Patents and bar it from filing IPRs, argues its GC Jonathan Stroud, it must also scrutinise the lack of transparency and conduct of prolific NPEs

20 May 2023

UPC central division will have branch in Milan, Italian government announces

But there’s no clarity yet on the new section’s competencies

19 May 2023

Timeline of allegations against Federal Circuit Judge Pauline Newman

The long-serving patent appeals judge has filed responses and a civil rights lawsuit that dispute claims of poor health and demand that the investigation is transferred to another circuit court

18 May 2023

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