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SEP holders targeted in proposed Chinese regulatory changes

Consultation on the new rules is open until the end of the month, with current draft seen as much more favourable to licensees than licensors

15 July 2022

EPO decision shows AI patent rift with other jurisdictions, says DABUS project leader

Professor Ryan Abbott argues that a recently published Board of Appeal ruling reveals a very different approach to inventorship than the one adopted by countries such as the US, UK and Australia

14 July 2022

Patentees must accept eligibility quagmire and plan accordingly

Since US Supreme Court justices declined to review American Axle, patent law must still share a box with Schrodinger’s Cat

09 July 2022

Lessons from China's $46 billion IP financing market

After over a decade and the involvement of various stakeholders, China achieved $46 billion in IP financing in 2021

08 July 2022

How patents facilitate market entry and promote competition

It may seem like unconventional wisdom to some, but it is more important than ever to challenge the belief that strong IP protection discourages innovation and hinders choice, argues Jonathan M Barnett

06 July 2022

The EU SPC manufacturing waiver transitional period comes to an end

Life sciences companies in Europe are now operating under a regime in which many more patent extension rights are affected by exemptions

05 July 2022

Covid-19 has exposed the limits of compulsory licensing

The pandemic has brought the difficulties of bypassing life sciences IP into plain view

02 July 2022

Ireland commits to UPC referendum – here’s everything you need to know

Local IP professionals are hoping for a vote in early 2023 but may have to wait longer, while outcome is also uncertain

01 July 2022

UK plans to diverge from EU on AI-related IP exemption

Moves announced after consultation will affect copyright and database rights, but leave status quo in place for inventorship

29 June 2022

Why it's time to create transparency around 5G SEPs

Shared perspective among industry participants will stimulate greater understanding of the cellular market environment and increase confidence and accuracy in IP executive decision-making, write Bowman Heiden and Lew Zeretzki

29 June 2022

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