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Andrei Iancu and Kathleen O’Malley open up about move to Sullivan & Cromwell

In hiring the former USPTO director and Federal Circuit judge, the firm has two expansion goals – handling more IP litigations and offering expert patent policy guidance

17 August 2023

Examining one year of Waco patent case random judge assignments

Since Judge Alan Albright’s patent cases started being randomly assigned, filings dived 51% in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas, the latest IAM-Docket Navigator litigation report shows

14 August 2023

Novartis’ Gilenya woes deepen as Dusseldorf court overturns preliminary injunction

Despite unusual circumstances of the fingolimod disputes, the cases highlight some of the potential pitfalls facing pharma patentees in Germany and elsewhere in Europe

14 August 2023

Patent litigation funding at risk in wake of UK Supreme Court ruling

Most existing IP funding agreements are no longer enforceable in the United Kingdom

10 August 2023

TCL subsidiary signs licence with Semiconductor Energy Laboratory amid global patent spat

The deal was facilitated by Purplevine IP Group and brings an end to lawsuits in Japan, the US and Germany

10 August 2023

A promising start for the UPC - but, as yet, no more

If the current trajectory continues, the new court could see over 100 filings by the end of this year. However, a lot more data will be required before any definitive conclusions can be reached about its pulling power

10 August 2023

Patent seller defeats claims by York Eggleston IV's Slingshot over failed Orange portfolio purchase

The dispute between failed purchaser Slingshot Technologies, new buyer Acacia Research Group, and patent seller Transpacific IP Group involves allegations of trade secret misappropriation

09 August 2023

Singapore push to become ASEAN IP ADR hub yet to see significant buy-in

But new WIPO funding programme seeks to encourage companies from the region to embrace mediation

08 August 2023

Examining the data behind Qualcomm’s US patent litigation track record

Docket Navigator data shows the firm has a good record defending its patents in the PTAB with a 52% full and partial win rate

07 August 2023

UPC lawsuits dominated by Europe-based corporations and SMEs

The new court is being used far more by local companies than by innovators from other parts of the world

07 August 2023

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