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Platform technology owners demand a chunk of Moderna’s covid-19 revenues

Arbutus Biopharma and Genevant Sciences have filed suit against the vaccine innovator

07 March 2022

How NDAs between potential business partners can be used to prohibit or permit IPR petitions

Chief IP counsel must know how to use recent Federal Circuit precedent to draft non-disclosure agreements that either allow or block future IPRs based on their business needs

04 March 2022

UK patent attorneys may not get rights of audience at the UPC after all

New uncertainties over who may advocate before the new European court have arisen

04 March 2022

CAFC correction on IPR estoppel limits original ruling, but patent owners still win

The Federal circuit corrected language in its Caltech decision to clarify that IPR estoppel applies on a claim-by-claim basis, consistent with the America Invents Act

03 March 2022

Broad Institute’s big US CRISPR patent win does little to clear path for Cas9 licensees

As the US and European gene-editing IP landscapes drift further apart, therapeutics companies face difficult freedom-to-operate quandaries

03 March 2022

IP cases form the biggest part of the Chinese Supreme Court’s docket

Top court’s IP tribunal, created in 2019, has become its busiest department, accounting for nearly 68% of all civil appeals

03 March 2022

The EU WTO patent attack on China explored from every angle

Europe has anti-suit injunctions involving SEPs firmly in its sights, but there are multiple, highly complex issues at play and context is all important. Adam Houldsworth, Jacob Schindler, Joff Wild and Bing Zhao report

02 March 2022

Fifth Circuit boosts Avanci and SEP holders in finding Continental has no right to connected car licence

The auto supplier will see key lawsuit dismissed while the appellate decision might put to rest so-called ‘license-to-all’ claims in the US

02 March 2022

MediaTek’s patent battle with NXP spreads to China

The Dutch chipmaker secures a first invalidation win at the CNIPA as the rivals also take action in Chinese courts

01 March 2022

Though rare nationwide, IPR stay motions have better success in some US states than others

A Docket Navigator analysis of motions to stay litigation pending an inter partes review shows that top US patent judges rarely pause cases until an IPR is instituted – unless you’re in California

28 February 2022

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