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How the UPC will change the global patent litigation landscape

This time next year, the new EU system is almost certain to be up and running. For rights holders and potential defendants, it will mean rethinking long-established strategic choices and preparing for a new set of major challenges. Gwilym Roberts, David Rose and Suzanne Harrison explain why 'game changing' may not be too hyperbolic a way to describe what is approaching

31 August 2022

NPE uses former Intel patents to attack semiconductor companies

Daedalus Prime has filed US district court and ITC actions against MediaTek, NXP Semiconductors and Qualcomm in cases relating to chips used in automotive infotainment systems

30 August 2022

Five things to know about Judge Richard G Andrews

The District of Delaware judge’s share of US patent cases has been inching up ever since the random assignment of Albright’s docket

29 August 2022

Tell Judge Connolly about litigation finance and ownership structures – or else

The chief judge of the US District Court for the District of Delaware has taken action against two patent plaintiffs who did not comply with recent standing orders

27 August 2022

Moderna sues Pfizer for patent infringement in the US and Germany over covid 19 vaccine

The company emphasises that it is not seeking injunctive relief and is only looking at sales the defendants have made since March of this year

26 August 2022

Novartis cross-border injunction win shows why Dutch litigation is so attractive to patentees

Court in The Hague bans drug sales across EU in decision that raises tough questions which the CJEU may need to answer

26 August 2022

IPR estoppel has teeth in 2022

The Federal Circuit’s recent decisions represent the pendulum swinging to favour patent owners

25 August 2022

Multidistrict litigation in patent cases: a run-around on TC Heartland?

While there is a growing trend to use MDLs to circumvent the issue of venue, the US Code is clear that venue must be proper in the jurisdiction where the case is filed.

24 August 2022

New twist in IPRs of patents that secured $2.18 billion damages verdict against Intel

Documents supplied in the USPTO Director review of the case indicate petitioner sought payments from the chip maker as well as rights holder VLSI

23 August 2022

Covid court backlog triggered US ITC workload uptick, data suggests

Disputes increased the most in technology centres covering computers, semiconductors and networking while patent owners won favourable determinations in many cases

22 August 2022

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