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Pandemic taught businesses to value their IP, says founder of patent litigation powerhouse

John B Quinn established Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in 1986 and has represented some of the world’s biggest companies on the plaintiff and defence side since then

08 August 2022

Anti-suit relief may be about to get a second wind in UK FRAND cases

Following a recent decision in a case involving Philips and Oppo, a resurgence in such injunctions could be on the cards

08 August 2022

InterDigital announces Amazon deal and record non-smartphone income

The firm is the latest in a string of big-ticket licensors to have published their quarterly earnings, following Ericsson, Nokia and Qualcomm

05 August 2022

US judge rejects claims that EU data regulations required heavy redaction of documents in NPE patent case

Defendant Continental had argued that the GDPR meant it had to black out key information in a case brought by Arigna Technology against a group of OEMs

04 August 2022

Patent thickets not a problem, says US court in AbbVie case

The company’s controversial Humira IP strategy is not anticompetitive, says the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

04 August 2022

Xifaxan patent loss causes Bausch shares to tumble

The invalidation of US rights underpinning the anti-intestinal-infection drug has shaken confidence in the company’s future

03 August 2022

WDTX judges on new random assignment list lack patent experience

Filing in Waco now seems a real gamble, as a deep dive on Docket Navigator reveals that most of Alan Albright’s colleagues have handled a relatively low number of cases

01 August 2022

Teva’s skinny label SCOTUS petition is a must-watch for generics

The move is the company’s final resort as it seeks to overturn a $235 million damages decision that has major IP implications for the entire pharmaceutical industry

28 July 2022

Creating consistency across civil and invalidity actions involving a single design patent

A case in China involving a leading toy brand operator demonstrates the importance of employing consistent criteria when assessing the similarity of patent designs during infringement and invalidation proceedings.

27 July 2022

WIPO-USPTO SEP arbitration agreement sparks market scepticism

Moves to encourage parties away from the courts and towards ADR are welcome, say observers, but a lot more is needed for it to happen

27 July 2022

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