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Biosimilars IP playbook is being re-written by the rise of interchangeables

Landmark designations highlight strategic IP ramifications of automatically-substitutable biosimilars

28 October 2021

How a wave of CAFC reversals is affecting the Albright court in the Western District of Texas

The Long Read: Data from Docket Navigator and analysis of 35 Federal Circuit mandamus rulings show that the judge presiding over the US's busiest patent litigation venue has changed some of his procedures, writes Angela Morris, but that there are other practices he has been slower to address

27 October 2021

Court records show hidden dealings behind Netlist-Samsung patent licence – and how it all fell apart

The memory and storage technology company won a key ruling that a 2015 cross-licensing agreement was breached, but now must contend with a countersuit from the Korean giant

26 October 2021

Covid-19 patent disputes highlight safe harbour uncertainties for research tool innovators

Allele Therapeutics’ suits against Pfizer and Regeneron could have big implications for the extent to which platforms can monetise IP

26 October 2021

Steel dispute shows why Japanese companies must make China central to patent strategies

Patent asserted by Nippon Steel against Baosteel in Tokyo has no counterpart in China, but Japanese company has thousands of Chinese patents in its arsenal

26 October 2021

How IV’s new auto patent offensive differs from past forays into the space

Intellectual Ventures sued GM, Honda and Toyota just six days after fund COO Arvin Patel laid out his views on the sector in IAM

25 October 2021

Nippon Steel’s patent portfolio gives it the litigation edge

The company is currently engaged in a virtually unprecedented big-ticket dispute with Toyota in the Japanese courts

25 October 2021

Oppo, Huawei were most prolific patent challengers in China last year

Exclusive invalidation statistics from IncoPat show the busiest companies on the offensive and the defensive at the CNIPA

25 October 2021

What to know about Baosteel: the Chinese giant behind Japan’s biggest patent dispute

The state-owned firm has moved up the value chain despite its limited overseas patent holdings, but it is no stranger to high-stakes IP legal fights abroad

22 October 2021

EU-wide SPCs would make unitary patent system more attractive, says Bayer IP chief

Joerg Thomaier believes unitary supplementary protection certificates should be introduced to coincide with the roll-out of the UPC

21 October 2021

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