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Five Federal Circuit rulings you can’t ignore from the first half of 2023

Chief IP officers must study new US precedent on enablement, IPR estoppel, design patent obviousness, third-party finance disclosure and attorney fee recovery

14 June 2023

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

Dutch courts will still award cross-border injunctions to patent holders despite Boston Scientific setback

The refusal of a judge in Amsterdam to grant the US company relief covering Ireland, France and Germany does not indicate major change to the regime

28 June 2022

Fighting against bad-faith design patent filings in China

Two cases demonstrate the importance of a proactive filing strategy to prevent bad-faith design patent applications being granted to infringers producing similar products.

25 May 2022

The lessons Big Tech can learn from pharma on inventor diversity

IAM’s Diversity 100 is a listing of the entities with the greatest proportion of female inventors named on US patent grants maintained between 1 January 2010 and 1 January 2022. It is dominated by life sciences companies and is a timely reminder of the importance of targeted and early recruitment, as well as inclusion programmes that genuinely promote parity

06 April 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

Ten things to know about patent litigation in the Central District of California

Docket Navigator data shows the nation’s fourth-busiest patent venue is less defendant-friendly than its neighbour to the north

17 January 2022

Vidal looks all set to lead the USPTO after confident Senate hearing

In a strong display, the Biden administration's choice to lead the agency addressed Section 101 reform and Fintiv discretionary denials, but may have left a hostage to fortune on SEP/FRAND

02 December 2021

CNIPA's draft patent examination guidelines: what is coming down the pipeline?

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 2021

Recent validity trends at China's Patent Office

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: IP5 insights

29 November 2021

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