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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

Without injunctions, the US patent system is rigged in favour of deep pocket defendants

Sonos’s recent win over Google at the ITC demonstrates the importance of innovators having the ability to exclude infringers from practising on their inventions

14 January 2022

mRNA vaccines: how to navigate the freedom-to-operate maze

The Long Read: Jeffrey Morton and Thomas Ehrich unpack the complex patent considerations surrounding one of the most important leaps forward in biotechnology

12 January 2022

Rise of AI continues to re-write life sciences IP strategies in 2022

A spate of pharma-high tech innovation partnerships have dominated opening days of the year

11 January 2022

Tencent, Vivo among biggest risers as Chinese patent grants continue to grow

The number of invention patents and utility models issued by the CNIPA both surged by more than 30% last year, while PCT filings levelled off

11 January 2022

CJEU to tackle SPC uncertainties over combination products

Finnish court makes new referral for the justices on the Luxembourg-based tribunal to consider

16 December 2021

The EU's Unified Patent Court is set to open in 2022 -  this is what you need to know

Recent developments mean that the long-awaited body is on course to open for business some time next year, while it should also be possible to apply for unitary patents. However, there are still some hurdles to get over before lift-off

15 December 2021

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