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What the plausibility requirement means for Turkish IP law

The heavily debated concept of plausibility is quickly gaining prominence in invalidity proceedings. While it remains to be seen how the EPO will cement the concept into case law, several key existing cases present a number of conflicting arguments on the issue.

25 January 2023

Six key outcomes of Taiwan’s IP law overhaul

Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Case Adjudication Act is being amended in order to strengthen the protection of trade secrets and modernise the country’s IP litigation system.

25 January 2023

SCOTUS will not hear $1.2 billion written description appeal, despite landmark enablement review

The court rejected Juno Therapeutics’ appeal, despite claims of similarity with Amgen v Sanofi dispute

11 January 2023

USPTO director welcomes turn of year with wave of patent battle decisions

Kathi Vidal will conduct a sua sponte review in Samsung vs Netlist and issued updates on VLSI IPR abuse reviews

06 January 2023

Brazil’s Supreme Court deals blow to rights holders on patent terms

A similar, separate case this year may still trigger a change of course, however

06 January 2023

Brazilian patent term decision quashed and other 2022 Latin America developments

IAM looks back at some key stories from Brazil and Colombia over the last 12 months

29 December 2022

UPC harmonisation called into question: what German litigants should expect in 2023

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub

Germany will host four of the UPC’s 13 local divisions and harmonisation in the decision-making practice, especially in SEP cases, is expected to be years away.

21 December 2022

US omnibus appropriations bill: robust USPTO funding and satellite office incoming

Unleashing American Innovators in, Pride in Patent Ownership out of bill which is expected to hit Biden’s desk on Friday

20 December 2022

Patent bills prominent but prospects mixed as US Congress winds down

Controversial Pride in Patent Ownership bill unlikely, other bills passed or possible

16 December 2022

The Leahy legacy: the power of conscience in patent policy

With Senator Leahy due to step down this month, IAM takes a look back at his impact on intellectual property

14 December 2022

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