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Examining the court data linking Unified Patents' PTAB petitions with its members

The USPTO’s proposed rulemaking package and its potential impact promoted a deep dive on Docket Navigator

08 May 2023

Breath of fresh air: I hear pro-patentee talk from Washington DC

Saturday opinion: Recent dialogue about the US patent system mimics patent holders’ passion for  the virtuous cycle of innovation

06 May 2023

Some gold nuggets for patentees in the PTAB reform proposal

Saturday Opinion: Discretionary denial of IPRs with co-pending litigation will benefit IP owners but some provisions contradict statutory authority

29 April 2023

US PTAB reform proposal comes under fire at House hearing

Congress members grilled USPTO Director Kathi Vidal for rule-making proposals that they view as outside the statutory authority of the America Invents Act

28 April 2023

European Commission proposes unitary SPC as part of mixed bag of pharma IP reforms

Planned change will make UPC more attractive to life sciences companies

28 April 2023

PTAB experts react to discretionary denial reform package

Various provisions in the USPTO’s rulemaking proposal favour patent owners and others lean towards petitioners, yet one thing is certain: chief IP officers must make their voices heard

26 April 2023

IP court annual report breaks down valuable statistics on appeals cases

China’s Supreme Court’s IP branch has released its 2022 annual report, providing statistics on caseload and closure. These numbers highlight the longer wait times for appeals, as well as varying chances of success.

26 April 2023

Patent owners will welcome parts of USPTO’s PTAB reform proposal

Director Kathi Vidal’s proposed rules would expand discretionary denial into new categories, but heightened disclosure requirements might pain patentees and petitioners alike

21 April 2023

The EPO’s latest plausibility decision is good news for applicants and patentees

The Enlarged Board of Appeal's ruling in G2/21 has significant implications for the use of post-filed data

21 April 2023

IP could deliver a very rare Brexit dividend

With the European Commission increasingly ambivalent about patents, the UK has an opportunity to take leadership in areas such as SEP licensing and the life sciences

20 April 2023

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