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The pursuit of clarity over whether an AI-generated invention can be patented may be headed to SCOTUS

DABUS defender Ryan Abbott speaks with IAM about his global mission for case law on machine-made innovations as he plans to take case to top US court

27 October 2022

How the CJEU’s decision on patent validity could affect German preliminary injunctions

German case law has been ruled incompatible with the EU Enforcement Directive by the Court of Justice of the European Union, prompting rights holders to urgently re-evaluate their options.

26 October 2022

Patent protection for software inventions in Europe

Featured in IAM Innovation & Invention Yearbook 2023

Inventions related to user interfaces, business methods, mathematical methods and simulations require extra care in Europe. Inventions related to image processing and cryptography are usually considered to have technical character in Europe.

26 October 2022

Mexico Supreme Court opines on compensatory time and patent effective term

Featured in Global Patent Litigation 2023

In the past, it was common to find that the effective term of a patent would differ from one patent to another, depending on how long each examiner took to study the application; in other words, under the 20-year filing date rule, a patent could be granted at any time between two years to 17 or more years after filing, and there have been cases in which either the patentee would enjoy only a single year of protection or the patent would be invalid upon issue – a result that is totally preposterous, unfair and unconstitutional.

26 October 2022

Big Tech urges major changes to USPTO examiner guidance on Section 101

Concerns that the advice leads examiners to issue ineligible patents has parallels with a statement Kathi Vidal made before directorship

21 October 2022

Draft US bill proposes federal SEP royalty court with global impact

Proposal seeks to resolve lengthy negotiations but stirs inventor community concerns

18 October 2022

Qualcomm seeks focus on patent quality over quantity to power US in global tech race

Company chief economist Kirti Gupta speaks with IAM about how better to assess leadership in the wireless and semiconductor industries

12 October 2022

The UPC is a game-changer on both sides of the Atlantic

The go-live date for the UPC is nearing and IP leaders in the US are taking it seriously

08 October 2022

Soaring US patent litigation funding triggers intense disclosure debate

Third-party backing is at an all-time high, but questions linger over how much should be public

07 October 2022

Five SCOTUS developments that life sciences IP professionals need to know about

The past two weeks have seen a flurry of patent-related activity at the US Supreme Court

07 October 2022

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