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Your guide to the UPC on day one

The fast-approaching opening of the court looks set to reshape the European patent litigation landscape but uncertainty still surrounds a number of jurisdictional and procedural issues

05 October 2022

Judgment day: could UPC judges harmonise international patent law?

The imminent appointment of judges to the UPC has sparked debates over whether and how far patent law across Europe might be coordinated and how, if successful, it could transform the EU patent law landscape

05 October 2022

Senator Coons’ co-sponsorship of Tillis bill potential breakthrough for patent eligibility

Patent Eligibility Restoration Act would reset how courts assess Section 101

29 September 2022

New high-level lobby group will promote role of IP in US innovation

The Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP) bipartisan coalition assembles an all-star cast of former policy makers and judges, among others

29 September 2022

Recent ECJ case law and latest referrals for preliminary rulings on the SPC Regulation

Featured in IAM Innovation & Invention Yearbook 2023

In the life sciences industry, patent protection for innovative medicinal products is pivotal to the commercial success of new drug products.

29 September 2022

Hungary – a new go-to forum for patent litigation?

Featured in IAM Innovation & Invention Yearbook 2023

In Hungary, the recent changes to Act XXXIII of 1995 on the protection of inventions by patents (the Patent Act) aim to achieve more expeditious and comprehensive solutions in case of a patent dispute.

29 September 2022

Examination overhaul is good news for applicants in Taiwan

Key revisions to patent examination guidelines signal a clear desire to streamline the patent application process and to make examination more straightforward for innovators.

28 September 2022

Patent pools pass the antitrust test and are here to stay, say IAM event delegates

As long as key issues of concern are always addressed, collective licensing will continue to get regulatory sign-off

27 September 2022

Global patent community waking up to potential UPC impact

IAM Q2 panel report reveals growing awareness of new European patent system’s strategic significance

26 September 2022

USPTO director Kathi Vidal is wielding review authority to change policy on discretionary denials

Despite her caution against reading too much into her rulings, PTAB practitioners are noting patterns and predicting their significance

23 September 2022

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