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Auto industry IP rights in the crosshairs as Congress ponders right-to-repair bills

Draft legislation would reduce vehicle OEMs design patent rights and require release of data and tools for repairs, but Congressmen are also concerned about right-to-repair for smartphones, home appliances, and farm equipment

19 July 2023

Companies must be careful when labelling products with patent numbers following FTC fine

Certificate numbers must be marked on patented products, according to the IP Office and Taiwan’s Patent Act. However, the Fair Trade Commission’s steep fine imposed on a company for using an invalidated patent number highlights the dire consequences of misleading consumers.

19 July 2023

Measuring up the US patent litigation of Sullivan & Cromwell and Irell & Manella

As Sullivan & Cromwell attracts former USPTO Director Andrei Iancu and former Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O'Malley to its books, Docket Navigator data shows how the firms stack up on US patent litigation

17 July 2023

The climate is changing, so should IP?

Saturday opinion: Resolving tensions between environmental climate change concerns and intellectual property rights requires creative thinking and optimism

15 July 2023

Common threads in public comments to the USPTO’s PTAB reform proposals

Many stakeholders are scratching their heads over whether the patent office has authority to make the changes for which it has sought feedback

07 July 2023

UPC already a hit with patentees in Germany

The majority of filings so far have been in Germany, establishing Munich as a key destination. The number of international disputes is also expected to surge as English is introduced as a language option for proceedings.

05 July 2023

US PTAB invalidation rates under the microscope as reform bill refiled

It’s true that patent holders rarely score a full win after a petition has been instituted, but the invalidation rate isn’t as high as some have said

26 June 2023

BREAKING: US Senators Tillis and Coons re-file patent eligibility bill

The Patent Eligibility Restoration Act aims to repair damage from US jurisprudence that Tillis says “is undermining American innovation and allowing foreign adversaries like China to overtake us”

22 June 2023

Why utility models could be crucial for domestic SME innovation in India

While various government initiatives have been successful in growing the number of patent filings in the past two years, sizeable hurdles remain. Utility models could be a game-changing option and to encourage more domestic innovation and R&D.

21 June 2023

Via Licensing, MPEG-LA merger shows patent pools have come of age

Via Licensing Alliance’s novel patent pool merger and Avanci’s stunning success licensing the automotive sector serve as examples of a maturing patent pool marketplace

19 June 2023

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