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WTO to push for greater covid-19 compulsory licensing flexibilities

Compromise agreed by the US, India, the EU and South Africa leaves trade secrets alone but approves measures that would make it faster and easier to bypass vaccine patents

05 May 2022

What the CJEU’s landmark injunction decision means for German patent litigation

The EU court’s ruling may drive more lawsuits to Munich

03 May 2022

Columbia University scores $185 million jury verdict on back of anti virus patents

NortonLifeLock has pledged to appeal the jury verdict, which could balloon to $550 million with enhanced damages for wilful infringement

03 May 2022

Google issues patent policy manifesto as industry gears up for reform debate

Company’s general counsel suggests USPTO fees for the largest filers, like the search giant itself, should be raised

29 April 2022

How revised EPO guidelines affect treatment of AI inventions

Co-published – Although changes will make it tougher to secure patent protection, there are still ways through

27 April 2022

SCOTUS suggests willingness to finally tackle patent enablement standard

The US Supreme Court seeks Solicitor General’s input on whether take up controversial section 112 questions

22 April 2022

What rights holders need to know about China’s high-level IP policy blueprint

Gowling WLG’s Jian Xu breaks down China’s plans to build a “powerful IP nation” and what this strong top-down signal means for policy and practice.

13 April 2022

Australian appeals court shuts door on AI inventorship, reversing outlier ruling

In a setback for Dr Stephen Thaler and team behind the DABUS effort, the most significant win of their global campaign thus far was overturned today

13 April 2022

Judge Kathleen O’Malley: SCOTUS bought into ‘patent troll’ hype

In first public appearance since stepping down from the Federal Circuit, former judge speaks about the US Supreme Court’s record in patent cases, the effects of eBay and threats to Bayh-Dole

08 April 2022

The pressure is on Kathi Vidal as she finally takes charge of the USPTO

After her long-awaited Senate confirmation, the agency’s new director has plenty on her plate and some unavoidably controversial decisions to make

07 April 2022

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