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Kathi Vidal confirmed to lead USPTO, taking over amidst big IP policy debates

Senate assent comes in the form of a voice vote after two Republican lawmakers lift holds on the former Winston & Strawn litigator’s nomination

06 April 2022

Five key takeaways from IPBC Europe

Returning from two action-packed days in London, IAM Deputy Editor Adam Houldsworth reflects on the surprising state of corporate UPC strategies, the rise of AI, FRAND fireworks and more

02 April 2022

The long reach of Alice and a potential solution to abstract idea rejections

Patent claims related to economic practice continue to be rejected under the Alice sub-category. However, a simple three-part test could help to introduce fairness and stability.

30 March 2022

Measures to enforce Belgian patent rights in court

Civil proceedings can be a formidable option for patent owners to uphold their rights. A range of options, all of which have the goal of matching the damages and the compensation for a rights holder with an infringed patent, means that there is plenty to consider when developing an IP strategy for Belgium.

30 March 2022

JPO presses case for grace period harmony as trade deals bring issue to the fore

The grace period gap between major jurisdictions has recently been thrust into the spotlight. The JPO is one stakeholder pushing for major players to seize momentum and work towards harmonisation

23 March 2022

Australian pharma patentees now face an uphill battle to obtain interlocutory injunctions

The tide has turned against rights holders in recent years, write Gavin Adkins and Jacqueline Simpkin of Griffith Hack – though an accompanying trend of expedited trials offers some consolation

21 March 2022

Machine-learning patents at the EPO: how to overcome the pitfalls

As applicants from a wider range of fields seek patent protection in the space, Harry Strange, Diego Black and Karl Barnfather of Withers & Rogers explain how to draft specifications with a view to sufficiency

16 March 2022

Australian applicants may finally get clarity on software patents

For the first time, country’s top court will hear a case related to patent eligibility for computer-implemented inventions, an area IP owners say is rife with uncertainty

10 March 2022

IP cases form the biggest part of the Chinese Supreme Court’s docket

Top court’s IP tribunal, created in 2019, has become its busiest department, accounting for nearly 68% of all civil appeals

03 March 2022

Chinese supreme court hears challenge to country’s first essential facilities case

He Jing and Annie Xue of GEN Law Firm break down the economic and technical arguments made in front of the judges, and spell out why the eventual decision could have a dramatic impact

28 February 2022

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