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Computer, communication and e-commerce patent cases on the rise at PTAB

New IAM and Docket Navigator litigation report reveals key trends, including declining semiconductor asset challenges

06 September 2022

Aerospace and defence firm CIPOs should seize patent acquisition opportunities

Just 7% of 300 failed start-ups transferred their IP, leaving more than 500 innovative patents to expire, according to a research report

06 September 2022

How General Plastic changed the PTAB serial petition landscape

Docket Navigator data shows court cited the precedential case in 603 institution decisions with a 34% institution denial rate from October 2017 to now

05 September 2022

Launching IP strategy for a 3D-printed space rocket company

Since January, Bridget Smith has been busily creating patenting and trade secrets programmes to protect Relativity’s specialist technologies

02 September 2022

The dangers of patent counting to assess technology leadership

Former USPTO Director Andrei Iancu warns that the US is facing “a new Sputnik moment”, but he and others at an online event caution against reading too much into raw numbers

01 September 2022

Allergan scores victory in trailblazing US patent fraud whistle-blower suit

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal puts the breaks on whistleblower’s attempts to show deception in company’s dealings with the USPTO

01 September 2022

Indian government urged to bolster patent examiner manpower to shift heavy backlog

Advisory body seeks tripling of IP office staff in bid to bring application timeframes in line with China and the US

01 September 2022

How the UPC will change the global patent litigation landscape

This time next year, the new EU system is almost certain to be up and running. For rights holders and potential defendants, it will mean rethinking long-established strategic choices and preparing for a new set of major challenges. Gwilym Roberts, David Rose and Suzanne Harrison explain why 'game changing' may not be too hyperbolic a way to describe what is approaching

31 August 2022

Why the Unitary Patent is not uniform and how this will affect patent transactions

With the inauguration of the UP regime in 2023 and the effects that it will have on patent transactions and deals, companies should be up to speed on which national law will apply to their granted UPs and whether they would benefit from restructuring their European operations.

31 August 2022

Economic implications of the UPC for Scandinavia and beyond - part 2

The launch of the new UPC will introduce markedly different changes to the patent landscape, but there are still many unknowns. Possible developments include increased opposition proceedings and third-party observations.

31 August 2022

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