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  • 10 issues to watch at the PTAB

    Last month marked the fourth anniversary of Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings becoming available. While early cases suggested that the Board would be a graveyard for patents, in the past year a more nuanced picture has emerged. Michael Loney identifies 10 issues to watch

  • Australia: Evidence is vital

    Australia’s patent opposition system is well established, says Wayne Condon, but it’s important to note the differences between standard patents and innovation patents

  • How to obtain effective evidence in China

    China’s litigation system has much to offer foreign patent owners, but many find the rules on evidence challenging. Erick Robinson provides some tips

  • Colour combinations: getting back to WYSIWYG

    Guidance on protecting colour combinations in Europe has evolved over time. But in the light of recent decisions is further clarification needed? Roland Mallinson investigates

  • EPO: Inventive step the most effective patent killer

    EPO oppositions are well established, meaning there are many lessons for patent owners and challengers, as Arnie Clarke and Jack Shepherd explain

  • Japan: A paper-based system

    Japan’s current opposition system was introduced in April 2015, and imposes strict deadlines on parties. Yoichi Watanabe provides a guide

  • Korea: New procedure on the way

    With the revisions to the Patent Act introduced this year, there will soon be more options to challenge patents in Korea. Leon Kim and Hyun-Sil Lee explain

  • CJEU rules on royalties for unpatented technology

    Richard Binns and Nicola Walles consider the impact of the Court of Justice of the EU’s recent ruling on the payment of royalties for unpatented technology

  • How to avoid the FTC not “liking” your next campaign

    The US Federal Trade Commission is clamping down on native advertising and the use of endorsements on social media. A settlement with Lord & Taylor in March provides a number of lessons for brands, as outlined by Meryl Bernstein


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10 issues to watch at the PTAB

Last month marked the fourth anniversary of Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings becoming available. While early cases suggested that the Board would be a graveyard for patents, in the past year a more nuanced picture has emerged. Michael Loney identifies 10 issues to watch



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