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  • Wed, 12 December 2018

    EPO ruling sows patenting doubts for seeds companies

    In-house counsel say the EPO Technical Board of Appeal’s conclusion that plants made from essentially biological processes are patentable could usher in another decade of protection uncertainty in the industry

  • Wed, 12 December 2018

    EPO ruling sows patenting doubts for seeds companies

    In-house counsel say the EPO Technical Board of Appeal’s conclusion that plants made from essentially biological processes are patentable could usher in another decade of protection uncertainty in the industry

  • Tue, 11 December 2018

    UK pregabalin ruling “increases patent applicant burden”, say drug companies

    Innovator and generics drug companies share their reaction to the judgment in Warner-Lambert v Generics. One in-house lawyer explains that it will be particularly detrimental to small innovator companies and “does not reflect the scientific reality of drug development”

  • Thu, 06 December 2018

    In-house counsel reveal how they build internal IP awareness

    Intellectual property departments in patent-focused companies are driving greater integration of IP through implementing better communication and education mechanisms

  • Wed, 05 December 2018

    European GMO ruling stems CRISPR patent pool efforts

    Plans for a CRISPR patent pool in the agricultural sector have been stifled by the ECJ's July ruling that crops derived from the technology are genetically modified organisms. In-house counsel say it has made those patents less valuable

  • Wed, 28 November 2018

    Patent filing strategies to stay ahead in growing markets

    In-house counsel are trying to break down silos between business departments to help them work out where they will and won’t need patents in the next five to 10 years

  • Tue, 27 November 2018

    Budget pressures pushing patent processes in house

    Technology, life sciences and manufacturing companies say they’re increasingly bringing patent processes in house to make them more cost efficient. The challenge is working out when a function is better done internally, outsourced to private practice or split between the two

  • Fri, 23 November 2018

    Tech convergence drives autonomous car patent licensing tension

    A sudden influx of new players with standard essential patents into the automotive market is causing conflict between automotive companies and their driverless-car suppliers over who should take a licence in the supply chain

  • Wed, 21 November 2018

    China patent improvements increasing foreign filers’ confidence

    While patent-focused companies continue to be wary of the relatively untested Chinese patent system, developments in the country’s IP offices and courts are helping

  • Tue, 13 November 2018

    Biosimilar makers forgo “cut-and-thrust” launch tactics

    Large generics drug companies are becoming more diligent and cautious about clearing patent thickets blocking biosimilars than they have traditionally been with small molecule products

  • Mon, 05 November 2018

    Unwired Planet is “massive time and money saver”, say telecoms and car companies

    Large telecoms companies say the UK Court of Appeal’s decision that global licences for SEPs can be FRAND streamlines licensing while automotive firms believe it helps benchmark component prices. But more still needs to be clarified

  • Fri, 02 November 2018

    Seed patent growth prompts litigation and licensing fears

    European seed companies prepare for licensing and litigation difficulties as technology allows them to patent more inventions and threatens to stifle the industry’s strong sharing culture

  • Fri, 02 November 2018

    Patent portfolio pressure – how counsel try to do more with less budget

    In-house counsel from confectionery, biopharmaceutical, telecommunications, technology, plastics and medical research companies explain how they’re measuring patent worth to find cost-saving wins

  • Wed, 31 October 2018

    Seed patent growth prompts litigation and licensing fears

    European seed companies prepare for licensing and litigation difficulties as technology allows them to patent more inventions and threatens to stifle the industry’s strong sharing culture

  • Wed, 31 October 2018

    Patent portfolio pressure – how counsel try to do more with less budget

    In-house counsel from confectionery, biopharmaceutical, telecommunications, technology, plastics and medical research companies explain how they’re measuring patent worth to find cost-saving wins

  • Thu, 25 October 2018

    Life sciences firms reveal how AI could disrupt patent strategies

    In-house counsel at life sciences companies reveal how machine-learning innovations are driving uncertainty over future filing strategies

  • Thu, 25 October 2018

    Patent advisers pressured by in-house strategy changes

    Counsel from chemicals, seeds, technology, confectionery, pharmaceutical and medical research firms share what they increasingly look for from outside counsel with Managing IP

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