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USPTO director speculation, Amgen injunction win, software copyright litigation, top global innovators, 2016 reviews – the week in IP

Michael Loney

Suggestions for the next USPTO director, AIPLA’s advice for US president-elect Trump, an injunction preventing Sanofi selling a drug during the term of two Amgen patents, a review of software copyright litigation since Oracle v Google, a list of top global innovators, and reviews of 2016 for patent licensing stocks and the PTAB were in the recent intellectual property headlines

We’ve posted the following articles in the past week:

The final 2016 US district court patent case and PTAB filing figures

IBM stays top in record year for US utility patent grants

Lee v Tam: The amicus briefs, in brief

Cases to look out for in 2017 - the UK

Book now for upcoming events and awards dinners

Back by popular demand: MIP International Women’s Leadership Forum 2017

Peter Detkin joins Sherpa, and other North America people moves

Federal Circuit grants en banc review of PTAB time-bar orders

Fitbit drops Jawbone patent case at ITC

How patent case venue rules could change in TC Heartland

USPTO director speculation

This week has been rife with speculation about the next director of the USPTO.

Hal Wegner brings news of a "highly reliable source" telling him three names that are in the mix: Phil Johnson, Michael McKeon and Steve Pinkos. Readers of this blog...

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