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  • Amending claims at the PTAB – a fool’s errand?

    Patent owners have found it tough to meet the requirements for motions to amend claims in PTAB post issuance review proceedings. Binal J Patel, J Pieter van Es and Kimberly S Devine examine the eight decisions where such motions have been granted

  • Federal Circuit reverses PTAB determination of CBM patent in Secure Axcess

    The Federal Circuit has concluded “the patent at issue is outside the definition of a CBM patent that Congress provided by statute” in its Secure Axcess v PNC Bank National Association ruling. Judge Lourie wrote a dissent, backing up the PTAB’s determination

  • SCOTUS rules in Life Tech v Promega: One is not enough

    The Supreme Court has reversed the Federal Circuit in Life Tech v Promega, ruling that manufacture and exportation of a single component of a patented invention assembled in another country is not enough for infringement in the US. However, as a concurring opinion and observers note, the court did not indicate how much more than one is enough

  • Analysis: Complexity lies ahead for CRISPR patents after PTAB decision

    The eagerly-anticipated ruling from the PTAB of “no interference-in-fact” is a win for the Broad Institute in its CRISPR patent battle with University of California Berkeley. But much wrangling lies ahead over the rights to the gene-editing technology, including a potential appeal and likely licensing disputes

  • Interview: Asa Kling, director of Israel Patent Office

    Asa Kling is due to step down as director of Israel's Patent Office in May, after six years in charge. In this interview, he discusses the move to online services, the proposed new Design Law and patent oppositions

  • Federal Circuit vacates Apple PTAB win for inadequately supported findings

    A Patent Trial and Appeal Board finding of unpatentability for obviousness based on two prior-art references in Personal Web Technologies v Apple has been remanded because “the Board did not adequately support its findings”

  • An IP practitioner’s guide to minding your business

    Australian patent attorney Bradley Postma has written a career guide for young lawyers. Shaun Tan spoke to him about being fired, fickle partners and how to win promotion

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    Who is on the move in the Asia-Pacific region? Our latest update includes news from Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore

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