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  • Carpmaels and Fieldfisher expand ahead of UPC launch

    The lateral hires of high-profile patent litigators provide further evidence that the launch of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) will shake up the IP profession in Europe

  • 2015 in Canadian IP cases: patent

    Managing IP is rounding up important intellectual property decisions coming out of Canadian courts last year. In two patent cases, the Court of Appeal suggested a new legal test for determining the relevance of a non-infringing alternative and ruled that a generic cannot make a clam for innovator profits under the doctrine of unfair enrichment

  • PTAB could affect VirnetX’s $626m award in win over Apple

    A jury in the Eastern District of Texas has awarded VirnetX $626m after finding Apple had infringed four patents. The PTAB instituted inter partes reviews on the patents last October, however, the results of which could affect the district court case

  • UK’s IP threats law reform may be imminent

    The UK government has responded to stakeholders’ concerns on a bill to reform the law on unjustified threats relating to IP infringement, adding that it intends to give the bill a smooth transition in parliament

  • Trade secrets up in the air

    Cloud services make storing and accessing large amounts of information easier and cheaper. This gives in-house IP counsel the perfect opportunity to refresh their trade secrets strategy, argue Mark Ridgway and Annsley Merelle Ward

  • Trade secrets bill passes US Senate Judiciary Committee

    The US Senate Committee on the Judiciary has passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act 2016, which included amendments that were suggested in hearings in December

  • PTAB petitions in January lowest since March 2014

    PTAB Data and Analysis: the IPR count ticked past the 4,000 mark in January, which also saw the first challenge to an Apple patent, the USPTO deeming two decisions precedential, a case showing the dangers of a motion to amend, and an ironic Federal Circuit ruling on an IPR appeal

  • Managing IP North America awards 2016 – shortlists

    Shortlists for this year’s Managing IP North America awards have been announced. The outstanding firms and individuals in US and Canadian intellectual property will be announced during a dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington DC on March 17


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