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  • Data: PTAB filing up in April, led by HP

    Managing IP reveals the biggest petitioners and most-targeted entities in April and year-to-date at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. HP and Apple had a busy month, while Finjan and Nike were on the receiving end of the most petitions

  • PTAB grants sixth motion to amend

    While granting Tire Hanger’s motion to amend, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board approved “grouping prior art references together according to their particular teachings” and “discussing only a representative few in its motion to amend”. This may provide guidance to other patent owners seeking to amend claims

  • Federal Circuit declines to change patent venue rules

    The Federal Circuit has denied TC Heartland’s petition for a writ of mandamus that called for a change in the patent venue rules. The court said the “arguments raised regarding venue have been firmly resolved by VE Holding”

  • Reactions and predictions from Cuozzo arguments at the Supreme Court

    PTAB observers have been analysing the comments of Supreme Court justices during the Cuozzo v Lee arguments for signs of how they will rule. Chief Justice Roberts was the biggest proponent of bringing the Board’s claim construction standard in line with district courts but other justices appeared a lot more resistant to scrapping BRI

  • Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (April 2016)

    Recruitment process for UPC judges imminent; Code of Conduct for UPC representatives reviewed; PMAC arbitration rules agreed; EPO Select Committee discuss remaining aspects of the Unitary Patent system; our latest UPC scenario on challenging a non-opted out European patent relating to a pharmaceutical product during the transitional period; and informative webinar on Unitary Patent and UPC

  • ANDA patent litigation rises 68% in past two years

    Lex Machina’s Hatch-Waxman/ANDA Report reveals a spike in case filing, as well as the biggest participants and law firms in ANDA patent litigation

  • US House passes trade secrets bill

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act, which will create a federal civil remedy for stealing trade secrets, will now go to President Obama for signing into law after being passed in the House of Representatives 410-2

  • Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2016 – shortlist announced

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