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  • Australia takes genetic material patenting ban even further

    In a decision that may introduce uncertainties into how patentability is determined, the Australia High Court has ruled that isolated genetic material is not patentable in a decision that appears to go even further than the US Supreme Court's decision in Myriad

  • Changes to IP procedures in Latvia

    A new Industrial Property Institutions and Procedures Law takes effect in Latvia on January 1. Jevgenijs Fortuna explains the implications for IP owners

  • The impact of insolvency on licence agreements

    Some jurisdictions have well-established principles concerning IP rights in insolvency proceedings, but in others the law is less clear. Bankruptcy and IP specialists in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, the UK and the US explain the key issues

  • Judge Hacon celebrates small-claim procedure

    A small claims track set up to help parties resolve low-value IP disputes in the UK has “taken off” according to the judge in charge of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) in London.

  • PTAB institutes Kyle Bass IPR challenging Cosmo Technologies patent

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has instituted review of an inter partes review petition brought by the Coalition for Affordable Drugs, the first success for the Kyle Bass and Erich Spangenberg-backed entity after two previous denials of review

  • Which IP practitioners are moving firms in the Americas?

    In our regular round-up, we summarise recently-announced partner and national IP office moves in the Americas, including hires by Arent Fox, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, Fox Rothschild, K&L Gates, White & Case and Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler

  • Wearables – fit for a patent war?

    The increasing hostility between Fitbit and Jawbone has some declaring the start of a patent war in the wearable device industry. The treatment of other forms of IP protection will also need to be worked out in this booming industry, say observers

  • How changes to US civil procedure rules will affect patent litigation

    Amendments to the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are set to take effect on December 1 and will affect issues such as discovery and document production. Jeff Totten and Robert MacKichan look at the implications for patent cases

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