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  • Michael Shore vows to “take a wrecking ball to the IPR system”

    The lawyer behind Allergan’s controversial transfer of patents to a Native American tribe said at the IP Dealmakers Forum that other companies are “lining up to do deals” and that universities’ endowment funds are interested in getting involved. Shore outlined why he believed these types of deals are here to stay

  • WIPO study sheds light on value of "intangible capital" in manufactured goods

    WIPO Director General Francis Gurry says intangible capital determines success in the marketplace. "Intellectual property, in turn, is the means by which companies secure the competitive advantage flowing from their intangible capital"

  • Confidentiality clubs becoming more common in Indian patent disputes

    IP practitioners see a trend of using confidentiality clubs in patent litigation cases to safeguard sensitive information, as demonstrated by the Delhi High Court’s recent grant of such a request in a dispute between Ericsson and Xiaomi

  • Interview: Fish & Richardson’s Dorothy Whelan on pharma PTAB proceedings

    Dorothy Whelan, co-chair of Fish & Richardson’s post-grant practice group, has been involved in high-profile cases such as the first IPR decisions that invalidated Humira patents. As part of the Women in IP series, Whelan speaks to Michael Loney about the biggest issues at the PTAB

  • PTAB revises procedures for Federal Circuit remands

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has revised the “Standard Operating Procedure 9 (SOP9)” for cases remanded from the Federal Circuit, including requiring panels to meet with the PTAB chief, deputy chief or a delegate to discuss remanded cases

  • Federal Circuit says TC Heartland changed the law

    The Federal Circuit has granted Micron’s mandamus petition stating: “We conclude that TC Heartland changed the controlling law in the relevant sense: at the time of the initial motion to dismiss, before the Court decided TC Heartland, the venue defense … based on TC Heartland’s interpretation of the venue statute was not ‘available’”

  • USPTO to increase fees, including 72% IPR request fee change

    The USPTO has released a final rule detailing fee increases to go into effect in January. The combined cost of an inter partes review request and institution at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board will go up to $30,500

  • India’s Supreme Court pushes for faster IPR suits

    Delhi High Court has been given eight weeks to finalise rules and practice changes to dispose with IPR suits faster, a move that is expected to benefit litigants

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