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

    May 04, 2016

    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

    May 03, 2016

    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

    May 03, 2016

    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

    May 02, 2016

    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)

    April 29, 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

    April 29, 2016

    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

    April 27, 2016

    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

    April 27, 2016

  • UPC scenario 4: Challenging a non-opted out European patent

    April 27, 2016

    How might a clearing-the-way case proceed once the UPC is in force? In the latest article in our series, David Rose, Nina O’Sullivan and Axel Walz consider the options for a patent challenger who wishes to launch a competing product

  • US Supreme Court hears Cuozzo oral arguments

    April 26, 2016

    The Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in Cuozzo Speed Technologies v Lee, the first Supreme Court case to consider an appeal of a PTAB decision

  • Global awards

    April 25, 2016

    Celebrating outstanding work in IP

  • Milan prepares for 2016 AIPPI World Congress

    April 25, 2016

    The AIPPI returns to Italy this year, for the first time since 1969. Once again, Managing IP will be providing coverage in the AIPPI Daily Report and here we provide a preview of what to expect

  • Apple to pay $25m to settle patent litigation with Marathon subsidiary

    April 20, 2016

    Marathon subsidiary Dynamic Advances will dismiss patent litigation with Apple related to the Siri personal assistant. Marathon may have to enter arbitration with co-plaintiff Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, however, which it believes “unreasonably withheld its consent to the reasonable royalty rate”

  • Trade secrets bill clears US House Judiciary Committee

    April 20, 2016

    In a busy few days for trade secrets news, the House Judiciary Committee has approved a Senate-passed trade secrets bills with no changes and Indian company Tata has been hit with a $940m damages verdict in Wisconsin

  • Latest people moves in the US

    April 20, 2016

    In our regular round-up, we summarise recently-announced partner moves in the Americas, including hires by Norton Rose Fulbright, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, Mayer Brown, Reed Smith and Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn

  • Interview: Angela Johnson, IP litigation counsel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    April 19, 2016

    The California-based counsel shares her views on the state of the IP environment in the US and how professionals can contribute to improvements, particularly in the patent field

  • Analysing PTAB first-quarter petitions – filing falls to a two-year low

    April 19, 2016

    Managing IP crunches the data to reveal the busiest petitioners, patent owners, law firms, and attorneys at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in the first three months of 2016. The quarter included some interesting petitions such as the first IPR challenging an Apple patent

  • Data: PTAB filing drops in March

    April 19, 2016

    The number of petitions filed at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in March was down on the previous month. So far this USPTO fiscal year, the percentage of challenges to mechanical/business method and bio/pharma patents has increased

  • Latest moves in Europe

    April 18, 2016

    Our regular roundup includes news from the EPO, RCF, KWM, Boult Wade Tennant, Finnegan, Gill Jennings & Every, Ashfords, Haseltine Lake and ITMA

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

    April 13, 2016

  • US patent litigation plummets in first quarter

    April 08, 2016

    US patent case filing in district courts dropped in the first quarter, down 39% on the fourth quarter and 34% on the first quarter last year, according to Unified Patents. An analysis of Eastern District of Texas filing reveals a disproportionately large drop in the district

  • US trade secrets bill passed unanimously in Senate

    April 06, 2016

    The Defend Trade Secrets Act has been passed 87-0 in the US Senate. It would allow federal actions in response to the misappropriation of trade secrets, but it is not clear how big an impact it would have after some of the more controversial provisions were scaled back by a Senate committee and with the House of Representatives yet to vote on the bill

  • MIP Africa Roadshow 2016 - live updates

    April 06, 2016

    Real-time reports from our first Africa Roadshow, held in New York City on April 6 (all times EST)

  • Analysing the PTAB’s final rule changes

    April 05, 2016

    The final rule changes to Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings will likely help to reduce the rate of institution of trials, especially allowing patent owners to include relevant testimonial evidence in preliminary responses. There was one surprise, however, with the USPTO dropping a proposed pilot programme

  • Why we love (and hate) design rights

    April 05, 2016

    After attending the recent INTA/AIPPI conference on “Designs: Into the Future”, James Nurton summarises what there is to love about designs – and also a few reasons not to love them. We also look in depth at the recent Trunki decision in the UK and the pending Apple v Samsung case in the United States

  • China Supreme Court clarifies patent infringement proceeding

    April 05, 2016

    China’s latest Judicial Interpretation brings a raft of changes to patent trials, as Stephy Tang explains

  • ITC patent reform bill introduced in House targeting trolls

    April 04, 2016

    A bill targeting patent trolls at the ITC has been introduced in Congress against a backdrop of fewer investigations in the past four years. But speakers at a recent Managing IP forum said ITC filing could pick up again

  • Fordham IP Conference Day 2 - live

    April 01, 2016

    Reports from the second and final day of this year's Fordham IP Conference. Refresh for latest updates

  • Fordham IP Conference 2016 - day 1 live!

    March 31, 2016

    Managing IP brings updates from this year's Fordham IP Conference in New York. Refresh the page for the latest reports

  • Practical tips for filing designs post-Trunki

    March 31, 2016

    Following the UK Supreme Court’s judgment in the Trunki design dispute, Managing IP summarises practical tips from UK practitioners on filing designs and eight lessons from the judgment

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