Patents©2014 Managing Intellectual Property60PatentsRader: “The law makes no sense any more”Former Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Randall Rader has said that recent Supreme Court decisions have left the United States so out of step with the rest of the world that legislative correction is needed, 25 Oct 2014 20:43:00 GMTJudge Chen stresses importance of AIAIn a well-received keynote at the AIPLA Annual Meeting, Judge Raymond Chen of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit shared his insights into the rapid pace of change within the US patent system, 25 Oct 2014 20:42:00 GMTUSPTO aims to issue Alice update in November The USPTO’s Andrew Hirshfeld gave an update on how the Office is assessing claims in light of the Supreme Court’s Alice v CLS Bank decision in a patent prosecution session at the AIPLA Annual Meeting, 25 Oct 2014 20:41:00 GMTTips for drafting claims post-AlicePresenters in a patent prosecution session at the AIPLA Annual Meeting shared advice and strategies for drafting claims in light of Alice v CLS Bank, 25 Oct 2014 20:40:00 GMTInterview: Sobon looks back on a busy year as AIPLA president Wayne Sobon stands down as AIPLA President today, with Sharon Israel taking over the role. The AIPLA Daily Report asked him about the highlights of his tenure, 25 Oct 2014 20:38:00 GMTFormer AIPLA presidents share tips for women in IPAttendees at the Women in IP Committee Breakfast Meeting at the AIPLA Annual Meeting received the wisdom of some of the most experienced IP practitioners around, 25 Oct 2014 20:36:00 GMTThe IP pitfalls and opportunities of bankruptcyIn a session on bankruptcy, due diligence, and dual filings and assignments at the AIPLA Annual Meeting, panelists spoke of the challenges that IP lawyers face when dealing in bankruptcy and transactional matters., 25 Oct 2014 20:34:00 GMTA tour of the global design landscapeIndustrial design protection is a rapidly evolving area around the world, reports Peter Leung, 25 Oct 2014 20:33:00 GMTKnowing the licensing terrainSpeakers on a licensing panel stressed the importance of due diligence and engaging local counsel when doing international IP deals, 25 Oct 2014 20:31:00 GMTAIPLA names Lisa Jorgenson as executive directorThe American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) has appointed Lisa Jorgenson as its new executive director, effective November 17 2014, 24 Oct 2014 19:15:00 GMTUSPTO's Lee defends "critical" telework programDuring her speech at the AIPLA Opening Plenary session, Michelle Lee responded to reports about the USPTO’s telework program, saying steps were being taken to address concerns of mismanagement but stressing it is “an incredibly valuable program.”, 24 Oct 2014 16:11:00 GMTWhy Europe is not trolls' natural habitat Benoît Battistelli, President of the European Patent Office (EPO), updated AIPLA attendees on developments in Europe in the luncheon speech yesterday. He especially highlighted the cooperation between the EPO and the United States, 24 Oct 2014 16:07:00 GMTPhil Johnson calls for fairness in PTAB proceedings In a session at the AIPLA Annual Meeting, David Kappos said that Federal Circuit decisions will show whether the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) is on the right track while Phil Johnson stressed that the proceedings must be perceived as fair, 24 Oct 2014 15:31:00 GMTWorries over Supreme Court’s flirting with 101The impact of the Supreme Court on Section 101 was debated in a star-studded update on the US patent system session at the AIPLA Annual Meeting featuring David Kappos and Laurie Self, 24 Oct 2014 15:25:00 GMTAre trade secrets the next troll target?The rise of the Internet has altered the ways in which most people involved in IP conduct business. This is particularly true in regards to trade secrets, 24 Oct 2014 15:23:00 GMTPharma companies query LatAm policies“You might not know it from my talk, but I love the region,” warned Manisha Desai of Eli Lilly at the beginning of her AIPLA presentation yesterday morning. Her preface was a good summary of both the opportunities and challenges that pharmaceutical companies face in Latin America., 24 Oct 2014 15:20:00 GMTThe real standard articulated in Bilski and AliceIn a session at the AIPLA Annual Meeting yesterday morning, David Wille of Baker Botts examined the Bilski and Alice rulings and suggested that despite the criticisms, the Supreme Court is laying out an alternative approach to the question of patentability, 24 Oct 2014 15:17:00 GMTAIPLA calls for changes in PTAB proceedingsThe USPTO has received a total of 37 comments about Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings – including from AIPLA – after 22 comments were submitted in the three days before the October 16 deadline for comments, 23 Oct 2014 17:16:00 GMTMichelle Lee expected to “hit the ground running” as USPTO directorAIPLA has welcomed the nomination of Michelle Lee to serve as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, 23 Oct 2014 17:14:00 GMTInterview: Sharon Israel, AIPLA president-elect Sharon Israel takes over as AIPLA President during this year’s Annual Meeting. She has already identified a few areas to focus on during her tenure, as revealed in an interview with Michael Loney, 23 Oct 2014 17:12:00 GMTThe risks of standard-essential patentsThe AIPLA Annual Meeting will feature some in-depth discussion about licensing patents, especially around the risks involved in setting royalty rates at reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) terms., 23 Oct 2014 17:03:00 GMTYour guide to Unitary Patent and UPCEurope is about to embark on the most fundamental change to its patent system in 40 years. The AIPLA Daily Report presents a primer on what’s coming, 23 Oct 2014 17:00:00 GMTLaw firms face more pressure over cost and qualityLaw firms are under increasing pressure to offer clients fixed-fee billing arrangements, according to a survey by CPA Global, 23 Oct 2014 12:08:00 GMTCreative filing strategies for the Unitary PatentAs part of our series of articles on the Unitary Patent and UPC, Adrian Tombling and Andrea Fleuchaus weigh up the factors to be considered when filing applications under the new system, and look at some hypothetical case studies, 23 Oct 2014 10:07:00 GMTSupreme Court wrestles with claim construction in Teva argumentsThe Supreme Court judges appeared divided on this issue of how much deference the Federal Circuit should give to district courts’ patent claim construction in their questioning during oral arguments in Teva v Sandoz last week, 22 Oct 2014 17:39:00 GMTPost-grant reviews at the PTAB explainedTwo post-grant review petitions have been filed at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board since August. But it will take years for the popularity of this type of review to come close to that of inter partes review, 22 Oct 2014 15:54:00 GMTTest the UPC case management systemA prototype website for the Unified Patent Court e-filing and case management system is available for testing, 21 Oct 2014 15:50:00 GMTPatent litigator joins Linklaters in GermanyJulia Schönbohm will join Linklaters as a partner in the dispute resolution division in the Frankfurt office on December 1, 21 Oct 2014 13:47:00 GMTLast-minute submissions push PTAB comments total to 37After 22 comments were submitted in the three days before the deadline for comments about Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings, the USPTO has received feedback from a total of 37 companies, organisations and individuals, 18 Oct 2014 19:50:00 GMTLee nomination as USPTO director confirmedPresident Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate Michelle Lee as undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the USPTO. She had been performing the functions and duties of the USPTO director in her position of deputy director, 17 Oct 2014 01:01:00 GMT