Patents©2014 Managing Intellectual Property60PatentsAlice already influencing USPTO and Federal CircuitThe impact of the Supreme Court’s Alice v CLS decision is already being felt in both patent litigation and prosecution, 21 Jul 2014 13:38:00 GMTUkrainian crash claims NautaDutilh's John Allen The crash involving Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 has claimed the life of IP lawyer John Allen, his wife Sandra and their three sons Christopher, Julian and Ian, 21 Jul 2014 10:02:00 GMTAsia's growth markets diverge in 2014 Global Innovation IndexThe 2014 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) finds a relatively stable top table, while several developing and middle-income markets make big moves, 18 Jul 2014 06:34:00 GMTCJEU opinion calls for more stem cell clarity post-BrüstleThe legal adviser to the Court of Justice of the EU has advised the Court to rule that an ovum whose development has been stimulated without fertilisation and which cannot become a human being cannot be considered a human embryo, 17 Jul 2014 11:36:00 GMTCAFC’s VirtualAgility verdict suggests stays pending CBM review should be grantedIn a keenly-anticipated decision, the Federal Circuit has ruled that the Eastern District of Texas was wrong not to stay infringement proceedings in VirtualAgility v Salesforce pending the conclusion of a covered business method (CBM) review at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), 16 Jul 2014 15:36:00 GMTDentons hires former MetroPCS deputy general counsel in Dallas Garreth Sarosi has joined Dentons' intellectual property and technology practice as a partner in the Dallas office, 15 Jul 2014 21:36:00 GMTUS patent litigation cases filed up 25% in 2013 – reportIn its 2014 Patent Litigation Study, PwC has found that US patent litigation volume leapt in the four-year period from 2009 to 2014 but average damages declined, 15 Jul 2014 17:05:00 GMTEthan Horwitz joins Carlton Fields in New YorkPatent and trade mark litigator Ethan Horwitz has joined the New York office of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt as a shareholder, 15 Jul 2014 16:40:00 GMTDickinson to leave AIPLATodd Dickinson is to stand down as executive director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) after nearly six years with the association, 14 Jul 2014 16:02:00 GMTAsana, Canon, Dropbox, Google, Newegg and SAP reveal patent-licensing agreementAsana, Canon, Dropbox, Google, Newegg and SAP have confirmed the formation of the License on Transfer (LOT) Network, a patent-licensing agreement that is being described as “arms control for the patent world”, 10 Jul 2014 17:01:00 GMTTROL Act in House seen as positive stepA bill to curb demand letter abuse called the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act of 2014 is being considered by the US House of Representatives, 10 Jul 2014 16:02:00 GMTNovak Druce adds patent litigation partner in DCNovak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg has hired Eugene Kim as a partner in its Washington, DC, office, 08 Jul 2014 16:42:00 GMTDivisions over potential Johnson appointment as USPTO director Rumours that the Obama Administration is set to name Phil Johnson as director of the USPTO have received praise from patent attorneys but criticism from some associations, 04 Jul 2014 00:39:00 GMTMayer Brown hires Fitzpatrick partner in New YorkColleen Tracy has joined Mayer Brown in New York as a partner in the intellectual property practice, 02 Jul 2014 15:50:00 GMTAndersen replaces Gutierrez as IP head at Microsoft Erich Andersen has taken over from Horacio Gutierrez as head of the innovation and intellectual property group at Microsoft, 02 Jul 2014 15:48:00 GMT“Chilling effect” of Mayo and Myriad affecting patent applicationsLegal specialists at the BIO conference in San Diego discussed two recent Supreme Court decisions and the subsequently issued USPTO guidance, expressing concerns about the determination of patent eligibility and what it means for future innovation. Marion Webb reports, 01 Jul 2014 15:25:00 GMTConcerns linger over Myriad guidance as feedback deadline loomsOn June 25, USPTO top officials at the BIO annual meeting in San Diego discussed comments the office has received in response to the new guidance it issued on March 4 and provided the audience with updates. Marion Webb reports, 01 Jul 2014 15:14:00 GMTUSPTO Denver office opens amid high hopes With the USPTO officially opening its Denver satellite office, Michael Loney talks to a Colorado-based lawyer who was instrumental in making the office a reality about what it will bring to the USPTO and to the Rocky Mountains region, 30 Jun 2014 20:53:00 GMTUSPTO “thinking big” with new initiatives The USPTO this week underlined its commitment to improve patent quality, and is confident it now has the resources to launch new initiatives that can be sustained even during fluctuations in funding, 27 Jun 2014 22:29:00 GMTFoxconn subsidiary takes on Japanese rivals in DelawareFoxconn, a Taiwanese company famous for manufacturing products in southern China for Apple, has revealed that it is suing three Japanese businesses for patent infringement in the US, 27 Jun 2014 10:31:00 GMTUSPTO releases preliminary Alice v CLS guidance Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice v CLS Bank, the USPTO has released preliminary instructions to patent examiners relating to the subject matter eligibility of claims involving abstract ideas, particularly computer-related abstract ideas, under Section 101, 25 Jun 2014 21:46:00 GMTReport reveals biotech's biggest filersUS organisations are leading the way in patenting the results of public investment in genomic research, while Europe and Asia are lagging behind, a new report suggests, 25 Jun 2014 10:47:00 GMTSnap reaction to Supreme Court’s Alice v CLS opinionIt was short. It was not a blockbuster decision. It was a missed opportunity. It is to be applauded. It did not do great damage. Nor did it do much good. These are some of the responses to the Supreme Court’s eagerly-awaited 21-page opinion in Alice Corporation v CLS Bank, released on June 19, 24 Jun 2014 11:00:00 GMTSCOTUS holds patents in Alice v CLS ineligibleThe Supreme Court has affirmed the Federal Circuit’s judgment in its long-awaited Alice v CLS opinion, 19 Jun 2014 16:39:00 GMTUSPTO hires Micron patent counsel to run Denver officeThe USPTO has hired Russell Slifer as regional director for its Denver, Colorado office, 19 Jun 2014 16:37:00 GMTInterview: Tian Lipu, former SIPO commissionerTian Lipu, the former head of SIPO, sits down with Managing IP to discuss the growth of IP in China during his watch, how he views complaints from foreign rights holders and why he thinks the government will no longer be the main force behind the National IP Strategy, 19 Jun 2014 07:46:00 GMTHow to use US law to help with international trade secret casesUS discovery may be useful to companies bringing trade secret actions and frustrated by the lack of evidence gathering mechanisms in countries like China and Japan, 17 Jun 2014 07:19:00 GMTRader to leave Federal Circuit Judge Randall Rader has announced that he will retire from the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit effective on June 30, 16 Jun 2014 15:39:00 GMTEIP adds patent partner, 13 Jun 2014 16:47:00 GMTUS fights for change to TRIPs practicesThe US, backed by Switzerland, has urged the WTO TRIPs Council to end the trade body’s moratorium on non-violation disputes, 13 Jun 2014 12:52:00 GMT