Patents©2014 Managing Intellectual Property60PatentsUK Treasury defends Patent Box against Commission threatThe UK’s Patent Box could face amendments because the European Commission is investigating whether it constitutes harmful tax competition with other European member states, 23 Apr 2014 10:35:00 GMTProskauer adds chair of life sciences patent practiceSiegmund Gutman has joined Proskauer as a litigation partner and chair of its life sciences patent practice, based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, 22 Apr 2014 22:02:00 GMTFRAND dispute makes list of China’s top IP casesChina’s Supreme People’s Court released its list of the 10 most important IP cases from 2013 along with the 10 most innovative and 50 most typical disputes, 22 Apr 2014 13:13:00 GMTIntellectual Ventures loses Capital One patent infringement suit Intellectual Ventures lost its first patent litigation suit against the banking industry yesterday after a Virginia district court dismissed its case against Capital One, 17 Apr 2014 19:01:00 GMTValipat appoints chief product officerYannick Biron has joined IP service provider Valipat as chief product officer. He was formerly head of patents at Snecma, 17 Apr 2014 14:46:00 GMTK&L Gates adds Palo Alto IP litigation partner from MoFoScott Oliver has joined the Palo Alto office of K&L Gates as partner in the intellectual property litigation practice, 16 Apr 2014 22:40:00 GMTLatham & Watkins adds IP litigator in ChicagoLatham & Watkins has added litigator David Callahan as a partner in its Chicago office, 16 Apr 2014 22:19:00 GMTUK IPO sets out three-year planResearch on the impact of IP infringement on business and society, on the tools used to educate and enforce, and on IP markets and finance for investment are at the heart of the UK IP Office’s research and evaluation priorities for the coming year, 15 Apr 2014 16:46:00 GMTChanges to UK threats provisions recommendedThe Law Commission has recommended reforms to the law on groundless threats of infringement proceedings in the UK, following a period of consultation, 15 Apr 2014 16:20:00 GMTJenner & Block’s patent litigation co-chair Truax named managing partnerTerrence Truax has been elected managing partner of Chicago-based law firm Jenner & Block, effective May 1, 14 Apr 2014 17:57:00 GMTNorton Rose partner appointed as an Ottawa Federal Court judgeThe Honourable George Locke, a partner with Norton Rose Fulbright, has been appointed a judge of the Federal Court in Ottawa, 14 Apr 2014 14:32:00 GMTThird parties weigh in on Japan’s first FRAND case58 third parties have made submissions relating to the FRAND dispute between Apple and Samsung in the first Japanese case to accept amicus briefs, 14 Apr 2014 11:15:00 GMTFee-shifting dispute delays Leahy bill markup for fourth timeSenator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has delayed a markup of his patent reform legislation for a fourth time but reported that the committee has reached a “broad partisan agreement in principle”, 10 Apr 2014 17:57:00 GMTHow brand owners can make best use of the ITCThe powers and limitations of the US International Trade Commission (ITC) were a hot topic among lawyers at the recent US Patent Forum, Alli Pyrah reports, 09 Apr 2014 18:13:00 GMTSIPO releases new draft of service invention regulationsThe newest draft, made available on March 31, looks to clarify the obligations of employee inventors and their employing companies, 09 Apr 2014 07:19:00 GMTWhy the Partnership for American Innovation is needed – Kappos The Partnership for American Innovation was set up in response to an alarming increase in anti-IP sentiment and expects to grow its membership, according to David Kappos, who is advising the coalition, 07 Apr 2014 18:07:00 GMTKorea accedes to Hague systemKorea’s accession to the Hague system, which provides a single application for international industrial design filings, will come into effect on July 1, 04 Apr 2014 10:43:00 GMTBurns & Levinson adds six to IP teamBoston-based law firm Burns & Levinson has added six new hires to its IP group, comprising partners Joseph Maraia and John Serio, of counsel Steven Mills, associates Weber Hsiao and Nikhil Patel, and patent agent Michael Mattoni, 02 Apr 2014 20:15:00 GMTCooley adds Mintz Levin life sciences patent teamCooley has added a life sciences patent team led by Ivor Elrifi, the former co-chair of Mintz Levin’s IP practice, and fellow former Mintz Levin partner Heidi Erlacher, 02 Apr 2014 16:50:00 GMTIndia confronts FRAND complexitiesLike other countries, India is trying to tackle the tangle of issues surrounding FRAND obligations. How the dispute between Micromax and Ericsson over wireless data transmission patents is resolved may present the framework for dealing with disputes involving standards essential patents in India, 02 Apr 2014 12:05:00 GMTAlice v CLS predictions: Software likely to remain patent-eligibleMany observers responded to this week’s oral arguments in the closely-watched Alice v CLS case at the Supreme Court by predicting the Alice patents would be invalidated but that the Supreme Court would hold that software is patent eligible, 02 Apr 2014 10:06:00 GMTAlice v CLS oral arguments at SCOTUS: The crucial exchanges Oral arguments in the most-closely watched patent case of the year were heard at the Supreme Court on March 31, with the Justices’ questions suggesting they might sidestep the controversial question of how to define an abstract idea and one Justice even evoking King Tut, 02 Apr 2014 09:52:00 GMTSchiff Hardin adds pharmaceuticals and biologics patent litigation co-leaderImron Aly has joined Schiff Hardin’s intellectual property group as a partner in the Chicago office, 01 Apr 2014 23:35:00 GMTUSPTO responds to criticism of post-Myriad guidelinesThe USPTO has responded to criticism of its post-Myriad guidelines on patent eligibility in an interview with Managing IP by saying its position is an accurate reflection of the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the law. It also revealed it is planning a public roundtable to get feedback that could lead to updated guidance, 31 Mar 2014 19:59:00 GMTUS Patent Forum 2014 - the highlightsRead reports and see photos from this year's US Patent Forum in Washington DC, thanks to Twitter and Storify, 28 Mar 2014 15:39:00 GMTWhat to expect from Alice v CLSOn March 31, the US Supreme Court will hear Alice v CLS Bank – a case that is likely to have far-reaching consequences for software and business method patents. We round up the amici briefs and answer the big questions around the controversial case, 28 Mar 2014 14:53:00 GMTIP practitioners “horrified” by USPTO guidelines on MyriadThis month’s USPTO guidance for determining subject matter eligibility in claims resulting from laws of nature in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Myriad decision has caused high concern among IP practitioners, according to a life science panel at the US Patent Forum in Washington DC on March 25, 27 Mar 2014 10:31:00 GMTFederal Circuit braced for PTAB “tsunami”Concern is growing about how Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) trials will affect the relationship between the USPTO and Federal Circuit, according to speakers on a panel at the US Patent Forum in Washington DC on March 25, 27 Mar 2014 10:25:00 GMTProst gives insights into workings of Federal CircuitFederal Circuit Judge Sharon Prost defended the role of dissent in judicial opinions and said disagreements between Federal Circuit judges are “not personal” during a panel discussion on Tuesday, 27 Mar 2014 10:10:00 GMTLee urges lawyers to volunteer for new USPTO initiativesUSPTO deputy director Michelle Lee spoke of the agency’s latest initiatives to improve the US patent system during a keynote speech at Managing IP’s US Patent Forum 2014, 27 Mar 2014 09:55:00 GMT