Patent - news©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Patent - newsLatest IP people moves in North America and EuropeRecent intellectual people moves include Marks & Clerk Canada combining with two Toronto firms, and hires by Sheppard Mullin, Arnold & Porter, King & Spalding, Fish & Richardson, Vossius & Partner and more, 19 Apr 2018 20:15:00 GMTIndia moves towards Form 27 reformIndia’s Patent Office is gathering input on reforming Form 27. IP practitioners hope changes to the burdensome statement regarding the working of the patented invention will come this year, 19 Apr 2018 18:45:00 GMTSchizophrenia drug patent survives Section 101 test at Federal CircuitIn its important Vanda Pharmaceuticals v West-Ward Pharmaceuticals opinion, the Federal Circuit found the claims eligible at step two of the Mayo/Alice test whereas the district court found them eligible at step one, 19 Apr 2018 05:30:00 GMTWhat will become of Australia’s innovation patent system?Abolition of Australia’s innovation patent system is still possible but potential options to improve it are also not ruled out, 18 Apr 2018 02:45:00 GMTUS Supreme Court hears arguments on extraterritorial lost profit damagesIn WesternGeco v Ion Geophysical, the Supreme Court seems prepared to overturn the Federal Circuit’s decision to limit lost profit damages abroad in the case of domestic infringement based on the presumption against extraterritoriality, 17 Apr 2018 14:15:00 GMTPTAB Q1 petitioner, patent owner and law firm rankingsManaging IP analyses Docket Navigator data on PTAB petitions filed in the first quarter of 2018 to reveal the most active entities and law firms, 12 Apr 2018 03:30:00 GMTUSPTO's Iancu: “Our patent system is at a crossroads”Andrei Iancu has declared “we must change the dialogue surrounding patents”, and revealed the USPTO is looking to simplify the eligibility determination for its examiners and assessing PTAB issues such as how proceedings are instituted, 12 Apr 2018 01:30:00 GMTUS intellectual property in the age of TrumpPresident Trump has already made his mark by appointing a USPTO director and taking a stand against China. Panellists at the Fordham IP Conference, including David Kappos and James Pooley, assessed the impact Trump could have on IP, 12 Apr 2018 00:15:00 GMTAn analysis of China’s new IP transfers guidelinesNew China guidelines on IP transfers renew the focus on protecting of core technologies and IP sovereignty, at a time when the Trump administration claims US firms are being forced to transfer IP to Chinese partners, 11 Apr 2018 16:15:00 GMTHighlights from the Fordham IP ConferenceManaging IP rounds up the best bits from Fordham’s 2018 IP conference, which took place on April 5 and 6 in New York, including USPTO director Andrei Iancu’s priorities and a call to action from Judge Pauline Newman, 10 Apr 2018 23:15:00 GMTIndia’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board back in business (almost)Managing IP spoke with new IPAB chairman Manmohan Singh and Indian IP lawyers to see what progress is being made after nearly two years at a standstill, 09 Apr 2018 17:15:00 GMTWhat UK patent fee increases mean for filersThe UKIPO’s new patent fees are now in effect, increasing application, search, examination and life-end renewal fees and introducing an excess claims and page charge scheme, 09 Apr 2018 15:30:00 GMTTakeaways from ABPA’s failed bid to invalidate auto part design patentsThe Eastern District of Michigan recently applied the brakes to the Automotive Body Parts Association's efforts to invalidate Ford’s design patents, 09 Apr 2018 12:45:00 GMTPTAB round-up: quarterly filing rebounds; an end to BRI?; two informative decisions; first derivation trial institutedPatent Trial & Appeal Board developments in March included the most post-grant review petitions filed in a month, a predicted switch to the Philips standard, two informative decisions involving 35 USC § 325(d), and the Board instituting trial to a derivation petition for the first time, 03 Apr 2018 22:15:00 GMTGlobal blockchain patent filing increased three-fold in 2017Latest reports from Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law and the KIPO show global momentum building in blockchain patent filings. In 2017, 56% of blockchain applications came from China, 02 Apr 2018 20:45:00 GMTA CRISPR picture - patent filing and litigation trendsPatent filing trends for the gene editing technology indicate a near 200% increase globally between 2013 and 2015, and a continuing boom since. Patrick Wingrove investigates what is driving this and whether a litigation war is brewing, 02 Apr 2018 12:00:00 GMTSpecial Report: Will blockchain revolutionise IP?In this special report, Managing IP looks at how blockchain technology will change intellectual property. Ellie Mertens analyses the issues and opportunities it presents for patents, trade mark and copyright, 02 Apr 2018 12:00:00 GMTFederal Circuit revives Oracle v GoogleThe Federal Circuit has overturned the jury verdict of fair use in Oracle v Google and remanded the case to a federal judge in the Ninth Circuit for a third trial to determine damages, 29 Mar 2018 04:45:00 GMTPTAB institutes first derivation trialThe Patent Trial and Appeal Board has instituted a derivation trial for the first time, challenging a patent for a spacer frame used in insulated glass windows, 28 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMTHow blockchain will change intellectual property – trade secretsManaging IP is publishing a series of articles that looks at how blockchain technology is changing the landscape of IP. In this article, Ellie Mertens analyses its implications for trade secrets, 27 Mar 2018 01:15:00 GMTWIPO data: China moves into second in PCT patent applicationsChina is on course to overtake the US in three years as the largest source of applications filed under WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty. Trade mark filing under the Madrid System and design filing under the Hague System both increased in 2017, 22 Mar 2018 06:45:00 GMTManaging IP Asia Awards winners revealedThe Asia Awards Dinner was held at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong on March 21, recognising the best intellectual property law firms in the region, 21 Mar 2018 15:00:00 GMTHoyng Rokh Monegier and Véron & Associés merge, plus latest IP people moves in EMEA and Asia-PacificRecent intellectual property moves include Dechert’s Paris IP group head joining Dentons, while European boutique IP firm Hoyng Rokh Monegier and French patent litigation firm Véron & Associés are joining forces, 21 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMTLatest IP people moves in the USRecent US intellectual property people moves include Sterne Kessler’s PTAB co-chair joining King & Spalding, and hires by Hogan Lovells, DLA Piper, Latham & Watkins, Kilpatrick Townsend, Orrick and more, 21 Mar 2018 07:45:00 GMTUK response to draft Brexit agreement a “step in right direction”Negotiators have struck a transition deal in a new draft of the European Commission’s withdrawal agreement that will help ease IP holder’s fears for their assets after Brexit, 21 Mar 2018 00:15:00 GMTA CRISPR picture – what to expect from the gene-editing patent boomThe big increase in CRISPR patent filing has led to a number of disputes as well as suggested cross-licensing agreements or patent pools. Patrick Wingrove investigates whether a litigation war is brewing, 20 Mar 2018 10:45:00 GMTCRISPR patent filing rankings: the leading firms and geographiesiRunway’s CRISPR Global Patent Landscape report reveals the gene-editing technology’s top filers, with DowDuPont leading the way. Filing trends include a 194% increase globally between 2013 and 2015, 19 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMTChina restructures SIPO to eliminate administrative overlapBig changes to the intellectual property office, including combining the enforcement functions of trade marks and patents, are expected to strengthen IP enforcement in China, 17 Mar 2018 13:45:00 GMTManaging IP Americas Awards Winners revealedThe Americas Awards Dinner was held at the Essex House in New York on March 15, and recognised the best law firms and individuals nationally and regionally in Canada, Latin America and the US, 16 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMTPTAB round-up: top firms; February filing; sovereign immunity latestRecent Patent Trial and Appeal Board developments include filing increasing in February, Managing IP revealing the top PTAB firms, the Board ruling tribal sovereign immunity doesn't apply in IPRs, and some interesting Federal Circuit opinions, 14 Mar 2018 17:15:00 GMT