Patent - Blog©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Patent - BlogEPO ruing sows patenting doubts for seeds companiesIn-house counsel say the EPO Technical Board of Appeal’s conclusion that plants made from essentially biological processes are patentable could usher in another decade of protection uncertainty in the industry, 12 Dec 2018 02:30:00 GMTUK pregabalin ruling “increases patent applicant burden”, say drug companiesInnovator and generics drug companies share their reaction to the judgment in Warner-Lambert v Generics. One in-house lawyer explains that it will be particularly detrimental to small innovator companies and “does not reflect the scientific reality of drug development”, 11 Dec 2018 00:30:00 GMTIn-house counsel reveal how they build internal IP awarenessIntellectual property departments in patent-focused companies are driving greater integration of IP through implementing better communication and education mechanisms, 06 Dec 2018 03:45:00 GMTEuropean GMO ruling stems CRISPR patent pool effortsPlans for a CRISPR patent pool in the agricultural sector have been stifled by the ECJ's July ruling that crops derived from the technology are genetically modified organisms. In-house counsel say it has made those patents less valuable, 05 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMTPatent filing strategies to stay ahead in growing marketsIn-house counsel are trying to break down silos between business departments to help them work out where they will and won’t need patents in the next five to 10 years, 28 Nov 2018 17:45:00 GMTBudget pressures pushing patent processes in houseTechnology, life sciences and manufacturing companies say they’re increasingly bringing patent processes in house to make them more cost efficient. The challenge is working out when a function is better done internally, outsourced to private practice or split between the two, 27 Nov 2018 15:45:00 GMTTech convergence drives autonomous car patent licensing tensionA sudden influx of new players with standard essential patents into the automotive market is causing conflict between automotive companies and their driverless-car suppliers over who should take a licence in the supply chain, 23 Nov 2018 06:00:00 GMTChina patent improvements increasing foreign filers’ confidenceWhile patent-focused companies continue to be wary of the relatively untested Chinese patent system, developments in the country’s IP offices and courts are helping, 21 Nov 2018 05:15:00 GMTBiosimilar makers forgo “cut-and-thrust” launch tacticsLarge generics drug companies are becoming more diligent and cautious about clearing patent thickets blocking biosimilars than they have traditionally been with small molecule products, 13 Nov 2018 22:15:00 GMTUnwired Planet is “massive time and money saver”, say telecoms and car companiesLarge telecoms companies say the UK Court of Appeal’s decision that global licences for SEPs can be FRAND streamlines licensing while automotive firms believe it helps benchmark component prices. But more still needs to be clarified, 05 Nov 2018 21:15:00 GMTSeed patent growth prompts litigation and licensing fearsEuropean seed companies prepare for licensing and litigation difficulties as technology allows them to patent more inventions and threatens to stifle the industry’s strong sharing culture, 31 Oct 2018 22:15:00 GMTPatent portfolio pressure – how counsel try to do more with less budgetIn-house counsel from confectionery, biopharmaceutical, telecommunications, technology, plastics and medical research companies explain how they’re measuring patent worth to find cost-saving wins, 31 Oct 2018 15:00:00 GMTSCOTUS to review Postal Service patent caseCert granted in Return Mail v United States Postal Service, which asks whether the government is a "person" who may petition to institute review proceedings under the AIA, 26 Oct 2018 21:45:00 GMTLife sciences firms reveal how AI could disrupt patent strategiesIn-house counsel at life sciences companies reveal how machine-learning innovations are driving uncertainty over future filing strategies, 25 Oct 2018 17:45:00 GMTPatent advisers pressured by in-house strategy changesCounsel from chemicals, seeds, technology, confectionery, pharmaceutical and medical research firms share what they increasingly look for from outside counsel with Managing IP, 25 Oct 2018 16:45:00 GMTWho are the most influential people in IP? 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Who do you think should be included?, 18 Oct 2018 01:45:00 GMTThe week in IP – SUCCESS Act passed, Koh denies FTC more time on Qualcomm, and moreManaging IP rounds up the latest patent, trade mark and copyright news, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMTTools for advancing women in the legal professionThe IPO’s Women in IP Committee has developed a collection of work products encouraging the retention and advancement of women in the legal profession, 11 Oct 2018 22:15:00 GMTThe week in IP – Groupon pays IBM $57m, Stairway to Heaven encore, new RPX CEO and moreManaging IP rounds up the latest copyright, trade mark and patent news, 04 Oct 2018 14:30:00 GMTRead all our daily newsletters from the AIPPI Congress!All three issues of the AIPPI Congress News are now available to download, 26 Sep 2018 15:30:00 GMTOur September issue is now onlineManaging IP’s most recent issue includes articles on Section 101, blockchain, AI, personalised medicine, China FinTech, European trade mark cases and US patent damages, 18 Sep 2018 04:00:00 GMTThe week in IP – blockchain patents, vulgar trade marks, RPX and Realtime licensing deal, tattoos and copyright, Mbappé’s China squattersSanjana Kapila rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news, 12 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTThe week in IP – USPTO refund procedure, SIPO renamed, TTAB hashtag ruling, VirnetX v Apple latest, Spinal Tap caseManaging IP rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news, 05 Sep 2018 18:45:00 GMTIP STARS 2019 research has begunResearch for the 2019 edition of Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS is now underway, starting with a survey of firms, 05 Sep 2018 16:30:00 GMTThe week in IP: Nokia’s 5G SEP licensing rates, In-N-Out Burger’s pun-filled C&D, tribe en banc rehearing request, EUIPO trade secrets report, Dylan trade mark suitManaging IP rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news, 22 Aug 2018 16:30:00 GMTHalf-year data reveals how far Eastern District of Texas has fallenThe end of the Eastern District of Texas’s dominance in US patent case filing has been made clear this year, with the district’s 11.8% of cases filed in the first six months placing it well back from Delaware’s 19.9%, 15 Aug 2018 20:15:00 GMTThe week in IP: New Delaware judges, NantKwest’s circuit split, USPTO eligibility rejections, ITC domestic industry clarification, Aloha trade mark disputeSanjana Kapila rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news, 08 Aug 2018 02:15:00 GMTData reveals pendulum is swinging back on Section 101The 101 invalidity data for US district courts, the Federal Circuit and PTAB so far in 2018 reveals a dramatic fall in patent invalidation on subject matter eligibility grounds, 02 Aug 2018 17:15:00 GMTThe week in IP – Google’s denied motion to transfer, EPO update, piracy in Europe, Eat More Kale FOIA case, Ericsson/LG patent licence agreement, Senate trade mark resolutionManaging IP rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news, 02 Aug 2018 01:00:00 GMTGet ready for IP Week in SingaporeIP Week is taking place September 4-8 in Singapore, where more than 3,000 participants will debate issues surrounding IP in the innovation cycle, 01 Aug 2018 20:45:00 GMT