Filing/Prosecution and Patentshttp://www.managingip.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2910©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Filing/Prosecution and PatentsArgentina's rule changes for patents, trade marks and designs explainedA decree has changed the rules for intellectual property in Argentina, quite drastically in some instances. Iris V Quadrio, Martín Bensadon and Iván A Poli analyse the most important modificationshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3787973/Argentinas-rule-changes-for-patents-trade-marks-and-designs-explained.htmlFri, 16 Feb 2018 10:45:00 GMTCAFC says 101 inquiry is a factual determination in “blockbuster” Berkheimer opinion“Whether something is well-understood, routine, and conventional to a skilled artisan at the time of the patent is a factual determination,” writes Judge Moore. Observers have taken this as a sign of the pendulum swinging back towards patent owners on Section 101http://www.managingip.com/Article/3787938/CAFC-says-101-inquiry-is-a-factual-determination-in-blockbuster-Berkheimer-opinion.htmlThu, 15 Feb 2018 18:00:00 GMTThe week in IP – Louboutin, autonomous cars, trade secrets, Taylor Swift, DOJ, CLASSICS Act, Cloudflare, Blackbird, USPTORecent IP news included Louboutin’s red-sole trade mark case at the CJEU, a trade secret suit involving autonomous cars, the end of a Taylor Swift copyright dispute, a letter praising the DOJ’s shift in IP enforcement, the introduction of the CLASSICS Act, a Cloudflare patent case win, and the USPTO’s Valentine’s Day songhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3787813/The-week-in-IPLouboutin-autonomous-cars-trade-secrets-Taylor-Swift-DOJ-CLASSICS-Act-Cloudflare.htmlThu, 15 Feb 2018 14:15:00 GMTUS falls to 12th in US Chamber patent rankingExpect to hear this figure mentioned a lot at US IP conferences and Congressional hearings for the next year – the US patent system has dropped to 12th in the US Chamber of Commerce’s ranking of IP systems. But is the ranking credible?http://www.managingip.com/Article/3787784/US-falls-to-12th-in-US-Chamber-patent-ranking.htmlThu, 15 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMTUnitary Patent and UPC Update: UK ratification nears, while German organisations weigh inThe UK’s Privy Council has approved the Unified Patent Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2017, the last piece of legislation required for the UK to ratify. In Germany, seven institutions and associations submitted statements on the constitutional complaint against the UPChttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3787212/Unitary-Patent-and-UPC-Update-UK-ratification-nears-while-German-organisations-weigh-in.htmlTue, 13 Feb 2018 05:45:00 GMTChina companies dominate global blockchain patent rankingsFigures from incoPat reveal government, financial institutions and tech companies lead in global blockchain patent filing based on global invention, design and utility patent filing statistics in 2017. Karry Lai analyses the drivers of China’s dominance of the listhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3787206/China-companies-dominate-global-blockchain-patent-rankings.htmlTue, 13 Feb 2018 02:30:00 GMTAll of our 2018 Awards shortlists are now out!Managing IP is holding three awards dinners in March, recognising the best intellectual property law firms and individuals around the world. The shortlists for our EMEA, Americas and Asia Awards have now all been publishedhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3786956/All-of-our-2018-Awards-shortlists-are-now-out.htmlMon, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:00 GMTAndrei Iancu is your new USPTO director – now what?The new USPTO director has a number of issues to address such as subject matter eligibility and fee diversion. He will have a big influence at the PTAB, where the director has broad powers to set ruleshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3786952/Andrei-Iancu-is-your-new-USPTO-directornow-what.htmlFri, 09 Feb 2018 21:15:00 GMTHighlights from our International Women’s Leadership ForumLucy Songi reports from our latest Women in IP event, held at the Waldorf Hilton in London, where topics including Brexit, brand management, the digital single market and career development were discussedhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3786821/Highlights-from-our-International-Womens-Leadership-Forum.htmlFri, 09 Feb 2018 04:15:00 GMTThe week in IP – EUIPO, CJEU, Blue Ivy, firms with most patent attorneys, Waymo v Uber, Federal Circuit, “Lost Einsteins” studyEllie Mertens rounds up recent IP news, including CITMA’s hopes for Brexit, Sky v Skykick requiring CJEU guidance, a Blue Ivy trade mark update, a ranking of firms with the most patent attorneys, the Waymo-Uber trade secrets case, a Federal Circuit ruling in Arthrex v Smith & Nephew, and a “Lost Einsteins” studyhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3786366/The-week-in-IPEUIPO-CJEU-Blue-Ivy-firms-with-most-patent-attorneys-Waymo-v-Uber-Federal-Circuit-Lost.htmlThu, 08 Feb 2018 04:15:00 GMTBiopharma IPR filing at the PTAB smashes record in 2017Group 1600 patent challenges at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board hit an all-time high last year, reveals a report from Fish & Richardson. This included a “dramatic increase” in IPRs challenging biologic drug patentshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3786362/Biopharma-IPR-filing-at-the-PTAB-smashes-record-in-2017.htmlThu, 08 Feb 2018 03:30:00 GMTPTAB round-up: January filing, Wi-Fi One fallout, motion to amend study, informative decisionsPetition filing at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board was up slightly in January, while the Federal Circuit issued its en banc Wi-Fi One v Broadcom opinion and the Board released an updated motion to amend study and designated two decisions as informativehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3786022/PTAB-round-up-January-filing-Wi-Fi-One-fallout-motion-to-amend-study-informative-decisions.htmlTue, 06 Feb 2018 22:15:00 GMTVietnam revamps trade mark and patent examination proceduresAmendments implemented in January bring more clarity to Vietnam’s IP procedural rules law. Some areas have been made more stringent for IP owners while there is a lack of clarity on transition provisions for pending applicationshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3786012/Vietnam-revamps-trade-mark-and-patent-examination-procedures.htmlTue, 06 Feb 2018 19:15:00 GMTUS Senate confirms Iancu as USPTO director – reactionThe confirmation of Andrei Iancu as USPTO director in a 94-0 vote has been welcomed by associationshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3785682/US-Senate-confirms-Iancu-as-USPTO-directorreaction.htmlTue, 06 Feb 2018 03:00:00 GMTOur February issue – trade mark rankings, SEPs special report and moreManaging IP’s most recent issue includes our trade mark rankings, a standard essential patents special report, a review of CJEU trade mark cases, AI protection strategies for patents and trade secrets, and data on the top parties in US district court and at the PTABhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3785668/Our-February-issuetrade-mark-rankings-SEPs-special-report-and-more.htmlMon, 05 Feb 2018 21:30:00 GMTManaging IP Americas Awards 2018 shortlists announcedThe Managing IP Americas Awards ceremony and dinner will be held on March 15 at Essex House in New York, recognising the firms and individuals of the yearhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3785644/Managing-IP-Americas-Awards-2018-shortlists-announced.htmlMon, 05 Feb 2018 18:00:00 GMTManaging IP EMEA Awards 2018 shortlists announcedManaging IP’s EMEA Awards dinner will be held on March 8 at The Savoy in London. Trophies will be presented to the firms of the year, with winners chosen from these shortlistshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3785639/Managing-IP-EMEA-Awards-2018-shortlists-announced.htmlMon, 05 Feb 2018 17:30:00 GMTManaging IP Asia-Pacific Awards 2018 shortlists announcedManaging IP’s inaugural Asia-Pacific Awards dinner will be held on March 21 at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong. The winners will be chosen from these shortlistshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3785033/Managing-IP-Asia-Pacific-Awards-2018-shortlists-announced.htmlThu, 01 Feb 2018 22:00:00 GMTFiling figures suggest blockchain-related patents boomResearch from Envision IP finds 1,045 US patents – both pending and approved – related to blockchain technology, and projects that applications will “continue at an increasing pace”http://www.managingip.com/Article/3784422/Filing-figures-suggest-blockchain-related-patents-boom.htmlTue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTSam Gyimah confirmed as UK IP ministerSam Gyimah, member of UK parliament for East Surrey, has been confirmed as the UK IP ministerhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3782915/Sam-Gyimah-confirmed-as-UK-IP-minister.htmlThu, 25 Jan 2018 06:00:00 GMTRedskins, J&J, Allergan, USPTO, Argentina, Eagles, Google, LG, TPP, Australia SEP case – the week in IPEllie Mertens rounds up recent intellectual property news, including the Fourth Circuit's Redskins ruling, the PTAB invalidation of a cancer drug patent, antitrust suits against Allergan, an Eagles trade mark settlement, Google and Tencent’s cross-licence, a Federal Circuit ruling on royalties, LG’s dismissed appeal at the European General Court, a new TPP, an Australian SEP case, Marathon’s blockchain patents acquisition, and Argentina’s implementation of an IP decreehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3782913/Redskins-J-J-Allergan-USPTO-Argentina-Eagles-Google-LG-TPP-Australia-SEP-casethe-week-in-IP.htmlThu, 25 Jan 2018 05:45:00 GMTINTA elects 2018 president, and other IP people movesManaging IP’s regular round-up of people moves includes the launch of Brinks Gilson & Lione’s office in Shenzhen, and hires by Polsinelli, McKool Smith, Barnes & Thornburg, Bardehle Pagenberg, JA Kemp, Awapatent, Squire Patton Boggs, Haseltine Lake and morehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3782115/INTA-elects-2018-president-and-other-IP-people-moves.htmlTue, 23 Jan 2018 04:15:00 GMTEPO revokes Broad Institute’s CRISPR patentThe EPO has denied the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard’s reliance on its US priority provisional application in revoking a CRISPR patent. The institute has already said it will appealhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3781293/EPO-revokes-Broad-Institutes-CRISPR-patent.htmlThu, 18 Jan 2018 05:45:00 GMTStarbucks, Apple, PTAB, Golden Knights, Finjan, Blue Coat Systems, KodakOne, TiVo, Comcast, manuka honey – the week in IPRecent intellectual property news included Starbucks winning an EU General Court case, an Apple motion to sanction at the PTAB, Finjan winning in a Federal Circuit patent-eligibility ruling, Kodak launching a blockchain and cryptocurrency, a challenge to the new NHL team registering its name at the USPTO, TiVo suing Comcast again, and New Zealand and Australia fighting over a honey trade markhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3781292/Starbucks-Apple-PTAB-Golden-Knights-Finjan-Blue-Coat-Systems-KodakOne-TiVo-Comcast-manuka-honeythe.htmlThu, 18 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMTUPC update: German Bar Association says constitutional complaint inadmissibleDAV tells the Federal Constitutional Court the constitutional complaint against German participation in the UPC is inadmissible. Other recent news includes the UK House of Lords approving an immunities and privileges order and France ratifying a similar orderhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3780998/UPC-update-German-Bar-Association-says-constitutional-complaint-inadmissible.htmlWed, 17 Jan 2018 04:15:00 GMTHow helpful is the EU Commission’s SEP guidance?Both patent owners and implementers have welcomed the European Commission’s communication on standard essential patents. Does that mean it has successfully balanced competing interests or merely dodged the difficult questions? James Nurton investigateshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3780987/How-helpful-is-the-EU-Commissions-SEP-guidance.htmlWed, 17 Jan 2018 03:15:00 GMTRead our Year-End issue onlineManaging IP’s most recent issue includes our PCT Leaders Report 2017, and features on AI and trade mark law, damages in China patent litigation, recent trade dress trends, district court stays pending PTAB review, and tribal sovereign immunityhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3780758/Read-our-Year-End-issue-online.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 20:00:00 GMTCIPO’s IP Canada report reveals global focus among IP applicantsCIPO’s 2017 IP report statistically demonstrates trends in Canada’s IP filings for patents, trade marks and industrial designs, both domestically and abroad in 2017http://www.managingip.com/Article/3780548/CIPOs-IP-Canada-report-reveals-global-focus-among-IP-applicants.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 04:00:00 GMTArgentina unveils surprise overhaul of IP procedures, including speeding up oppositionsThe Argentine government has issued a decree that affects trade marks, patents and designs. The biggest change is oppositions will need to be settled within three monthshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3780443/Argentina-unveils-surprise-overhaul-of-IP-procedures-including-speeding-up-oppositions.htmlFri, 12 Jan 2018 16:45:00 GMTPTAB, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Radiohead, Lana Del Rey, EPO, Michael Kors, Wi-LAN, Panasonic, copyright legislation – the week in IPRecent intellectual property news included a strongly-worded PTAB order forbidding a tribe from filing any further discovery requests, Radiohead’s efforts to get credit for a Lana Del Rey song, the EPO’s plans for 2018, a trade mark win in China for Michael Kors, Wi-LAN’s purchase of a Panasonic patent portfolio and US associations backing pending copyright legislationhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3780065/PTAB-Saint-Regis-Mohawk-Tribe-Radiohead-Lana-Del-Rey-EPO-Michael-Kors-Wi-LAN-Panasonic-copyright.htmlThu, 11 Jan 2018 15:00:00 GMT