Litigation/Dispute Resolution and Patentshttp://www.managingip.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2916©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Litigation/Dispute Resolution and PatentsEPO 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 industryhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3848849/EPO-ruing-sows-patenting-doubts-for-seeds-companies.htmlWed, 12 Dec 2018 02:30:00 GMTEPO 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 industryhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3848854/EPO-ruing-sows-patenting-doubts-for-seeds-companies.htmlWed, 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”http://www.managingip.com/Article/3848582/UK-pregabalin-ruling-increases-patent-applicant-burden-say-drug-companies.htmlTue, 11 Dec 2018 00:30:00 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”http://www.managingip.com/Article/3848583/UK-pregabalin-ruling-increases-patent-applicant-burden-say-drug-companies.htmlTue, 11 Dec 2018 00:30:00 GMTThe race to patent blockchain is fragmented – Ant Financial’s IP headBenjamin Bai of Ant Financial believes patenting pure algorithms, pure compilation of information and pure business methods will be the future of blockchain patentinghttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3848580/The-race-to-patent-blockchain-is-fragmentedAnt-Financials-IP-head.htmlMon, 10 Dec 2018 20:15:00 GMTHong Kong IP list expected in 2019Honourable Justice Lok has revealed news of an upcoming change in Hong Kong’s High Court for IP disputeshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3848578/Hong-Kong-IP-list-expected-in-2019.htmlMon, 10 Dec 2018 20:00:00 GMTThe week in IP – Plants patentable in Europe, China reveals IP theft punishments, Facebook’s patent portfolio grows, and moreManaging IP rounds up the latest patent, trade mark and copyright newshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3848391/The-week-in-IPPlants-patentable-in-Europe-China-reveals-IP-theft-punishments-Facebooks-patent.htmlMon, 10 Dec 2018 06:00:00 GMTPTAB round-up: Filing surges ahead of rule change, POP takes up first caseNovember’s 230 petitions filed at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board was the highest monthly figure since January 2017, while the newly-formed Precedential Opinion Panel will address issue joinderhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3848396/PTAB-round-up-Filing-surges-ahead-of-rule-change-POP-takes-up-first-case.htmlMon, 10 Dec 2018 04:30:00 GMTUnitary Patent and UPC update: Constitutional Court ruling rumours spreadTalk is building of a decision from the German Constitutional Court before year-end, the UK House of Lords heard evidence about Brexit’s effect, and the Italian Council of Ministers approved national legislation to adopt the Unitary Patent Regulation and the UPCAhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3847822/Unitary-Patent-and-UPC-update-Constitutional-Court-ruling-rumours-spread.htmlThu, 06 Dec 2018 02:30:00 GMTUS Supreme Court likely to limit on-sale bar to public prior artBased on the Supreme Court’s line of questioning during Helsinn v Teva’s arguments, it appears the court may part from the Federal Circuit and support a new interpretation of “on-sale”http://www.managingip.com/Article/3847674/US-Supreme-Court-likely-to-limit-on-sale-bar-to-public-prior-art.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 07:45:00 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 valuablehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3847650/European-GMO-ruling-stems-CRISPR-patent-pool-efforts.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 05:00:00 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 valuablehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3847653/European-GMO-ruling-stems-CRISPR-patent-pool-efforts.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMTHow China’s proposed patent law changes will affect SEPsThe state of standard essential patents in China, Japan and Germany, as well as challenges in patenting blockchain, were highlights from the 1st Asia-Pacific Licensing Executives Society Young Members Congress Conferencehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3847461/How-Chinas-proposed-patent-law-changes-will-affect-SEPs.htmlTue, 04 Dec 2018 06:30:00 GMTIntroducing the most influential people in intellectual propertyManaging IP has relaunched our list of the 50 Most Influential People in IP. Subscribers and triallists can see who made the cuthttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3845710/Introducing-the-most-influential-people-in-intellectual-property.htmlFri, 30 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMTThe 50 most influential people in IPManaging IP reveals our pick of the people driving intellectual property law, policy and business this year. Read the full list herehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3845712/The-50-most-influential-people-in-IP.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 04:30:00 GMTAndrei Iancu interview: A change in tone at the USPTOAndrei Iancu is one of our 50 Most Influential People in IP. He has changed the mood at the USPTO since taking over as director – and he’s not done yethttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3846028/Andrei-Iancu-interview-A-change-in-tone-at-the-USPTO.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 04:15:00 GMTMost influential people in IP: Erich Andersen, MicrosoftErich Andersen recently explained the thinking behind Microsoft joining the Open Invention Network and the LOT Networkhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3846031/Most-influential-people-in-IP-Erich-Andersen-Microsoft.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 04:00:00 GMTMost influential people in IP: Makan Delrahim, DOJMakan Delrahim tells Managing IP why he has shifted the DOJ's stance on standard essential patents since taking over as assistant attorney general for the antitrust division, and explains his "New Madison" approachhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3846047/Most-influential-people-in-IP-Makan-Delrahim-DOJ.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 04:00:00 GMTMost influential people in IP: Manny Schecter, IBMIBM's chief patent counsel tells Managing IP about holding onto the number one patent filing spot in the US, his concerns about Section 101 and his passion for IP educationhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3846050/Most-influential-people-in-IP-Manny-Schecter-IBM.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 04:00:00 GMTMost influential people in IP: Pauline Newman, Federal Circuit"When my view differs from that of my colleagues, and the difference is important to the law and the outcome of the case, I believe it's my judicial obligation to speak out, and to explain," Judge Newman tells Managing IP in an interviewhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3846049/Most-influential-people-in-IP-Pauline-Newman-Federal-Circuit.htmlWed, 28 Nov 2018 04:00:00 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 twohttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3846149/Budget-pressures-pushing-patent-processes-in-house.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 15:45:00 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 twohttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3846151/Budget-pressures-pushing-patent-processes-in-house.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 15:45:00 GMTSEPs appeal: How Unwired Planet ruling helps telecoms and automotive companiesLarge telecoms companies say the Unwired Planet ruling will streamline licensing, while automotive companies believe it helps benchmark component prices. But more still needs to be clarifiedhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3845828/SEPs-appeal-How-Unwired-Planet-ruling-helps-telecoms-and-automotive-companies.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMTThe week in IP – Satanic Temple settles with Netflix, judge doubles patent damages to $268m, and moreManaging IP rounds up the latest patent, trade mark and copyright newshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3845804/The-week-in-IPSatanic-Temple-settles-with-Netflix-judge-doubles-patent-damages-to-268m-and-more.htmlMon, 26 Nov 2018 04:45:00 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 chainhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3845559/Tech-convergence-drives-autonomous-car-patent-licensing-tension.htmlFri, 23 Nov 2018 06:30:00 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 chainhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3845558/Tech-convergence-drives-autonomous-car-patent-licensing-tension.htmlFri, 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 helpinghttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3845185/China-patent-improvements-increasing-foreign-filers-confidence.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 05:15:00 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 helpinghttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3845184/China-patent-improvements-increasing-foreign-filers-confidence.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMTUK Supreme Court affirms Warner-Lambert’s pregabalin patent is invalidWarner-Lambert patent was insufficiently disclosed and would not have been infringed by generics even if the claims were valid, in a ruling that raises the bar for plausibility of Swiss form claimshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3844132/UK-Supreme-Court-affirms-Warner-Lamberts-pregabalin-patent-is-invalid.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 20:00:00 GMTPetitioners rushed to PTAB ahead of claim construction changeNovember is already 2018’s record month for Patent Trial and Appeal Board filing, with 178 petitions in the month ahead of November 13’s shift to the Phillips claim construction standardhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3844118/Petitioners-rushed-to-PTAB-ahead-of-claim-construction-change.htmlWed, 14 Nov 2018 18:00:00 GMT