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  • PTAB 4 Years In: If you let me stay – district court and ITC trends

    August 25, 2016

    Data provided by LegalMetric reveals that stay motion success rate has stayed constant nationwide but some big shifts have occurred at district level. Michael Loney analyses the strategy for seeking a stay as well as two recent interesting ITC decisions involving PTAB proceedings

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  • PTAB 4 Years In: An inconsistent CBM clampdown

    August 25, 2016

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has narrowed its definition of what constitutes a covered business method, causing a fall in filing, but the treatment varies by panel. The Federal Circuit may provide more clarity in its upcoming Unwired Planet v Google opinion, practitioners tell Michael Loney

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  • ITC latest: Third 100-day decision issued, Fitbit trade secrets win

    August 24, 2016

    In a first for its 100-day pilot programme, the ITC has invalidated a patent involved in a $100m iPod-related settlement a decade ago. In a separate ruling, the Commission has ruled that Fitbit did not misappropriate Jawbone’s trade secrets

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  • The Mad Men of IP

    August 24, 2016

    In the early 1960s, patent practice was quiet and inventors often faced a hostile environment. But then, like now, new technologies were emerging to reshape business and the economy. Across North America, innovative lawyers set up boutique firms that would transform the market, many of which still exist today. Fifty years on, Jakob Schnaidt tells their story

  • PTAB chief judge Ruschke hails impact of expert declaration rule change

    August 23, 2016

    In a call with reporters, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board chief judge said the number of judges now is enough, praised the impact of submitting expert declarations with preliminary responses, and said the Board was open to going beyond the 12-month statutory deadline for issuing final written decisions

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  • PTAB 4 Years In: PGRs ready for primetime

    August 18, 2016

    Post-grant review petition filing this year is already higher than the whole of 2015, with biopharma companies leading the way. Michael Loney analyses PGRs’ appeal and what strategies filers should consider

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  • PTAB 4 Years In: A “new norm” for petition filing

    August 18, 2016

    Patent Trial and Appeal Board filing so far this year is down on 2015. Michael Loney speaks to PTAB practitioners to ask what is driving this and whether the downward trend will continue

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  • Halo – is it clarity you’re looking for?

    August 17, 2016

    Federal Circuit and district court rulings since the Supreme Court’s Halo decision have made it clear a jury finding alone is enough for a judgment of willfulness. But an enhanced damages determination should ultimately be made by the judge weighing factors yet to be clarified. Natalie Rahhal analyses post-Halo trends

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  • The Mad Men of IP

    In the early 1960s, patent practice was quiet and inventors often faced a hostile environment. But then, like now, new technologies were emerging to reshape business and the economy. Across North America, innovative lawyers set up boutique firms that would transform the market, many of which still exist today. Fifty years on, Jakob Schnaidt tells their story

  • Patent litigation and settlement trends in Japan

    As Suntory and Asahi settle their patent dispute over non-alcoholic beer, John A Tessensohn surveys the state of litigation in Japan, and compares it with the United States

  • Courts get tough on intermediaries in fight against counterfeits

    In the recent Tommy Hilfiger case, the CJEU said that market operators may be forced to stop sales of counterfeits by market traders. Nick Rose and Beverley Potts consider the implications for brand owners and intermediaries

  • The conflict between social media and copyright

    Sharing is an inherent feature of social media. But, asks Alice Gatignol, is there any way this can be reconciled with established principles of copyright protection?

  • The Mad Men of IP

    In the early 1960s, patent practice was quiet and inventors often faced a hostile environment. But then, like now, new technologies were emerging to reshape business and the economy. Across North America, innovative lawyers set up boutique firms that would transform the market, many of which still exist today. Fifty years on, Jakob Schnaidt tells their story

  • Protecting prefixes and suffixes as trade marks

    Following the recent MacCoffee decision from the CJEU General Court, Hernán Ríos, Xuefang Huang, Katherine Lai and Coleen Morrison provide a guide to registering trade marks with prefixes and suffixes in Europe, China and North America

  • Integrating the crowd into trade marks

    Crowdsourcing trade marks is becoming more popular and powerful, but care should be taken. Dydra Donath, Laetitia Lagarde, Lisa Pearson, Kate Swaine, Stella Syrianos and Kalina Tchakarova explain

  • How genuine use is treated across the EU

    Bonita Trimmer and Giles Parsons provide a cross-EU survey of the geographical factors in the assessment of genuine use of an EUTM

  • Patent litigation trends in Russia

    Three years on from the launch of Russia’s specialist IP Court, Natalia Gulyaeva reviews some landmark cases and looks at lessons learned


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The Mad Men of IP

In the early 1960s, patent practice was quiet and inventors often faced a hostile environment. But then, like now, new technologies were emerging to reshape business and the economy. Across North America, innovative lawyers set up boutique firms that would transform the market, many of which still exist today. Fifty years on, Jakob Schnaidt tells their story



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