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In-house IP roundup: UK Actavis ruling raises clarity on dosage regimen patents; how businesses get software patents; Google and Avon reveal portfolio management strategies



Patrick Wingrove, London


Managing IP rounds up the latest news and analysis from patent-focused businesses

Drugs

UK Actavis ruling raises clarity on dosage regimen patents, say drug companies

Innovator and generics businesses say that the UK Supreme Court’s ruling in Actavis v Icos and the guidelines it produced give them greater insight into whether a dosage regimen would be considered obvious. Read more ...

Drugs

How businesses get software patents 

Counsel at Amadeus, IBM, a tech company and a bank reveal how they give themselves the best chance of getting software patent protection through better communication with engineers and storytelling with patent examiners. Read more ... 

Google

Google and Avon: ask hard questions to get the most out of your portfolios

Senior patent counsel at one of the world’s biggest makeup companies and a tech giant delve into their sometimes cut-throat tactics for shaping their patent portfolios and the cost-saving drivers behind them. Read more ... 

Money

Blockchain: patent counsel reveal approaches to decentralised ledgers

In-house lawyers from Citigroup, Nevro and Etsy share their thoughts on blockchain strategies and how registrations might be disrupted by eligibility issues. Read more ... 

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