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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


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 ...


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 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 ... 


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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