1) Facebook reveals data-driven patent strategy pet peeves
The most-read story came from Managing IP’s Innovation and Litigation Summit in San Francisco where Facebook’s head of patents, Jeremiah Chan, discussed his patent strategy. Chan said he gets frustrated at outside counsel’s non-engagement with patent data.
2) Interview: Mr Justice Arnold
Also popular was our exclusive interview with England & Wales High Court judge Mr Justice Arnold. Arnold talked through the dos and don’ts of getting on his good side, his views on the high-profile IP cases he has presided over, and how he decides matters.
3) EUIPO director: humans “will be replaced” but still required
Another interview also made the list, this time with EUIPO director Christian Archambeau. Archambeau revealed some of the challenges the office faces, including those posed by artificial intelligence (AI).
4) UK judge sceptical of patent protection for AI-made inventions
Also on AI, UK Supreme Court judge, Lord Justice Kitchin, told delegates at the AI: decoding IP conference in London that he is not convinced that AI-created works warrant the same IP protection as human-made creations.
5) SPC Waiver: lawyers predict litigation changes after publication
With the SPC Waiver set to come into force today (July 1), lawyers said litigation tactics could change further down the line and may go down the route of the US-style “patent dance.”