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In-house roundup: Trump trade war uncertainty; 5G guidance not usable; Senate eligibility hearing takeaways; unitary SPC overview

Patrick Wingrove, London

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


Trump trade war is “lose-lose situation” for IP in China and the US 

With Trump blacklisting Huawei from the US, telecom companies tell Patent Strategy they are fearful that a trade war escalation will affect IP and are uncertain how to prepare for such an outcome. Read More... 

Diverging SEP guidelines will have little to no impact on negotiations say stakeholders 

Reacting to the publication of new SEP licensing guidance, counsel at Audi, Philips and BSH Home Appliances explain how the documents will affect them and that they would like to see a more united direction emerge. Read more... 

Patent eligibility hearings “belied depth of opposition to Section 101 change” 

Industry speakers from the Senate IP Subcommittee hearings last month tell Patent Strategy how they thought the inquiry was conducted and what needs to happen next to ensure US innovation is protected. Read more... 

Unitary SPCs: How, where and when they could work 

Industry sources at the Pharmaceutical Patent Term Extension conference in Munich question the practical details of unitary SPCs, including granting procedure, enforcement, and judicial review. Read more... 


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