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  • Bilski applicants petition Supreme Court

    January 30, 2009

    Inventors Bernard Bilski and Rand Warsaw have petitioned the US Supreme Court to reverse the Federal Circuit’s opinion in In re Bilski, which changed the test for determining patent-eligible subject matter in the US

  • Bilski applicants petition Supreme Court (full version)

    January 30, 2009

    Inventors Bernard Bilski and Rand Warsaw have petitioned the US Supreme Court to reverse the Federal Circuit’s opinion in In re Bilski, which changed the test for determining patent-eligible subject matter in the US

  • USPTO and KIPO patent highway confirmed

    January 29, 2009

    The patent prosecution highway (PPH) between the USPTO and KIPO will become permanent from January 29

  • Chinese company tops PCT application list

    January 27, 2009

    Chinese telecoms company Huawei Technologies was the largest filer of PCT applications in 2008, according to statistics published by WIPO today

  • Obama memo could delay continuations rules

    January 26, 2009

    A White House memo from chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has placed a moratorium on all “new or pending” federal regulations and is likely to delay implementation of the USPTO’s various rules packages, including the Office’s controversial claims and continuations package

  • German company wins key design patent case in China

    January 23, 2009

    In one of the biggest design patent infringement cases since China joined the WTO in 2001, German bus maker Neoplan Bus has won damages of Rmb 21.16 million ($3 million) against two Chinese companies for copying its Starliner bus design

  • Indian court provokes storm over drugs patent linkage

    January 19, 2009

    Two patent disputes before the Delhi High Court have raised the issue of patent linkage between the India Patent Office and the Office of the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI)

  • Indian court provokes storm over drugs patent linkage (full version)

    January 19, 2009

    Two patent disputes before the Delhi High Court have raised the issue of patent linkage between the India Patent Office and the Office of the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI)

  • IP practitioners set seven goals for Obama

    January 19, 2009

    The Section of Intellectual Property Law of the American Bar Association has submitted a report to the Obama transition team outlining seven key recommendations for 2009

  • IBM breaks patent record in US

    January 14, 2009

    IBM has become the first company to be issued more than 4,000 US patents in one year, surpassing the total number of patents earned by Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Apple, EMC, Accenture and Google combined

  • Eastern District of Texas under threat after Federal Circuit ruling

    January 09, 2009

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit last week granted a petition for writ of mandamus ordering a patent case to be transferred out of the Eastern District of Texas, possibly signalling the end of that district as the most popular patent venue in the country

  • Eastern District of Texas under threat after Federal Circuit ruling (full version)

    January 09, 2009

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit last week granted a petition for writ of mandamus ordering a patent case to be transferred out of the Eastern District of Texas, possibly signalling the end of that district as the most popular patent venue in the country

  • China passes patent law amendments

    January 07, 2009

    The introduction of absolute novelty and a system requiring companies in China to seek permission from SIPO before filing abroad are among a series of patent amendments that have been approved in China

  • China passes patent law amendments (full version)

    January 07, 2009

    The introduction of absolute novelty and a system requiring companies in China to seek permission from SIPO before filing abroad are among a series of patent amendments that have been approved in China

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