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  • USPTO launches 10th PPH

    June 30, 2009

    The USPTO has extended its patent prosecution highway (PPH) initiative to Finland

  • Blog report: Michael Jackson, his music and the patent

    June 29, 2009

    While pop fans worldwide mourned performer Michael Jackson this week, bloggers reflected on some of the IP issues raised by his death

  • IP official eyes EPO top job (updated)

    June 26, 2009

    The head of another national IP office in Europe has revealed that he is considering standing as EPO president

  • EPO presidency: who is and is not standing

    June 23, 2009

    The heads of the Danish, French, Swedish and Swiss IP offices are understood to be among the contenders to be the next EPO president

  • Why the patent community welcomes Kappos as USPTO head

    June 22, 2009

    Practitioners from across the patent community have cheered US President Barack Obama’s choice for USPTO director, David Kappos of IBM, who was nominated on Thursday

  • JPO starts two new PPHs

    June 17, 2009

    The Japan Patent Office (JPO) will start pilot patent prosecution highways with the Austrian Patent Office (APO) and IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) on July 1

  • Ocean Tomo sells patent deal business for $10 million

    June 16, 2009

    Ocean Tomo has sold its transactions division, which includes the Intellectual Property Live Auction venue, a private sale brokerage unit, the Patent Bid/Ask Platform and the so-called Deans List

  • Patent auctions at risk in a down economy

    June 11, 2009

    Non-practising entities and patent aggregators will be winners, while live auctions and online IP exchanges will be losers from the economic downturn

  • Latest Chinese IP provisions translated

    June 10, 2009

    English versions of recent IP-related legislation on IP trials, well-known trade marks and contract law in China are now available

  • Bayh-Dole comes to Asia (full version)

    June 08, 2009

    Legislation similar to the US’s seminal Bayh-Dole Act could soon be passed in India and the Philippines, according to speakers at today’s LES International Annual Conference

  • Pirate Party wins European Parliament seat

    June 08, 2009

    Sweden’s Pirate Party has won a seat in the European Parliament after securing 7.1% of the country’s vote

  • How to win with court-appointed experts

    June 01, 2009

    More judges may start appointing independent experts to help juries understand technical issues in patent cases. This is how to turn the trend to your advantage

  • The return of the global IP index

    June 01, 2009

    Last year Taylor Wessing launched an index to rank IP protection in different countries. Here's how they fare one year on

  • A litigant's guide to collateral estoppel

    June 01, 2009

    The doctrine of collateral estoppel can assist parties facing costly litigation. Robert Berezin and Carmen Bremer consider how it can be invoked in patent disputes

  • IP owners team up to defend green patents

    June 01, 2009

    As policy makers search for ways to tackle climate change, IP owners are becoming concerned that patent rights in green technologies could be under threat. Eileen McDermott and Emma Barraclough report

  • Federal Circuit curbs Texan rocket docket (full version)

    June 01, 2009

    The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit last week invoked its recent controversial decision ordering a patent case to be transferred out of the Eastern District of Texas by backing an application brought by Genentech and Biogen for a similar motion

  • US Supreme Court to rule on business method patents

    June 01, 2009

    The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal filed by inventors Bernard Bilski and Rand Warsaw requesting it to reverse the Federal Circuit’s decision in In re Bilski, which changed the test for determining patentable subject matter in the US

  • US Supreme Court to rule on business method patents (full version)

    June 01, 2009

    The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal filed by inventors Bernard Bilski and Rand Warsaw requesting it to reverse the Federal Circuit’s decision in In re Bilski, which changed the test for determining patentable subject matter in the US

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