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  • Supreme Court declines Microsoft appeal

    May 26, 2010

    The US Supreme Court has refused to hear Microsoft’s appeal of the Federal Circuit’s ruling that it infringed Lucent’s patents

  • Why mediation works

    May 24, 2010

    Judges may be able to order one party to pay compensation or impose an injunction on another, but when it comes to creative dispute resolution, mediation wins hands down, says Sandra Sellers of Technology Mediation Services LLC, an experienced mediator and a trainer at a training session held at the Annual Meeting over three days this week

  • Fee-setting bill could delay patent reform

    May 20, 2010

    US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee chairman John Conyers and ranking member Lamar Smith have introduced a bill to transfer fee-setting authority from Congress to the USPTO director

  • USPTO denies Microsoft’s request to cancel i4i patent

    May 17, 2010

    The UPSTO has upheld i4i’s patent relating to Extensible Mark Up Language (XML) technology, which Microsoft was found to have infringed last year

  • EPO Enlarged Board says rules on software patents are consistent

    May 12, 2010

    The EPO’s Enlarged Board has ruled that there is no conflict in the Office’s case law over the patenting of computer-implemented inventions, in a decision welcomed by patent attorneys

  • EU clarifies rules on standard setting

    May 10, 2010

    The European Commission is overhauling its rules governing how companies should set industry standards over a range of technologies

  • Patent Bar predictions on Bilski

    May 10, 2010

    At the AIPLA Spring Meeting in New York last week, a panel including Chief Judge Paul Michel of the Federal Circuit, in-house counsel and patent attorneys predicted what the Supreme Court might decide in Bilski

  • Roche loses patent opposition in India

    May 10, 2010

    In another blow to multinational pharmaceutical companies in India, the Chennai Patent Office has invalidated a key patent owned by Swiss drug maker F Hoffmann La Roche, allowing generic competitors to enter the market

  • Nokia war with Apple wages on

    May 10, 2010

    Nokia on Friday filed a complaint in the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin claiming that Apple’s iPhone and iPad infringe five of Nokia’s patents

  • Patent leaders weigh in on gene patents at BIO

    May 06, 2010

    The Myriad gene patent case was the highlight of the IP law sessions held at the 2010 BIO International Convention in Chicago this week

  • EU Court rules on legal privilege

    May 03, 2010

    In-house lawyers in Europe have suffered a setback after the Court of Justice’s legal adviser recommended that their communications are not afforded legal privilege

  • USTR highlights China in Special 301 report

    May 03, 2010

    The USTR is “seriously concerned” about China’s implementation of indigenous innovation policies, Ambassador Ron Kirk said on Friday

  • Gene patent ruling rocks biotech community

    May 01, 2010

    A US district court has invalidated seven patents on human genes, in part based on the Federal Circuit's ruling in In re Bilski

  • Safeguard your standards

    May 01, 2010

    Jeffrey Shinder offers tips for avoiding rogue behaviour by participants in standard setting organisations

  • Should we use a patent auction?

    May 01, 2010

    My company is considering selling a patent portfolio at an auction. Is this a good idea and what do I need to know about commercialising our technology this way?

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