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  • Interview: Sean Dennehey, acting chief executive, UK IPO

    December 22, 2016

    At the end of a year that saw the Brexit vote, gradual progress on the implementation of the UPC and several initiatives with China, the acting head of the UK's IP Office spoke to Managing IP

  • Highlights from the ASIPI meeting in Buenos Aires

    December 22, 2016

    Michael Loney reveals interesting talking points from this month’s XIX Work Sessions and Administrative Council of ASIPI in Buenos Aires, including lessons from TPP, the Latin American Trademark Impact Study, the responsibility of ISPs for third party content, the limits of biotechnology, and the scope of athlete’s image rights

  • New IP minister for the UK

    December 21, 2016

    The UK is to get a new IP minister after Baroness Neville-Rolfe was given a new job in a mini government reshuffle

  • PTAB: estoppel and subsequent district court litigation

    December 21, 2016

    Jim Brogan, Brian Eutermoser and Janna Fischer discuss the ways that the unsuccessful IPR petitioner at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board still can challenge validity in subsequent district court litigation

  • Federal Circuit en banc considers motions to amend in Aqua Products

    December 20, 2016

    During oral arguments for In re: Aqua Products, the Federal Circuit sitting en banc considered the burden of proof in motions to amend before the PTAB. Natalie Rahhal analyses the likely outcomes when the appeals court issues its decision in the case

  • ITC rules Arista infringed Cisco’s patents … again

    December 20, 2016

    The International Trade Commission has ruled that Arista’s components for routers and networking systems infringe two Cisco patents. This follows a June ITC judgment that Arista infringed three other Cisco’s patents

  • Delaware jury awards Merck biggest-ever patent award of $2.54bn

    December 16, 2016

    A Delaware jury has ordered Gilead Sciences to pay $2.54 billion in damages to Merck for infringing a patent related to hepatitis C treatment. It is the largest-ever patent damages award

  • US Supreme Court to hear patent venue case TC Heartland

    December 15, 2016

    The Eastern District of Texas’s dominance over patent cases is in peril after the Supreme Court granted cert in TC Heartland v Kraft Food Brands Group

  • SCOTUS to rule on international exhaustion in Lexmark case

    December 14, 2016

    The Supreme Court agreed on December 9 to grant certiorari in Impression Products v Lexmark. Patent owners and practitioners hope that the Supreme Court’s ruling will provide clarity about the relationship between patent exhaustion and international sales

  • Berkeley and Broad fight for CRISPR rights before USPTO

    December 13, 2016

    The USPTO has heard what will likely be the last important patent interference proceeding to come before a panel of its judges. The proceedings are going out with a bang with a hearing over the celebrated CRISPR gene editing technology

  • IP diversity group celebrates one year anniversary

    December 08, 2016

    Alice O'Donkor attended the recent party marking the first anniversary of IP Inclusive, which had a particular focus on the under-representation of BAME professionals in the IP professions

  • Analysing Life Tech v Promega arguments at the US Supreme Court

    December 07, 2016

    The Life Tech v Promega case involving the export of components of patented inventions pitted Sidley Austin’s Carter Phillips against WilmerHale’s Seth Waxman during oral arguments

  • November PTAB round-up: 2016’s second-busiest filing month, CAFC decisions of interest

    December 07, 2016

    Data and analysis: November was a strong month for Patent Trial and Appeal Board filing, while the Federal Circuit took issue with several decisions coming out of the Board

  • Samsung v Apple: SCOTUS redefines article of manufacture

    December 07, 2016

    In its opinion in Samsung v Apple, the US Supreme Court rejected the Federal Circuit’s definition of “article of manufacture”, saying it can encompass both a product and a component

  • Key takeaways from the EU Patent Forum USA 2016

    December 06, 2016

    Speakers at Managing IP’s recent EU Patent Forums in Palo Alto and New York City discussed past, present and future developments for patent owners in Europe, including the UPC and Unitary Patent, FRAND cases, arbitration and the impact of Brexit

  • Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (November 2016)

    December 05, 2016

    The German Federal Ministry of Justice updates Managing IP on Germany’s ratification timeline; IP Federation, BioIndustry Association, EPLAW and the UPC Preparatory Committee respond to UK government’s intention to ratify the UPC Agreement (UPCA); and some of the developments we expect in the coming months

  • Interview: Randi Karpinia, Meg Boulware and the AIPLA Women in IP Law Committee

    December 02, 2016

    The chair of AIPLA’s Women in IP Law Committee and the co-chair of the Advancement and Retention Subcommittee tell Natalie Rahhal how they promote retaining and advancing women

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