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  • Bascom analysis: Is the Federal Circuit going soft on software patents?

    June 30, 2016

    The Federal Circuit has found a software patent valid for the third time since Alice, ruling in Bascom v AT&T that “an inventive concept can be found in the non-conventional and non-generic arrangement of known, conventional pieces”

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

    June 30, 2016

    Brexit casts doubt on start of the UPC and Unitary Patent system; useful resources on impact of Brexit on IP; Bulgaria ratifies UPC Agreement; Dutch parliament approves the UPCA; our latest UPC scenario on enforcing a European patent in and outside the UPC

  • UK IP Minister talks about UPC post-Brexit result

    June 30, 2016

    Baroness Neville-Rolfe has said that the UK’s position on the UPC and Unitary Patent system will not be known anytime soon. The Minister has also invited UK stakeholders to be involved in the discussions which will lead to a decision

  • Apple’s latest China setback could encourage patent trolls

    June 29, 2016

    The Beijing IP Office has ruled that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus infringe the design patent of a Chinese-made smartphone, in a case that one IP lawyer believes could provide inspiration to patent trolls

  • IP in Asia 2016: the key takeaways

    June 28, 2016

    Managing IP hosted our annual IP in Asia Forum in Paris and London, with sessions on China, Japan and South Korea. Here's a summary of the discussions

  • ITC rules Arista infringed three Cisco patents

    June 28, 2016

    The International Trade Commission issued a limited exclusion order and cease and desist order for Arista infringing three patents in an investigation brought by Cisco Systems relating to ethernet switch products

  • Brexit - law firm resources

    June 24, 2016

    Following the UK's June 23 vote to leave the EU, many law and IP firms have published advice for clients. We provide links to the relevant articles

  • SCOTUS stands by PTAB in Cuozzo decision

    June 22, 2016

    The US Supreme Court has affirmed the PTAB’s standard for claim construction, in what some see as a blow to patent owners. Natalie Rahhal examines the Cuozzo case

  • Key amendments to Russian patent legislation

    June 22, 2016

    The past two years have seen some fundamental changes to patent, utility model and design law in Russia. Eugene Arievich and Yuri Pylnev review how they are working in practice

  • Sequencing the future of IP in genomics

    June 22, 2016

    Genomic technology has rapidly created a multi-billion dollar growth industry. With life sciences companies scrambling in US and European courts for a share of the lucrative market, in-house IP counsel should start preparing for the next wave of IP litigation, explain Dominic Adair and Annsley Merelle Ward

  • How Europe’s SPC regime works in practice

    June 22, 2016

    As the European Commission aspires to introduce a Unitary SPC, Tony Rollins examines the evidence on how effective the existing regime for patent extension in Europe has been

  • Avoid pitfalls when limiting claims in Europe (sponsored)

    June 22, 2016

    For many years there has been debate about EPO practice relating to amendments under Article 123(2) EPC in examination and opposition proceedings. Charlotta Vink and Louise Tottie of Valea examine the latest cases

  • SCOTUS says wilfulness is subjective in Halo ruling

    June 17, 2016

    Patent owners may have a better chance of winning treble damages in US patent cases, after the Supreme Court ruled the Federal Circuit’s Seagate test was too rigid

  • Europe Women in Business Law Awards: 2016 winners

    June 17, 2016

    The best female lawyers from across the continent congregated at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London to celebrate Euromoney Legal Media Group's sixth annual Europe Women in Business Law Awards

  • Federal Circuit remands PTAB for changing theories in midstream

    June 16, 2016

    The Federal Circuit’s ruling in SAS Institute v ComplementSoft that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board was wrong to use a new claim construction without giving parties a chance to respond will have a big impact on trial and appeal practice, believe practitioners

  • Interview: Dato Shamsiah Kamaruddin, director general, MyIPO

    June 16, 2016

    The head of Malaysia’s IP office sat down with James Nurton in Kuala Lumpur in March this year to discuss ASEAN, the TPP Agreement and IP valuation. This interview is part of our year-long focus on IP in ASEAN

  • Inventor awards and latest people moves in Europe

    June 16, 2016

    In our latest people and firms round up for Europe, we report on last week’s European Inventor Awards and summarise recent people news, as firms gear up for the introduction of the UPC

  • PTAB invalidates two patents in first PGR final written decisions

    June 14, 2016

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated two livestock valuation patents in the first PGR final written decisions. Only one of the 28 PGR petitions filed so far has been denied institution, with two settled and 11 waiting an institution verdict

  • Kyle Bass IPRs end up with 57% institution success rate

    June 13, 2016

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s institution decisions on all 35 of the inter partes review petitions filed by Kyle Bass and Erich Spangenberg are now in

  • Americas Women in Business Law Awards: 2016 winners

    June 10, 2016

    The best female lawyers from across the Americas congregated at Essex House last night to celebrate Euromoney Legal Media Group’s fifth annual Americas Women in Business Law Awards

  • Merck’s $200m patent damages award voided after “misconduct”

    June 09, 2016

    Northern District of California judge rules Merck forfeited its right to assert patents against Gilead because of "unclean hands" and "numerous unconscionable acts", voiding the second-largest US patent damages award of 2016 so far

  • Latest people moves in Asia - June 2016

    June 09, 2016

    Our regular round-up runs through partner and national IP office moves as well as new offices in Asia, including SIPO, Spruson & Ferguson, Vinson & Elkins, K&L Gates, White & Case and Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

  • PAGBAM IP partner named president of Argentina’s patent and trade mark office

    June 08, 2016

    Dámaso Pardo leaves PAGBAM IP after 26 years to become president of INPI

  • Latest people moves in the Americas

    June 08, 2016

    Managing IP’s regular review of the latest moves and appointments in the Americas, including the appointment of a new PTAB chief judge and hires at Cozen O’Connor, Robins Kaplan, Sheppard Mullin, Perkins Coie, Honigman, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells, Calderon & De La Sierra, and Latham & Watkins

  • Highlights from the PTAB Forum 2016

    June 08, 2016

    Managing IP rounds up interesting quotes, statistics, slides and tidbits from speakers at the PTAB Forum 2016 in New York, which included panels on Patent Trial and Appeal Board rule changes, Federal Circuit appeals, district court strategies, pharma challenges and more

  • What in-house practitioners really want

    June 07, 2016

    A new IP STARS report analyses the concerns and priorities of in-house IP practitioners, and is based on responses from more than 1,100 questionnaires. Peter Ollier introduces the themes of the research

  • PTAB passes 5,000 petition mark but 2016 filing lagging last year

    June 03, 2016

    PTAB Monthly Data: Ford filed the most PTAB petitions in May, with Versata the most-targeted patent owner. Four PGR petitions were filed, a sign that this type of petition is gaining traction

  • Dissecting the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    June 03, 2016

    Managing IP speaks to James Pooley, an advocate, and professor Eric Goldman, a critic, of the Defend Trade Secrets Act signed by President Obama last month. An increase in trade secret litigation is predicted, with at least three cases already filed under the new law

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