Patent - Blog©2019 Managing Intellectual Property60Patent - BlogBig data may drive IP enforcement, businesses revealIn-house sources at Peloton Technology and elsewhere explain that big data analysis tools could be increasingly used for analyses surrounding IP litigation as the technology becomes more reliable, 14 Feb 2019 11:00:00 GMTPoll: most businesses to adopt AI invention discoveryPart two of Patent Strategy’s survey of more than 60 in-house lawyers shows that most businesses believe artificial intelligence will be used for invention discovery, but that patenting those products and processes could be difficult, 11 Feb 2019 17:45:00 GMTAI and patents poll part one: knowledge neededPatent Strategy’s landmark survey of more than 60 in-house lawyers shows that most businesses are still unsure about what can be patent protected and how best to apply for protection in the field of AI, 07 Feb 2019 09:15:00 GMTTech convergence pushes need for proactive competitive analysesIn-house counsel explain that the convergence of technologies across different industries has brought new players and tech areas into these sectors and made analysing industry activity more difficult, 31 Jan 2019 12:30:00 GMTFirst infringement case could be ‘seminal moment’ for US cannabis sectorSources at biotech companies and NPOs explain how the future enforceability of US cannabis patents in federal courts rests on whether UCANN v Pure Hemp is thrown out or not, 28 Jan 2019 10:15:00 GMTPrior art shortage could strain US cannabis innovationCounsel at Steep Hill Labs, Phylos Bioscience, Medicinal Genomics and the Open Cannabis Project explain how cannabinoid innovation could be blocked by overly broad or weak patents at the USPTO, and what the industry is doing to develop, collect and record prior art, 23 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMTTake our survey on artificial intelligence and patentsManaging IP invites its in-house counsel readers to take its survey on patenting AI, patenting AI-invented innovations and how AI could streamline the patenting process. Help inform the industry and, in the process, inform yourselves, 22 Jan 2019 22:00:00 GMTChina patent flood stifles foreign filer freedomCounsel at the ZF Group, Philips, Siemens and elsewhere explain how the surge of domestic patents filings in China is making freedom-to-operate searches more difficult, and what they’re doing about this challenge, 16 Jan 2019 05:00:00 GMTEPO AI guidelines “give clarity and direction”, say in-house counselLawyers from IBM and other artificial intelligence-focused businesses have welcomed the EPO’s new guidelines, but say kinks in the examination approach to the technology in Europe and elsewhere need to be ironed out and then harmonised, 15 Jan 2019 00:30:00 GMTMedical device partnership surge exacerbates patent negotiation and FTO challengesIn-house counsel at Philips, Biotronik and elsewhere explain how their growing number of tech partnerships is affecting medical device patent negotiations, and how the surge of new players into the market is making freedom-to-operate harder to diagnose, 09 Jan 2019 21:00:00 GMTPGR popularity tipped to soar among US biosimilar makersIn-house counsel say they’re ready to embrace post-grant reviews as a new wave of biologic patents filed after 2012 surges towards the industry, 07 Jan 2019 04:15:00 GMTCatch up on the year with our most-read IP articlesWe look back at some of the biggest intellectual property stories of 2018, 20 Dec 2018 17:00:00 GMTManaging IP Rising Stars 2018Managing IP is delighted to announce the launch of its Rising Stars publication, 12 Dec 2018 11:00:00 GMTEPO ruling sows patenting doubts for seeds companiesIn-house counsel say the EPO Technical Board of Appeal’s conclusion that plants made from essentially biological processes are patentable could usher in another decade of protection uncertainty in the industry, 12 Dec 2018 02:30:00 GMTUK pregabalin ruling “increases patent applicant burden”, say drug companiesInnovator and generics drug companies share their reaction to the judgment in Warner-Lambert v Generics. One in-house lawyer explains that it will be particularly detrimental to small innovator companies and “does not reflect the scientific reality of drug development”, 11 Dec 2018 00:30:00 GMTIn-house counsel reveal how they build internal IP awarenessIntellectual property departments in patent-focused companies are driving greater integration of IP through implementing better communication and education mechanisms, 06 Dec 2018 03:45:00 GMTEuropean GMO ruling stems CRISPR patent pool effortsPlans for a CRISPR patent pool in the agricultural sector have been stifled by the ECJ's July ruling that crops derived from the technology are genetically modified organisms. In-house counsel say it has made those patents less valuable, 05 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMTPatent filing strategies to stay ahead in growing marketsIn-house counsel are trying to break down silos between business departments to help them work out where they will and won’t need patents in the next five to 10 years, 28 Nov 2018 17:45:00 GMTBudget pressures pushing patent processes in houseTechnology, life sciences and manufacturing companies say they’re increasingly bringing patent processes in house to make them more cost efficient. The challenge is working out when a function is better done internally, outsourced to private practice or split between the two, 27 Nov 2018 15:45:00 GMTTech convergence drives autonomous car patent licensing tensionA sudden influx of new players with standard essential patents into the automotive market is causing conflict between automotive companies and their driverless-car suppliers over who should take a licence in the supply chain, 23 Nov 2018 06:00:00 GMTChina patent improvements increasing foreign filers’ confidenceWhile patent-focused companies continue to be wary of the relatively untested Chinese patent system, developments in the country’s IP offices and courts are helping, 21 Nov 2018 05:15:00 GMTBiosimilar makers forgo “cut-and-thrust” launch tacticsLarge generics drug companies are becoming more diligent and cautious about clearing patent thickets blocking biosimilars than they have traditionally been with small molecule products, 13 Nov 2018 22:15:00 GMTUnwired Planet is “massive time and money saver”, say telecoms and car companiesLarge telecoms companies say the UK Court of Appeal’s decision that global licences for SEPs can be FRAND streamlines licensing while automotive firms believe it helps benchmark component prices. But more still needs to be clarified, 05 Nov 2018 21:15:00 GMTSeed patent growth prompts litigation and licensing fearsEuropean seed companies prepare for licensing and litigation difficulties as technology allows them to patent more inventions and threatens to stifle the industry’s strong sharing culture, 31 Oct 2018 22:15:00 GMTPatent portfolio pressure – how counsel try to do more with less budgetIn-house counsel from confectionery, biopharmaceutical, telecommunications, technology, plastics and medical research companies explain how they’re measuring patent worth to find cost-saving wins, 31 Oct 2018 15:00:00 GMTSCOTUS to review Postal Service patent caseCert granted in Return Mail v United States Postal Service, which asks whether the government is a "person" who may petition to institute review proceedings under the AIA, 26 Oct 2018 21:45:00 GMTLife sciences firms reveal how AI could disrupt patent strategiesIn-house counsel at life sciences companies reveal how machine-learning innovations are driving uncertainty over future filing strategies, 25 Oct 2018 17:45:00 GMTPatent advisers pressured by in-house strategy changesCounsel from chemicals, seeds, technology, confectionery, pharmaceutical and medical research firms share what they increasingly look for from outside counsel with Managing IP, 25 Oct 2018 16:45:00 GMTWho are the most influential people in IP? Have your say!Managing IP is compiling its list of the 50 most influential people in intellectual property. Who do you think should be included?, 18 Oct 2018 01:45:00 GMTThe week in IP – SUCCESS Act passed, Koh denies FTC more time on Qualcomm, and moreManaging IP rounds up the latest patent, trade mark and copyright news, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT