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In-house roundup: Tech convergence set to drive automotive open source acceptance; Section 101 not stopping patenting

Managing IP rounds up the latest news and analysis from patent-focused businesses

open source carTech convergence set to drive automotive open source acceptance 

Volvo Cars, Lotus and others say car companies are becoming more accepting of suppliers using open source technology as their need for software increases, but that they have to be more vigilant of restrictive licences as a result. Read more...

EPO: divisional filings a frustration for generic drug companies 

In-house counsel from generic drug companies believe pharma innovators are abusing divisional patent filings to give them extra protection. Read more... 

Section 101 uncertainty not stopping patent filing: financial companies 

Counsel at Capital One, Wells Fargo and the Clearing House Payments Company say they file patents when there is an appropriate business case and only look at patent eligibility requirements as a secondary issue. Read more...

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