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  • Gemstar defeated over TV patents

    November 27, 2009

    A judge in London’s Patents Court has invalidated three European patents owned by Gemstar, in a decision that could have wide-ranging implications for TV companies that use electronic programming guides (EPGs)

  • Qualcomm escapes sanctions in Europe

    November 24, 2009

    The European Commission has abandoned antitrust proceedings against US chip maker Qualcomm after its rivals dropped their complaints against the company

  • Chief judge to speak out upon leaving Federal Circuit

    November 23, 2009

    US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Michel has said he will retire from the court at the end of May 2010

  • Swedes “optimistic” about EU patent deal

    November 23, 2009

    A senior official from the Swedish government has said he is optimistic that EU member states will back plans for a Community patent and a patent litigation deal at a meeting in December

  • Supreme Court asks tough questions in Bilski oral arguments

    November 10, 2009

    The US Supreme Court yesterday grappled with the question of what constitutes patent-eligible subject matter in one of the most high-profile patent cases in the nation’s history

  • Bilski - report from the Supreme Court

    November 09, 2009

    Justices Sotomayor and Breyer dominated the questioning during the Supreme Court’s hearing of Bilski v Kappos this afternoon

  • Philippines proposes specialist IP courts

    November 05, 2009

    The Philippines IP office has proposed revamping the country’s IP enforcement system, in part by establishing specialist IP courts

  • Paris court to hear all patent disputes in France

    November 02, 2009

    The Paris court now has exclusive jurisdiction for all patent disputes in France, effective from the beginning of this month

  • What Kappos has planned for you

    November 01, 2009

    David Kappos has taken over an IP Office under fire. What will he do to change the way the US IP Office grants intellectual property rights? Eileen McDermott spoke to the new director to find out more

  • Analyse to capitalise

    November 01, 2009

    There are many ways to exploit your IP assets. Paul Teta and Bill Cawley explain how to analyse your portfolio and maximise its commercial potential

  • Judge Rader defends the patent system

    November 01, 2009

    US judge Randall Rader says those who argue that the patent system no longer works have an "outdated" understanding of the system

  • US government says no to reverse payments

    November 01, 2009

    US antritrust watchdogs have questioned the concept of settlement agreements between generic and brand drug companies

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