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  • Bill aims to solve USPTO funding crisis

    October 31, 2013

    A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives that would finally end the diversion of USPTO fees away from the agency

  • More work needed on Goodlatte patent legislation

    October 31, 2013

    As the dust settles on introduction of the main patent reform bill in the US House of Representatives, stakeholders are parsing the text and pressing for changes

  • Nokia prevails in High Court patent battle

    October 31, 2013

    The High Court in London has backed Nokia’s claim that HTC infringed one of its patents, which the Taiwanese handset maker had argued was invalid

  • IV’s Detkin backs Goodlatte patent bill

    October 29, 2013

    As major patent reform legislation is introduced in the U.S. Congress, a leading patent assertion firm viewed by critics as a troll weighs in with cautious support

  • Member states begin talks on unitary patent fees

    October 29, 2013

    This week sees talks begin in earnest on the most important outstanding issue related to the unitary patent: how much it will cost to apply for and maintain the pan-EU patent right

  • Trade groups urge US Congress to expand CBM review

    October 29, 2013

    A group of trade associations wrote to US Congress yesterday urging politicians to expand a review of business method patents to help them fight patent trolls

  • Indian compulsory licence appeal begins in Bombay

    October 29, 2013

    Oral arguments in the appeal over India’s compulsory licence grant for Bayer’s Nexavar are set to begin today in the Bombay High Court

  • Rader: Court will correct problems with CLS v Alice

    October 28, 2013

    US Chief Judge Rader has described the Bilski and CLS v Alice rulings as “the greatest failure in my judicial career” and said the Federal Circuit will try to correct widespread confusion over Section 101

  • How to beat the cybercriminals

    October 28, 2013

    Cybercrime is getting worse, and affecting IP lawyers as well as their clients, speakers told a session at the AIPLA Annual Meeting last week

  • Surprising progress on harmonising grace periods

    October 28, 2013

    Is harmonisation of the grace period getting closer? Surprisingly, it could be. That's the message Peter Schechter of Edwards Wildman brought back from the AIPPI Forum & ExCo in Helsinki and delivered to AIPLA attendees last week

  • Goodlatte launches US Innovation Act

    October 25, 2013

    The Innovation Act, introduced this week by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, represents an attempt to deal with litigation issues that were left out of 2011’s America Invents Act (AIA), USPTO Director of Governmental Affairs, Dana Colarulli said yesterday

  • Teresa Stanek Rea: USPTO “in the eye of a hurricane”

    October 25, 2013

    USPTO acting director Teresa Stanek Rea yesterday criticised the breakdown in budget negotiations between Democrats and Republicans as “a sad and stark contrast” to bipartisan cooperation on the America Invents Act

  • Six lessons from the new PTAB in the US

    October 25, 2013

    New procedures for post-grant challenges under the America Invents Act (AIA) can help defendants in patent infringement suits to fight back. But they need to approach it with a very specific strategy

  • The China In-house Survey: More filings, particularly in EU

    October 23, 2013

    Peter Leung picks apart the conclusions from the annual Managing IP survey of Chinese in-house counsel, and finds consistent optimism among companies

  • EPO marks 40th anniversary of EPC

    October 21, 2013

    Over 500 figures from politics, government, industry and academia gathered in Munich last week to mark the 40th anniversary of the signing of the European Patent Convention

  • EPO overhauls rules on divisionals

    October 21, 2013

    The European Patent Office has dropped the controversial 24-month time limit for the filing of divisional applications

  • Cable welcomes report on financing IP

    October 18, 2013

    UK Business Secretary Vince Cable said he will “consider every possible avenue to better support” the country’s creators and IP-rich businesses, as he welcomed plans to help IP-rich businesses to get funding

  • Bird & Bird’s Trevor Cook spreads his wings

    October 15, 2013

    Leading UK litigator Trevor Cook is ending his 39-year association with Bird & Bird and will join WilmerHale’s New York office as a partner on January 1 next year

  • UK expands IP attaché network

    October 03, 2013

    The UK is adding an IP attaché covering south-east Asia to its existing representatives in Brazil, India and China, the IP minister Lord Younger announced today

  • US Supreme Court to reconsider standard for attorneys fees

    October 03, 2013

    The US Supreme Court agreed this week to hear two cases that address the standard for deciding whether attorney’s fees should be awarded.

  • WIPO General Assemblies fail to agree budget

    October 03, 2013

    WIPO’s annual General Assemblies have ended without agreement on a number of key issues, with delegates asked to return for an extraordinary session of the Assemblies in December

  • Bifurcation and opt out concerns feature in UPC submissions

    October 02, 2013

    IP owners and their advisers say that the rules of procedure for Europe’s Unified Patent Court should set out more clearly how patentees opt out of the UPC system and remove the danger of an injunction gap when cases are stayed

  • How will the US government shutdown affect IP?

    October 02, 2013

    US Government services began to grind to a halt yesterday as Republicans and Democrats failed to reach an agreement in budget negotiations. How will the shutdown affect the intellectual property industry? Managing IP provides a traffic-light guide

  • Amid push for new patent laws, Innovation Alliance urges caution

    October 02, 2013

    Diverse stakeholders warn that Washington’s efforts to enact new patent laws could devalue intellectual property, send wrong message to other nations

  • Interview: Commissioner Kim Young-min, Korean IP Office

    October 02, 2013

    Taking office just a month after the election of President Park Geun-hye, Commissioner Kim Young-min discusses with Peter Leung the new administration’s plans to encourage IP creation in the Republic of Korea, and expected changes to Korea’s IP laws

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