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  • Federal Circuit clears Classen claims post-Bilski

    August 31, 2011

    The US Federal Circuit has weighed in on yet another patent eligibility case following the Supreme Court’s In re Bilski ruling, finding two of the three claims in Classen v Biogen to be patentable subject matter

  • USPTO poised for patent reform

    August 31, 2011

    The USPTO is prepared to begin implementing patent reform as soon as the America Invents Act clears Congress and is signed into law, a top official said yesterday

  • Small business owners dread patent reform passage

    August 31, 2011

    With a top official of the USPTO saying the agency is prepared to begin enacting patent reform legislation as soon as mid-September, representatives of small business interests yesterday warned the America Invents Act could harm innovation

  • Myriad ruling muddied by ACLU petition

    August 30, 2011

    A petition for rehearing by the Federal Circuit filed last week by the plaintiffs in the Myriad case reveals how the court’s analysis could further complicate the landscape for gene patents

  • Q&A: Patents in Thailand

    August 30, 2011

    Nuttaphol Arammuang, Parichart Monaiyakul, Ajcharee Musiko, Jitluedee Siemanond and Titikaan Ungbhakorn of Tilleke & Gibbins guide patent owners through the prosecution and protection system in Thailand

  • Federal Circuit raises on-sale bar standard

    August 26, 2011

    In August Technology v Camtek, the Federal Circuit this week said that the so-called on-sale bar to patentability in the US applies even if an invention is not ready for patenting at the time of an offer for sale

  • InterDigital sues Nokia, Huwaei and ZTE

    August 26, 2011

    InterDigital has filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission against Nokia, Huawei and ZTE, alleging infringement of seven of its patents involving 3G wireless devices

  • Italy and Spain explain patent opposition

    August 26, 2011

    Spain and Italy have both launched legal challenges to the EU unitary patent

  • Asia-Pacific IP Forum: speakers named

    August 26, 2011

    Managing IP’s 8th Annual Asia-Pacific IP Forum takes place on September 29th at the Kowloon Shangri-La in Hong Kong, with more than 200 in-house counsel, officials and advisers expected to attend

  • Australia to review innovation patents

    August 26, 2011

    The Australian government has launched a review of the country’s innovation patent system, 10 years after it came into effect

  • How Apple won a cross-border injunction

    August 26, 2011

    Cross-border injunctions in preliminary proceedings are alive and well in the Netherlands, judging by this week’s decision in a dispute between Apple and Samsung

  • Dutch court blocks Samsung smartphones

    August 24, 2011

    Samsung will be barred from distributing three models of its Galaxy smartphone after rival Apple won a preliminary injunction in The Netherlands - and scrutiny over its tablet continues in Germany

  • An overview of the international patenting process

    August 22, 2011

    inovia provides a complete guide to filing patent applications using the PCT

  • Q&A: Patents in Hong Kong

    August 18, 2011

    Author(s), of Eagle IP provide(s) a comprehensive guide to filing and enforcing patents in Hong Kong

  • Q&A: Patents in Vietnam

    August 18, 2011

    Pham Vu Khanh Toan of Pham & Associates provides a guide to understanding the patent prosecution and protection system in Vietnam

  • Cybersource ruling delivers blow to Beauregard claims

    August 17, 2011

    The Federal Circuit has applied the Bilski ruling to so-called beauregard claims in a ruling that could strike out many software patents

  • Four answers to the DNA patent problem

    August 17, 2011

    There is a “profound tension” between exploiting biomarker patents and routine infringement of IP in laboratories, according to a report published this month

  • Google fortifies patent portfolio with Motorola deal

    August 17, 2011

    If its failure to secure Nortel’s patent portfolio last month was a blow to the company, Google has rebounded in dramatic fashion

  • FDA adopts European approach to biosimilars

    August 17, 2011

    The Food and Drug Administration has shed some light on its approach to assessing biosimilars in a recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine

  • Mattel to appeal $300 million Bratz award

    August 12, 2011

    Mattel has vowed to appeal a California court’s order to pay nearly $310 million in its seven-year dispute over the Bratz franchise

  • Tablet case reveals power of European designs

    August 12, 2011

    If anyone still doubted the value of having a registered Community design, Apple’s successful application for an injunction against Samsung should disabuse them

  • With patent reform imminent, most concede fee diversion

    August 11, 2011

    Patent reform legislation is expected to clear Congress mere days after the US Labor Day holiday, starting with a vote September 6 on a motion to close debate

  • Supreme Court hears landmark Novartis case

    August 11, 2011

    India’s Supreme Court has started hearing a key case on patentable subject matter involving Novartis’s drug Glivec

  • Myriad ruling is a signal to the Supreme Court

    August 11, 2011

    The Federal Circuit’s recent decision in the Myriad gene patent case could be a signal to the Supreme Court to take up the case, said one speaker during a webcast held yesterday

  • Biosimilars highlighted in controversial trade talks

    August 10, 2011

    The co-sponsor of the Hatch-Waxman Act has said he opposes any inclusion of US policy on exclusivity for biosimilars in Free Trade Agreement negotiations with Asia-Pacific countries

  • Apple blocks Samsung tablet in EU

    August 10, 2011

    A German court has issued an injunction preventing the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer in most European countries

  • Uniloc patent claims upheld by USPTO

    August 10, 2011

    Uniloc’s patent claims have been upheld in a USPTO ex parte reexamination of the patent at the center of its closely-watched litigation with Microsoft

  • CAFC ruling may provide roadmap for NTP defendants

    August 10, 2011

    The Federal Circuit has ordered the USPTO to reconsider seven patents owned by patent licensing company NTP, but upheld the rejection of a separate NTP patent in a decision that may provide legal guidance to tech companies facing infringement suits from NTP

  • Intellectual Ventures accused of “mafia-style” tactics

    August 05, 2011

    The term patent troll has become part of everyday language, after Intellectual Ventures was profiled in a recent popular US radio show

  • Expedited hearing in Teva’s UK attack on Lipitor

    August 03, 2011

    Generic drug company Teva has a date in court to defend its bold attempt to undermine blockbuster drug Lipitor in the UK

  • Patent reform prioritised following debt deal

    August 03, 2011

    With a national debt crisis narrowly averted, the US Congress has put patent reform legislation front and centre for its return in September

  • Lawyers react to Myriad decision

    August 01, 2011

    Friday’s much anticipated decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v the USPTO and Myriad Genetics came as a relief to those who feared an outcome that would undo “essential building blocks” of the biotech industry, said patent lawyers

  • Myriad plaintiffs remain hopeful despite court setback

    August 01, 2011

    Despite the Federal Circuit finding that isolated DNA sequences are patent eligible, plaintiffs’ counsel Dan Ravicher has dubbed the Myriad case “a good decision for us”

  • India and EU agree generics truce

    August 01, 2011

    The EU and India have reached a temporary agreement in their dispute over the seizure at EU ports of Indian generic drugs in transit

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