October 31 2012
Nanotechnology is a growing area but licensing can be tricky. A session at the AIPLA Annual Meeting last week gave advice on that and the choice between exclusive and non-exclusive licensing
October 30 2012
The Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is worried about the direction the country’s IP system is going in. Randall Rader tells Eileen McDermott why, and what can be done about it
October 26 2012
The AIPLA's chief executive on his priorities for the coming year
Three retired senior judges have criticised the America Invents Act as a recipe for more litigation and greater confusion about the way the patent system works
USPTO Director David Kappos kicked off the AIPLA’s largest Annual Meeting to date. He told attendees that “tactical thinking” will be key for practitioners in the months leading up to final implementation of the Ameri...
Chief Administrative Patent Judge James D Smith told the AIPLA Annual Meeting that his job is akin to being managing partner of a first-rate, prominent, multi-city patent law firm awash with work
Patent reform, a new committee for judges and the public backlash against SOPA and PIPA made 2012 an eventful year for outgoing AIPLA President Bill Barber
The America Invents Act will dramatically change the rules governing filing a patent application. While some requirements have been simplified and streamlined, potential pitfalls remain for those who aren’t prepared
The AIA is the hottest topic at this year’s AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington DC
This year’s AIPLA Annual Meeting will be the occasion of a major step for the association on the international stage as it merges with AIPPI-US
New rules allow third party patent stakeholders to challenge granted patents in the US. Who has been taking advantage of the changes?
How would courts in Germany, South Korea, China, Japan and the US rule in FRAND cases? Leading judges from each jurisdiction explained what they would do in a mock trial at the AIPPI Congress
October 23 2012
Change is on the cards for AIPPI, if the reception given to a report on the association's future is anything to go by
AIPPI’s UK Group has intervened in a prominent case pending before the UK Supreme Court, AIPPI deputy reporter general Nicola Dagg told the Executive Committee this week
Who will be the judges? What role should the Court of Justice of the EU have? Will there be more bifurcation? And would you like to become a European patent judge? These were just some of the questions addressed by li...
The Federal Circuit's en banc rehearing of CLS Bank v Alice could be greatly influenced by the original ruling's author assuming senior status and one new judge potentially being appointed to the court
October 19 2012
October 17 2012
Pharmaceutical companies could find the life of their patents cut short in Australia after the government announced it is rethinking provisions that enable patent rights to be extended for up to five years
October 16 2012
Last week, the Federal Circuit ordered a rehearing en banc of CLS Bank v Alice in the latest attempt to provide much-needed clarification on what constitutes patent-eligible subject matter in the US
October 15 2012
Amendments to China’s Civil Procedure Code will give litigants greater flexibility to choose experts and more ways of using expert opinions
October 12 2012
October 09 2012
Last week, an Indian panel of ministers proposed that that the government put all 348 drugs on the country’s National List of Essential Medicines under price control, including a number of patented drugs. The structur...
October 04 2012
Representatives of Congress, the USPTO, Department of Commerce, New York City and Cornell University gathered today at Google headquarters to announce an effort that officials say will accelerate the rate of patenting...
October 02 2012
Health activists who want to challenge patents given to drugs companies have been given a new tool to make the process easier
MEPs will not back a system of pan-European patent litigation that does not give the Court of Justice of the EU a role in deciding what constitutes infringement of a unitary patent, says Klaus-Heiner Lehne, chair of t...
Managing IP lists the IP-related decisions and meetings taking place this week
October 01 2012
As the Myriad plaintiffs make their second attempt at Supreme Court review, uncertainty over US patent eligibility law is causing some to wonder whether industry or subject matter-specific standards should be imposed ...
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