November 30 2012
A judge sitting in the High Court in London has said he can rule on whether patents in France, Germany, Italy and Spain are infringed in a single trial in the UK
As part of my yearlong Presidency, I will be traveling on behalf of AIPLA to promote IP in America and American IP interests around the world.
Lawyers for Air Canada might be expected to have shuffled a little uneasily in their seats last week after a High Court judge declared their costs to be “out of proportion” and requiring “the closest possible scrutiny...
November 29 2012
AIPLA is facing the daunting task of having three Amicus briefs due in a very short period – two to the US Supreme Court and one to the en banc Federal Circuit. Amicus briefs are one of the more visible advocacy funct...
Judges, lawyers and former directors lamented the news that David Kappos is resigning from the USPTO, but expressed confidence that his reforms will endure
November 28 2012
Over the past several weeks, I have been asked innumerable times how I rose through the ranks of AIPLA to become the organization’s President
November 27 2012
USPTO director David Kappos will step down from his post in January, as reported first by professor Dennis Crouch of the Patently O blog and confirmed by the USPTO
November 26 2012
A compromise proposal on the unitary patent package has won the support – hesitant if not wholehearted – of a key group of MEPs
November 21 2012
Since this is my first blog post as AIPLA President (or ever!), I thought I would give a brief preview of the upcoming year, and what you can expect from this blog
November 19 2012
This week’s settlement between HTC and Apple means an end to at least 10 unresolved lawsuits across three countries involving around 39 patents and 21 firms. Here is a look at some of the patents the Apple-HTC agreeme...
November 16 2012
While IP is an increasingly sought-after commodity, as emphasized by the gaudy $4.5 billion price tag from the Nortel patent auction, more work needs to be done before efficient IP markets become a reality
November 15 2012
The EU Enforcement Directive does not apply to invalidation proceedings concerning utility models, according to the Court of Justice of the EU
Microsoft and Google began a court battle over standard-essential patents in Seattle this week, which could change the economics of royalty payments in the smartphone industry
Increasingly, IP news is breaking on Twitter first and sparking debates over everything from statistics to apologies. Here’s why you should join the 5,000 people already following Managing IP
November 14 2012
November 13 2012
The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday said that Pfizer’s blockbuster patent on the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra is invalid, reversing a Federal Court ruling that blocked Teva's application to market generic Viag...
November 09 2012
Could an injunction granted on a standard-essential patent (SEP) turn European telecoms networks silent? Concerns such as this are putting patent judges in a quandary, as they revealed this week
The Cyprus presidency of the EU has suggested wording to break the latest deadlock over the unified patent court (UPC)
November 08 2012
Yesterday an injunction against adidas over trainers that use a knitted upper was lifted in Germany. The dispute, brought by Nike, could start a series of patent cases in the sportswear industry
November 06 2012
Next Tuesday’s US presidential election could mean big changes for the USPTO and IP policies. Managing IP examines what a Mitt Romney administration might look like for IP
November 01 2012
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