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EU Commission should prohibit use-based SEP licensing, says ACT
19 October 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The App Association has called on the European Commission to prohibit any form of use-based pricing of technology essential to the internet of things
SUEPO confirms position on Campinos election
19 October 2017 | The Hague | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Staff Union of the European Patent Office has confirmed its official position on the election of António Campinos as president of the European Patent Office
Withers & Rogers adds ten trainee attorneys
19 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
International law firm Withers & Rogers has added ten new trainee attorneys covering both patents and trademarks
Apple to pay $439 million for FaceTime infringement
18 October 2017 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Restasis patents invalidated at Texas court
17 October 2017 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Businesses should prepare for UPC, despite uncertainty
17 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Patent ‘irrationality’ causes a negative image of patents
16 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Partner promotions at White & Case
13 October 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm hit with $775 million fine in Taiwan
13 October 2017 | Taipei | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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SUEPO willing to work with new EPO president
12 October 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
BPTO and EPO sign PPH cooperation treaty
12 October 2017 | São Paulo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Johnson Controls-Hitachi selects Anaqua
11 October 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Campinos elected as EPO president
11 October 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Tech companies create SEP code of conduct
10 October 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm signs patent licence agreement with General Mobile
10 October 2017 | San Diego | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Paul Brinkman rejoins Kirkland & Ellis
09 October 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Burden of amended claims falls to petitioner, says Federal Circuit
09 October 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
CIPA elects new president
06 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Allergan Restasis deal to be investigated
05 October 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
MPP signs HIV drug deal with Gilead
04 October 2017 | Switzerland | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Duane Morris opens Austin office
03 October 2017 | Austin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Anaqua launches new patent analytics platform
03 October 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Brazil and Argentina partner for IP assets development
02 October 2017 | Rio de Janeiro | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
EIP bolsters its Düsseldorf office
29 September 2017 | Düsseldorf | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Bristows makes senior promotions
29 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Mohawk tribe files to dismiss IPR
28 September 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Amgen sues Mylan over Neulasta
27 September 2017 | Pennsylvania | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Keystone Law snaps up Will Sander
26 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Buchalter expands IP team in LA
26 Septmber 2017 | California | Reporter: Becky Butcher
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While uncertainty persists, plant breeders may need to double down to secure their rights, says Penny Maplestone of the British Society of Plant Breeders
Least developed countries can now more easily obtain compulsory licences during public health emergencies, but some have been slow to take advantage. Vítor Palmela Fidalgo of Inventa International explains why
Diana Portna of D&L IP Group explains how Ukraine’s compulsory licensing laws could be opened up for the public interest, and how rights owners could react
Facing unacceptable pendencies in 2003, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office dug deep to make the patent prosecution service more efficient
TC Heartland’s Supreme Court question may see patent owners going cold on the Eastern District of Texas
It is incumbent on practitioners and applicants to take care in drafting and prosecuting applications, says Bea Koempel-Thomas of Lee & Hayes
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The Andean Community has stood firm in the defence of its owns interests, says Jesús Cuba and Kelly Sánchez of OMC Abogados & Consultores
The first preliminary injunction granted by a China IP court was awarded to Christian Louboutin. Dr Weili Ma of Chofn Intellectual Property explains
Patent prosecution in South Africa rarely favours the inventor, but recent reforms are aiming to change that, one little bit at a time
The Tanzania Patent Office is a useful partner in the prosecution process, says Sunday Godfrey Ndamugoba of ABC Attorneys
Dominic Ogega Mwale, managing partner at Mwale & Company, explains how to patent in Kenya
Patent owners looking for an attractive place to seek protection in Asia need look no further than Singapore, says Max Ng and Gerald Mursjid of Gateway Law Corporation
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