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Countries should break IP rules to ensure growth, says report
23 February 2018 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Countries such as India and China should break harmonised intellectual property rules to avoid protectionist measures from the US and EU, according to a new report from Gowling WLG
EPO employment proposal halted
22 February 2018 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A proposal to scrap permanent employment contracts at the EPO has been halted and a controversial article within it withdrawn, a source close to the Staff Union of the EPO has confirmed
UPC complaint to be heard in 2018
22 February 2018 | Karlsruhe | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The German Federal Constitutional Court will hear the constitutional complaint against the UPC in 2018
Cabinet Plasseraud promotes four to partner
21 February 2018 | Paris | Reporter: Barney Dixon
NPE litigation in Europe sees continued growth
20 February 2018 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
BakerHostetler hires IP partner
19 February 2018 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton promotes four to partner
16 February 2018 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Latest EPO employment proposals under fire
15 February 2018 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Munck Wilson Mandala hires IP associate
14 February 2018 | Dallas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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Anaqua partners with Ceva Santé Animale
13 February 2018 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Trio of Australian firms combine
12 February 2018 | Sydney | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Uber Waymo litigation ends with settlement
12 February 2018 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Adams and Reese adds IP litigator
09 February 2018 | Nashville | Reporter: Barney Dixon
OMC Abogados adds two new members
08 February 2018 | Lima | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Leason Ellis hires Robert Isackson
08 February 2018 | New York | Reporter: Becky Butcher
AQUA to manage second patent portfolio sale
08 February 2018 | San Francisco | Reporter: Becky Butcher
PatSnap joins WIPO ASPI programme
07 February 2018 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Andrei Iancu confirmed as USPTO director
07 February 2018 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Buchalter recruits three from Greenberg Traurig
06 February 2018 | Orange County | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Diebold Nixdorf selects Anaqua for IP management
06 February 2018 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
BPTO extends USPTO highway
05 February 2018 | Brasília | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Changes to generic drug processes should be “carefully assessed”
02 February 2018 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Gowling WLG welcomes IP partner to Munich office
01 February 2018 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Duane Morris bolsters IP practice
31 January 2018 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Crowell & Moring welcomes new IP partner
30 January 2018 | New York | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Venable LLP bolsters team
29 January 2018 | San Francisco | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Munck Wilson Mandala elects IP associate
29 January 2018 | Dallas | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Asia reclaims spot as “epicentre of innovation”
26 January 2018 | Philadelphia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Blank Rome hires commercial litigator
26 January 2018 | Pittsburgh | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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A recent workshop hosted by the US Federal Trade Commission saw acting chairman Maureen Ohlhausen discuss the impact of patents on drug pricing and competition in the marketplace. Kevin O’Connor, partner at Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, explains
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s decision in Aqua Products v the US Patent and Trademark Office has ruffled many feathers, as the burden of proof in an inter-partes review begins to shift to the petitioner
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Allergan’s recent patent deal with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has drawn the ire of the industry, and the jury is still out on whether it will work
Unfavourable environments for business method patents in the US have led to an increase of filings in Asia. Benjamin Keim of Lee & Hayes explains
Doris Spielthenner of Practice Insight discusses Amazon’s now expired ‘1-Click’ purchase patent and the problems with owning such a broad “super-patent”
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
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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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