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UPC complaint “inadmissible” says German Bar Association
15 January 2018 | Berlin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The constitutional complaint that thwarted the Unified Patent Court’s December 2017 launch has been described as “inadmissible” and “unfounded” by the German Bar Association
UMC counters Micron in China
15 January 2018 | Fuzhou | Reporter: Barney Dixon
United Microelectronics Corporation has sued Micron Technology subsidiary Micron Semiconductor for patent infringement
TiVo sues Comcast for patent infringement
12 January 2018 | San Jose | Reporter: Barney Dixon
TiVo and its subsidiary Rovi Corporation have filed two patent infringement lawsuits against Comcast
Allergan moves to withdraw from Restasis IPR
11 January 2018 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
J A Kemp to open in Paris
11 January 2018 | Paris | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPO completes Directorate General merger
10 January 2018 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPO and CIPO extend PPH agreement
10 January 2018 | Ottowa | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Gyimah replaces Johnson, IP responsibilities unclear
9 January 2018 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
DLA Piper names new co-chairs
9 January 2018 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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Simmons & Simmons launches new patent group
8 January 2018 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
IBM takes aim at Expedia
5 January 2018 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
FireEye and Finjan settle
4 January 2018 | Palo Alto | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto promotes two to partner
4 January 2018 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
China opens PPH programmes for Chile and the Czech Republic
3 January 2018 | Beijing | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Becerril, Coca & Becerril raises new partner
2 January 2018 | Mexico City | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Stroock promotes IP partner
2 January 2018 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Culhane Meadows bolsters IP department
22 December 2017 | Dallas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
PTAB strips university of IPR immunity
21 December 2017 | Minnesota | Reporter: Barney Dixon
PTAB institutes IPR against Lantus patents
20 December 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Bardehle Pagenberg promotes four IP partners
19 December2018 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
USTR review of Thailand closed
18 December 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
USPTO unveils new filing system
15 December 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Innovation has thrived under AIA, according to tech association
14 December 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Patent perception must shift, says Schecter
13 December 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Patent owners winning in IPR
12 December 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
High tech companies weigh in on Allergan deal
11 December 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
BlackBerry to pay $137 million to Nokia
08 December 2017 | Waterloo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
ILO ruling “vote of no confidence” for Battistelli, says CSC
07 December 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
China world’s top patent filer in 2016
07 December 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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