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Bruno Nunes of BN IP explains how patent prosecution and licensing works in Macau, a market dominated by gaming and pharma
Tran Viet Phuong of Duong Tran offers a handy guide to patent prosecution
The Andean Community has stood firm in the defence of its owns interests, says Jesús Cuba and Kelly Sánchez of OMC Abogados & Consultores
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Nokia and Apple settle new dispute
24 May 2017 | California | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The settlement puts a stop to litigation that spanned the US and Germany and saw Apple claim in federal court that the Finnish company conspired with patent licensing companies to unlawfully extract royalties
Morrison & Foerster adds six litigators
24 May 2017 | San Francisco | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Morrison & Foerster has recruited a team of six intellectual property litigators from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Lawyers react to TC Heartland v Kraft Foods
23 May 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The US Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in favour of TC Heartland to put severe restrictions on where patent owners can bring infringement litigation has reset the clock to 1987
US Supreme Court limits forum shopping
22 May 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Supreme Court justices have ruled that venue should be limited to the judicial district where the defendant resides
IBM partners with Anaqua
22 May 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Anaqua has landed a major coup in the form of record US patent filer IBM
AIPLA supports patent reform
19 May 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
AIPLA said legislation is needed to ensure “unmalleable rules of patent eligibility”
Quinn Emanuel hires patent pro
18 May 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Steven Cherny will join the firm as partner in its New York office
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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
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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
Is American chipmaker Qualcomm in trouble? Joachim Frommhold of Weinmann Zimmerli examines the facts
IP arguably sits on the periphery of any discussions about what a post-Brexit UK will look like, but that hasn’t stopped the country’s patent-granting authority from getting on with its job
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