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Reneseas wins semiconductor patent challenge
18 July 2017 | Massachusetts | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Renesas Electronics has won a four-year patent infringement lawsuit brought by licensing company Zond
Qualcomm signs patent license agreement in India
24 April 2017 | Hyderabad | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The patent licence will grant Smartron the right to develop, manufacture and sell WCDMA, CDMA2000 and 4G LTE complete devices
Arent Fox hires litigator
03 March 2017 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Arent Fox has hired John Purcell as partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office
Dinsmore & Shohl hires LES president
23 February 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UK is committed to unitary patent, says Johnson
12 January 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
USPTO proposes increased fees for PTAB
03 October 2016 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Patent Box processes £343 million in first year
16 September 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
McAndrews, Held & Malloy adds new IP Associate
05 September 2016 | Chicago | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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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
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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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
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