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Patent perception must shift, says Schecter
13 December 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Public perception must shift if the US is to find feasible solutions to patent abuse, according to chief patent counsel at IBM Manny Schecter
Patent owners winning in IPR
12 December 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Patent owners are winning more than losing in IPR proceedings, according to a study from law firm Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
High tech companies weigh in on Allergan deal
11 December 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Tech companies have argued that Allergan should not be allowed to circumvent the inter partes review process with its controversial patent deal with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
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
EPO president’s impartiality questioned at ILO
06 December 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Squire Patton Boggs hires ex Walgreens Boots Alliance counsel
06 December 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
InterDigital and LG enter licensing agreement
05 December 2017 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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Battistelli elected president of CEIPI Administrative Board
04 December 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Avanci signs patent deal with BMW
01 December 2017 | Dallas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPSU calls for halt to EPO fixed-term contracts
30 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Cooley promotes five to partner
30 November 2017 | Palo Alto | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EU Commission unveils SEP plans
29 November 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Berkeley Research Group hires Jeffery Stec
29 November 2017 | Emeryville | Reporter: Barney Dixon
IPR likely to be upheld in Oil States v Greene’s Energy
28 November 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
China to bolster IP rights protection mechanisms
27 November 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Weil, Gotshal & Manges promotes two IP counsel
24 November 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPO and SIPO strengthen bonds
23 November 2017 | Zhengzhou | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Illumina takes victory at UK High Court
23 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
SUEPO concerned over EPO 'product' targets
22 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Baker Botts promotes three in IP
21 November 2017 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Alibaba in ITC spotlight
20 November 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
MediaTek partners with Anaqua
20 November 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Brazil and China sign PPH agreement
17 November 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Cozen O’Connor hires ex-DLA Piper litigator
17 November 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Mewburn Ellis opens Munich office
16 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPO faces backlash over scrapping of permanent employment contracts
15 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Apple under ITC investigation over remote desktop patents
15 November 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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The European standard-essential patent fight has only just entered round one and with time still on the clock, it’s anyone’s game
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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Bruno Nunes of BN IP explains how patent prosecution and licensing works in Macau, a market dominated by gaming and pharma
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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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