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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
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
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
With President Trump recently installed in the White House, will the internet industry be able to convince him to look at patents?
Acronyms such as IoT and UPC dominated discussion at this year’s London IP Summit
The filing of divisional patent application can open up more options for patent strategy, according to Annelise Engelbreg of KISCH IP
Lead counsel Sunday Ndamugoba and legal officer Dakila Alloyce of ABC Attorneys explain how to register patent applications in Tanzania
Associates Sutapa Jana and Nikhil Chawla of Singh & Singh Lall & Sethi discuss the challenges faced in standard-essential patent litigation
The automotive industry is a fluid and rapidly developing space, says Matthew Luby of CPA Global
With the future of the unitary patent project uncertain following the UK’s Brexit vote, 20 law firms have teamed up to give the UK a way forward
Senior counsels Jason Drori and Simon Elliott of Foley & Lardner LLP examine the proposed legislation that aims to reduce the market exclusivity period for new biologics from 12 to seven years in the US
Bitika Sharma looks at the interplay between plant variety and patent protection in India, and considers the situation in the US, Canada and Europe
Changes to oppositions aim to bring early certainty to European patents
Multiple prosecution routes exist in Lithuania, and one more is coming. Otilija Klimaitiene of AAA Law explains how to get the most from the options available
Dominic Ogega Mwale, managing partner at Mwale & Company, explains how to patent in Kenya
James Muraff and Kevin Cukierski of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg examine a post-Alice Corp patent decision, finding the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit well on its way to dealing with the abstract ideas problem
‘Off patent’ might not be as cut and dried as the mainstream media seem to think, say Christopher Jagoe and James McConnell of Kirkland & Ellis
Experts cast their early views on the combined Halo Electronics v Pulse Electronics and Stryker Corp v Zimmer cases, which reviewed the test for enhanced damages
The referendum on the UK’s EU membership is fast approaching. How could an exit affect the unitary patent system?
Victor Siriani of AVID Intellectual Property provides a comprehensive outline of patent protection and enforcement in the United Arab Emirates
Katy Wood of Minesoft explains how patents are hiding a treasure trove of information waiting to be unlocked with the right solution
Expert witnesses Betsy and Gabriel Gelb review the methods that litigators use to calculate patent infringement damages
Computer-implemented inventions continue to challenge patent offices and courts. Here are the views of patent professionals on how to get them protected in the US, Russia, the Philippines, the UK, the EU and India
As part of a special focus, attorneys Marietta Flores and Kelly Sánchez of OMC Abogados consider the use of common terms in pharma trademarks
Procedural changes to post-grant review should help patent owners
Four experts ponder the zero opt-out fee announced for the Unified Patent Court
Potential users of the unitary patent system should be actively considering its impact on their business now, says Richard Willoughby of D Young & Co
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Aarhus University has launched a ‘patent free’ research zone. Mewburn Ellis’s Sean Jauss and Barney Dixon discuss its potential
Working in life sciences offers interesting perspectives on exciting technology. Barney Dixon sat down with Cooley’s Mika Reiner Meyer to find out more
The Supreme Court’s decision three years ago in Alice v CLS Bank reverberated across the US. With case law a clash of conflicting decisions, what sort of future is there for software patents? Mark Whitaker takes a look
The Open Invention Network has welcomed automobile manufacturer Daimler into the Linux patent protection partnership. CEO Keith Bergelt explains
WIPO’s new inventor assistance programme promises to help under-resourced inventors get quality legal advice. WIPO’s Marco Aleman, acting director, patent law division, explains
Richard Vary, partner at Bird & Bird, explains the possible ramifications of Brexit on UK patenting
Onex recently bought Thomson Reuter’s IP & Science business. The strategy of the rebranded Clarivate Analytics is to connect the entire IP lifecycle in a way that empowers all users, says CEO Vin Caraher
The Tanzania Patent Office is a useful partner in the prosecution process, says Sunday Godfrey Ndamugoba of ABC Attorneys
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
Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network, reveals how the Linux non-aggression group has attracted more than 2,000 patent licensees
Licensing and collaboration are becoming an essential part of patent processes. Cory Van Arsdale, senior vice president of global licensing at Intellectual Ventures, shares his thoughts on the future of patenting
The current level of Section 101 litigation shows that this area of law is still evolving. Mika Reiner Mayer, new partner at Cooley in Palo Alto, explains
Stuart Nelson of Fish & Richardson shares and scrutinises decisions from the Patent Trial Appeal Board so far in 2016, finding AIA trials as effective as ever
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear Samsung’s design patent appeal. Jonathan Moskin of Foley & Lardner explains how the case threatens to shake up an otherwise settled area of patent law.
The ITC procedure for handling patent disputes might be shaken up if reintroduced legislation has anything to do with it, but, as Mark Whitaker of Morrison & Foerster explains, the act might not be welcome
Kristof Neefs of Altius in Belgium explains what a recent Supreme Court ruling on offers for sale over the internet means for patent owners
The Indian Patent and Trademark Office took its computer-implemented invention guidelines back to the drawing board after strong criticism. Anshul Saurastri of Krishna & Saurastri explains the recently-released changes
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Nokia in deep waters at USITC
22 January 2018 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The USITC will investigate Nokia over alleged infringement of Neptune Subsea Acquisitions and Xtera’s subsea telecommunication systems patents
Google and Tencent sign patent agreement
22 January 2018 | Shenzhen | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Google and Tencent have signed a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement, covering a range of products and technologies
Qualcomm NXP merger approved
19 January 2018 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The European Commission has approved Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP, subject to full compliance with a series of commitments made by Qualcomm
Brinks, Gilson & Lione elects new president
19 January 2018 | Chicago | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Brinks, Gilson & Lione has elected a new president to succeed James Sobieraj
G&E launches IP practice
18 January 2018 | Wilmington | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Grant & Eisenhofer has launched an intellectual property practice, led by patent-trade secrets trial lawyer, Eric Evain
SCOTUS to hear extraterritorial damages question
17 January 2018 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Supreme Court is to hear a case that considers whether patent owners should be able to recover lost profits from infringement outside of the US
Microsoft expands IP protection to Azure Stack
16 January 2018 | Redmond | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Microsoft has expanded its Azure intellectual property risk protection programme to cover its Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform
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
Allergan has moved to withdraw from pending IPR proceedings against its old Restasis dry eye treatment patents
J A Kemp to open in Paris
11 January 2018 | Paris | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Intellectual property law firm J A Kemp will open a new office in Paris, its second in continental Europe
EPO completes Directorate General merger
10 January 2018 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The EPO has completed an internal reorganisation, including the merger of two former Directorates General, which it claimed will “enhance the efficiency of its patenting process”
EPO and CIPO extend PPH agreement
10 January 2018 | Ottowa | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A PPH agreement between the EPO and the CIPO has been extended after a successful pilot
Gyimah replaces Johnson, IP responsibilities unclear
9 January 2018 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Sam Gyimah appointed as minister of state for universities and science, replacing Jo Johnson as part of the Conservative party’s cabinet reshuffle
DLA Piper names new co-chairs
9 January 2018 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
DLA Piper has named Frank Ryan and Ann Ford as co-chairs of its global and US-based intellectual property and technology practices
Simmons & Simmons launches new patent group
8 January 2018 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Simmons & Simmons has established a patent prosecution group, with new partner Kevin Cordina taking the helm
IBM takes aim at Expedia
5 January 2018 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
IBM has sued Expedia and its subsidiaries for infringing four patents relating to early internet technology
FireEye and Finjan settle
4 January 2018 | Palo Alto | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Cybersecurity firm FireEye has agreed to pay $12.5 million to patent licensing company Finjan as part of an agreement settling their patent dispute
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto promotes two to partner
4 January 2018 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto has promoted intellectual property attorneys Christopher Gerson and Damien Dombrowski to partner
China opens PPH programmes for Chile and the Czech Republic
3 January 2018 | Beijing | Reporter: Barney Dixon
China’s State IP office has launched patent prosecution highway programmes with Chile and the Czech Republic
Becerril, Coca & Becerril raises new partner
2 January 2018 | Mexico City | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Becerril, Coca & Becerril has promoted experienced patent attorney Octavio Espejo to partner
Stroock promotes IP partner
2 January 2018 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan has promoted an intellectual property attorney to partner in its New York office as part of a round of promotions
Culhane Meadows bolsters IP department
22 December 2017 | Dallas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Joe Bogdan, Lawrence Kass, Robert Klinger, Felicia Traub and Jingjing Ye will join the firm’s offices around the world, focusing on various aspects of IP law
PTAB strips university of IPR immunity
21 December 2017 | Minnesota | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board has stripped the University of Minnesota of its sovereign immunity in an inter partes review challenge
PTAB institutes IPR against Lantus patents
20 December 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board has instituted IPR against patents for Sanofi’s Lantus insulin glargine injection
Bardehle Pagenberg promotes four IP partners
19 December2018 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Georg Anetsberger, Axel Berger, Stefan Lieck and Pascal Böhner were all promoted
USTR review of Thailand closed
18 December 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has closed the 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Thailand, after the country took steps to strengthen its intellectual property framework
USPTO unveils new filing system
15 December 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has unveiled a new filing system that will launch in 2018 and be fully implemented by 2019
Innovation has thrived under AIA, according to tech association
14 December 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The High Tech Investors Alliance has responded to contentions that recent legislation and US Supreme Court decisions, including the Alice Corp v CLS Bank case, have weakened the US patent system
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
BlackBerry will pay $137 million to Nokia after the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration ruled against the company in a patent licensing dispute
ILO ruling “vote of no confidence” for Battistelli, says CSC
07 December 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
In an open letter to the EPO’s heads of delegations, the CSC said that it interpreted the ILO’s decision as a “massive vote of no confidence in the president of the EPO"
China world’s top patent filer in 2016
07 December 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
China has emerged as the top patent filer in the world, accounting for nearly all of the 8 percent growth in patent applications in 2016
EPO president’s impartiality questioned at ILO
06 December 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The International Labour Organisation has questioned the impartiality of EPO president Benoît Battistelli, in two tribunal decisions concerning an EPO employee, and found that there was a conflict of interest on the part of the president
Squire Patton Boggs hires ex Walgreens Boots Alliance counsel
06 December 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Kerry Lee as partner in its intellectual property and technology practice
InterDigital and LG enter licensing agreement
05 December 2017 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Wireless research and development company InterDigital has signed a multi-year patent licence agreement with LG Electronics, ending a licensing dispute between the two
Battistelli elected president of CEIPI Administrative Board
04 December 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Outgoing president of the European Patent Office, Benoît Battistelli, has been elected president of the Administrative Board of the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies
Avanci signs patent deal with BMW
01 December 2017 | Dallas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Avanci has signed a patent licence agreement with BMW Group, providing it with standard essential patents for wireless technology
EPSU calls for halt to EPO fixed-term contracts
30 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The European Public Service Union has penned a letter to the European Patent Office’s Administrative Council chairman, Christopher Ernst, asking the council to reject new renewable five-year fixed-term contracts
Cooley promotes five to partner
30 November 2017 | Palo Alto | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Cooley has made a round of 18 partner promotions, including five intellectual property attorneys across its Palo Alto, Boston and Los Angeles offices
EU Commission unveils SEP plans
29 November 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Both the App Association and IP Europe, which were previously at loggerheads over the future of SEPs in Europe, have welcomed the communication, with ACT president Morgan Reed describing the communication as a “positive outcome”
Berkeley Research Group hires Jeffery Stec
29 November 2017 | Emeryville | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Berkeley Research Group has hired Jeffery Stec as managing director and leader of its intellectual property practice
IPR likely to be upheld in Oil States v Greene’s Energy
28 November 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Inter partes review proceedings will likely be held as constitutional in the Oil States Energy v Greene’s Energy Supreme Court case
China to bolster IP rights protection mechanisms
27 November 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Barney Dixon
China will ramp up its intellectual property rights protection mechanisms to promote economic development, according to the country’s premier Li Keqiang
Weil, Gotshal & Manges promotes two IP counsel
24 November 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Weil, Gotshal & Manges has made a round of 10 partner and nine counsel appointments, including two IP counsel
EPO and SIPO strengthen bonds
23 November 2017 | Zhengzhou | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The European Patent Office and China’s State Intellectual Property Office have renewed their strategic partnership
Illumina takes victory at UK High Court
23 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Illumina has secured wins at the UK High Court of Justice in two patent infringement lawsuits against Premaitha and Ariosa
SUEPO concerned over EPO 'product' targets
22 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Staff Union of the European Patent Office has voiced its concerns over increasing ‘product’ targets at the European Patent Office
Baker Botts promotes three in IP
21 November 2017 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Baker Botts has promoted three intellectual property attorneys to partner, as part of a round of 11 partner promotions
Alibaba in ITC spotlight
20 November 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Alibaba will be investigated by the US International Trade Commission over the importation and sale of insulated beverage containers, their labels, and packaging materials
MediaTek partners with Anaqua
20 November 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek has selected Anaqua to manage its intellectual property activities, including its inventions and patents
Brazil and China sign PPH agreement
17 November 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The State Intellectual Property Office of China has signed a patent prosecution highway agreement with the Brazilian National Institution of Intellectual Property
Cozen O’Connor hires ex-DLA Piper litigator
17 November 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Cozen O’Connor has hired ex-DLA Piper litigator Hugh Marbury as member in its intellectual property department
Mewburn Ellis opens Munich office
16 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Intellectual property boutique Mewburn Ellis has opened a new office in Munich, its first expansion outside of the UK
EPO faces backlash over scrapping of permanent employment contracts
15 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
In an internal memo, the Staff Union of the European Patent Office described the move as “Kafkaesque”
Apple under ITC investigation over remote desktop patents
15 November 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US International Trade Commission will investigate Apple over the alleged infringement of patents relating to remote desktop software
AST hires former Yahoo! vice president
14 November 2017 | Princeton | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Allied Security Trust has hired the former vice president and deputy general counsel of Yahoo!
New EPO president looking to cooperate with USF
13 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The new president of the EPO, António Campinos, has revealed a positive outlook for the office, alluding to plans for cooperation between the EPO and the USF
US prosperity damaged by weakened IP, says IPAS keynote speaker
13 November 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Weakened intellectual property rights have had a negative effect on US prosperity and foreign economies are taking the lead, says the keynote speaker at IPAS
Apple v Samsung 2 rejected at the Supreme Court
13 November 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Supreme Court has rejected Samsung’s appeal in a patent infringement lawsuit with Apple
Fish and Richardson hires litigation lawyer
13 November 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Fish and Richardson has hired experienced IP litigation attorney Brian Gaff
Use-based pricing would lead to arbitrarily higher royalties, says ACT
10 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
The use-based pricing concept for SEPs would essentially give a standard holder the ability arbitrarily dictate higher royalties, according to ACT
Apple-Qualcomm lawsuit dismissed
09 November 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm and Apple’s $1 billion battle has ended in a mixed ruling, with a US judge granting Qualcomm’s motion to dismiss, but also granting Apple’s motion to dismiss counterclaims of unfair competition
IP Europe and ACT clash over ‘licence to all’ SEP system
08 November 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
IP Europe has claimed that, if implemented, a ‘licence to all’ system for standard essential patents in Europe could be a “licence to kill” for innovation in Europe, but ACT has rallied against these contentions
Agency Firma and PIIN merge
07 November 2017 | Teotihuacan | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Law firms Agency Firma SC and PIIN have merged under the Firma umbrella, combining the experience of both firms
USPTO launches diversion pilot for minor misconduct
06 November 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent and Trademark Office has launched its two-year diversion pilot programme
BakerHostetler hires patent litigation pro
06 November 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
BakerHostetler has hired Pierre Yanney as partner in its New York office and patent litigation team
Fish & Richardson hires litigation principal
03 November 2017 | Houston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Fish & Richardson has hired Jayme Partridge to join its Houston office as principal
Qualcomm operating income plummets due to Apple dispute
02 November 2017 | San Diego | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm’s Q4 2017 operating income has dropped by 82 percent compared to Q4 2016 as a result of royalty and licensing disputes with Apple and other licensees
Tessera targets Samsung at the ITC
01 November 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US International Trade Commission will investigate Samsung following a complaint from Tessera Advanced Technologies
Amazon, Broadcom IPR dispute settled
31 October 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent and Trademark Office has terminated an inter-partes review brought by Amazon against Broadcom, after both agreed to end the proceedings
McCurdy, Lynch and Quatela launch defensive IP licensing business
31 October 2017 | Connecticut | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Dan McCurdy, Tim Lynch and Laura Quatela have launched a new patent licensing company using more than 4,500 patent families from Nokia
Fish & Richardson hires ex-Apple counsel
31 October 2017 | Silicon Valley | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Patent and trade secret lawyer Katherine Prescott has returned to Fish & Richardson as of counsel
Novagraaf and Mitsui partner to expand Japanese presence
30 October 2017 | Tokyo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Intellectual property consultancy Novagraaf has partnered with Mitsui to further its reach in Japanese markets
Latham Watkins hires experienced patent litigator
27 October 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Latham Watkins has hired Kevin Wheeler as a partner in its Washington DC office
IPR protects the public from erroneously issued patents, says solicitor general
26 October 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The inter-partes review system “serves to protect the public from the unwarranted burdens that erroneously issued patents impose”, according to US solicitor general Noel Francisco
Baker Botts adds IP litigator
25 October 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Baker Botts has added Katharine Burke to its intellectual property litigation team in Washington DC
New Apple v Samsung trial ordered
25 October 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Apple and Samsung’s long running design patent dispute has been reopened at the US District Court for the Northern District of California
Sega beats Uniloc at Federal Circuit
24 October 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Uniloc’s patent for anti-piracy software has been invalidated in a US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruling
Redd joins Wiggin
23 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Intellectual property boutique Redd has joined law firm Wiggin, adding 20 specialist IP lawyers to Wiggin’s ranks
ACT and allies blast SEP code of conduct
20 October 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
ACT and the Fair Standards Alliance have penned a letter to CEN/CENLEC lambasting a recently created draft project plan for a code of conduct on licensing SEPs
European Commission to discuss SPCs
20 October 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The European Commission will hear opinions on supplementary protection certificates and patent research exemptions as part of a new consultation that could impact biosimilars in the EU
EU Commission should prohibit use-based SEP licensing, says ACT
19 October 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The App Association has called on the European Commission to prohibit any form of use-based pricing of technology essential to the internet of things
SUEPO confirms position on Campinos election
19 October 2017 | The Hague | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Staff Union of the European Patent Office has confirmed its official position on the election of António Campinos as president of the European Patent Office
Withers & Rogers adds ten trainee attorneys
19 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
International law firm Withers & Rogers has added ten new trainee attorneys covering both patents and trademarks
Apple to pay $439 million for FaceTime infringement
18 October 2017 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Apple must pay VirnetX $439 million for infringing VirnetX patents with its FaceTime application
Restasis patents invalidated at Texas court
17 October 2017 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Four patents relating to Allergan’s Restasis dry eye treatment have been invalidated by a US court, despite the pharmaceutical company’s patent transfer agreement with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
Businesses should prepare for UPC, despite uncertainty
17 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Businesses should make preparations for the Unified Patent Court and unitary patent, despite mounting uncertainty surrounding when, if at all, the court will come into effect
Patent ‘irrationality’ causes a negative image of patents
16 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Spectators are far more accepting of copyright and trademarks than they are of patents because of “irrationality”, according to Sir Robin Jacob
Partner promotions at White & Case
13 October 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
White & Case has promoted 31 new partners, including four intellectual property attorneys, across the US and UK
Qualcomm hit with $775 million fine in Taiwan
13 October 2017 | Taipei | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm has been hit with a $775 million fine, after the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission found that the chipmaker had abused its position in the baseband chip market
SUEPO willing to work with new EPO president
12 October 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A source close to the Staff Union of the European Patent Office has revealed it is always willing to work with whoever is elected to lead the European Patent Office
BPTO and EPO sign PPH cooperation treaty
12 October 2017 | São Paulo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office have signed a cooperation treaty, aimed at the creation of a patent prosecution highway between the two offices
Johnson Controls-Hitachi selects Anaqua
11 October 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The joint venture between Johnson Controls and Hitachi Air Conditioning has chosen intellectual property analytics company Anaqua to globalise its IP management systems
Campinos elected as EPO president
11 October 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
António Campinos has been elected as president of the European Patent Office, succeeding Benoît Battistelli
Tech companies create SEP code of conduct
10 October 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Nokia and Airbus are among technology companies, represented by research and development organisation IP Europe, that are aiming to create an industry code of conduct on licensing standard essential patents
Qualcomm signs patent licence agreement with General Mobile
10 October 2017 | San Diego | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm has signed a patent agreement with General Mobile, granting the Turkish smartphone company a licence to develop and manufacture 3G and 4G complete devices
Paul Brinkman rejoins Kirkland & Ellis
09 October 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Kirkland & Ellis has rehired US International Trade Commission (ITC) litigation expert Paul Brinkman as partner
Burden of amended claims falls to petitioner, says Federal Circuit
09 October 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The burden of persuasion should not be placed on patent owners when they seek to amend claims in inter partes review, according to a ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
CIPA elects new president
06 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys has elected Stephen Jones as president
Allergan Restasis deal to be investigated
05 October 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Allergan’s patent deal with the Saint Regis Mohawk tribe is to be investigated by Congress after senators and drug manufacturers complained that the move was anti-competitive
MPP signs HIV drug deal with Gilead
04 October 2017 | Switzerland | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
The UN-backed Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) has signed a new generic manufacturing licence with Gilead Sciences for HIV treatments in Europe and the US
Duane Morris opens Austin office
03 October 2017 | Austin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Duane Morris has opened a new office in Austin, Texas, alongside the appointment of intellectual property partner, Bert Greene
Anaqua launches new patent analytics platform
03 October 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Anaqua has launched a new software platform that offers new integrated dashboards and patent analytics that will help users to find new opportunities
Brazil and Argentina partner for IP assets development
02 October 2017 | Rio de Janeiro | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
The Brazilian Innovation Agency has entered into a partnership with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation in Argentina to offer mutual support to research scientific, technological and innovation development projects
EIP bolsters its Düsseldorf office
29 September 2017 | Düsseldorf | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Christof Höhne joins EIP as partner at the beginning of October and will work alongside partner Michael Munsch
Bristows makes senior promotions
29 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Bristows has appointed Liz Cohen as joint managing partner and promoted senior associates Gregory Bacon and Gemma Barrett
Mohawk tribe files to dismiss IPR
28 September 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Saint Regis Mohawk tribe has filed to dismiss an inter partes review challenge from Mylan
Amgen sues Mylan over Neulasta
27 September 2017 | Pennsylvania | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Amgen has sued Mylan at the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania over patents relating to its Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) chemotherapy support drug
Keystone Law snaps up Will Sander
26 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Keystone Law has hired intellectual property solicitor and trademark attorney Will Sander
Buchalter expands IP team in LA
26 Septmber 2017 | California | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Buchalter has hired Willmore Holbrow as shareholder and member of the intellectual property and litigation practice groups in Los Angeles
Adams and Reese appoints Michael Bednarek
26 September 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Adams and Reese LLP has expanded its intellectual property team with the hire of Michael Bednarek as partner and member of its IP practice
UK-China symposium: IP system adapts to technology trends
25 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Attendees of the 2017 UK-China symposium heard how the intellectual property system is adapting to technology trends such as AI and big data
Goldberg Segalla hires experienced patent litigator
25 September 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Goldberg Segalla has added patent litigator Michael Siem to its intellectual property practice
Ex-Oblon attorneys start own patent firm
22 September 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Ex-Oblon attorneys Kirsten Grüneberg and Eric Myers have launched their own patent boutique law firm in Virginia
Red Hat expands Patent Promise
22 September 2017 | Raleigh | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Open-source software provider Red Hat has revised its Patent Promise, which was initially intended to discourage patent aggression against free and open-source software
Google and HTC sign $1.1 billion deal
21 September 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Google and HTC have signed a $1.1 billion agreement that will net Google a portion of HTC’s smartphone research and development team and a separate non-exclusive intellectual property license
IP Awareness Summit to be held in November
20 September 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Centre for Intellectual Property Understanding, alongside the Chicago-Kent College of Law, will be holding the first Intellectual Property Awareness Summit in Chicago on 6 November
Motorola wins direct infringement challenge
20 September 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Motorola has won its direct patent infringement appeal against Intellectual Ventures, but failed to secure an invalidity ruling
Dali and Fiplex settle down
19 September 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Dali Wireless has settled with Fiplex Communications over patents for its Public Safety distributed antenna systems (DAS) products
Nokia and LG complete arbitration
18 September 2017 | Espoo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Nokia and LG Electronics have finally settled their patent licence dispute at the International Court of Arbitration
iRobot agrees with Micro-Star International over patent litigation
15 September 2017 | Bedford | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
iRobot Corporation has reached an agreement with Micro-Star International (MSI) over its robot vacuum patents
Chinese patent examiners need stronger legal sense
15 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Chinese patent examiner’s need their legal sense to be strengthened if they are to have an accurate grasp of the provisions of Chinese patent law, according to Owen Ma, manager of the patent application department at China Patent Agent
Shook, Hardy & Bacon expands IP practice
14 September 2017 | Houston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Shook, Hardy & Bacon has expanded its intellectual property practice, adding Sharon Israel as partner to its Houston office
Norton Rose Fulbright boosts patent practice
13 September 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Norton Rose Fulbright has added new partner Jeffrey Lewis to its New York office, bolstering its patent litigation practice
Allergan transfers patents to Native tribe
12 September 2017 | Dublin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Pharmaceutical giant Allergan has transferred all Orange Book-listed patents for its Restasis dry eye treatment to a Native American tribe, granting the patents immunity from inter partes review
Qualcomm’s anti-suit injunction against Apple fails
11 September 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm’s bid to stay all foreign legal actions brought against it by Apple has failed, after a US judge rejected the chipmaker’s motion for an anti-suit injunction
Kraft loses cookie patent appeal
08 September 2017 | Illinois | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Intercontinental Great Brands’s (formerly Kraft Foods) patent for cookie packaging is invalid, according to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Motorola annulment action thrown out of court
07 September 2017 | Karlsruhe | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Motorola has lost in a crucial stage of a patent infringement lawsuit brought by laser and electronics company LPKF
Federal Circuit to rehear NantKwest v Matal
07 September 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has agreed to rehear en banc NantKwest v Matal, a dispute that centres on the US Patent and Trademark Office’s request for attorneys’ fees
Anaqua launches new strategy tool
06 September 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Anaqua has debuted its new patent intelligence data tool, Forward Examiner Rejections, which will enable patent owners to identify rights that are potentially being infringed
Nintendo to pay $10.1 million for patent infringement
06 September 2017 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Nintendo must pay $10.1 million to iLife Technologies after a jury found the video games company guilty of infringing iLife’s patent for a motion-sensing accelerometer in its Wii motion controllers
Qualcomm loses KFTC appeal
05 September 2017 | Seoul | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The semiconductor company lost a bid to overturn an order forcing it to engage in ‘good-faith negotiations’ with chip companies
Indivior to challenge Suboxone ruling
04 September 2017 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Indivior plans to appeal against a US district court ruling that could allow multiple generic rivals to its opioid addiction treatment, Suboxone
AIPPI Sydney is coming
01 September 2017 | Sydney | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A busy year at the AIPPI will culminate in a world congress in Sydney in October
Supreme Court could hear doctrine of equivalents case
31 August 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Tomita Technologies has asked the US Supreme Court to hear its lawsuit against Nintendo over 3D imaging patents and rule on the doctrine of equivalents
Anaqua opens new London office
30 August 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
On the back of its recent merger with Lecorpio, Anaqua said that moving to a larger office will strengthen its presence in the UK
Finjan takes patent portfolio from IBM
30 August 2017 | Palo Alto | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Cyber security company Finjan Holdings has partnered with IBM for patent acquisition and development through its new subsidiary Finjan Blue
Australian government to abolish innovation patent
29 August 2017 | Canberra | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The innovation system is unlikely to provide net benefits to the Australian community or to small- and medium-sized enterprises
CPA Global sold for £2.4 billion
29 August 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Intellectual property management company CPA Global has been sold to Leonard Green & Partners for a reported £2.4 billion
Hogan Lovells hires ITC judge
29 August 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Hogan Lovells has hired former US International Trade Commission Administrative Law Judge Theodore Essex
Trump nominates next USPTO leader
29 August 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
US President Donald Trump has nominated Irell & Manella managing partner Andrei Iancu to take over as director of the US Patent and Trademark Office
Qualcomm president steps down amid licensing clash
25 August 2017 | San Diego | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Derek Aberle, credited with the success of Qualcomm’s licensing programme, will step down from his role as president in December.
Honigman Miller launches self-driving car practice
24 August 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn has launched a brand new autonomous vehicle practice, with a team of attorneys focusing on intellectual property, litigation and regulatory requirements
EPO releases unitary patent guidelines
23 August 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The European Patent Office’s new guide on securing unitary patent protection has arrived
ITC investigates Caterpillar
23 August 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US International Trade Commission will investigate machinery company Caterpillar following a complaint from the Wirtgen Group
Nvidia loses subject matter challenge
22 August 2017 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Visual Memory’s patent for computer memory technology, asserted in its case against Nvidia, does cover eligible subject matter, according to a reversal from the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
BakerHostetler hires partner trio
22 August 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Barney Dixon
BakerHostetler has has hired three patent partners to bolster its Chicago office
US formally institutes China IP investigation
21 August 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A Section 301 investigation into intellectual property malpractice in China championed by US President Donald Trump has formally launched
CIPU enters education partnership
21 August 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding and the Michelson 20MM Foundation are partnering to improve awareness of intellectual property rights
Universities should be more flexible
18 August 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Perceived barriers could potentially be torn down by the Aarhus University’s proposed ‘patent free’ research zone, but academia should not be wedded to a single solution, according to Sean Jauss, partner at Mewburn Ellis
Ericsson sues Wiko over standard-essential patents
17 August 2017 | Stockholm | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Ericsson has sued smartphone maker Wiko for infringement of standard-essential patents for 2G, 3G and 4G technology
Ropes & Gray hires leading PTAB litigator
16 August 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Ropes & Gray has recruited leading US Patent Trial and Appeal Board litigator Scott McKeown
Trump fires forward in China IP investigation
15 August 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US President Donald Trump has signed a memorandum asking the US Trade Representative to examine whether China should be investigated for alleged intellectual property malpractice
Nintendo Switch ‘infringes’ Gamevice patent
14 August 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Handheld game controller company Gamevice claimed that the Nintendo Switch infringes its 2015 patent for a slip-on game controller used with a smartphone or tablet
BPO takes radical approach to patent backlog
14 August 2017 | Brasília | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Brazilian Patent Office has published a proposal that intends to eliminate patentability analysis
Sanofi sues Merck for patent infringement
11 August 2017 | New Jersey | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Sanofi has filed a lawsuit against Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, alleging infringement of two patents for a diabetes drug
Orrick hires IP trial partner
11 August 2017 | Silicon Valley | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Orrick has hired seasoned first-chair IP trial lawyer Scott Oliver to its Silicon Valley office
Aarhus University champions ‘patent free’ research zone
10 August 2017 | Aarhus | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Aarhus University, along with leading Danish industrial companies including Lego, has created the Open Science platform in a move away from the patenting ‘rat race’
Sprint clears final hurdle, Prism falls flat
10 August 2017 | Nebraska | Reporter: Barney Dixon
American telecommunications company Sprint has secured a win in its litigation with Prism Technologies, avoiding a $32.2 million judgment that was previously awarded in the case
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton hires patent associate
09 August 2017 | Tokyo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Tetsuya Yaguchi focuses on patent counselling, licensing and infringement in Japan and will be based in the firm's Tokyo office
ITC investigation into Apple goes ahead
09 August 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The ITC has agreed to institute an investigation into Apple at the behest of Qualcomm, despite opposition from Silicon Valley
EFF wins podcasting patent challenge
08 August 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has won its battle against a podcasting patent owned by Personal Audio that claimed supremacy over digital broadcast downloads
Vishal Amin confirmed as IPEC
07 August 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Senate has approved President Donald Trump’s nomination for White House intellectual property enforcement coordinator
Boehringer infringed 74 patents, says AbbVie
04 August 2017 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
AbbVie has sued Boehringer Ingelheim for infringing 74 patents relating to its Humira arthritis medication
Ericsson patent counsel: Negotiations must be held in good faith
03 August 2013 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Ericsson will not shy away from enforcing its patents against prospective licensees that refuse to negotiate in good faith, according to new vice president of global patent licensing Roy Maharaj
SIPO launches new IP rights centre
03 August 2017 | Shanghai | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The centre will focus on providing fast protection for rights in the manufacturing and biopharmaceutical industries
Marks & Clerk promotes three
03 August | Cambridge | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The trio will be spread across the firm’s UK offices
China streamlines patent filing
02 August 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The rules, which went into effect on 1 August, will reduce filing burdens and improve the efficiency of administrative services in specific fields
Settlement a possibility in Apple v Qualcomm
01 August 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm could settle Apple’s $1 billion lawsuit, the company’s CEO has said
Apple paid $1.7 billion to Nokia
31 July 2017 | Espoo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Apple paid $1.7 billion up-front to Nokia as part of a patent settlement in May
UC Berkeley fires broadsides in opening brief
28 July 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UC Berkeley has filed its opening brief in its appeal against the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision on its CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing patent
DLA Piper adds Austin head
28 July 2017 | Austin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
DLA Piper has named John Guaragna as co-managing partner of its Austin office
Morgan Lewis hires IP litigation pro
28 July 2017 | Shanghai | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Morgan Lewis has hired Shaobin Zhu as a partner in its Shanghai office
ITC investigations double in 2016
28 July 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Section 337 investigations instituted at the US International Trade Commission nearly doubled in 2016, according to the ITC’s Year In Trade figures
EFF seeks default judgement on defamation case
27 July 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Global Equity Management missed the deadline to respond to the EFF’s lawsuit in the Northern District of California over a Stupid Patent of the Month blog post
Apple damages doubled
27 July 2017 | Wisconsin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Apple must pay the University of Wisconsin another $272 million in royalties for use of a patent that expired in December 2016
Qualcomm accuses critics of ‘misdirection’
26 July 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Public interest submissions in Qualcomm’s ITC case against Apple are an ‘attempt at distraction’
USPTO presents patent subject matter eligibility viewpoints
26 July 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent and Trademark Office has published a new report detailing public viewpoints on the appropriate boundaries of patent-eligible subject matter
Anaqua merges with IP software rival Lecorpio
26 July 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Lecorpio CEO Jay Madsen will step down and Anaqua CEO Bob Romeo will lead the combined business
Clyde & Co recruits intellectual property expert in China
25 July 2017 | Shanghai | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Clyde & Co has appointed Elliot Papageorgiou as partner in Shanghai. Papageorgiou, who has joined from Rouse, brings with him a team of four China-qualified and licensed lawyers
Amphastar dodges hefty damages award
25 July 2017 | Massachusetts | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals has sidestepped a potential $900 million payout after a District of Massachusetts jury invalidated the patent asserted against it
Tech companies rally around Apple
24 July 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Samsung, Google and Microsoft are among 20 technology companies that have asked the International Trade Commission to reject Qualcomm’s bid to ban imports of the iPhone into the US
New Zealand joins GPPH
24 July 2017 | Wellington | Reporter: Barney Dixon
New Zealand is the latest member of the Global Patent Prosecution Highway, joining 17 other countries participating in the agreement
Stryker’s award increases to $248.7 million
21 July 2017 | Michigan | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
A US district court has increased the sum that medical device maker Zimmer must pay to rival Stryker, following the Supreme Court’s enhanced damages ruling in the litigation
Congressmen Issa and Goodlatte hit out at Judge Gilstrap
20 July 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Two members of the House judiciary committee have criticised Judge Rodney Gilstrap for his interpretation of TC Heartland v Kraft Foods, going as far as to suggest that he is putting the needs of the Eastern District of Texas above serving justice
Broad Institute to pool CRISPR patents
20 July 2017 | Massachusetts | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have entered discussions to create a CRISPR-Cas9 joint patent pool, coordinated by MPEG LA
PatSnap partners with GreyB
20 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Intellectual property analytics company PatSnap has entered into a strategic alliance with technology consulting and research firm GreyB
Foley & Lardner boosts IP practice
20 July 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Foley & Lardner has added Duane Mathiowetz and Rick Chang to its San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices
BakerHostetler hires life sciences expert
20 July 2017 | Ohio | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Beverly Lyman has joined BakerHostetler’s intellectual property practice as partner
Eli Lilly maintains patent for erectile dysfunction drug
20 July 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Eli Lilly has agreed settlements with a group of generics companies to secure the exclusivity of Cialis until September 2018
BakerHostetler recruits patent partner
19 July 2017 | Seattle | Reporter: Barney Dixon
BakerHostetler has boosted its intellectual property practice with the addition of patent expert Inge Larish
CIPU partners with Tusher for IP education
18 July 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding has partnered with the Tusher Center for the Management of Intellectual Capital to further promote public IP awareness
DLA Piper snags patent pro
18 July 2017 | Cologne | Reporter: Barney Dixon
DLA Piper has added patent litigator Philip Cepl as partner in its Cologne-based patent practice
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
Munck Wilson Mandala adds seven
17 July 2017 | Dallas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Munck Wilson Mandala has hired seven new intellectual property attorneys, including the two named partners of IP boutique Howison & Arnott
PatSnap stakes claim across the pond
14 July 2017 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Intellectual property analytics company PatSnap has launched its first US office in Los Angeles
Top German court backs compulsory licence
14 July 2017 | Karlsruhe | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
A German court was right to grant a compulsory licence to a patent for a HIV drug, the country’s Federal Court of Justice has ruled
UK Supreme Court tweaks equivalent infringement
13 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The UK Supreme Court’s ruling in Actavis v Eli Lilly put more emphasis on considering the invention in the patent when assessing whether a competitor infringes, according to Hogan Lovells
Google invalidates IV patent
12 July 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Google has successfully invalidated an Intellectual Ventures patent covering touch screen technology
Google and Amazon form patent alliance
12 July 2017 | Washington | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Google and Amazon have banded together to lobby for a less “dysfunctional” patent system
The UK Supreme Court has upheld the validity of and adjudged as infringed Eli Lilly’s vitamin regimen patent for Alimta
Latin American countries launch PPH pilot
10 July 2017 | São Paulo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Latin American countries have launched a patent prosecution highway programme, encompassing Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay
Qualcomm counters Apple lawsuit
10 July 2017 | San Diego | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission, accusing Apple of illegally importing iPhones that infringe six of its patents
$645 million for Dow in largest ever Canadian patent award
07 July 2017 | Ottawa | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The Federal Court has issued the largest ever damages award in a Canadian patent case
EPO resumes plant grants
06 July 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The European Patent Office has resumed animal and plant patentability proceedings
EPO presidential applications open
06 July 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
European Patent Office president Benoît Battistelli will finish his second and final term on 1 July 2018
NSA unveils updated patent portfolio
05 July 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US National Security Agency has updated its portfolio of licensable patents, with technologies ranging from digital camera fingerprinting to electronic paper
Ericsson snags Maharaj
05 July 2017 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Roy Maharaj has joined Ericsson as vice president of global patent licensing
FTI Consulting hires IP expert
05 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
FTI Consulting has hired IP expert David Eastwood as senior managing director in its economic and financial consulting practice
More than a third of companies are victims of trade secret theft
05 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Healthcare was the most affected sector, with 33 percent of executives reporting trade secret theft
Drop in litigation at Eastern District of Texas
04 July 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The share of patent disputes at the Eastern District of Texas fell by 50 percent in the first half of 2017 following the US Supreme Court’s decision in TC Heartland v Kraft Foods
Canadian Supreme Court rips up promise doctrine
03 July 2017 | Ottawa | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The promise doctrine is incongruent with both the words and the scheme of the Patent Act, Canada’s Supreme Court ruled in AstraZeneca v Apotex
US government to comment on Apple v Samsung
30 June 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Supreme Court has invited the government to comment on the latest patent infringement lawsuit between Samsung and Apple
Thompson Coburn chooses Anaqua
29 June 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Thompson Coburn has partnered with IP management and analytics firm Anaqua
BRIC nations hit patent high
29 June 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
International filing rates have continued to grow considerably, especially in Brazil, Russia, India and China, according to a new survey from RWS inovia
TurboPatent launches automated patent prosecution tool
28 June 2017 | Seattle | Reporter: Barney Dixon
TurboPatent has released a new tool aimed at automating and streamlining patent prosecution using artificial intelligence
UPC preparatory committee eyes new start date
28 June 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Despite uncertainty surrounding the Unified Patent Court, its preparatory committee remains hopeful for an early 2018 launch date
Haley joins Ropes & Gray patent spin off
28 June 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Ropes & Gray reveals the branding of its new patent prosecution business, following the appointment of James Haley as a name partner
Qualcomm denied motion to dismiss FTC case
28 June 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm has been denied a motion to dismiss the US Federal Trade Commission’s complaint over its licensing of standard-essential patents
Poly Medicure wins European patent challenge
27 June 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Indian medical device manufacturer Poly Medicure has beaten UK-based rival B Braun in a patent dispute at the European Patent Office
UPC order reaches UK parliament
26 June 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UPC is continuing its passage through the UK parliament after a tumultuous election and the recent Conservative-DUP deal
BBVA launches global patent office
26 June 2017 | Bilbao | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Spanish Bank BBVA has created a global patent office to coordinate its intellectual property protection efforts
Jones Day bolsters IP practice
26 June 2017 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Law firm Jones Day has added Andrea Jeffries and Emily Tait as partners to its intellectual property practice
Canon awarded $4.4 million in patent infringement case
23 June 2017 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Canon has been awarded $4.4 million after a jury found Color Imaging and General Plastic Industrial guilty of wilfully infringing a Canon patent
Patents to get STRONGER with new bill
22 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The bill will make it easier and less costly for patent holders to enforce their patents, in turn strengthening the patent system.
Merchant & Gould hires patent trio
22 June 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Merchant & Gould has expanded its New York office with the addition of three new intellectual property attorneys.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie adds new patent associate
22 June 2017 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie has added Olga Katsnelson as an associate in its intellectual property practice group
Apple swipes SCOTUS decision for Qualcomm case
21 June 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Apple has called on the US Supreme Court’s decision in Impression Products v Lexmark to back up its billion dollar lawsuit against Qualcomm
TiVo Corporation hires Arvin Patel as chief IP officer
20 June 2017 | California | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Technicolor chief intellectual property officer Arvin Patel has joined TiVo Corporation to lead its licensing business
Michael Best picks Anaqua for IP management
19 June 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
US law firm Michael Best & Friedrich has signed a multi-year agreement to use Anaqua’s intellectual property practice management platform
Senate judiciary committee approves Vishal Amin
16 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Vishal Amin has been unanimously approved as the White House intellectual property enforcement coordinator by the Senate judiciary committee
UPC stuck in Germany
15 June 2017 | Berlin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Unified Patent Court’s (UPC) passage into law has been halted by the German President after the German Federal Constitutional Court challenged the ratification
US Supreme Court to hear AIA question
14 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether inter-partes review, introduced in the America Invents Act, violates the Constitution
Ukraine’s lack of reform progress concerns EU
13 June 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The country’s lack of progress in reforming its IP laws has not encouraged European officials, although Ukraine has made inroads online
European Commission to investigate Qualcomm
13 June 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm is under investigation over competition concerns about its proposed acquisition of semiconductor rival NXP
Lawyers react to BPCIA decision
13 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US intellectual property lawyers have chimed in on the US Supreme Court’s decision in Amgen v Sandoz
Supreme Court forgoes 180-day ‘pre-marketing’ period
12 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Biosimilar applicants may provide notice to the reference manufacturer before obtaining a licence from the Food and Drug Administration, effectively foregoing the 180-day ‘pre-marketing’ period
Spruson & Ferguson launches Melbourne trademark office
12 June 2017 | Melbourne | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Law firm Spruson & Ferguson has opened a boutique trademark office in Melbourne, Australia
Perkins Coie launches patent management tool
09 June 2017 | Seattle | Reporter: Barney Dixon
International law firm Perkins Coie has launched a new web-based tool to provide patent prosecution and financial data in a user friendly application
Foley & Lardner lands life sciences pro
08 June 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Foley & Lardner has added Karen Mangasarian to its chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical practice
Matal named acting head of USPTO
08 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Associate solicitor Joseph Matal has been named as acting under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the USPTO
UPC to miss December 2017 launch date
07 June 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UPC will not come into force in December, the UPC preparatory committee has admitted
IP Group invests in Australian innovation
07 June 2017 | Canberra | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UK-based intellectual property investment company IP Group has committed AUD 200 million (USD 151.1 million) to Australia’s Group of Eight coalition
Michelle Lee resigns as USPTO director
07 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Michelle Lee notified staff that she would be standing down from her post, but offered no reason for her sudden departure
Navico wins as USITC issues record fine
06 June 2017 | Egersund | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The USITC has found Garmin guilty of violating cease-and-desist orders blocking the importation and sale of products featuring Navico’s DownScan scanning sonar technology
USPTO patent backlog lowest it's been for eight years
05 June 2017 | Valletta | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The patent application backlog at the USPTO has fallen almost 30 percent from its peak in January 2009, director Michelle Lee has said
Unified Patents eyes venue fallout
02 June 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Defensive patent aggregator Unified Patents has revealed its predictions for patent venue in the wake of the TC Heartland v Kraft Foods decision
Lewis Roca Rothgeber Christie hires IP heads
02 June 2017 | North Carolina | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie has hired Terry Ahearn and Stuart Bartow to lead its intellectual property practice group
IP5 commit to cooperation
01 June 2017 | Valletta | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The IP5 have committed to a deeper level of cooperation and harmonisation worldwide
OMC Abogados hires IP and consumer rights attorney
01 June 2017 | Lima | Reporter: Barney Dixon
OMC Abogados & Consultores has added Gladys Echegaray to its Lima-based intellectual property practice
Uber fires Levandowski
31 May 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Uber has fired key executive Anthony Levandowski after he failed to cooperate in a trade secret dispute with Alphabet’s Waymo
SCOTUS limits patent exhaustion
31 May 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
When a patent owner sells a patented product, it can “no longer control that item through the patent laws—its patent rights are said to ‘exhaust’”
USITC to investigate Nikon
30 May 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The commission instituted an investigation after ASML and supplier Carl Zeiss countersued against Nikon
SCOTUS to hear inter-partes review question
26 May 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear SAS Institute v Lee and decide whether or not the Patent Trial and Appeal Board should issue a final written decision on every claim challenged by a petitioner
EFF pushes against ‘stronger’ patents
25 May 2017 | San Fransisco | Reporter: Barney Dixon
In a blog post, Vera Ranieri, staff attorney at the EFF, said that harsher laws could actually end up harming the innovation economy
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
Intel and Samsung rally against Qualcomm
17 May 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm has acted in bad faith during standard-essential patent licensing negotiations, the tech heavyweights have alleged
Blank Rome adds experienced patent litigators
16 May 2017 | Houston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Jonathan Harris and David Wilson will join the firm’s intellectual property and technology group in Houston
US patent litigation fell in 2016
16 May 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US patent litigation fell 9 percent in 2016 with 5,100 cases filed, down from approximately 5,600 in 2015
Clyde & Co launches Kuwait IP office
15 May 2017 | Kuwait | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The office completes its network of IP offices across the Gulf Cooperation Council countries
China could establish appellate IP court
15 May 2017 | Chengdu | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The court would be modelled on the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and cover mainly technology-related issues
Uber-Waymo dispute referred for criminal investigation
11 May 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Judge William Alsup said the evidence against Waymo was the strongest he’d seen in 42 years
D Young & Co hires IP partner
11 May 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Uli Foerstl has joined the firm’s Munich office and focus on cross-border litigation
Analog Devices chooses Anaqua
11 May 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The semiconductor company will use Anaqua to manage its intellectual property portfolio
Federal circuit affirms Lialda decision
10 May 2017 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The court upheld a district court decision that found Zydus’s proposed Lialda generic to be non-infringing
SUEPO takes the Netherlands to human rights court over EPO tension
09 May 2017 | Strasbourg | Reporter: Barney Dixon
SUEPO said that the Netherlands had upheld the EPO’s immunity “allowing a breach of fundamental rights on their soil”
Intellectual Ventures loses patents in Ericsson appeal
09 May 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found “no due process violation” in the PTAB’s decision
USITC rules in Arista v Cisco
08 May 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Arista infringed two Cisco patents that are core technologies in network switching
Michael Best adds two experienced IP partners
08 May 2017 | Austin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Andrew Eisenberg and Mircea Tipescu have joined the firm’s Austin and Chicago offices
Nikon widens aperture, sets sights on ASML and Zeiss
05 May 2017 | The Hague | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The camera company has launched a series of patent litigation lawsuits against ASML and Zeiss, which have prompted countersuits
USITC investigates car manufacturers at IV’s request
04 May 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The eight-strong list of car manufacturers includes Toyota and BMW
UK IP Unjustified Threats Bill receives royal assent
04 May 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The bill will provide protection for legal advisors and IP owners who face damages for “unjustified threats”
DLA Piper promotes four in IP
04 May 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UK-based IP and technology lawyer Patrick Mitchell has been promoted to partner alongside Amanda Pilkington, Richard Cruz and John Nading
HGF promotes five
04 May 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The round of promotions will bring the total number of partners at the firm to 51
USTR targets China, India and Canada in 301 report
03 May 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The report, released on 28 April, placed China, a continuing offender, and India on the USTR’s Priority Watch List
Federal Circuit defines AIA on-sale bar provision
02 May 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The provision renders a patent invalid if the invention is sold before the filing date, according to the ruling
AST launches IP3 2017
02 May 2017 | New Jersey | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The 2017 programme will target specific technologies, including the internet of things, content delivery systems and networking
Google and Intertrust launch PatentShield
28 April 2017 | Mountainview | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The patent programme aims to give startups a way out of aggressive patent litigation
Industry associations voice support for USPTO’s Lee
28 April 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Lee has been able to “expertly balance the needs and interests” of all stakeholders
Brunel University London scientists develop prior art checker
28 April 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The tool, which currently has the working title of the Design Assistant for Semantic Comparison of Intellectual Property, could prevent costly patent litigation
Alston & Bird hires experienced patent litigator
27 April 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Paul Tanck has joined the firm as partner in New York
Patent dance question to be heard today
26 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A decision either way could lead to a firmer definition of the ‘patent dance’ procedure
Green Mountain Glass wins $50.3 Million from rival
25 April 2017 | Delaware | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The award for wilful infringement was handed down on 21 April. Green Mountain Glass’s patent covers technology that allows glass manufacturers to use recycled glass of mixed colours
McGuireWoods snags ITC expert
24 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Steven Adkins has joined the firm’s Washington DC office as partner
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
Rimon chooses two tech experts
24 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Rimon has added two partners to its Washington DC and New York offices
Tech and car innovators back Qualcomm litigation
24 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Katherine Brown
The 20 April letter was signed by 15 organisations, including The App Association, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Dell, Intel and Samsung
Wolters Kluwer’s Cheetah makes new leap with ktMINE collaboration
21 April 2017 | New York | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Using the Wolters Kluwer legal research platform Cheetah, the collaboration will allow users to access IP content relevant to negotiating royalty rates and concluding licensing agreements
Federal Circuit hangs up on patent licensing company
21 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The Federal Circuit ruled that West View Research failed to demonstrate that the patents had sufficient inventive concept to pass the Alice Corp v CLS Bank test
Allen & Overy promotes two in Europe
21 April 2017 | Amsterdam | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Allen & Overy has promoted European intellectual property lawyers Frits Gerritzen and Peter Van Dyk to partner
WiLAN diversifies in wake of patent licensing challenges
20 April 2017 | Ottawa | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
WiLAN is acquiring an internet of things company for $47.4 million as it looks to diversify away from its core patent licensing business
Law firm sees rise in fintech patents
20 April 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
EMW's research revealed that the number of fintech patents filed worldwide is continuing to rise sharply, reaching 9,545 in 2016, up 6 percent from the 9,045 filed the year before
Honigman Miller adds patent litigator in Chicago
20 April 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Simeon Papacostas, who was previously a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, focuses his practice on patent litigation in federal courts
DLA Piper recruits head of China patents
19 April 2017 | Shanghai | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Hogan Lovells partner William Fisher has joined DLA Piper as head of its patent practice in China
USITC to investigate set-top boxes
18 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Its investigation will focus on set-top boxes supplied to Comcast under its Xfinity brand and DIRECTV for its Genie products
UC Berkeley appeals CRISPR decision
13 April 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The appeal seeks to reinstate interference on UC Berkeley’s patent
Qualcomm to pay $815 million to BlackBerry
13 April 2017 | Ontario | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Despite the ruling, the two companies maintain good relations.
US innovators address USPTO hiring freeze
12 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Hiring freeze at the agency is stopping fee reinvestment and threatens patent pendency times
Uber launches patent purchase programme
12 April 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UP3 programme is modelled on Allied Security Trust’s IP3 programme
Qualcomm comes out fighting
11 April 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The semiconductor company has accused Apple of abusing its power
Trump to nominate new IP enforcement coordinator
11 April 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Vishal Amin, senior counsel to the House judiciary committee, is up for the role
Chinese patent agent denied USPTO licence
10 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Federal Circuit upheld on 5 April the USPTO’s decision to deny Jinyang Guo admission as a patent agent
CPA Global wins USPTO contract
10 April 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The new classification services will provide suitably routed patent applications within the examination corps at the USPTO
USPTO looks to reform PTAB
07 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The agency will focus on the board’s trial proceedings with a focus on inter-partes review proceedings
American Bar Association calls for patent reform
07 April 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Subject matter eligibility will be high on Congress’s agenda this year
Patent trolls on the rise in EU, says coalition
06 April 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
There has been an ‘explosion’ of lawsuits from so-called trolls in Europe, according to IP2Innovate
Lewis Roca Rothgerber adds life sciences expert
06 April 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Elie Gendloff has joined Lewis Roca Rothgerber as of counsel
Unwired Planet wins twice in one week
05 April 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The licensing company has secured two upper court rulings this week, one in the UK - with the country's first ever FRAND ruling - and another in the US
Michael Best opens Raleigh life sciences office
05 April 2017 | Raleigh | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Michael Best has opened a new life sciences office in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Google backs PAX licence network launch
04 April 2017 | Mountain View | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The network will promote “patent peace” within the Android ecosystem
Greenspoon Marder recruits three litigators
04 April 2017 | San Diego | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The lawyers have joined the firm's San Diego office
Michael Best adds life sciences counsel
03 April 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Michael Best has added Bill Carroll to its Chicago-based intellectual property group
US complains about China’s pharma patent and trade secret problems
03 April 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Supplemental data supporting pharmaceutical patent applications and trade secret theft contribute to US-China trade deficit
Apple ends Imagination deal
03 April 2017 | Hertfordshire | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Apple has ended a long-term licensing agreement with GPU manufacturer Imagination Technologies
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton adds life sciences expert
31 March 2017 | Silicon Valley | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Alan Dow will be based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office as counsel
Practice Insight launches new patent search software
31 March 2017 | Perth | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Citation Eagle will allow users to manage and monetise patents.
JPO builds highway to Brazil
30 March 2017 | São Paulo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The agreement is the Japanese Patent Office’s 36th Patent Prosecution Highway
CRISPR Therapeutics snags patent
30 March 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The EPO has confirmed it will grant CRISPR Therapeutics’s a patent “broadly” covering gene-editing technology
UK commits to Brexit unknown
29 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The UK has officially pulled the trigger on Article 50 and commenced the two-year negotiation process that will end in its exit from the EU
IP lawyer launches new ethics practice
29 March 2017 | Maryland | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Michael McCabe’s new firm will service IP lawyers under threat of ethics investigations
CIPU adds IBM’s Schecter
28 March 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Center for IP Understanding has named Manny Schecter to its board of directors
Greenberg Traurig adds all-rounder
28 March 2017 | Florida | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Greenberg Traurig has added Woodrow Pollack to its intellectual property and technology practice
Uniloc takes aim at Google and Amazon
28 March 2017 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Controversial patent owner has asserted half a dozen patents in Eastern District of Texas
Eli Lilly loses NAFTA bid
27 March 2017 | Toronto | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Eli Lilly has lost its NAFTA dispute with Canada over the application of its patent law, prompting criticism from the US Chamber of Commerce
Court tells bee trap maker to buzz off
27 March 2017 | Alabama | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama issued a summary judgement in favour of eBay on 20 March
Forum shopping case to be heard next week
24 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Supreme Court will make forum shopping a thing of the past or Congress will have to step in, according to experts
Microsoft and Toyota connect over cars
23 March 2017 | Washington | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The deal will consolidate Microsoft software and Toyota hardware
IPO Pakistan and SIPO agree to MOU
23 March 2017 | Islamabad | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The deal will ensure high levels of cooperation in patent examination
SCOTUS weakens laches as a defence
22 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Laches cannot be invoked as a defence against a claim for damages brought within the six-year limitations period, according to a new ruling from the US Supreme Court
USITC to investigate LG
21 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US International Trade Commission has instituted an investigation into four technology companies, including LG
IPSO asks Germany to step into EPO dispute
21 March 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The International and European Public Services Organisation has penned a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel raising its “extreme concern” with the European Patent Office
Lewis Roca Rothgerber hires of counsel
21 March 2017 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie has hired Holly Logue as of counsel in its intellectual property practice group
SCOTUS to decide patent exhaustion question
20 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow (21 March) in the much-anticipated Impression Products v Lexmark International litigation, as justices grapple with one of the more uncertain areas of US patent law
UPC on track for December launch
17 March 2017 | The Hague | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Unified Patent Court’s provisional application stage will begin at the end of May, making it all the more likely that the planned December 2017 launch date will be met
Soverain resurfaces to target Apple
17 March 2017 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Soverain Software, a company known for suing and seeking settlements from high-profile companies including Amazon and Newegg, has sued Apple for patent infringement
Stinson Leonard Street hires patent partner
16 March 2017 | St Louis | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Stinson Leonard Street has added David Kim as partner to its St Louis office
Dentons to launch patent prosecution and opposition practice
16 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Law firm Dentons is launching a patent prosecution and opposition practice in the UK, following its recruitment of attorneys from Olswang
China dominates 2016 PCT applications
15 March 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Chinese companies are continuing their onward march in dominating patent applications, with ZTE Corporation ranking as the biggest filer of international applications in 2016
PTAB upholds Acorda patents
14 March 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass has lost a US Patent Trial and Appeal Board inter-partes review that sought to invalidate four patents belonging to Acorda Therapeutics
UKIPO launches study of IP enforcement framework
13 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) is soliciting bids for research into the effectiveness of the UK’s IP enforcement framework
Hoge Fenton reinforces IP department
13 March 2017 | Silicon Valley | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Hoge Fenton has added two attorneys to its intellectual property and privacy data security groups
Michelle Lee remains USPTO director
13 March 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Michelle Lee appears set to continue in her role as head of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) under US President Donald Trump
Trusted Knight’s anti-malware protection expires
10 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has determined that Trusted Knight’s anti-malware patent claims were correctly invalidated due to indefiniteness
Duane Morris hires IP all-rounder
10 March 2017 | Atlanta | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Duane Morris has hired IP expert Robin McGrath as partner in Atlanta
Jordan joins Patent Cooperation Treaty
10 March 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Jordan has joined the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), taking the agreement’s contracting states to 152 in number
Spain edges toward unitary patent
10 March 2017 | Madrid | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Political support for the EU unitary patent system is growing in Spain, where a non-binding motion asking the government to begin talks to join has been passed
Former Poet employee stands accused of trade secret theft
10 March 2017 | South Dakota | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Biofuel producer Poet has accused an engineering firm and a former employee of stealing its trade secrets
Ropes & Gray to spin off patent prosecution
09 March 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Ropes & Gray is putting its patent prosecution business into a brand new firm led by partner Joe Guiliano
Experts staunchly defend software patents
09 March 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The quality of a software invention, rather than its mode of implementation, should be the litmus test for patent protection, according to two intellectual property consultants
Broadcom takes aim at LG
09 March 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Broadcom has accused South Korean electronics company LG of patent infringement.
Munger, Tolles & Olson hires ex-DOJ attorney
08 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Munger, Tolles & Olson has hired Ginger Anders as of counsel in its Washington DC office
Supernus secures settlements with generics manufacturers
08 March 2017 | Maryland | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Supernus Pharmaceuticals has settled with drug makers Actavis and Zydus, securing a significant delay in the release of their generic versions of Trokendi XR capsules
EPO patent grants up 40 percent
07 March 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The European Patent Office granted a record number of patents in 2016, with 96,000 issued
Akin Gump hires Kevin Cadwell
07 March 2017 | Houston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Akin Gump has added Kevin Cadwell as partner in Houston
Technology Properties wins new claim construction
07 March 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Technology Properties has won a new claim construction at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, but the decision is unlikely to affect the outcome of the case
Kraft: It’s Congress’s call
06 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US Congress should address patent venue questions rather than the judiciary, Kraft Foods has argued in its brief to the Supreme Court
Green light for EPO Boards of Appeal president
06 March 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The new president of the European Patent Office’s Boards of Appeal, Carl Josefsson, has commenced his role
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
Kelley Drye & Warren hires patent pro
02 March 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Kelly Drye & Warren has recruited Steven Yovits as partner in its intellectual property practice
German parliament to debate UPC ratification
01 March 2017 | Berlin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The German Bundestag will soon debate two draft laws to authorise ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement, potentially making it the thirteenth country to ratify the agreement
LED manufacturers settle patent lawsuit
01 March 2017 | Illinois | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Acuity Brands and Schneider Electric have settled a pending lawsuit with Lynk Labs over patents relating to LED lights
Eolas exiled from Texas
28 February 2017 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Google has been granted a motion allowing it to transfer pending patent litigation away from the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
CPA launches IdeaScout
27 February 2017 | Jersey | Reporter: Barney Dixon
CPA Global has released new software to facilitate earlier and easier collaboration between inventors and IP professionals
FisherBroyles adds patent partner
27 February 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
FisherBroyles has added James Pohl to its Washington DC office as partner
Alphabet sends Uber into a spin
24 February 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Alphabet’s self-driving car company, Waymo, has sued Uber for the theft of trade secrets and intellectual property
Dinsmore & Shohl hires LES president
23 February 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Dinsmore & Shohl has recruited current Licensing Executives Society (LES) (US and Canada) president Brian O’Shaughnessy as partner in Washington DC
Life Tech v Promega brings curbs and uncertainty, say experts
23 February 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday in Life Technologies v Promega will curb the extraterritorial reach of US patent law, according to experts, but its failure to define “substantial portion” is another example of increasing uncertainty
LexOrbis opens offices in Mumbai
23 February 2017 | Mumbai | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Intellectual property law firm LexOrbis has opened a new office in Mumbai in an effort to further its reach to clients in Western India
TurboPatent launches new patent tool
23 February 2017 | Seattle | Reporter: Barney Dixon
TurboPatent has released new software aimed at simplifying the process of responding to patent examiners
Supreme Court reverses Federal Circuit in Life Tech v Promega
22 February 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Supreme Court has reversed a Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decision in Life Technologies v Promega, ruling that the phrase “substantial portion” has a quantitative, not a qualitative, meaning
China upholds Novozymes patent
22 February 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Supreme People’s Court of China has upheld a Novozymes patent for a glucoamylase enzyme
Federal Circuit reinstates PersonalWeb patent
21 February 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Katherine Brown
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has overruled a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) inter-partes review decision because it “did not adequately support its findings”
Spain should ‘reconsider’ position on unitary patent
20 February 2017 | Madrid | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party has called on the Spanish government to reconsider the country’s participation in the unitary patent system
Evolutionary Intelligence patents dismissed
20 February 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling that found two Evolutionary Intelligence computer data patents to be invalid
IP experts launch group dedicated to education
20 February 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Experts have launched a new non-profit organisation aimed at promoting understanding of the importance and value of intellectual property
Sheppard Mullin names new partners
17 February 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has promoted two IP lawyers to partner
BlackBerry sues Nokia
16 February 2017 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Blackberry has accused Nokia of patent infringement as the iconic brand prepares to leave the smartphone manufacturing business
CRISPR patents are distinct, says PTAB
16 February 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
University of California, Berkeley and the Broad Institute are attempting to secure protection for “distinctly patentable subject matter” over CRISPR technology
Google must pay $20 million for Chrome infringement
15 February 2017 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Google must pay $20 million in damages for infringement of four patents related to anti-malware
Italy ratifies UPC Agreement
15 February 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Italy has become the 12th country to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement
Pinsent Masons hires Munich trio
14 February 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Pinsent Masons has appointed three new IP attorneys in Munich
Anti-EU MP against UPC ratification
14 February 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A UK Independence Party member of parliament (MP) has tabled a motion against ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement
Rimon Law adds Silicon Valley litigator
13 February 2017 | Palo Alto | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Rimon Law has added Gabriel Gregg as partner in its Palo Alto office
Voip-Pal rebuts Apple’s IPR challenge
13 February 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Voip-Pal and Apple clash at the US Patent and Trademark office over private call network patents
Microsoft launches Azure patent protection programme
10 February 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Microsoft has launched a new programme dedicated to providing “comprehensive protection against intellectual property risks”, specifically protection from patent litigation
RPX Corporation CEO resigns, new VPs join to boost business development
09 February 2017 | San Francisco | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Defensive patent aggregator RPX Corporation has named an interim replacement for CEO John Amster after he resigned at the board’s request
Apple v Samsung remanded to district court
08 February 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The long running patent dispute between Apple and Samsung has been sent back to the California district court where it began
American Bar Association wants less forum shopping
08 February 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The American Bar Association (ABA) has added its voice to calls for the US Supreme Court to rule in favour of venue reform in TC Heartland v Kraft Foods
SIIA wants SCOTUS to end forum shopping
07 February 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has filed an amicus brief urging the US Supreme Court to rule in favour of venue reform in TC Heartland v Kraft Foods...
WIPO publishes three millionth patent application
07 February 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published its three millionth international patent application...
Netflix’s offline mode to play out in court
06 February 2017 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Netflix has been accused of patent infringement following the release of its watch offline feature...
BPTO releases patent software guidelines
06 February 2017 | Rio de Janeiro | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) has released new guidelines for software-based patent applications...
Paragon acquires majority stake in Novagraaf
03 February 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Private equity firm Paragon Partners has bought a majority stake in international patent and trademark consultancy Novagraaf...
CPA Global releases Memotech 7
03 February 2017 | Jersey | Reporter: Barney Dixon
CPA Global has released a major update to its Memotech enterprise software platform...
Goodlatte commits to IP reform
02 February 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US House Judiciary Committee chair, Bob Goodlatte has said the committee will commit to copyright and patent reform in 2017...
EPO partners with Russia and Cambodia
02 February 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The European Patent Office and Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property have launched their a patent prosecution highway.
Brexit whitepaper hints at unitary patent
02 February 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK government’s long awaited Brexit whitepaper has suggested that the country will accept the supremacy of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in matters of the Unified Patent Court (UPC)...
Dinsmore & Shohl snaps up Venable five
02 February 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Dinsmore & Shohl has added three partners and two of counsel to its team...
Bird & Bird appoints partner in Singapore
02 February 2017 | Singapore | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Bird & Bird has appointed a new intellectual property partner in its Singapore office...
ITC investigations saw 2016 surge
01 February 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
New International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations surged in 2016, with 54 instituted, according to law firm Morrison Foerster...
Maiwald promotes two patent attorneys
01 February 2017 | Cologne | Reporter: Barney Dixon
German law firm Maiwald has appointed two patent attorneys to partner...
Trump nominates Gorsuch to Supreme Court
01 February 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US President Donald Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court...
Copaxone patents invalidated in court
31 January 2017 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A US district court has invalidated all asserted claims in four patents covering Teva Pharmaceutical’s Copaxone multiple sclerosis drug...
Stradley Ronon hires pharma pro
31 January 2017 | Pennsylvania | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Stradley Ronon has hired Paul Legaard as partner...
Conservatives urge Trump to dump Qualcomm complaint
30 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Several conservative groups have written to US President Donald Trump asking him to terminate the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation into Qualcomm...
UPC ratification document doesn’t mention CJEU
27 January 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The UK Conservative government appears to be avoiding any mention of the Court of Justice of the EU’s (CJEU) role in the upcoming Unified Patent Court...
Sterne Kessler bags new directors
26 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox has added two new directors to its litigation group and appellate groups...
Apple hits Qualcomm in China
26 January 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Smartphone maker Apple has taken Qualcomm to court in China following the filing of its near $1 billion lawsuit in the US...
Shareholder revolt in the works for Qualcomm
25 January 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A Qualcomm shareholder has added to the semiconductor company’s woes with a class-action suit demanding compensation for a fall in share prices he blames on the way management has handled anti-trust controversies...
ITC to investigate Apple
25 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has instituted an investigation against Apple, following a complaint from Nokia...
EFF comments on patent eligibility changes
25 January 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Legislative reform in the wake of the Alice Corp v CLS Bank decision is not merited, but clearer guidance from the US Patent and Trademark Office as to its application is, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation...
CorralRosales and Estudio Jurídico Gallegos merge
24 January 2017 | Ecuador | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Ecuadorian law firms CorralRosales and Estudio Jurídico Gallegos have merged...
Samsung counters Apple’s damages argument
24 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Samsung has dismissed Apple’s claim that it should keep the $399 million damages it was awarded in the long running dispute between the smartphone companies...
Fernando & Partners joins up with Squire Patton Boggs
24 January 2017 | Palo Alto | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Intellectual property law firm Fernando & Partners has merged with Squire Patton Boggs...
Bristol-Myers and Ono settle with Merck for $625 million
23 January 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Bristol-Myers Squibb and Ono Pharmaceutical have secured a $625 million settlement and ongoing royalties from Merck & Co over the PD-1 antibody Keytruda (pembrolizumab)...
Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 billion
23 January 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Smartphone maker Apple has sued Qualcomm for nearly $1 billion following a US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawsuit lodged against the chipmaker last week...
Michelle Lee to stay on as USPTO director
23 January 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Michelle Lee is reportedly staying on as US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) director under new US President Donald Trump...
Fintech expert joins Rimon Law
23 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Rimon Law has hired Marc Kaufman as partner in Washington DC...
IP5 PPH programme extended
20 January 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The IP5 Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programme has been extended for a further three years...
Pillsbury adds experienced pharma litigator
20 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Law firm Pillsbury has added Cedric Tan as counsel in Washington DC...
KWM UK goes out of business
19 January 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK arm of King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has officially gone into administration, with the UK High Court appointing joint administrators to wind down the business...
Houlihan Lokey acquires Black Stone IP
19 January 2017 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Houlihan Lokey has acquired boutique investment bank Black Stone IP...
Trading tech patents upheld under Alice
19 January 2017 | Illinois | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Trading Technologies International’s electronic trading patents have been upheld under the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v CLS Bank...
EPO appoints Board of Appeals president
19 January 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The administrative council of the European Patent Office (EPO) has appointed its first president of the Boards of Appeal...
Steven Baughman joins Paul Weiss
19 January 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has bagged Steven Baughman as a new partner...
New president for Brinks Gilson & Lione
19 January 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione has chosen Gustavo Siller as its president-elect...
Duane Morris promotes three
18 January 2017 | Philadelphia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Duane Morris has promoted three attorneys to partner in its intellectual property practice group...
Qualcomm row erupts after FTC lawsuit
18 January 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Semiconductor company Qualcomm has been hit with a lawsuit from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over alleged anti-competitive tactics...
Biogen agrees $1.25 billion licence
17 January 2017 | Copenhagen | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Biogen has agreed to pay $1.25 billion for access to all of Forward Pharma’s intellectual property in the US...
Volkswagen and Paice get up to speed
17 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Hybrid electrical vehicle technology company Paice has entered into a settlement with Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche following a pending patent investigation at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) into hybrid vehicles...
FTC and DOJ update IP licensing guidelines
17 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Department of Justice (DOJ) have updated their 1995 Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property...
UPC to begin in 2017
16 January 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The unitary patent system is expected to become operational in December 2017, according to the Unified Patent Court (UPC) preparatory committee...
Ameranth to press ahead with mass infringement claims
16 January 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Internet solutions company Ameranth has been granted an order lifting the stay of more than 30 patent infringement cases, against defendants such as Pizza Hut, Oracle, Starbucks and Dominos...
Supreme Court to hear patent dance case
16 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear Amgen v Sandoz and judge whether biosimilar drug makers must wait six months after gaining federal approval to bring them to market...
China has an IP plan
16 January 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
China has issued a new five-year plan on the protection and application of intellectual property rights...
Federal Circuit reopens smartphone war
13 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reopened Apple and Samsung’s ongoing patent battle, reinstating the appeal and vacating Apple’s $399 million damages award...
Bipartisan act to end pay-for-delay deals
13 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US senators Amy Klobuchar and Chuck Grassley have introduced bipartisan legislation to end reverse patent settlements, so-called pay-for-delay deals, in pharmaceuticals...
Eli Lilly’s Alimta is alive and well
13 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld the validity of Eli Lilly’s vitamin regimen patent for Alimta and ruled that Teva Pharmaceuticals and other manufacturers, in planning to produce generic versions, infringed it...
Marshall Gerstein & Borun promotes patent pros
13 January 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Law firm Marshall, Gerstein & Borun has promoted two patent experts to partner...
UK is committed to unitary patent, says Johnson
12 January 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
New UK intellectual property minister Jo Johnson has reaffirmed the country’s commitment to the unitary patent project, but warned that its future beyond Brexit will be the subject of future negotiations...
Samsung, not IBM, is top US patent recipient
12 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Samsung may have overtaken IBM as the most prolific US patent filer, breaking the grant record and ending IBM’s 23-year streak, according to new information from public records startup, Sqoop...
Squire Patton Boggs hires life sciences pro
12 January 2017 | San Francisco | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Squire Patton Boggs has boosted its intellectual property and technology practice with the addition of Thomas Anderton as of counsel in San Francisco...
Jo Johnson is new UK IP minister
11 January 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Jo Johnson has been announced as the new UK intellectual property minister following the departure of Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe from the role in December...
USPTO adds new advisory committee members
11 January 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has added six new members to its patent and trademark advisory committees...
US patents apps and AIA challenges up
11 January 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The US Patent and Trademark Office received more than 650,000 patent applications in the final year of Barack Obama’s presidency...
Clarivate Analytics appoints new CEO
11 January 2017 | Philadelphia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Clarivate Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters IP & Science, has appointed a new CEO...
Federal Circuit denies Phigenix’s PTAB appeal
10 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A new ruling from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has held that, in order to appeal against a final decision of an inter-partes review proceeding, the petitioner must prove it has sufficient standing to do so...
Michael Best hires tech patent attorney
10 January 2017 | Austin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Michael Best & Friedrich has hired Brian Mangum as senior counsel in its Austin intellectual property practice group...
IV founder joins Sherpa
09 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Advisory firm Sherpa Technology Group has added Peter Detkin to the role of senior adviser...
IBM is top US patent recipient for 24th time
09 January 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
IBM was granted 8,088 US patents in 2016, breaking the application record and firmly cementing itself as the country’s top recipient...
Hogan Lovells promotes three
06 January 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Hogan Lovells has promoted three intellectual property attorneys to partner as part of 29 new elevations globally...
McRO case denied en banc rehearing
06 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Bandai Namco Games America has been denied an en banc rehearing in its cornerstone software patent case against McRO...
DLA Piper hires new IP partner in Leeds
05 January 2017 | Leeds | Reporter: Barney Dixon
DLA Piper has hired a new partner for its intellectual property group in Leeds...
Wi-Fi One granted full Federal Circuit input
05 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has granted Wi-Fi One’s petition for en banc review of Broadcom’s successful challenge of its patent for data transmission efficiency in telecommunications...
Australian patent system grants exclusivity ‘too readily’
05 January 2017 | Canberra | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Australian patent system grants exclusivity too readily, according to a final report from the government’s productivity commission...
Lord Prior could be new UK IP minister
04 January 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Lord David Prior of Brampton is rumoured to be the UK’s new minister of state for energy and intellectual property following the departure of Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe from the role in December...
TiVo and HBO sign IP deal
04 January 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
TiVo has signed a new long-term intellectual property agreement with HBO...
Apple wants to keep $399 million damages award
04 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Apple has asked the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to reaffirm the $399 million damages it was awarded in its long-running dispute with Samsung...
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto promotes three
04 January 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto has promoted three attorneys to partner in New York...
Qualcomm fined $853 million in South Korea
03 January 2017 | Sejong | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm has been hit with a fine of KRW 1.03 trillion ($853.4 million) by the Korea Fair Trade Commission for violating anti-trust laws, the largest ever handed to an individual company...
Hoyng Rokh Monegier promotes three in Amsterdam
23 December 2016 | Amsterdam | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Laura Fresco, Peter van Schijndel and Christopher Pierce have been promoted to partner at Hoyng Rokh Monegier...
Nokia and Apple resume hostilities
22 December 2016 | California | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
An old front in the smartphone wars has reopened with Nokia filing multiple patent infringement lawsuits against Apple, the first time the pair have litigated against one another since 2011...
LES USA & Canada names new CEO
22 December 2016 | Virginia | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The Licensing Executives Society USA & Canada has named Kimberly Chotkowski as its new CEO, effective 1 January...
UK IP minister steps down
22 December 2016 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
UK minister for intellectual property and energy Baroness Neville-Rolfe is stepping down from her role, the government has confirmed...
WilmerHale elevates IP attorneys to partner
21 December 2016 | New York | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
WilmerHale has promoted Yung-Hoon Ha and Omar Khan to partner...
Juno promises litigation after CAR patent upheld
21 December 2016 | Virginia | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Biopharmaceutical company Juno Therapeutics is taking the fight to Kite Pharma after the Patent Trial and Appeal Board upheld its licensed patent for a chimeric antigen receptor T cell...
UK signs UPC protocol
20 December 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK has signed the Unified Patent Court Protocol on Privileges and Immunities ahead of its ratification of the UPC Agreement...
Idenix Pharmaceuticals wins $2.54 billion lawsuit
19 December 2016 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Idenix Pharmaceuticals has won a $2.54 billion in damages after Gilead Sciences was found guilty of infringing a patent relating to its Sovaldi and Harvoni hepatitis C drugs...
Varnum promotes two to partner
19 December 2016 | Michigan | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Michigan-based law firm Varnum has promoted Charles Gray and Timothy Kroninger to partner...
New partner at Arent Fox IP practice
16 December 2016 | New York | Reporter: Katherine Brown
Arent Fox has added Jay Deshmukh to its intellectual property practice in New York, as a partner...
Forum shopping decision could reduce patent lawsuits
16 December 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A US Supreme Court decision on forum shopping could lead to a reduction in patent lawsuits overall...
US Supreme Court to hear venue shopping question
15 December 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Supreme Court has taken on a patent case that deals directly with venue shopping...
Brazil green lights permanent fast-track programme
14 December 2016 | Brasília | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) has made its fast-track programme for patents covering green technology a permanent fixture...
DLA Piper launches new patent tool
14 December 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
International law firm DLA Piper has launched an online tool aimed at giving businesses more information about patent laws worldwide...
Hilite cleared in hydraulic cam phaser case
13 December 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Hilite International has been cleared of infringing three patents on the basis that the asserted claims are invalid...
US Supreme Court declines to hear Apotex v Amgen
13 December 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US Supreme Court justices have declined to hear whether producers of biosimilar drugs must wait six months after gaining federal approval to bring them to market...
Kilpatrick Townsend welcomes back patent counsel
12 December 2016 | North Carolina | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has welcomed Robert Dailey back to its Winston-Salem office in North Carolina...
Apple wins invalidity battle
12 December 2016 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Internet security company VirnetX has lost an appeal after the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the US Patent and Trademark Office’s decisions in three patent disputes with Apple...
Securus wins GTL patent challenge
09 December 2016 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Securus Technologies has beaten back a challenge by Global Tel*Link (GTL) to invalidate its patent for onsite, on-demand video communications...
UK and Brazil renew coop agreement
08 December 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK and Brazil have renewed their commitment to increase intellectual property cooperation...
Federal Circuit backs Microsoft in Kinect dispute
08 December 2016 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console and Kinect sensor do not infringe patents belonging to Impulse Technology, according to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...
Supreme Court hears Life Tech v Promega
07 December 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments in Life Technologies v Promega yesterday (6 December), as counsel argued whether supplying a single commodity component of a multi-component invention from the US is an infringing act...
Supreme Court reverses Samsung v Apple
06 December 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The US Supreme Court has reversed the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s decision in Samsung v Apple, finding its reading of “article of manufacture” to be too narrow...
Spencer Fane joins with Berenbaum Weinshienk
06 December 2016 | Denver | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Law firm Spencer Fane has combined with Berenbaum Weinshienk. The new firm will retain the Spencer Fane name and cover a variety of areas, including intellectual property...
Google fails in USPTO petition
05 December 2016 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Google has fumbled in a petition for inter-partes review that challenged the validity of a patent held by Makor Issues & Rights...
Quatela Lynch adds McCurdy
05 December 2016 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Quatela Lynch Intellectual Property has added IP expert Dan McCurdy as partner...
Jones Day hires experienced patent partner
05 December 2016 | Paris | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Jones Day has added new partner Thomas Bouvet to its intellectual property practice in Paris...
Samsung “reaps billions” from patent infringement
02 December 2016 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Samsung, Qualcomm and GlobalFoundries have been hit with patent litigation after the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) accused the companies of infringing a patent relating to its computer chip technology...
IP Summit: Brexit might mean backtracking
01 December 2016 | Brussels | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The UK’s decision to ratify the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement despite Brexit is a monumental one for the unitary patent project, but doesn’t guarantee the country’s participation in the long term, according to a speaker at the IP Summit
Andrews Kurth Kenyon promotes IP partner
01 December 2016 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Andrews Kurth Kenyon has promoted four attorneys to the position of partner, across its US offices...
BakerHostetler announces IP promotion
30 November 2016 | Seattle | Reporter: Barney Dixon
BakerHostetler has announced the promotion of Timothy Casey to partner-in-charge of the firm’s Seattle office...
TiVo and Netflix sign IP deal
29 November 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
TiVo has signed an intellectual property and product agreement with Netflix following a five-year patent infringement lawsuit...
UK to ratify UPC Agreement despite Brexit
28 November 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK government will ratify the Unified Patent Court (UPC) agreement, according to minister of state for intellectual property Baroness Neville-Rolfe speaking at the EU Competitive Council today...
USITC institutes Celanese patent infringement investigation
28 November 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has instituted an investigation into the unlawful importation of an artificial sweetener after a complaint of patent infringement from technology and specialty materials company Celanese...
Olaplex eyes up L’Oréal for infringement claims
25 November 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Cosmetic giant L’Oréal has become embroiled in a legal battle with Olaplex, after its rival accused it of patent infringement...
District court cuts offs cellular network patent claims
25 November 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A US district court has denied Samsung’s motion to invalidate two Huawei patents relating to cellular networks under Alice v CLS Bank...
SUEPO to demonstrate against dismissal
24 November 2016 | The Hague | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Staff Union of the European Patent Office (SUEPO) is holding a demonstration today in solidarity with dismissed senior official Laurent Prunier...
Munck Wilson Mandala adds patent pro
24 November 2016 | Dallas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Dallas-based law firm Munck Wilson Mandala has added James Murphy as senior counsel in its litigation department...
China breaks record as biggest innovator
23 November 2016 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Chinese inventors filed more than a million patent applications in 2015, pushing global patent filings to a new record high...
Kilpatrick Townsend adds litigator in California
23 November 2016 | San Diego | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Kilpatrick Townsend has recruited Nancy Stagg as partner in San Diego...
Medtronic hit with $20.3 million damages ruling
23 November 2016 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Medtronic must pay $20.3 million in damages after it actively induced infringement of two patents belonging to a doctor...
PTAB ‘stepped outside the law’ in Unwired Planet
22 November 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board stepped outside of the statutory language when it ruled a covered business method patent invalid in Unwired Planet v Google, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled...
PTAB denies Unified Patents petition
21 November 2016 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has denied a petition for inter-partes review from Unified Patents against communications technology producer Voip-Pal...
Genetically engineered cow patent is moody
21 November 2016 | Sydney | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has launched a legal appeal against Cargill USA and Branhaven after the companies a patent application for cattle selection methods...
Merchant & Gould brings two patent attorneys
18 November 2016 | Minneapolis | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Merchant & Gould has added two new patent attorneys to its Minneapolis office...
Internet Association provides Trump with IP policy
17 November 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
More than 40 key players in internet business, including Google, Netflix, Amazon and Twitter, have delivered new US President-Elect Donald Trump a roadmap on intellectual property policy...
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg opts for IP litigator
17 November 2016 | Chicago | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg has hired Olivia Luk Bedi as partner to the firm’s intellectual property practice...
Masimo wins $300 million settlement
17 November 2016 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Philips Electronics has agreed to pay $300 million and engage in a multi-year business partnership with Masimo Corp, following a long-running patent infringement lawsuit...
Dentons recruits new head of IP prosecution
17 November 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Denton’s has recruited Dr Justin Hill as partner and the new head of its patent prosecution and opposition practices in Europe...
Simmons & Simmons adds partner in Germany
17 November 2016 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Simmons & Simmons has reinforced its international Germany-based intellectual property group with new partner Michael Knospe, who join’s the firm’s Munich office...
ITC agrees to Qualcomm request
16 November 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) is examining five mobile technology companies, including four from China, following a complaint from chipmaker Qualcomm...
GoPro fails to be a hero
16 November 2016 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has quashed GoPro’s attempt to invalidate claims in two patents held by Contour IP Holding...
WIPO: Inventor gender gap exists
15 November 2016 | Sydney | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
A World Intellectual Property Organization study has found that an increasing number of women inventors are being named on patent applications, but a gender gap still exists...
Semiconductor rivals clash in district court
14 November 2016 | California | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Semiconductor testing company Johnstech International has been awarded more than $600,000 in damages after a jury found that a rival had wilfully infringed its patent...
Hilco Global launches new IP financing division
11 November 2016 | Illinois | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Financial services company Hilco Global has launched a new operating company, Hilco IP Merchant Banking, with Michael Friedman acting as CEO...
Arnold & Porter and Kaye Scholer become one
11 November 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Law firms Arnold & Porter and Kaye Scholer have agreed to merge, bringing the combined firm’s total number of lawyers to nearly 1,000 in 13 offices worldwide...
TiVo’s appeal cut short
11 November 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a district court ruling against two patents in a five-year infringement lawsuit between Netflix and TiVo...
GSK brings Pfizer to court in Dublin
10 November 2016 | Dublin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has taken Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals to court over alleged patent infringement of a meningitis vaccine...
Thompson Hine hires IP litigators
09 November 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Thompson Hine has added Thomas Southard and Brian Seal as partner and senior counsel, respectively, to its Washington DC office...
Federal Circuit backs MIT but questions remain
09 November 2016 | Massachusetts | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A district court was correct to rule that Shire had infringed MIT's patents, according to the Federal Circuit, but doubts were raised as to whether the appeal should have been heard at all...
SPX keeps its cool in infringement case
09 November 2016 | Maryland | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Cooling tower manufacturer SPX Cooling Technologies did not infringe rival Baltimore Aircoil Company’s patent, according to a recent jury ruling...
WiLAN brings patent litigation case to China
08 November 2016 | Ontario | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Non-practicing entity (NPE) WiLAN has sued Sony Mobile Communications for alleged patent in a bid to monetise its portfolio outside of the US...
UK signs IP agreement with India
08 November 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UK and India heads of state Theresa May and Narendra Modi have witnessed the signing of a significant intellectual property agreement between the two countries...
IGT acquires rival IP portfolio
08 November 2016 | Nevada | Reporter: Barney Dixon
International Game Technology has acquired several patents and other intellectual property from Leap Forward Gaming relating to picture-in-picture multimedia ecosystem technology...
TiVo reaches agreement with Samsung
07 November 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
TiVo and Samsung have agreed to a five-year, worldwide, intellectual property agreement, covering a range of devices in the mobile and pay TV markets...
Brooks Kushman adds experienced IP attorney
07 November 2016 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Brooks Kushman has added shareholder David Randall to the firm’s Los Angeles Office, expanding its presence in the area...
Carrington Coleman hires patent partner
07 November 2016 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal has hired patent attorney, Stephen Levine, as partner...
‘Essentially biological’ processes are unpatentable
04 November 2016 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Plant and animal varieties obtained by ‘essentially biological’ processes such as cross-breeding are not patentable in the EU, according to the European Commission...
USPTO offers guidance in light of McRO and BASCOM
03 November 2016 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has offered new guidance on subject matter eligibility following decisions from McRO v Bandai Namco Games America and BASCOM Global Internet Services v AT&T Mobility...
Latham & Watkins promotes four IP attorneys
03 November 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Latham & Watkins has promoted four IP attorneys across its US and UK offices...
Bristows promotes patent pro to partner
03 November 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Bristows has promoted Richard Pinckney to partner in its patent litigation team...
Federal Circuit rules again on software patents
02 November 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld the validity of four software patents as the meaning of the Alice v CLS Bank test continues to challenge judges...
Duane Morris opens doors in Taiwan
02 November 2016 | Taiwan | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Duane Morris has opened an office in Taiwan to focus on intellectual property for the high-tech pharmaceutical and biotech industries...
Bristows makes senior promotions
01 November 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Bristows has promoted joint head of patent litigation, Edward Nodder, to senior partner of the firm following the retirement of Philip Westmacott...
NobelBiz wins $2.2 million in damages
01 November 2016 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Customer contact center provider NobelBiz has been awarded $2.2 million in its patent infringement lawsuit against rivals Global Connect and TCN...
TiVo renews IP licences with Panasonic
01 November 2016 | Kadoma | Reporter: Barney Dixon
TiVo Corporation and its subsidiary, Rovi, have renewed a multi-year licensing agreement with Panasonic Corporation...
WIPO develops AI translation tool
31 October 2016 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has unveiled a new artificial intelligence-based translation tool for patent documents...
Eversheds strengthens Finnish IP practice
31 October 2016 | Helsinki | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Eversheds subsidiary Heinonen & Co has acquired the patent filing business of Finland-based IPR Partners...
Marks & Clerk makes round of promotions
28 October 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Marks & Clerk has promoted five attorneys to partner across its UK offices, as well as in Hong Kong and Singapore...
Federal Circuit backs Merck in footwear dispute
28 October 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has backed a district court’s construction of a patent for a footwear insert device...
Bass secures a PTAB victory
27 October 2016 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass has won a US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision invalidating the claims of a patent covering Shire’s short bowel syndrome drug, Gattex...
Pure settles with Dell EMC
26 October 2016 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Pure Storage and Dell EMC have settled their pending patent infringement lawsuit...
Timberlake and Spears stripped of coveted awards
25 October 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears may not be entitled to previously awarded attorney fees in a patent infringement lawsuit, according the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...
IP a high earner in the EU, finds top agencies
25 October 2016 | Alicante | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Over 42 percent of total economic activity in the EU is generated by intellectual property rights-intensive industries, according to a study from the European Patent Office (EPO) and the EU IP Office (EUIPO)...
Dinsmore & Shohl bags experienced IP partner
24 October 2016 | Pittsburgh | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Dinsmore & Shohl has added intellectual property attorney Leland Scherme, as partner in its Pittsburgh office...
BMW ignores red light
24 October 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
BMW has infringed two patents relating to smart home technology and mobile applications, according to a lawsuit filed by West View Research in California...
NPEs drive sustained litigation
21 October 2016 | San Fransico | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Non-practicing entities (NPE) continue to drive high levels of patent litigation, according to an RPX Corporation report...
Greenspoon Marder launches IP practice in Nashville
21 October 2016 | Nashville | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Greenspoon Marder has launched an intellectual property practice group at its new office in Nashville, Tennessee, and hired Dr Kelly Hollowell as its chair...
Google loses challenge to Cox
20 October 2016 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Google has lost covered business method (CBM) review challenge to a patent in Network-1’s Cox patent portfolio...
Inventive AIs need protection, says academic
19 October 2016 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Artificial intelligences should be considered inventors under the US Constitution’s patent and copyright clause, according to Ryan Abbot of the University of Surrey School of Law...
O’Melveny & Myers boosts Silicon Valley office
19 October 2016 | Silicon Valley | Reporter: Barney Dixon
O’Melveny & Myers has added partner Melody Drummond Hansen to its Silicon Valley office...
Brexit delays UPC ‘to some extent’
18 October 2016 | Paris | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Implementation of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) will be delayed in light of the result of the Brexit vote, according to the court’s preparatory committee...
University of Kentucky appoints McClure
18 October 2016 | Kentucky | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The University of Kentucky Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) has hired experienced intellectual property and corporate transaction attorney Ian McClure as director...
Jannik Vinnakota hires partner in Dallas
18 October 2016 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Start-up intellectual property law firm Janik Vinnakota has hired Sean Hsu as equity partner in its office in Dallas, Texas...
Morrison & Foerster boosts IP litigation departments
17 October 2016 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Morrison & Foerster has added two patent attorneys to its intellectual property litigation practices in New York and Washington DC...
WIPO pledges to help sole inventors
17 October 2016 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched the Inventor Assistance Program in partnership with the World Economic Forum to provide pro bono legal advice on patent filing to inventors...
Qualcomm casts litigation net on Meizu
17 October 2016 | San Diego | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm has taken action in the US, Germany and France against Meizu Technology, including filing a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC)...
Pfizer appeal causes headache
14 October 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK’s Court of Appeal in London has affirmed the High Court’s decision that Actavis had not infringed the patent for Pfizer’s pain drug Lyrica...
IP Summit: UK’s UPC involvement not a Brexit issue
13 October 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK’s vote to exit the EU will only be a “speedbump” for the Unitary Patent Court (UPC), according to Alexander Ramsay, chair the UPC preparatory committee...
IP Summit: Patent protection will boost IoT
13 October 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Companies investing in the so-called internet of things (IoT) will regain revenue from patent protection, according to panelists speaking at the 2016 London IP Summit...
Mishcon de Reya hires electrical patent whizz
13 October 2016 | New York | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Mishcon de Reya in New York has appointed Andrea Pacelli as senior counsel focusing on patent litigation in the electrical and mechanical arts...
Gilead Sciences hep C patent in question
12 October 2016 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Gilead Sciences’s patent for Sovaldi, a hepatitis C medication, has been partially revoked by the European Patent Office (EPO), following an opposition from Médecins du Monde (MdM)...
Brownstein Hyatt bolsters IP departments
11 October 2016 | Denver | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schrek has established a new Life Sciences Practice Group and appointed Rita Wu as its chair...
Patents a “terrible fit” for software
11 October 2016 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Copyright is a sufficient system for protecting software and the patent system is a “terrible fit”, a US Federal Circuit judge has said...
Samsung v Apple: SCOTUS to hear arguments
10 October 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Samsung Electronics v Apple on 11 October, with design patents under the microscope...
PTAB upholds validity of Shire’s Lialda drug
07 October 2016 | Dublin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has upheld the validity of a patent protecting Shire’s ulcerative colitis drug, Lialda...
FTC PAE study claims prevalence of nuisance litigation
07 October 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A long-awaited Federal Trade Commission (FTC) study into so-called patent assertion entities (PAEs) has revealed that the majority of their litigation can be categorised as a nuisance...
ITC launches investigation into SK hynix
06 October 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has instituted an investigation into SK hynix for potential unfair trade practices relating to RDIMM and LRDIMM computer memory products...
Patent rights held under Dominion
06 October 2016 | Pennsylvania | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Dominion Resources has won another lawsuit against Alstom Grid for infringement of its energy-conservation software patent...
Kacvinsky snags patent lawyer
06 October 2016 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni has recruited Giueseppe Molaro as principal in the firm’s New York office...
IPOS signs deal with DIPP
05 October 2016 | Singapore | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP)...
Bird & Bird scores hattrick of new partners
05 October 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Bird & Bird has hired three new partners to its intellectual property departments...
Thomson Reuters completes sale of IP & Science
04 October 2016 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Thomson Reuters has completed the sale of its Intellectual Property & Science business to Onex and Baring Private Equity Asia for $3.55 billion...
Honigman Miller rocks the Hanba
04 October 2016 | Chicago | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn has hired Christopher Hanba as a partner in its intellectual property litigation practice group based in Chicago...
Kirkland & Ellis promotes 81 attorneys
04 October 2016 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Kirkland & Ellis has promoted 81 attorneys to partner across its US and international offices, including 10 in its intellectual property department...
USPTO proposes increased fees for PTAB
03 October 2016 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has proposed increases for patent prosecution and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) fees that aim to produce approximately 5 percent more revenue each year...
Apple must stump up £302.4 million for FaceTime
03 October 2016 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Apple must pay VirnetX $302.4 million for infringing a patent for VPN on demand with FaceTime...
BakerHostetler hires experienced life sciences lawyer
03 October 2016 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
BakerHostetler has hired Irene Hudson to join its intellectual property group and the biotechnology, chemical and pharmaceutical team as partner, based in its New York office...
3M collides with infringer
30 September 2016 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Barney Dixon
3M has won its lawsuit against China-based Qingdao Summit Industrial Co for infringement of its PPS technology patent...
UK law firms support investigation into UPC
29 September 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Law firms based in London have pledged support for an investigation into the future of the UK’s position in the Unitary Patent Court (UPC)...
Venable hires experienced IP litigator
29 September 2016 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Venable has hired Robert Isackson, an experienced first chair IP litigator, as partner in the firm’s New York office...
Federal Circuit affirms PTAB decision in CBM review
28 September 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) covered business method (CBM) review decision that found Intertainer’s patent for interactive video content to be invalid...
Chadbourne & Park bags ex-Panasonic counsel
28 September 2016 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Chadbourne & Park has hired Michael Solomita as partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice in its New York office...
FDA approves Amgen’s Humira biosimilar
27 September 2016 | Maryland | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Amgen’s biosimilar for AbbVie’s rheumatism treatment drug, Humira...
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie hires IP of Counsel
27 September 2016 | New Mexico | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie has hired Ryan Kennedy as of counsel in the firm’s intellectual property practice group...
White & Case hires new partner
26 September 2016 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
White & Case has added Charles Larsen as a new partner its global IP practice...
Allen & Overy snags two from Simmons & Simmons
26 September 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Allen & Overy has hired two more partners to join its international IP practice, based in London...
Apple silenced in infringement lawsuit
23 September 2016 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US tech giant Apple has been found guilty of patent infringement relating to a call silencing feature in its iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4 models...
CIPA: There’s hope for harmonisation
23 September 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
There is "great hope for procedural global harmonisation" in patent prosecution, according to Francis Gurry, director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)...
NAR shuts door on patent troll case
22 September 2016 | Chicago | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US National Association of Realtors has settled with Data Distribution Technologies after the US Patent and Trademark Office filed a declaratory judgment lawsuit on behalf of NAR members...
DLA Piper combines with Dimock Stratton
21 September 2016 | Toronto | Reporter: Barney Dixon
DLA Piper has announced an agreement to combine with intellectual property law firm Dimock Stratton...
CIPA: UK is an important part of EU IP
20 September 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK should continue to participate in the Unified Patent Court (UPC) following its exit from the European Union, according to the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)...
British Gas wins patent dispute
20 September 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
VanClare has failed to assert the validity of its UK patent for a smart utility metering system after the England and Wales High Court ruled in favour of British Gas in a patent lawsuit...
Zydus’ Lialda generic non-infringing says district court
19 September 2016 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Zydus Pharmaceuticals did not infringe Shire’s patent for its Lialda (mesalamine) drug, according to a district court judge...
Patent Box processes £343 million in first year
16 September 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK’s innovation tax relief system, the Patent Box, reached £342.9 million in claims from 700 companies in its first year, according to new data from HM Revenue & Customs data...
Acacia takes $22.1m bite out of Apple
16 September 2016 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Apple must pay $22.1 million to Acacia Research Corporation for wilful patent infringement, a US district court has ordered...
Federal Circuit overturns court on animation patent
15 September 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has overruled a district court decision in the long anticipated patent infringement case McRo, Inc v. Bandai Namco Games America...
Telecomms giants ease licensing
14 September 2016 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Industry leading telecommunications innovators have joined together for the first time to create a single licence to standard essential patents for the so-called ‘internet of things’...
Fish & Richardson reels in ex-Google counsel
13 September 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Fish & Richardson has hired Eric Schulman as a principal in its patent group at the firm’s Silicon Valley office...
HP snaps up Samsung’s printer patent portfolio
12 September 2016 | Palo Alto | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Technology provider HP has agreed to buy Samsung’s printer business and portfolio of over 6,500 patents for $1.05 billion...
Newell Brands wins DYMO infringement case
09 September 2016 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The DYMO division of Newell Brands has won a patent infringement case against Avery GmbH with an injunction that prohibits the sale of nine infringing products in the EU...
CH20 hoses down competition
08 September 2016 | Washington | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Water treatment technology company CH20 has won $12.5 million in a patent infringement case against rival Meras Engineering...
Skiermont Derby scores hat trick of new partners
07 September 2016 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Skiermont Derby has brought in two new lawyers as partners and promoted another...
Huawei signs patent licensing deal with InterDigital
07 September 2016 | Wilmington, Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Huawei has signed a new patent licensing agreement with mobile technology research and development company InterDigital...
DLA Piper boosts intellectual property practice
07 September 2016 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
DLA Piper has added to the firm’s growing intellectual property and technology practice with Larissa Park, who joins as partner in the firm’s Boston Office...
Third Copaxone patent revoked in Mylan win
06 September 2016 | Pennsylvania | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has ruled in favour of Mylan and invalidated the third of four challenged patents covering Teva’s Copaxone drug...
McAndrews, Held & Malloy adds new IP Associate
05 September 2016 | Chicago | Reporter: Barney Dixon
McAndrews, Held & Malloy has added Matthew Marrone to its team as an associate...
World Patent Marketing forms new intelligence group
05 September 2016 | Florida | Reporter: Barney Dixon
World Patent Marketing has launched of a patent invention intelligence group to aid in the search for value in its clients’ intellectual property portfolios...
USPTO pays $18 million in unworked hours
02 September 2016 | Alexandria | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Thousands of US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) employees have cost American taxpayers up to $18.3 million for almost 300,000 claimed hours that they never worked...
Facebook wins patent validity challenge
02 September 2016 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Facebook has won an early victory in its challenge of seven patents asserted by Sound View Innovations...
UKIPO releases guidance for new patent rules
01 September 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has issued guidance on planned changes to patent rules starting 1 October 2016 and 6 April 2017 following its public consultation earlier in the year...
Google Patents adds seven patent offices
01 September 2016 | Mountain View | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Google has added seven new countries and 41 million publications to its patent search service...
BT turns on Valve to let off steam
31 August 2016 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
British Telecommunications (BT) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the creator of the Steam video game platform...
P&G wins permanent injunction
31 August 2016 | Ohio | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Proctor & Gamble (P&G) has won a lawsuit against Onuge Personal Care Co, with the court issuing a permanent injunction barring it from infringing the Crest Whitestrips patents, trade dress and trademarks...
Kenyon & Kenyon joins Andrews Kurth
30 August 2016 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Intellectual property boutique Kenyon & Kenyon has confirmed it will close its doors in September, with its 55-strong team set to join Andrews Kurth...
Copaxone patents revoked at PTAB
26 August 2016 | Israel | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has invalidated two patents for Copaxone...
Google wants Supreme Court to calm construction
26 August 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Google has asked the US Supreme Court to weigh in on how the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit deals with patent claim construction...
Steep drug prices a ‘result’ of unchallenged monopolies
25 August 2016 | Chicago | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US patent policy is partly to blame for steep rises in costs for prescription drugs, according to study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association...
Asset manager targets Snapchat in Canada
25 August 2016 | Vancouver | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Asset management investment company Investel Capital Corporation has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against social media giant Snapchat...
P&G bristles at Gillette ‘infringement’
24 August 2016 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Procter & Gamble (P&G), owner of shaving manufacturer Gillette, has filed a lawsuit against Edgewell Personal Care for patent infringement...
Xenith IP acquires Watermark Group
24 August 2016 | Sydney | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Xenith IP Group has acquired IP firm Watermark Group for $19.5 million, broadening its footprint in Australia...
Vinson & Elkins bolsters IP department
23 August 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Vinson & Elkins has added to its intellectual property practice with two new partners in Washington DC...
Microsoft and Lenovo reach licensing agreement
23 August 2016 | Washington | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Microsoft and Lenovo have reached a new licensing deal that will allow Lenovo to load Microsoft apps on its Android devices...
USPTO blackout sparks lawsuit
22 August 2016 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent and Trademark Office has been blamed for three chipmakers being able to file inter-partes reviews past the statutory one-year deadline...
UPDATE: UKIPO headquarters incident resolved
19 August 2016 | Newport | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A ‘suspicious item’ has been received at UK Intellectual Property Office headquarters in Newport, Wales, forcing an evacuation...
Federal Circuit upholds injunction against Holland
19 August 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a permanent injunction against Holland Electronics for infringing PCT International’s patent rights...
Johnson & Johnson loses patent for Remicade
18 August 2016 | Massachusetts | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A US district court has invalidated a patent for Johnson & Johnson’s top selling drug Remicade...
Federal Circuit to rehear PTAB rule decision
17 August 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has granted a petition for an en banc rehearing on who bears the burden when filing amended claims during an inter-partes review under the America Invents Act...
Williams Mullen hires new IP Partner
17 August 2016 | North Carolina | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Williams Mullen has hired Andy Kozusko as intellectual property partner in the firm’s Raleigh office...
China enters top 25 for innovation
16 August 2016 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
China has become one of the world’s 25 most innovative economies, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)...
Marathon pulls off Siemens deal
15 August 2016 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Marathon Patent Group has acquired 307 patents from Siemens...
Michael Best & Friedrich pulls patent expert
15 August 2016 | Austin, Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Michael Best & Friedrich has strengthened its intellectual property department with the addition of new partner Stephen Mason, who will join the firm’s office in Austin, Texas...
Harter Secrest & Emery boosts IP department
12 August 2016 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Harter Secrest & Emery has bolstered its intellectual property department with Michael Berchou and Rowland Richards...
GM and Honda park in the LOT Network
12 August 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
General Motors and Honda have become the latest members of the growing LOT Network, the Google-led patent initiative that aims to combat so-called litigious ‘patent trolls’...
Rose Law Group hires natural products IP expert
11 August 2016 | Arizona | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Rose Law Group has recruited Jeremy Kapteyn as chair of the firm’s intellectual property law department...
Pay-for-delay deals plague PTAB, says study
11 August 2016 | Illinois | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) could have opened the door for reverse patent settlements in pharmaceuticals, according to a new study...
Federal Circuit affirms flexible text
10 August 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has given the US District Court for the District of Nevada discretion to reconsider a portion of the damages award in Halo v Pulse that was not enhanced...
AbbVie wants to assert 61 patents over biosimilar
09 August 2016 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
AbbVie has come out fighting over Amgen’s planned biosimilar of rheumatism treatment Humira, claiming infringement of 10 patents and threatening to assert 51 more...
Leupold & Stevens takes aim at rival
09 August 2016 | Oregon | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Rifle scope manufacturer Leupold & Stevens has accused rival Lightforce, operating as Nightforce, of infringing six patents...
Network-1 gets a deal with Dell
08 August 2016 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Patent aggregator and licensor Network-1 has settled with Dell over pending patent litigation for infringement of a remote power patent...
Allen & Overy hires patent expert
05 August 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Allen & Overy has recruited Marc Döring as partner in its international IP practice, based in London...
Apple and Kudelski end OpenTV dispute
04 August 2016 | Switzerland | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Apple and Kudelski Group have agreed to settle their patent infringement dispute...
Qualcomm inks another deal in China
03 August 2016 | San Diego | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Qualcomm has signed a 3G and 4G patent licensing agreement with GuangDong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp (OPPO)...
VirnetX’s $625.6 million verdict against Apple voided
03 August 2016 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A US federal judge has voided a verdict ordering Apple to pay $625.6 million to VirnetX for infringing four patents...
Brexit: No immediate changes for the UPC
02 August 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has said there will be “no immediate changes” to the UK’s position in the Unified Patent Court...
Akamai steps out of the Limelight
02 August 2016 | Arizona | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Akamai Technologies has agreed to turn its $51 million damages award into a $54 million licensing agreement with Limelight following the end of a long-running lawsuit...
Illumina fails to force arbitration
01 August 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Biotech company Illumina has failed to force an ongoing lawsuit against rival Ariosa over patent infringement to arbitration...
Pierce Atwood bolsters commercial litigation department
01 August 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Thomas Gilbertsen has joined Pierce Atwood as partner in the commercial litigation department in Washington DC...
NZ/Aus patent processes could be scrapped
29 July 2016 | Wellington | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Two schemes that were heralded as the first step toward unifying patent examination processes across New Zealand and Australia could soon be scrapped...
Pryor Cashman acquires top media IP lawyer
28 July 2016 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Thomas Vidal has joined law firm Pryor Cashman’s Los Angeles Office as partner in its intellectual property and technology groups...
Unified Patents increases pressure on ‘patent trolls’
28 July 2016 | San Fransico | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Defensive patent aggregator Unified Patents has challenged the patents of three of the most litigious so-called ‘patent trolls’...
Update: Yahoo’s Excalibur portfolio could be sold
27 July 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
There is “tremendous interest” in Yahoo’s Excalibur patent portfolio, according to company executives...
US Federal Circuit reverses fracking patent decision
27 July 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) was incorrect to shift the burden of proof to the owner of a fracking patent when coming to a final determination on its validity, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled...
USPTO stands by patent eligibility guidance
26 July 2016 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has stood by its previous examination guidance on claims directed to natural phenomena following two significant court decisions...
McDonald Hopkins bags IP litigator
26 July 2016 | Miami | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Richard Guerra has been added to intellectual property department at McDonald Hopkins in Miami...
Cooley adds 11 to patent practice
26 July 2016 | Palo Alto | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Cooley’s recently added life sciences expert Mika Reiner Mayer has brought her team from Morrison & Foerster to the firm’s Palo Alto office...
Verizon agrees deal for Yahoo, minus Excalibur
25 July 2016 | New Jersey | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Verizon has won the race to acquire Yahoo, agreeing to buy the internet company for $4.83 billion...
Labour leaders trash Patent Box
25 July 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonnell have called for changes to the Patent Box tax relief system for research and development...
Online transactions patent dispute thrown out
25 July 2016 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) has been granted a motion to dismiss a patent infringement lawsuit brought by two brothers...
Milbank hires litigator in Washington DC
22 July 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Kristin Yohannan has joined Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy as special counsel...
Patent litigation rising, quality can improve, says GAO
21 July 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The number of new patent infringement lawsuits filed in US district courts has increased by 3,000 over the last year, a US Government Accountability Office (GAO) study into patent quality has found...
McAfee/Intel accused of stealing security secrets
20 July 2016 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Intel Security used acquisition talks to steal trade secrets from Security Profiling, the company has alleged...
Samsung strikes a deal to settle with ParkerVision
19 July 2016 | Jacksonville, Florida | Reporter: Barney Dixon
ParkerVision has entered into a patent licensing deal with Samsung...
Fried Frank adds Masters to its litigation ranks
19 July 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Robert Masters has joined Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson as partner in in Washington DC...
David Lucas returns to Bradley Arant
18 July 2016 | Huntsville, Alabama | Reporter: Barney Dixon
David Lucas has returned to Bradley Arant Boult Cummings as a partner in its intellectual property department in Huntsville...
Open Invention Network passes milestone
18 July 2016 | Durham, North Carolina | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Linux defensive patent pool the Open Invention Network (OIN) has surpassed 2,000 members...
Barnes & Thornburg recruits patent litigator
18 July 2016 | Minneapolis | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Barnes & Thornburg has recruited Anthony Son as partner in its intellectual property department in Minneapolis...
Experts call for end to forum shopping
15 July 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Professors from top US universities, including Harvard, Stanford and Yale, have called for statutory reforms to combat forum shopping in patent infringement cases...
Taylor Wessing launches new association in Hong Kong
14 July 2016 | Hong Kong | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Law firm Taylor Wessing has increased its intellectual property and life sciences capabilities in Asia with a new office and association with Hong Kong firm HM Chan & Co...
Nokia and Samsung expand patent deal
14 July 2016 | Espoo, Finland | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Nokia and Samsung have agreed to expand their cross license agreement to cover additional rights...
Yahoo buyers should beware patent value rumours
13 July 2016 | Seattle | Reporter: Barney Dixon
More than 44 percent of Yahoo’s patent portfolio may be invalid or have no market value, according to TurboPatent...
Royalties still due after patent revocation, says CJEU
13 July 2016 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Royalties must still be paid for the life of a licensing agreement even if the patent protecting the licensed technology has been revoked, the Court of Justice of the EU has ruled...
DLA Piper names new IP and tech co-chair
13 July 2016 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
DLA Piper has appointed partner Frank Ryan as the new co-chair of its intellectual property and technology practice...
Network-1 secures $25 million settlement from Apple
12 July 2016 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Apple has agreed to a $25 million settlement with licensing company Network-1 Technologies...
Quarles & Brady names new managing partner
12 July 2016 | Milwaukee | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Quarles & Brady has appointed patent specialist Daniel Radler as its new managing partner...
Federal Circuit clarifies on-sale bar in pharma case
12 July 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
An invention must be “commercially marketed” to trigger the on-sale bar of Section 102(b) of the US Patents Act, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled...
Adidas tells Skechers to shoo
12 July 2016 | Oregon | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Adidas has accused Skechers of producing a “shameless imitation” of its Springblade shoe in a new patent infringement lawsuit...
Thomson Reuters to sell IP & Science for $3.55 billion
12 July 2016 | New York | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Thomson Reuters has agreed to sell its Intellectual Property & Science business to Onex and Baring Private Equity Asia for $3.55 billion...
Jones Day adds life sciences pro
11 July 2016 | San Diego | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Law firm Jones Day has added John Wehrli to its intellectual property practice in San Diego...
New generic drug deals for developing countries
11 July 2016 | Switzerland | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UN-backed Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) has signed new generic manufacturing licences for HIV and hepatitis C treatments in developing countries...
Kuwait accedes to the PCT
11 July 2016 | Kuwait City | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Kuwait has become the 149th member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) after signing off on its accession legislation last month...
McDonald Hopkins recruits Rafael Perez-Piñero
08 July 2016 | Miami | Reporter: Barney Dixon
McDonald Hopkins has added Rafael Perez-Piñero to its intellectual property department in Miami...
Life sciences patent ‘not directed’ to natural phenomena
08 July 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has thrown out a patent ineligibility ruling against an improved process for preserving liver cells...
Huawei requests FRAND ruling
07 July 2016 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
China’s Huawei has asked a US district court to recognise that it did all it could to fulfill its obligations to license 4G standard-essential patents to T-Mobile...
Final judgement in Akamai v Limelight
07 July 2016 | Massachusetts | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Limelight Networks will pay Akamai Technologies $51 million in damages, a US district court has ruled...
Biosimilar applicants must give grace period
06 July 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Applicants must give six months notice before launching any biosimilar products, even if they have participated in the patent dance process, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has confirmed...
PTAB propels GE complaint
06 July 2016 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent and Trademark Office has instituted an inter-partes review of a patent belonging to United Technologies at the behest of General Electric (GE)...
Premaitha’s defence to be heard
05 July 2016 | Manchester, UK | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Premaitha, a developer of non-invasive prenatal screening systems, is to have its competition law defence heard as the UK High Court of Justice weighs up the validity of a patent being asserted against it...
Australia launches fast-track patent pilot
04 July 2016 | Canberra | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A new fast-track patent prosecution highway (PPH) has been launched in Australia for Australian and EU patent applications...
Brexit brings threat to UPC’s future
04 July 2016 | Stockholm | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK’s decision to leave the EU has raised concerns about the future of the Unified Patent Court (UPC), according to the court’s preparatory committee...
Uncertainty for the unitary patent project persists
01 July 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UK intellectual property minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe has called for calm following Brexit...
Apple sued for $10 billion
01 July 2016 | Florida | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US citizen Thomas Ross has filed a complaint against corporate giant Apple demanding $10 billion in damages...
Medtronic v NuVasive reaches settlement
01 July 2016 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
NuVasive and Medtronic have ended their long-running patent infringement dispute ahead of the Federal Circuit’s reassessment of the case...
VMI Group speeds ahead in China
01 July 2016 | China | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Tire manufacturer VMI Group has achieved a victory in China as it continues its battle against patent infringement...
Cooley bags life sciences expert in Palo Alto
30 June 2016 | Palo Alto | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Palo Alto office of Cooley has expanded its patent counselling and prosecution practice with new partner Mika Reiner Mayer...
ITC watch: Fujifilm, HP and Tessera
30 June 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Fujifilm, HP and Tessera Technologies have filed separate Section 337 complaints over the importation of allegedly patent infringing products into the US in the space of seven days...
Hillary's new patent plan can
29 June 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has outlined how she intends to encourage technology and innovation during her stay in the White House, with changes to the patent system high up on the list...
Federal Circuit reinstates 'inventive' internet patent
29 June 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reinstated the validity of Bascom Global’s internet content filtering patent, striking a blow to AT&T...
Sony settles with Network-1
28 June 2016 | Texas | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Patent licensing company Network-1 Technologies has secured a settlement with Sony after making allegations of infringement of a remote power technology patent...
Hunton & Williams appoints pharma partner
28 June 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Hunton & Williams has recruited Eric Weisblatt as partner in its Washington DC office...
No-way no-way, to patent natural phenomena
27 June 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The US Supreme Court has declined to hear Sequenom v Ariosa, leaving intact a Federal Circuit decision that trade groups said threatens innovation...
Brexit threatens unitary patent project
27 June 2016 | London | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The so-called Brexit seriously jeopardises the UK’s future involvement in the unitary patent project, according to Allen & Overy...
Qualcomm attempts to swat Meizu
27 June 2016 | Beijing | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Qualcomm has filed an infringement complaint against Meizu Technology after it failed to take a licence to its patented wireless technologies for 3G and 4G...
Brexit: CIPA calls for calm
24 June 2016 | London | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The UK’s decision to leave the EU will not immediately affect European patent holders or restrict the ability of UK patent attorneys to carry out European work, the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys has said...
Jones Day bags partner in Tokyo
23 June 2016 | Tokyo | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Maxwell Fox has joined Jones Day’s Tokyo office as partner...
EPO launches speedy opposition process
23 June 2016 | Munich | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The European Patent Office (EPO) is introducing a streamlined opposition procedure to simplify proceedings and deliver quicker decisions...
Baker & McKenzie elects new London chairman
22 June 2016 | London | Reporter: Tammy Facey
IP practitioner Paul Rawlinson has become chairman of Baker & McKenzie in London...
Federal Circuit sticks with same-day meaning
22 June 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
A continuation application must be filed before the earlier application is granted, when filing and patenting occur on the same day, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled...
Apple gains stay of design infringement ruling
22 June 2016 | Beijing | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Apple can continue to sell its latest range of iPhone models in China after an appeals court granted a stay of an infringement ruling that would have forced it to withdraw its products...
SCOTUS backs PTAB in Cuozzo v Lee case
21 June 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The Patent Office regulation requiring the PTAB to apply a ‘broadest reasonable construction’ standard when interpreting patent claims is reasonable, the US Supreme Court has ruled...
PTAB can make its own claim decisions
20 June 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board does not need to address in its final written decision claims it did not institute, according to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...
Vinson & Elkins boosts Texas offices with five
16 June 2016 | Texas | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Vinson & Elkins has added five partners to its offices in Austin and Dallas...
Uniloc takes aim at Apple in new suit
16 June 2016 | Texas | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Uniloc has called out Apple over its messaging system in a new patent attack...
Alice dominates patenting
15 June 2016 | London | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The US Supreme Court 2014 Alice Corp ruling continues to dominate patent strategy in the US, RWS inovia found in its annual Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator...
UK tops patents in GIPI5
14 June 2016 | London | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The UK has come out on top of the patent rankings in law firm Taylor Wessing’s fifth Global Intellectual Index Property...
Shook Hardy expands in Chicago
14 June 2016 | Chicago | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Hugh Abrams has become partner at the Chicago office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon...
SCOTUS loosens enhanced damages test in Halo and Stryker
14 June 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The US Supreme Court has issued its opinion in the combined Halo Electronics v Pulse Electronics and Stryker Corp v Zimmer cases, ruling that the two-part test for determining whether damages may be increased was too rigid...
Merck stripped of $200 million win
13 June 2016 | California | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Merck has lost a $200 million damages award after a judge found a pervasive pattern of misconduct in its patent infringement litigation...
EIP adds co-managing partners in San Diego
13 June 2016 | San Diego | Reporter: Tammy Facey
EIP has appointed Mallary de Merlier and Nick Transier as co-managing partners of the firm’s first US office in San Diego...
US petitions Supreme Court over Apple v Samsung
10 June 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The US Department of Justice has waded in on the Apple v Samsung dispute and asked the Supreme Court to return the case to the trial court for further litigation...
SMEs don’t rate UPC, finds A&O
09 June 2016 | London | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Eighty percent of companies with large patent portfolios have more faith in the Unitary Patent Court (UPC) than 36 percent of those with small portfolios, according to Allen & Overy...
Sheppard Mullin recruits trade secrets experts
09 June 2016 | California | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Seong Hwan Kim and Rebecca Edelson have joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as partners...
Marathon subsidiary scrapes win at PTAB
08 June 2016 | Virginia | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Marathon Patent Group’s patent at the centre of a dispute with online streaming platforms has been mostly upheld after review at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...
SIPO clarifies joint liability in administrative proceedings
07 June 2016 | Shanghai | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
China’s State Intellectual Property Office has clarified that original equipment manufacturers and commissioning parties can be held jointly liable for patent infringement in administrative proceedings...
Eli Lilly’s Alimta up for review
07 June 2016 | Virginia | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Eli Lilly’s patent for its blockbuster cancer drug Alimta (pemetrexed) hangs in the balance following the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to institute a review...
ParkerVision slams LG German smartphone sales
07 June 2016 | Munich | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Electronics manufacturer LG has been hit with another patent infringement suit from ParkerVision...
DLA Piper recruits new tech partner
06 June 2016 | Boston | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Michael Strapp has joined DLA Piper’s intellectual property and technology practice as a partner in Boston...
Robins Kaplan strengthens patent litigation capabilities
03 June 2016 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Robins Kaplan has recruited intellectual property litigator Breton Bocchieri in Los Angeles...
Life sciences expert joins Allen & Overy
02 June 2016 | London | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Allen & Overy has added Marjan Noor as partner to its IP practice...
SCOTUS refuses to reconsider Alice
02 June 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The US Supreme Court has denied a petition to review an appellate court decision invalidating its impairment detection system patent, amid claims that the infamous Alice Corp decision invalidates virtually all patents...
Microsoft transfers patents to Xiaomi
01 June 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Microsoft has agreed to transfer patents to electronics company Xiaomi in a deal that will see Office and Skype installed on its Android devices...
Steptoe & Johnson team joins Sheppard Mullin
01 June 2016 | los Angeles | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has bolstered its intellectual property practice with the additions of Seong Hwan Kim and Rebecca Edelson as partners...
Howard & Howard boosts office with patent pro
31 May 2016 | Michigan | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Howard & Howard Attorneys has added Andrew Grove to the firm as partner...
University accuses Apple of stealing WiFi tech
31 May 2016 | California | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The California Institute of Technology has accused Apple of infringing its WiFi technology patents...
Vinson & Elkins opens new office
26 May 2016 | Taipei, Taiwan | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Vinson & Elkins has opened an office in Taipei with two intellectual property experts at the helm...
Microsoft puts pen to paper on patent deal
26 May 2016 | Redmond, Washington | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Microsoft has signed a patent collaboration deal with Japan-based accessory manufacturer ELECOM...
Huawei accuses Samsung in China and the US
25 May 2016 | Shenzhen | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Huawei has filed infringement complaints against Samsung in China and the US over the use of smartphone software and cellular communications technology...
Patent purchase programme launches
24 May 2016 | New Jersey | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Technology-based companies including Facebook, Microsoft and Google have teamed up to create a marketplace for purchasing patents...
ITC to hear Volkswagen hybrid complaint
23 May 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The US International Trade Commission has agreed to launch an investigation into Volkswagen’s hybrid electric vehicles...
US patent grants and complaints both fell in 2015
20 May 2016 | Boston | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The number of patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office and infringement cases filed in district court both declined in 2015, according to PwC’s Patent Litigation Study...
Kudelski and Yahoo agree to end dispute
19 May 2016 | Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The Kudelski Group and Yahoo have settled their patent infringement dispute...
Microsoft counsel joins Perkins Coie
19 May 2016 | Seattle, Washington | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Andy Culbert, previously associate general counsel at Microsoft, has joined Perkins Coie as partner...
Valipat and Envoy combine to boost IP admin services
19 May 2016 | Brussels | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Intellectual property administrative service providers Valipat and Envoy International have combined...
Fox Rothschild bags Brian Rothery as partner
18 May 2016 | New York | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Fox Rothschild has recruited Brian Rothery as partner in the firm’s IP department...
Biosimilar company eyes Humira with IPR attack
18 May 2016 | California | Reporter: Tammy Facey
An inter-partes review petition to invalidate AbbVie’s dose regimen patent for rheumatism treatment Humira (adalimumab) has been approved in the US...
Bayer and ERS Genomics share CRISPR portfolio
18 May 2016 | Leverkusen | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Bayer and ERS Genomics have signed a patent licensing deal for CRISPR genome patents...
Spangenberg joins Marathon Patent Group
17 May 2016 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Marathon Patent Group has appointed Erich Spangenberg as director of acquisitions, licensing and strategy...
India releases new IP policy
17 May 2016 | Mumbai | Reporter: Tammy Facey
A new policy aimed at promoting and developing intellectual property in India has been released...
India grants Gilead Sciences patent for Sovaldi
16 May 2016 | Mumbai | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Gilead Sciences has had its patent application for hepatitis C treatment Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) accepted in India...
High Court refuses Samsung CAT transfer
16 May 2016 | London | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Samsung’s attempt to transfer competition law features of its patent dispute with licensing company Unwired Planet has been tossed by the UK High Court of Justice...
Database patents pass Alice test, says Federal Circuit
13 May 2013 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Database patents deemed invalid as abstract under the Alice Corp v CLS Bank decision have been reinstated by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Microsoft’s lawsuit with software company Enfish...
New chief at PTAB helm
12 May 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
David Ruschke has been appointed as chief judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...
NASA sends patents into public’s orbit
11 May 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
NASA has released 56 patented technologies into the public domain, making them freely available for commercial use...
Infringement notices due in Russia
10 May 2016 | Moscow | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Patent owners must notify alleged infringers of their suspected activity before filing an action in court under new changes due to be implemented in Russia in June...
Manatt Phelps adds partner on the East Coast
10 May 2016 | New York | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Manatt Phelps & Philips has added Irah Donner to its New York office as partner...
Italy approves draft for UPC
09 May 2016 | Rome | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The Italian government has approved draft legislation that will enable the country to ratify the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement...
Examples assist users in new USPTO guidelines
09 May 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has offered life sciences examples in its newest subject matter eligibility guidance for patents...
Immersion v HTC dispute left to Federal Circuit
06 May 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is set to handle the potentially patent-invalidating Immersion Corp v HTC Corp dispute today...
K&L Gates recruits patent partner
05 May 2016 | Sydney | Reporter: Tammy Facey
K&L Gates has added Dr Simone Mitchell to its Sydney office as partner...
US patent venue law left intact
05 May 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has dismissed an attempt to have the rules on patent infringement venues reformed...
Nvidia and Samsung lay down swords
04 May 2016 | California | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Nvidia and Samsung have agreed to settle all pending patent litigation between the two companies...
Specialised IP courts on the rise, finds ICC
03 May 2016 | Moscow | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Specialised intellectual property jurisdictions can improve the efficiency and quality of IP-related litigation processes and outcomes, according to the International Chamber of Commerce...
CAFC affirms PTAB standard of review, again
29 April 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
America Invents Act decisions from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) will continue to be reviewed with deference held the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...
Michael Best & Friedrich boosts IP team
29 April 2016 | Austin, Texas | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Michael Best & Friedrich has recruited Kirk Dorius as partner in its intellectual property practice group in Austin...
Kilpatrick Townsend promotes one to counsel
28 April 2016 | Atlanta | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Charles Pannell has become counsel at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton...
Blackberry destroys two patents by troll under Alice
28 April 2016 | Dallas | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Blackberry has nixed two email patents asserted by a patent troll, after a Texas court sided with the mobile company, and deemed the patents as abstract under Alice...
Two arrive at Murtha Cullina
28 April 2017 | Connecticut | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Murtha Cullina has added Anthony Gangemi as partner to its firm along with Robert Kasten, as patent agent...
IP trade groups have their say on Sequenom
27 April 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Three of intellectual property’s biggest trade groups have weighed in on the Sequenom v Ariosa litigation, calling on the Supreme Court to fix US patent law so that it incentivises innovation...
Life sciences partner arrives at Morris, Manning & Martin
27 April 2016 | Atlanta | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Mary Anthony Merchant has joined Morris, Manning & Martin as partner...
SCOTUS justices question different claim standards
26 April 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
US Supreme Court justices appeared to question why the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and district courts use a different claim construction standard when assessing validity during an oral hearing in Cuozzo Speed Technologies v Lee...
Chew to lead China office for Haseltine Lake
25 April 2016 | Guangzhou | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Daniel Chew has become partner lead at Haseltine Lake for China and Southeast Asia...
McCarter & English bags two
22 April 2016 | Boston | Reporter: Tammy Facey
McCarter & English has bolstered its intellectual property group with a patent partner in Boston and a trademark and internet partner in New York...
IPO: Supreme Court must hear Sequenom v Ariosa
22 April 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association has urged the US Supreme Court to rehear the Sequenom v Ariosa Diagnostics case, supporting Sequenom’s petition to clarify the “confused” state of patent eligibility under Section 101...
Yahoo patents worth less than $1 billion
21 April 2016 | Los Altos, California | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Yahoo’s reported $3 billion patent portfolio is actually worth $772 million, according Richardson Oliver...
Apple settles Siri suit for $24 million
21 April 2016 | New York | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Apple has settled its four-year Siri lawsuit with a patent assertion entity (PAE) for $24 million...
Avid IP launches valuation services in Middle East
20 April 2016 | Dubai | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Avid Intellectual Property has entered into a partnership with UK-based specialist firm Valuation Consulting for the Middle East market...
Cuozzo dismisses US gove. claims in IPR case
20 April 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Cuozzo Speed Technologies has dismissed the US government’s intervention in its Supreme Court battle over the inter-partes review process...
New patent partner for Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni
20 April 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Tim Wyckoff has become partner at Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni in its Washington DC office...
Patent litigator joins Pillsbury
20 April 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Pillsbury has added Keeto Sabharwal as partner in its Washington, DC office...
Key IP cases in China to be published in English
18 April 2016 | Beijing | Reporter: Tammy Facey
High profile intellectual property cases, hearings and documents in China will soon be published in English, according to the Beijing High People’s Court...
Patents on the up in Australia
15 April 2016 | Sydney | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Patent applications in Australia grew by 10 percent in 2015, according to the country’s intellectual property office...
Japanese patent applications at record low
14 April 2016 | Tokyo | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Patent applications filed with the Japan Patent Office (JPO) have fallen to their lowest since 2006, official statistics have revealed...
Ashfords bags patent expert for new service
13 April 2016 | London | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Kaya Elkiner has become head of patents at Ashfords...
Patent claims are having a hard time at the PTAB
13 April 2016 | New York | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Almost 60 percent of patent claims challenged in inter partes review proceedings were cancelled or found unpatentable during 2014 and 2015, according to Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto...
OpenTV bites back at Yahoo
13 April 2016 | San Francisco | Reporter: Tammy Facey
OpenTV has reacted to Yahoo’s bid to dodge infringement liability by accusing the internet company of infringing 10 of its own patents...
Australian universities adhere to new principles
12 April 2016 | Sydney | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The Australian Technology Network (ATN) of universities has agreed to adopt principles to harmonise and expand their use of intellectual property...
Federal Circuit refuses patent for diagnostic method
12 April 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has tossed a patent for a diagnostic test because it doesn’t transform naturally occurring matter...
Patent pros arrive at Honigman
12 April 2016 | Chicago | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn has added Vikram Mathrani and Ron Sklar as partners to its Chicago office...
US patent disputes declined in Q1
11 April 2016 | San Jose | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Patent litigation in the US has fallen by 28 percent since the turn of the year, according to Unified Patents...
New partner at Mishcon de Reya
11 April 2016 | London | Reporter: Tammy Facey
David Rose has become partner at Mishcon de Reya in London...
Another patent attorney at Waller Lansden
08 April 2016 | Tennessee | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis associate Robert Walker has passed the US Patent and Trademark Office bar to become a patent attorney...
Wright brothers patent file found
08 April 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Orville and Wilbur Wright’s patent application papers for a flying machine will be displayed at the National Archives Museum’s West Rotunda Gallery...
Unwired Planet to sell IP business
07 April 2016 | California | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Patent assertion entity (PAE) Unwired Planet has agreed to sell its intellectual property licensing business for £30 million...
Boult Wade Tennant bags pharma pro
07 April 2016 | London | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Jason Rutt has joined Boult Wade Tennant as a patent attorney in its London office...
Qualcomm agrees another mobile patent deal
07 April 2016 | San Diego | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Qualcomm has entered a new 3G and 4G Chinese patent licence agreement with Zhuhai Ewpe Information Technology, a subsidiary of Gree Electric Appliances...
Indian competition authority can investigate SEPs
06 April 2016 | Delhi | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) can investigate standard-essential patent abuses, the Delhi High Court has ruled...
Anti-patent troll bill seeks ITC reform
05 April 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act, aimed at safeguarding patent owners at the International Trade Commission (ITC), has been reintroduced into the US House of Representatives...
Patent expert joins Foley & Lardner in Japan
05 April 2016 | Tokyo | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Foley & Lardner has added Philippe Riesen as partner to its intellectual property team in Tokyo...
Google dodges $85 million
04 April 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has tossed an $85 million verdict against Google...
Marathon launches patent spinoff for smart glass and window market
04 April 2016 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Marathon Patent Group has formed a spinoff to commercialise new tech licensed from HP...
Reed Smith recruits life sciences litigators
01 April 2016 | Houston | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Reed Smith has added Nicolas Barzoukas and Joshua Davis as partners to its IP practice in Houston...
GlaxoSmithKline makes patent pledge
01 April 2016 | Middlesex | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
GlaxoSmithKline has taken the unusual step of publicly promising to stop seeking patent protection for its drugs in least developed and low-income countries...
USPTO completes PTAB revamp
01 April 2016 | Alexandria, Virginia | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The US Patent and Trademark Office has introduced new rules to revamp trial practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...
New patent partner for Duane Morris
31 March 2016 | New York | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Brian Siff has joined Duane Morris in New York as partner...
SCOTUS denies ParkerVision’s appeal
31 March 2016 | Florida | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The US Supreme Court has declined to hear ParkerVision’s appeal against a decision in its patent lawsuit with Qualcomm...
Gilead to pay $200 million for hepatitis C infringement
30 March 2016 | California | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Gilead Sciences has been ordered to £200 million in damages to Merck and Ionis Pharmaceuticals for infringing patents protecting their hepatitis C treatments...
New partner at Sheppard Mullin
30 March 2016 | Palo Alto | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Will Chen has become a partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton...
Patterson IP appoints patent attorney
29 March 2016 | Nashville | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Patterson Intellectual Property Law has recruited patent attorney Megan Gustafson as associate...
Newegg deflects arrows at LARPing
24 March 2016 | California | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Global Archery has dropped its patent case against live-action role-playing website LARPing.org after Newegg intervened...
Unwired Planet scoops win against Samsung and Huawei
24 March 2016 | London | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Unwired Planet has won another patent case against Samsung and Huawei Technologies in the UK...
Sequenom urges SCOTUS to bin Mayo
22 March 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Sequenom has urged the US Supreme Court to review the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s decision that claims its diagnostic method patent is invalid under the Mayo decision...
Trio arrive at Sidley Austin
22 March 2017 | New York | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Three partners have joined Sidley Austin’s intellectual property litigation practice in New York...
Morrison and Foerster bags ITC pro
22 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
International Trade Commission (ITC) expert Mark Whitaker has become partner at Morrison & Foerster in its Washington DC office...
Supreme Court to hear half of Apple v Samsung
21 March 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear Samsung’s appeal against a judgement in favour of Apple, but only in relation to how damages totalling $399 million were calculated...
States can have jurisdiction over ANDAs, says CAFC
21 March 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
A US state has personal jurisdiction when a generic drug manufacturer seeks to market a drug in that location, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled...
US continues to lead PCT filings , says WIPO
18 March 2016 | Geneva | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The US filed the most international patent applications in 2015, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), although Asia’s activity continued to catch up...
Apple loses to OpenTV in Germany
17 March 2016 | Düsseldorf | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
A court in Germany has ruled against Apple in its ongoing litigation over OpenTV’s video streaming patents...
Perkins Coie snaps up life sciences specialist
17 March 2016 | San Diego | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Mark Wicker has joined the technology transactions and privacy practice of Perkins Coie in San Diego...
Obama picks Garland
16 March 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
President Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland to replace Antonin Scalia on the bench of the US Supreme Court...
Brazilian patent examination speeds up
16 March 2016 | Brasília | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) will speed up certain patent applications in a bid to manage the current backlog...
Browne Jacobson attracts patent specialist
15 March 2016 | London | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Kathleen Fox Murphy has become partner at Browne Jacobson in London...
ServiceNow and HP toss patent dispute
15 March 2016 | California | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Enterprise cloud company ServiceNow has settled its patent row with Hewlett-Packard...
Life sciences team arrives at Proskauer
15 March 2016 | Boston | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Proskauer Rose has recruited Dr Fangli Chen as a partner and vice chair of its life sciences patent practice, as well as Daniel Klein as senior patent counsel...
Mintz Levin expands with life sciences expert
14 March 2016 | San Francisco | Reporter: Tammy Facey
William Kezer has joined Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo as a member of its San Francisco office...
Microsoft and Rakuten agree patent deal
11 March 2016 | Tokyo | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Microsoft’s technology licensing arm and e-commerce company Rakuten have signed a patent cross-licensing agreement covering each company’s respective consumer electronics products, including Android and Linux-based devices...
New partner at Choate Hall & Stewart
11 March 2016 | Boston | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Paul Pysher has become partner at Choate Hall & Stewart...
CAFC won't reshuffle USPTO guidelines
11 March 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has refused to review whether the Patent and Trademark Office’s patent-eligibility guidelines exceed the Alice Corp ruling, in a decision concerning a card game patent...
India rethinks computer-related inventions
10 March 2016 | Mumbai | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
India has issued new guidelines on patents for computer-related inventions after a backlash forced the Indian Patent Office to rethink its plans...
Microsoft signs up Wistron
08 March 2016 | Taiwan | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Microsoft and Taiwanese IT tech provider Wistron have renewed their patent licensing agreement covering consumer devices running the Android and Chrome platforms...
Jeffer Mangels welcomes patent partner
07 March 2016 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Rachel Capoccia has joined Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell as partner in its Los Angeles patent litigation group...
Prolific patent troll drops appeal plans
07 March 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
A prolific ‘patent troll’, responsible for filing more than 160 infringement suits based on a single patent in 2014, has dropped its appeal against an invalidation...
Google Snipps at PAEs
04 March 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Marketing promotions company Snipp Interactive has won a wireless advertising US patent as part of Google’s efforts to tackle PAEs...
Nintendo wins Wii Remote appeal
04 March 2016 | Washington | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Nintendo has beat claims of infringement in a new US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decision affirming a lower court’s ruling that the Wii remote does not infringe a licensing company’s patent...
IBM takes aim at Groupon
04 March 2016 | Delaware | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Groupon is continuing to infringe IBM’s advertising patents despite repeated warnings, according to a recently filed infringement complaint...
European patents on a high, says EPO
03 March 2016 | Munich | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Total European patent applications increased to 160,000 in 2015, the highest number recorded to-date, according to the European Patent Office (EPO)...
Qualcomm counsel becomes partner at Haynes and Boone
03 March 2016 | Orange County | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Haynes and Boones has boosted its Orange County office with new partner Kenyon Jenckes...