Vectura awarded $89.7M in patent litigation against GSK

Vectura awarded $89.7M in patent litigation against GSK

Vectura has won the U.S. GlaxoSmithKline patent litigation trial and has been awarded $89.7million in damages. Vectura filed a patent infringement lawsuit against GSK In July 2016, claiming that GSK infringed a patent covering three important GSK medications used to...

PTAB reject invalidation claim of Finjan patent

Finjan Holdings, and its subsidiary Finjan, Inc., announced that the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board entered a Decision Denying Institution of Inter Partes Review against Juniper Networks. Juniper brought a petition which...

Apple to close two stores in supposed effort against patent trolls

Apple is closing two of its stores in Dallas in an apparent bid to ward off litigation from patent trolls. The stores closing on April 12th will supposedly make it easier for Apple to resist being pulled into Eastern District courtrooms in patent cases. The move...

ANAQUA to Manage Sony Mobile’s IP for SONY

Intellectual property management solutions company Anaqua today announced that multinational technology company Sony has selected the company to manage patent and trademark portfolios for Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”). Sony Mobile is a wholly owned...

Apple lose Qualcomm patent infringement case

Apple was ruled to have been infringing on three Qualcomm’s patents and needs to pay up, according to a recent court ruling. A jury in the US District Court for the Southern District of California found that Apple used three of Qualcomm technologies in a multitude of...

Patent Trial and Appeal Board appointed Scott Boalick for Chief Judge

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) welcome the appointment of Scott Boalick as Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Boalick has served as the acting Chief Judge for the PTAB since September 2018. Boalick was appointed to the...

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Vectura awarded $89.7M in patent litigation against GSK

Vectura has won the U.S. GlaxoSmithKline patent litigation trial and has been awarded $89.7million in damages. Vectura filed a patent infringement lawsuit against GSK In July 2016, claiming that GSK infringed a patent covering three important GSK medications used to...

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PTAB reject invalidation claim of Finjan patent

Finjan Holdings, and its subsidiary Finjan, Inc., announced that the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board entered a Decision Denying Institution of Inter Partes Review against Juniper Networks. Juniper brought a petition which...

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ANAQUA to Manage Sony Mobile’s IP for SONY

Intellectual property management solutions company Anaqua today announced that multinational technology company Sony has selected the company to manage patent and trademark portfolios for Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”). Sony Mobile is a wholly owned...

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Apple lose Qualcomm patent infringement case

Apple was ruled to have been infringing on three Qualcomm’s patents and needs to pay up, according to a recent court ruling. A jury in the US District Court for the Southern District of California found that Apple used three of Qualcomm technologies in a multitude of...

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Sanofi and Regeneron lose patent dispute over cholesterol drug

The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware upheld Amgen’s patent on the cholesterol drug Repatha, rejecting the challenge by Sanofi and Regeneron. Repatha, a monoclonal antibody designed to inhibit PCSK9 from binding to the low-density lipoprotein (LDL)...

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Murgitroyd Group buy Chapman IP for £6.6M

Chapman IP sold on Monday to Murgitroyd Group for £6.6m. Chapman IP has been working with IP for the past 15 years and has serviced a broad mix of clients. Following the acquisition, Helga Chapman stepped down as managing director and has now taken a position as...

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Amazon files application for facial identifying patent

Amazon has filed a patent application with the USPTO for a technology that could use visual cues - like your eyes and face - to ascertain your job and potentially track you as you move around. The patent application was filed in August 2017 and made public on...

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Apple resume iPhone sales in Germany after Qualcomm ruling

Apple said it will continue selling older iPhone models in its German stores, despite being banned due to a patent infringement ruling. The iPhones to be sold in Germany will have chips from Qualcomm, instead of a mix of chips from Qualcomm and Intel Corp. Apple said...

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MorphoSys settles patent lawsuit with Janssen and Genmab

MorphoSys AG announced that its lawsuit against Janssen Biotech and Genmab A/S has been settled. The parties have agreed to drop the mutual claims related to this litigation. MorphoSys filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Delaware against Janssen Biotech, and...

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Spotify sued for alleged infringement of Yahoo! patents

Spotify is being sued by IP company Excalibur IP for allegedly infringing on patents held by Yahoo!. Excalibur IP filled a lawsuit with the District of Delaware Court on January 28. The complaint accuses Spotify of infringing on four patents which were created at...

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Apple secures win against Qualcomm in latest ruling

Apple secured a victory in their ongoing dispute with Qualcomm, after a German court rejected four out of eight infringement claims. The district court found no infringement of the patents. which are related to on-device search. However, the judgment is not final. No...

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Court rejects Indivior Suboxone appeal

British pharma company Indivior has suffered a setback as U.S. Federal Court of Appeal rejected their request for another hearing on whether its patents were infringed by a low-cost alternative developed by Dr Reddy. The decision clears the way for India’s Dr Reddy’s...

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FRAND – a story of emerging coherency?

Dr Michael Krenz, Senior Associate at Allen & Overy’s Munich office, examines selected decisions of German and UK courts and shows that although some cross-border consensus has been reached in how to approach issues in practice, differences still remain.

Brief analysis on the amendment of the patent law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft)

Eric Su & Jessica Li of HongFangLaw tackle the latest revised draft of the PRC patent Law.

Artificial intelligence: The real impact on the patent industry

Bob Stembridge of Clarivate Analytics goes through the effects AI will have on the patent industry and its practices.

Who are the creators of the 5G standard?

Dr. Claudia Tapia, Director IPR Policy & Legal Academic Research, IPR and Licensing at Ericsson, provides an overview of the patent landscape for 5G, which is considered the engine of the future “smart” cities.

Sweden – the best place for life science innovation

CEO at Fenix Legal KB Maria Zamkova discusses the life science industry in Sweden and the mechanisms in place which make it innovative.

Semantic: Threat or panacea for patent search & analysis?

Dr. Matthias Pötzl and Dr. Michael Natterer, founders of Octimine, explain the benefits of semantic patent search and how it will change patent departments and offices.

Design patent applications in Mexico and their new “Play” GAME rules

Ándrés Esteva from Panamericana examines the new changes for design patent applications.

Navigating the 35 U.S.C. § 271(e)(1) safe harbor

Christopher E. Loh, partner at Venable, discusses The § 271(e)(1) Safe Harbor within The Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act.

The subject matter excluded from patentability in Africa

Trademark and Patent Attorney, João Cabral, and Patent Engineer Vítor Sérgio Moreira, of Inventa International discuss patentability in Africa and the exclusions of certain subject matter.

Five key steps to transforming IP into business success

Vincent Brault, Senior Vice President of Product and Innovation at Anaqua, highlights the importance of better aligning IP with business strategy for competitive advantage and examines ways to achieve such alignment.

Getting to grips with Blockchain and IP

Dr Saiful Khan, Partner and Board Member at Potter Clarkson, considers how innovators can best go about formulating an effective Blockchain patenting strategy.

Online applications to improve the process of circulating crucial patent data to stakeholders

Jason Resnick, Patent Agent at Minesoft, explains how IP Counsel, Paralegals and professional patent departments are finding value through the open sharing of clean patent data with Minesoft’s online patent solutions.

Patenting antibodies

General Manager Luis Gayoso Frayssinet and Head of the Patent Legal Department Carmen Arana of Estudio Colmenares & Asociados discuss antibodies and the patenting of them.

Creating a mentally healthy workplace

For Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May), LawCare CEO Elizabeth Rimmer looks at what legal workplaces can do to look after the wellbeing of their workforce.

Rankings: The Americas

A selection of the best law firms from each of the big Americas IP jurisdictions, including Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, and more.

 

 

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