EPO to assist UKIPO with biotech patent backlog

EPO to assist UKIPO with biotech patent backlog

The European Patent Office (EPO) has agreed to do some biotechnology patent searches on behalf of the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) in an effort to help tackle its large backlog of applications. UKIPO said it has trained and recruited relevant patent...

China to enhance IPR protection

China is making aims to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights, the State Council's executive meeting, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, ruled on Wednesday. The meeting ruled that efforts to formulate and improve the criteria for determining, checking...

R&D intensive organisations lobby policy makers in Europe

IP Europe – a coalition of R&D intensive organisations in Europe whose inventions are protected by Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) – has launched policy recommendations calling on European policymakers to prioritise IP protection at the highest political level...

UK Queen approves Patent Court judge for Court of Appeals

UK Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment of judge Richard Arnold to the UK Court of Appeals. Arnold had previously served as a High Court of Justice judge in the Chancery Division from 2008 and was appointed judge in charge of the Patents Court in April...

CPA Global and Brügmann enter partnership on IP tech

IP technology leader CPA Global today announces a new partnership with Brügmann Software GmbH, which aims to optimize and connect law firms and in-house IP teams to the patent renewals management services around the world through a joint technical interface and secure...

Apple sued for infringement of low-power mode

Apple is in the midst of legal action by Location Based Technologies (LBT) for allegedly infringing a patent related to the 'low-power mode' and 'facedown detection' features in various iPhones and iPads models. Filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of...

Fellows IP Salary Survey 2019

The results of the intellectual property salary survey are now live! Teaming up with The Patent Lawyer Magazine, this report presents data from a salary survey of the intellectual property profession which was collected over a six-week period from the 1 st of May 2019...

Apple hit with infringement case over universal keyboard

Apple is once again the subject of a patent lawsuit having allegedly infringed a patent covering a universal keyboard. According to the complaint filed in the District of Delaware, Princeps Interface Technologies allege that Apple infringed its U.S. patent. The patent...

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EPO to assist UKIPO with biotech patent backlog

The European Patent Office (EPO) has agreed to do some biotechnology patent searches on behalf of the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) in an effort to help tackle its large backlog of applications. UKIPO said it has trained and recruited relevant patent...

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China to enhance IPR protection

China is making aims to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights, the State Council's executive meeting, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, ruled on Wednesday. The meeting ruled that efforts to formulate and improve the criteria for determining, checking...

read more

UK Queen approves Patent Court judge for Court of Appeals

UK Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment of judge Richard Arnold to the UK Court of Appeals. Arnold had previously served as a High Court of Justice judge in the Chancery Division from 2008 and was appointed judge in charge of the Patents Court in April...

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R&D intensive organisations lobby policy makers in Europe

IP Europe – a coalition of R&D intensive organisations in Europe whose inventions are protected by Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) – has launched policy recommendations calling on European policymakers to prioritise IP protection at the highest political level...

read more

CPA Global and Brügmann enter partnership on IP tech

IP technology leader CPA Global today announces a new partnership with Brügmann Software GmbH, which aims to optimize and connect law firms and in-house IP teams to the patent renewals management services around the world through a joint technical interface and secure...

read more

Apple sued for infringement of low-power mode

Apple is in the midst of legal action by Location Based Technologies (LBT) for allegedly infringing a patent related to the 'low-power mode' and 'facedown detection' features in various iPhones and iPads models. Filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of...

read more

Fellows IP Salary Survey 2019

The results of the intellectual property salary survey are now live! Teaming up with The Patent Lawyer Magazine, this report presents data from a salary survey of the intellectual property profession which was collected over a six-week period from the 1 st of May 2019...

read more

Apple hit with infringement case over universal keyboard

Apple is once again the subject of a patent lawsuit having allegedly infringed a patent covering a universal keyboard. According to the complaint filed in the District of Delaware, Princeps Interface Technologies allege that Apple infringed its U.S. patent. The patent...

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Ericsson and Intellectual Venture enter license agreement

Ericsson recently announced that it entered into a license agreement with Intellectual Ventures, putting an end to all patent infringement lawsuits between the two companies. The agreement includes a lawsuit which ended up in $43 million jury verdict for the patent...

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RLS and Conex resolve lawsuit

RLS LLC announced that it settled the patent infringement lawsuits it filed against Conex Universal Limited. RLS filed its U.S. lawsuit in the District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on January 22, 2018, alleging that Conex infringes claims of two of its...

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IPEC victory for newly merged Haseltine Lake Kempner

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (“IPEC”) decided earlier last week who owns the rights to an employee invention when it is made out of hours and on the employee’s own equipment. In a landmark decision that clarifies that it is the employer not the employee...

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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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IP considerations surrounding 5G

5G is the fifth generation of cellular network technology standards, developed under the aegis of the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a consortium of telecommunication standard development organizations.

Standing to appeal a PTAB determination: Injury-In-Fact?

Any person, who is not the Patent Owner, may challenge a patent at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) in an inter partes review (“IPR”)1. A petitioner is not required to show that it has suffered an injury-in-fact before challenging a patent.

FRAND developments in the UK – not such a ZyXEL-ent outcome

As technology patent lawyers in the UK and beyond await the Supreme Court’s view on Unwired Planet v Huawei, the approach adopted by Mr Justice Birss in that case has already prompted a raft of further litigation in relation to Standards Essential Patents (SEPs) and Fair Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licence terms.

Oracle’s licensing and auditing setbacks in the EU

For many years running, Oracle Corporation has been near the head of the pack when it comes to frequency and aggressiveness of software licensing audits. And, while much has been written about Oracle’s well-honed “audit script” and the alienating effect its audits have on its long-term customers, there is little sign that Oracle intends to curb this deeply unpopular behavior.

Why a joined-up approach is key to effective litigation

Alnylam is developing revolutionary medicinal products, one of which has regulatory approval, with others close behind. Its opponent, Silence Therapeutics PLC (“Silence”), a UK-based biopharmaceutical company, publicly asserted that Alnylam’s products infringed its patents and it would enforce such rights against Alnylam.

Cancelled flight? This is not the end of the...case

Disputes settled by the EPO can drag on for years. These are years of arguments, strategies and misunderstandings. Each party fights to the end, because there are usually big sums hidden behind patents. Usually, at the end of the opposition or appeal proceedings, the parties are summoned to oral proceedings, in which an unending dispute is arranged in a single day.

The Europe patent rankings 2019

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