BRICS Annual 2024
UK IPO publishes update and forward look on SEPs work

UK IPO publishes update and forward look on SEPs work

Standards and standard essential patents (SEPs) are of growing importance to the UK economy and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is committed to ensuring the current SEPs framework functions effectively to encourage innovation and promote competition. In the...

EPO updates guidelines for examining AI inventions

EPO updates guidelines for examining AI inventions

The European Patent Office (EPO) has released a draft of its new Guidelines for Examination, which will come into effect on 1 March 2024. The new guidelines include some important updates to the EPO’s practice for examining inventions in the fields of artificial...

Revolutionizing patent drafting using generating artificial intelligence… or not

Gunjan Agarwal, Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, presents five major concerns when using generative AI for drafting patent applications, reminding us that, no matter how clever, machines will not yet replace us!

An interview with Rob Oddy, Bank of America’s Enterprise Architecture Executive

Rob Oddy sits down with The Patent Lawyer to discuss Bank of America’s client-focused approach to innovation, the importance of capturing IP company-wide, and the underestimated value of protecting assets in the banking industry.

Beyond misconceptions: exploring the patentability and challenges associated with ai-driven bioinformatics innovations in Europe

Rebecca Bennett, Anna Gregson and Andrew White of Mathys & Squire detail the available protection for AI-driven bioinformatics given that many inventions fall outside of the restricted category of mathematical methods and computer programs that are not usually patentable.

Women in IP Leadership: An interview: inspirations, experiences, and ideas for equality.

Featuring: Priggya Arora, Founder of PA Legal.

Sponsored by: Clarivate

Women in IP Leadership: An interview: inspirations, experiences, and ideas for equality.

Featuring: Mercedes K. Meyer, Ph.D., Shareholder at Banner Witcoff Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by: Clarivate

 

Rankings: the Middle East & Africa

10 of the best law firms from each of the top Middle East & Africa jurisdictions, including Saudia Arabia, the UAE, and Nigeria.

 

Private Members’ bill on artificial intelligence introduced in House of Lords

James Brown, Partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP, evaluates the Artificial Intelligence (Regulation) Bill proposed in November 2023 in an attempt to effect legislative change to right the current regulations that appear to be falling short when it comes to the protection of AI innovation.

What you need to know about patent term adjustments

Fabian M. Koenigbauer, Partner at Ice Miller, details the intricacies of patent term adjustment at the USPTO with top tips for implementing strategies to maximize any possible extensions.

Navigating jurisdictional challenges in patent appeals: a distilled analysis of Filo Edtech Inc. v. Union of India & Anr.

Joshita Davar Khemani, Sonal Mishra and Antriksh Mishra of L.S. Davar & Co. evaluate the court’s findings in a recent case to provide some clarification on disputes relating to jurisdiction in patent appeals.

SEP holders entitled to pro-tem security payment according to Delhi High Court

Manisha Singh and Virender Singh of LexOrbis evaluate the Nokia v. Oppo case, which drew on rulings from the Intex v. Ericsson case, to assess the current responsibilities of licensors when it comes to SEPs to ensure infringement is avoided at the end of an agreement.

Cheap and cheerful: utility models, international, and transnational IP protection strategy

Thomas Lunde and Eric Sergheraert of Clarivate assess utility model protection, particularly favorable in China, and provide advice for global IP strategy based on the most recent findings on the successful protection of innovations.

EAPO President confirms the benefits of the Eurasian Patent to Asian innovators

Dr. Alexey Vakhnin discusses the available protection and continued commitment to developing the Eurasian patent system with Dr. Grigory Ivliev, the President of the Eurasian Patent Organization, which has many advantages to the Asian IP community.

The impracticality of priority right claiming in patent land rush: a case study of invalidation of a patent in China

Celinna Wang, Bing Han, and Qin Su of China PAT Intellectual Property Office detail the aspects of embodiment and scope of protection to analyze the status of patent invalidity.

Particularities of Russian utility model applications

Elena L. Davydova, Deputy General Director and Chief of Ineureka’s IP Protection Department, explains the advantages and disadvantages of filing for patent utility model protection for both Russian and foreign applicants with clarifications of what is and is not permissible.

BPTO discloses results for 2022 and the Strategic Plan for 2023-2026

Rodrigo Klein and Rodrigo Moraes Costa of Montaury Pimenta Machado & Vieira de Mello review the BPTO’s Management Report and the new Strategic Plan to provide insight into the plans to practically support the protection of IP in Brazil.

The Patent Lawyer Annual

Blank Rome welcomes IP litigation associate in Washington, D.C.

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Eda Stark has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation group, which also recently welcomed partner Andrew R Kopsidas. Eda concentrates her practice on representing...

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UK IPO publishes update and forward look on SEPs work

Standards and standard essential patents (SEPs) are of growing importance to the UK economy and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is committed to ensuring the current SEPs framework functions effectively to encourage innovation and promote competition. In the...

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EPO updates guidelines for examining AI inventions

The European Patent Office (EPO) has released a draft of its new Guidelines for Examination, which will come into effect on 1 March 2024. The new guidelines include some important updates to the EPO’s practice for examining inventions in the fields of artificial...

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Green technology patenting trends in India

Climate change is a global issue, and calls for rapid action are growing stronger. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to keep global warming to 1.5°C. The message is clear: climate change is a worldwide issue that...

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Google settles lawsuit over computer chips that power AI

On January 24, 2024, Google LLC settled a patent infringement lawsuit over computer chips that power its artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The settlement comes the same day that closing arguments were scheduled to begin in a trial on the lawsuit by Singular...

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China’s revised Seed Law allows breeders to bet the farm

From knock-off luxury clothing to replica iPads, trademark and copyright infringement come in many forms. More recently, copycats are turning to plant breeders' highly crafted innovations: fruits and vegetables.  Specifically, in China, there are a growing number of...

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Cantor Colburn names new partners and counsel for 2024

Cantor Colburn LLP is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been promoted within the firm to partnership, effective January 1, 2024. The new partners are Asaf Batelman, Ali Caless, Nancy Kennedy, Sung Wook Kooh, Matteo Pedini, and Kimberly Vines, Ph.D. Mr...

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Reddie & Grose announce partner retirements

LONDON, 6 February 2024 – The European intellectual property law firm Reddie & Grose announces the upcoming retirement of two of its longest-serving partners today.  Patrick Lloyd and Simon Goodman, who first joined the firm as trainees in 1987 and 1988...

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The Irish Government announces referendum on joining the UPC

The Irish Government has announced that it will hold a referendum on joining the Unified Patent Court (UPC) in June 2024. This news moves Ireland closer to becoming the 18th EU country to join the UPC and unitary patent (UP) system. The news was widely welcomed by the...

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Wedlake Bell kicks off 2024 with two new partner hires

Esther Gunaratnam and Sanjvee Shah join the firm in February. February 2024 — City firm Wedlake Bell has announced the arrival of two new partners into its IP and Commercial and Private Client teams. The firm continues to put growth at the top of its agenda having...

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By providing a platform to share personal experiences we aim to continue the empowerment of women in the world of IP.

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In this six-part series Dr. Suzanne Wertheim, of Worthwhile Research & Consulting, talks to The Patent Lawyer about diversity, equity, and inclusion: what it means; the current challenges; DEI in law; gender bias; and what we can all do to improve.

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