California stops pharmaceutical “pay-for-delay”

California stops pharmaceutical “pay-for-delay”

California has introduced a pioneering new law designed to stop large pharmaceutical companies settling claims of patent infringement by generic drug manufacturers by paying those manufacturers to delay launching their products – the so-called “pay-for-delay”...

Nokia updates 5G patent declaration

Nokia updates 5G patent declaration

A year on from making a similar announcement back in September 2018, Nokia has stated that, as of October 2019, it has declared to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) that it has identified over 2,000 “patent families” as being “essential” for...

UK Labour Party proposes compulsory drug licensing

UK Labour Party proposes compulsory drug licensing

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK Labour Party, has told his party’s annual conference that a Labour Government would introduce compulsory drug licensing “to secure generic versions of patented medicines”. Under the proposed system, a state-owned pharmaceutical...

EA accused of in-game currency infringement

EA accused of in-game currency infringement

Videogame developer and publisher EA has been accused of patent infringement by Stone Interactive Ventures (SIV) in proceedings launched by the latter in the US courts. It is understood that SIV is acting, at least in part, for Intellectual Ventures Assets (IVA), a...

Huawei tries to spoil Transsion’s big day

Huawei tries to spoil Transsion’s big day

Chinese mobile giant Huawei has launched an apparently deliberately timed patent and copyright infringement broadside against rival Transsion, just as the latter goes public on the Chinese-equivalent of the Nasdaq stock exchange. Transsion is a Chinese manufacturer of...

InterDigital files UK patent action against Lenovo

US Research and Development firm InterDigital has gone to the High Court in the UK to begin patent infringement proceedings against Chinese technology giant Lenovo. The action concerns a number of 3G and 4G patents. InterDigital, which owns over thirty-thousand mobile...

Last-minute patent agreement between LG and Qualcomm

South Korean smartphone manufacturer LG and American telecoms giant Qualcomm have, at the eleventh hour, reached a settlement whereby LG will retain its license to use a number of Qualcomm’s 5G technology patents. The deal comes after extended legal tussles between...

Apple sees RED over 4K compression patent

Red Digital Cinema, or ‘Red’, manufacturer of the ‘RED’ digital cameras used widely across the film industry, has this week reacted robustly to Apple’s May 2019 lawsuit to have one of Red’s patents invalidated. Apple had argued that Red’s patent for its “REDCODE”...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Innovation, IP and Reverse Engineering in 3D NAND Technology

Martin Bijman, Director of IP Products at TechInsights, takes a look at the IP issues presented by the growing NAND SSD market.

The doctrine of equivalents – a late summer picnic of updates

Rachel Mumby and Chloe Dickson of Bristows discuss developments in the doctrine of equivalents following the Supreme Court’s judgment in Actavis v Eli Lilly.

The doctrine of equivalence – Actavis v Eli Lilly in France and Germany

CMS discusses the extent to which the interpretation and application of the doctrine of equivalence has brought UK law into line with the approach elsewhere in Europe.

Global trends on plant variety protection

Enriqueta Molina of Santamarina + Steta explains why protecting the intellectual property in plant varieties is becoming ever-more critical.

Brazilian patent examination backlog: a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel

Ana Jardim and Herminia Mendes of Luiz Leonardos & Advogados consider a new approach to dealing with Brazil’s notorious backlog of patent applications.

Can Artificial Intelligence be an inventor?

Malcolm Dowden, Legal Director of Womble Bond Dickinson, examines the far-reaching implications of any attempt to recognize an Artificial Intelligence as an ‘inventor’.

Stop being a bank for your foreign agents

Justin Simpson, CEO of Billtrader, reflects on the circumstances and objectives that drove the creation of the Billtrader platform.

Allowance of disclaimers in patent application

Dr. Neetu Kumari, Managing Associate of LexOrbis, takes a look at the role of disclaimers in patent applications in India.

Unity of invention in Mexico

Edith Rivero from the IP firm Dumont comments on current Mexican practice regarding unity of invention for patents.

More inventions survive invalidation in China

Yuan Yue from CCPIT looks into changing invalidation rates in China, analyzes the reasons, and gives a coping strategy.

Introduction of on-site inspection system in Japan

Osamu Yamamoto, partner at Yuasa and Hara, explores the introduction of an on-site inspection system by the partially amended Patent Act in Japan.

Sweden is the innovation leader in the European Union

Maria Zamkova, CEO of Fenix Legal, discusses Sweden’s ongoing Industry 4.0 success.

Damages in China: Increasingly pro-plaintiff

Guanbin Xie of Lifang & Partners discusses the way damages are awarded in patent actions in China.

The Supreme Court of Russia considers the scope for patent amendments

Nikolay Bogdanov of Gorodissky & Partners examines the complex issues that arose in a Russian patent dispute.

Overview of the cannabis reform in Mexico and its implications in patent protection

Erika Alejandra Paz Noguez and Anna Edith Arroyo Vela of Uhthoff give an overview of the development of the legal framework surrounding cannabis patents in Mexico.

The protection of interests in legal arguments on the use of intellectual property assets

Alexandra Pelikh, Head of Legal Department at Zuykov and partners, looks at the issues which arise during IP proceedings in the Russian courts.

Delhi High Court directs Property Appellate Board to hear urgent matter with technical expert

Vidisha Garg of Anand and Anand examines the challenges that continue to face the functioning of the Indian Intellectual Property Appellate Board.

Patent damages on foreign sales given domestic acts of infringement

Pat Breslin of Breslin Consulting looks at the potential for extraterritorial reach of US patent law addressed in a recent decision by the US Supreme Court.

Medicaments patents in the context of the ARIPO and its Contracting States

Vitor Sérgio Moreira, Patent Engineer at Inventa International, explains the status of medicament patents granted by ARIPO in Contracting States.

Patent Working Statement: A mandatory obligation in India

Dominic Alvares and Vilas Shetty of S. MAJUMDAR & CO review the Patent Working Statement, a mandatory requirement unique to Indian IP law.

The current scenario for protecting and enforcing inventions in Mexico

Sergio L. Olivares, Jr, Mauricio Samano and Omar Serrano of OLIVARES take a look at the changing IP landscape Mexico.

Some practical aspects regarding Industrial Designs in Russia

Elena L. Davydova, Chief of the Patent Department at IN!EUREKA LLC, looks at the issues surrounding the protection of Industrial Designs under Russian Law.

The company behind Zero-Failure renewals

Behind the scenes at IP Centrum.

Hullabaloo over Working Statement under the Indian Patent Act

Ranjan Narula, Managing Partner, and Suvarna Pandey, Managing Associate of RNA, Technology and IP Attorneys, sum up industry reaction to the Indian Patent Act Working Statement.

German case law on infringement and validity: a further update

Ute Kilger and Michael Rüberg, partners with Boehmert & Boehmert, summarize recent rulings on claim construction, FRAND and other notable decisions.

Developments in patent matters in Hungary

Gábor Germus, managing partner at Germus and Partners, looks at how patent case law has developed in recent months.

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