Ericsson and Intellectual Venture enter license agreement

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...

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...

PCT Network announces partnership for managing renewal payments

The PCT Network announces partnership with The International Renewals Group to manage patent and trademark renewal payments with full transparency and accountability. The partnership enables law firms and companies with extensive intellectual property to optimize and...

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...

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...

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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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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Japan to consider factory raids in patent litigation

Proposed by the Japan Patent Office, a new law could see courts appoint a neutral expert to search factories for evidence of patent infringement. Patent cases in Japan usually require a high burden of proof on the party claiming infringement. Courts can, however,...

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CPA Global announce merger with ipan/Delegate group

IP management and technology businesses CPA Global and ipan/Delegate Group yesterday announced their agreement to merge. The merger will combine the two companies and give customers from both CPA Global and ipan/Delegate Group the group’s combined capabilities, which...

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Helsinn over anti-nausea drug

In a victory for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the U.S. Supreme Court today refused to revive Helsinn Healthcare S.A.’s patent on an anti-nausea drug Aloxi. The decision was unanimously upheld in a lower court ruling which canceled Helsinn’s patent on the drug for...

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2018 Patent Analysis

As we prepare our 2018 year in review of the USPTO patent and publication statistics, we see a year where patent quality and utility to the patent owner is more important than ever. This results in little movement in the overall numbers, but what we believe is likely...

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German court dismisses latest Qualcomm suit against Apple

A German court dismissed Qualcomm's latest patent suit against Apple on Tuesday in the latest chapter in the Apple - Qualcomm saga. The case relates to bulk tension in iPhones. The ruling comes from a regional court in Mannheim, and states Apple didn't infringe...

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Nichia starts to enforce PSS technology-related patents

Nichia Corporation filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court against Corlant Inc. (“Corlant”), a distributor of automotive aftermarket parts under the brand of Valenti, seeking an injunction and compensation for damages. The accused product,...

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Qualcomm claim Apple’s iOS 12.1.2 still violates iPhone ban

Apple today released iOS 12.1.2 which carries software changes to address the contentious patent which is involved with their ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm. The iOS update reportedly fixes issues addressed with the patent, however, Qualcomm says it violates the...

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Silence Therapeutics settles dispute with Alnylam

Silence Therapeutics stated its ongoing patent dispute with Alnylam Pharmaceutics Inc has ended after they issued a license to the US-listed company to sell the Onpattro drug. The company, which develops technology to silence defective genes, alleged that the Onpattro...

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Apple and Qualcomm set court date for April

The increasingly lengthy saga between tech giant Apple and mobile chip maker Qualcomm seems to have an end in sight as a date is now set for a courtroom battle in April. The ongoing case is fought over multiple patents and royalties lawsuits between the two companies...

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Neal Gerber Eisenberg gains former Kirkland & Ellis partner

Neal Gerber Eisenberg today announced the addition of Ian J. Block as a partner in the Intellectual Property practice group. Block recently joined Neal Gerber Eisenberg from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a partner. Block has extensive experience representing...

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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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