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ERS Genomics and IRBM sign CRISPR/Cas9 license agreement

ERS Genomics and IRBM sign CRISPR/Cas9 license agreement

The license agreement provides IRBM access to CRISPR gene editing technology to be applied across its drug discovery services offering. Dublin, Ireland, and Rome, Italy, 20 May 2024 — ERS Genomics Limited (‘ERS’), the CRISPR licensing Company, and IRBM, a leader in...

UPC referendum in Ireland postponed

UPC referendum in Ireland postponed

The Irish Government has confirmed its decision to defer the date for the referendum for the ratification of the agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPC), which was due to be held on 7 June 2024 to coincide with the European and Local elections. No alternative date...

Cover Story: The power of paralegals post-pandemic

The Patent Lawyer investigates the changing legal landscape that has resulted in a shift in the function of paralegals, discovering how one particular solutions provider is opening the door to new opportunities for leveling up in the patent space.

The debate on the inventorship of artificial intelligence: will the true inventor please stand up?

Ricardo Costa Macedo and Inês da Silva Heriques of Caiado Guerreiro analyze the views on artificial intelligence systems as inventors when it comes to protecting innovation according to different jurisdictions.

An interview with Helen Kemmitt, General Counsel at Quant

Helen sits down with The Patent Lawyer to discuss Quant’s vision to make blockchain accessible to all, her excitement around Quant’s growing patent portfolio, and her appreciation for dedicated outside counsel.

IP Trend Monitor: IP FRONTIERS. Navigating innovation in eight key industries

The latest IP Trend Monitor study gathers the opinions of IP specialists to identify far-reaching research and legal trends in eight critical industries.

IPR estoppel and products? A question that’s splitting hairs and courts

David McCombs, Eugene Goryunov, and Adam Erickson of Haynes & Boone LLP discuss the distinction between raising a patent and raising the identical product as grounds for invalidity after a recent ruling that provoked divided opinions.

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

Featuring: Jamie Soon-Kesteloot, Head of Innovation Protection and Valorisation, EssilorLuxottica & President of I3PM

Sponsored by: Clarivate

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

Featuring:Jacinthe Tay, Qualified European Patent Attorney

Sponsored by: Clarivate

Rankings: The Americas & The Carribean

10 of the best law firms from each of the top The Americas & The Caribbean jurisdictions, including North America, Canada, and Mexico.

Jurisdictional Briefing, Russia: 30th anniversary of the Eurasian Patent Office

Dr. Tatiana Vakhnina and Dr. Alexey Vakhnin of Vakhnina and Partners detail the EAPO’s commitment to bettering their strong patent system, reflected by developments over the past 30 years.

Jurisdictional Briefing, US: inventor interviews – do a great job on these and make patent law easy

Howard Levy, Partner at Cantor Colburn LLP, discusses how patent attorneys can approach inventor interviews to ensure that they are as successful as possible.

Comparing the protection of selection achievements in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan

Anna Degtyareva, Olga Kotsyubalska, and Arman Sauganbayev of Gorodissky & Partners provide a comparative analysis for the protection of plant and animal varieties and breeding materials through patents granted for selection achievements in their respective jurisdictions.

The evolving debate on forum selection in patent proceedings

Ranjan Narula and Suvarna Pandey of RNA, Technology and IP Attorneys assess the current position for court selection based on territorial jurisdiction factors for both native and foreign filers.

Old and new possibilities for revocation of evergreen patents

Ludmila Lisovskaya, Patent and Chemical Specialist at Zuykov and partners, reviews the current position of evergreening in Russia provoked by the amendments to the Invention Rules in 2021 that has deemed many instances of evergreening unlawful.

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Norton Rose Fulbright strengthens IP practice with patent lawyer trio

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced today that its IP practice has added partners Adam Rehm and Rhiannon D’Agostin as well as counsel Zack Cleary. This team of lawyers joins the firm’s patent practice from Polsinelli. Jeff Cody, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US...

HGF’s 10th annual IP in Healthcare Conference 2024

HGF is delighted to invite you to its 10th annual IP in Healthcare Conference. This year’s theme focuses on emerging technologies. HGF will review the latest intellectual property issues and trends in the pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and medical device sectors. An...

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EUIPO’s 5th IP Case Law Conference: an inside look

We were delighted to attend the EUIPO’s 5th IP Case Law Conference held in Alicante on the 29-30 of April 2024 – special thanks to EUIPO for the invitation and exceptional hospitality throughout the conference. Following a warm welcome from Master of Ceremony Thomas...

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Delhi High Court awards Ericsson $29 million in SEP case

On 28 March 2024, the Delhi High Court concluded a decade-long litigation between Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Ericsson) and Lava Intl. Ltd (Lava) by delivering a landmark judgment that Lava infringed Ericsson’s eight Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) relating to...

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Newlink joins the Open Invention Network community

According to Autovista, registrations for plug-in automobiles grew 46% year on year, reaching a record 980,737 units in China. The growth in EV car sales requires sufficient infrastructure to support the growing demand for convenient electricity charging. NaaS...

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CWB launches new brand identity

CWB is excited to share that its new brand identity has been launched.  CWB emerged as an unrivaled super-regional firm in 2023 following the merger of leading intellectual property specialists Cedar White Bradley, Hahn & Hahn, and PETOŠEVIĆ Group. With 29...

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USPTO set for new fee structure for 2025

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is poised for a pivotal transformation in its fee structure, slated for fiscal year 2025. This overhaul, far from being a mere procedural update, represents a fundamental shift poised to redefine the landscape of...

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Herbert Smith Freehills promotes 27 to partnership

15 April 2024 — Herbert Smith Freehills today announced the promotion of 27 new partners globally – another strong promotion round for the firm. Many of the new partners focus on areas that are aligned with the firm's vision and which the firm has prioritized under...

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The largest patent prosecution firms in Mexico

The intellectual property scene in Mexico experienced significant growth from 2018 to 2022. According to data from IP Pilot, a total of 89 patent prosecution firms in Mexico handled 72,632 patent filings during this period. Following the pandemic, the market quickly...

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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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