Top-ranked IP law firm Powell Gilbert adds to team with associate hire

Top-ranked IP law firm Powell Gilbert adds to team with associate hire

Leading IP firm continues to expand its team with the addition of Daniel Down LONDON – Specialist IP law firm Powell Gilbert LLP today announces that it has added to its market-leading team with the appointment of Daniel Down as associate. The hire, which follows the...

Three new partners at IP boutique firm HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

Three new partners at IP boutique firm HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is pleased to welcome three new partners, including two internal promotions and one lateral hire (at the Madrid office). Mathis Breuer (Dusseldorf office) has been working as an attorney since 2013 and joined the firm in 2015. He represents clients...

New appointments signal rapid growth for Mewburn Ellis in Munich

Leading European specialist IP firm continues to bolster international offering with a spate of new hires 14 December 2020: Leading European IP firm Mewburn Ellis has continued to demonstrate impressive growth with a series of new hires in its Munich office bringing...

Clarivate Acquires Hanlim IPS

Combining strengths to accelerate innovation in South Korea by offering a more comprehensive range of IP information and insights solutions London, U.K. December 1, 2020 – Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CCC), a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to...

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Synamedia Joins LOT Network

First UK-headquartered video and pay-TV solutions provider to join the non-profit community London – October 8, 2020 – Synamedia, the world’s largest independent video software provider, today announced it has joined the global non-profit organization LOT Network as a...

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The Patent Power 50

The Patent Power 50 will highlight leading Corporate Patent In-house individuals and teams from around the world, across a multitude of sectors. Our goal is to recognize the game changers, movers, and shakers who are really making a difference to our industry. Being...

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Questel acquires RenewalsDesk

Questel announces the acquisition of RenewalsDesk, a UK-based company specializing in patent annuity services. RenewalsDesk was founded in 2013 by a patent owner who discovered high hidden fees with their former provider, with a mission to bring honesty and...

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Unwired Planet v Huawei FRAND judgment

The judgment by the UK Supreme Court in the dispute between Unwired Planet, Huawei et al, covering two appeals by cell phone manufacturers (implementers) of wireless technologies, is a landmark case in the area of Standard Essential Patents (“SEPs”) and FRAND...

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Patent types explained: utility, design, and plant

The canny entrepreneur should have a solid understanding of the importance of IP. Here, Josh Gerben, founder of Gerben Law Firm, PLLC, explains the three different types of patents available to inventors in the US, and outlines how to apply for them. A patent is a...

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Clarivate to combine with CPA Global

In a significant move, Clarivate has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to combine with CPA Global. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. CPA Global currently provides IP management and technology solutions to more than...

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Anaqua launches dedicated law firm business unit

In a bid to address the diverse needs of today’s global law firms, IP management software company Anaqua has launched a new Anaqua Law Firms business unit and announced three senior hires. The move, says Anaqua, underscores the company’s commitment to the law firm...

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The effect of design space on patent grant and recognition for designs

Dr. Yongqiang Qi, Partner and Patent Attorney at Corner Stone, examines the latest judicial interpretation and what it means for design.

Incentivizing patents in the public interest: the case for combatting climate change and COVID-19

Pat Breslin, CEO of Breslin Consulting, explains the role for innovation to protect public health and welfare against widespread disease, environmental degradation, and natural disasters.

The uncharted path for patenting Artificial Intelligence in the US

Marc V. Richards and Scott Ilhwan Yoo, of Brinks Gilson & Lione, examine the state of patenting AI-related and AI-generated inventions and a path forward in view of the rejection of the DABUS patent applications.

A no-deal Brexit: Britain at risk of becoming a “third country”

Vanessa Bélec, Patent Attorney at Fenix Legal, discusses the impact Brexit will have on patent owners’ rights and why this is encouraging British companies to register their companies in Sweden.

An interview with Senior Vice President of IP at Genprex, Thomas Gallagher

Faye Waters, Editor of The Patent Lawyer, talks with Thomas Gallagher about his recent appointment as Genprex’s Senior Vice President and about his in-house counsel experiences.

A Nobel Prize, a Global Pandemic, and a Patent Dispute walk into a bar… stop me if you’ve heard this one before

Richard Gaugeler, Patent Attorney at Cedar White Bradley, explains how a Noble Prize, the Pandemic and a Patent Dispute are all inextricably linked to the CRISPR-Cas9 Technology.

Patent term adjustments due to delays in prosecution in Mexico

Victor Garrido, Head of Patents at Dumont, discusses the changes in Mexican FLPIP law and what the addition of supplementary certificates means for a patent’s protection period.ent Dispute are all inextricably linked to the CRISPR-Cas9 Technology.

Introduction to the Fourth Amendment to China’s Patent Law

Dr. Dan Zou, Patent Attorney at CCPIT, provides an overview of the changes coming into force in June 2021.

Determining joint inventorship: antibody paying attention?

Katherine M. Tassmer & Dr. Todd E. Garabedian, of Cantor Colburn LLP, discuss the tenets of joint inventorship under U.S. law with specific reference to the Dana-Farber decision.

Women in IP Leadership

Carlyn Burton: Partner, Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton

Women in IP Leadership

Liz Cohen: Joint Managing Partner and IP specialist, Bristows LLP

Brazil: a discussion more current than ever on patent validity terms

Ana Paula Affonso Brito, Attorney at Law and Partner of Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello, looks at the discussions around patents validity terms and the implications on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine
and innovation.

Growing patent damages – a look behind the headlines

Faye Waters, Editor of The Patent Lawyer Magazine, examines the recent cases that broke the high-water mark for patent damages awards and finds surprising commonalities.

Case study: infringement potential analysis in a complex and diversified industry

Philipp E. Hammans and Alexander Gangnus, of Dennemeyer Consulting GmbH, discuss a recent case in which their report aided their client to gain robust insights into his relative competitive and technological position
within the industry.

Inventiveness determination for inventions involving microorganisms

Peiyuan Zhang and Dongcheng Pang, of Beijing Sanyou, take suggestion from a recent judgement at China’s Supreme Court on the requirements for the inventiveness step.

Speaking of leaders and laggards of innovations

D.P.S Parmar, Special Counsel at LexOrbis, discusses the technicalities of improvement patents and modification patents with reference to blanket patenting and picket-fencing.

Medical patents, a country analysis: factors affecting patentability of medicine and primary health care

Lyudmila Lisovskaya, Patent and Chemical Specialist at Zuykov, details the difficulties surrounding the patentability of medicines, methods of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases around the world.

LOT Network: why the largest portfolio in the world reduces risk from Patent Assertion Entities

Ken Seddon, CEO of LOT Network, Nigel Swycher, CEO of Cipher, and Kent Richardson, Partner at Richardson Oliver Law Group, provide an overview into the impact PAE’s can have and how LOT Network can help.ion, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases around the world.

A careful balance

Whilst patents provide exclusionary rights, it is important for the Courts to find the right balance between patentees’ rights and the public interest when deciding whether to grant an injunction. Here, Rachel Mumby, Partner at Bristows, and Olivia Henry, Associate at Bristows explore some of the issues which come up in the life sciences sector, highlighting the commentary in the Evalve v Edwards Lifesciences case.

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