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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Apple and Qualcomm have agreed to drop all litigation and forge a new license agreement, ending a drawn-out legal battle on royalty collections from innovations in smartphone technology. The agreement consists of a global patent license and chipset supply. Apple...
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World’s largest genetically modified seed manufacturer Monsanto claimed victory today as India’s highest court reinstated their claim for a patent of BT Cotton seed. The Supreme Court of India overruled the previous order instated by the Delhi High Court which...read more
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...read more
After the final judgment of the Düsseldorf District Court (docket number 4b O 132/16) finding for infringement of YAG patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) of Nichia Corporation (“Nichia“) by WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH (“WOFI”), Nichia recently requested WOFI...read more
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...read more
A Chinese court has banned the import and sale of the majority of iPhone models due to the company's alleged infringements on patents held by chip supplier Qualcomm. The Court in east China’s Fujian Province granted the two preliminary injunctions at the requested of...read more
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...read more
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...read more
The UK Supreme Court has today handed down its highly-anticipated decision in a patent dispute between Pfizer and two generic pharmaceutical manufacturers, Actavis and Mylan, relating to Pfizer’s blockbuster pregabalin product, which it sells under the trade name...read more
IT giant IBM filed a new patent that indicates interest in using blockchain technology to support scientific research and reporting. The filing - initially submitted in December - surfaced last week, and shows IBM continuing to pursue the use of blockchain technology...read more
A quarter of businesses who have applied for patents have no idea they could claim a valuable form of tax relief on profits known as Patent Box, research by tax specialist Catax reveals today. Censuswide survey of 1,000 senior and middle managers nationwide showed...read more
The Dennemeyer Group has purchased Munich-based start-up patent search service provider Octimine Technologies. Founded in 2015 founded by former LMU Munich and Max Planck Institute scientists Michael Natterer, Matthias Pötzl and Dietmar Harhoff, Octimine provides...read more
Recent statistics for patent applications reveal that innovation in self-driving vehicles (SDV) is accelerating fast and could signal the coming of a transport revolution. The number of European patent applications related to autonomous driving has grown 20 times...read more
Perkins Coie announced that Nathan Kelley has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property practice as a partner in the Washington, D.C., office. Kelley recently stepped down as the Solicitor and Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law at the U.S. Patent and...read more
The Legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple continues, as the Telecomms company now claims the tech giant owes it $7bn in overdue royalty payments. Qualcomm reportedly discussed Apple’s unpaid royalties in a hearing in one of the cases in federal court in San Diego....read more
On October 1, 2018, only a few weeks prior to the oral hearing at the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany scheduled for 18 October 2018, WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH (“WOFI”) has completely withdrawn its appeal (docket number I-2 U 33/17) against the...read more
Manchester, 30 October 2018 - Specialist tax relief consultancy, Catax, has announced a collaboration with leading intellectual property firm Keltie LLP (‘Keltie’) to help UK businesses get the most out of innovation. Catax assists businesses with the complex process...read more
On October 1, 2018, Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. and its German subsidiary Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH (both “Everlight“) have completely withdrawn their request to the German Federal Court of Justice (docket number X ZR 5/17) for...read more
The UK Court of Appeal has today upheld the High Court’s decision from April 2017 that, if Huawei refuses to pay a global patent licence fee to Unwired Plant on mobile phone sales on the terms set by the court, the court can grant an injunction on sales of Huawei’s...read more
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the EPO’s free online patent search tool, Espacenet. This service was the result of a pioneering step of the European Patent Office (EPO), the European Commission and the EPO’s member states to integrate their online...read more
The recent legalization of recreational marijuana use in Canada indicates a broader trend of a move towards legalization, opening up a brand new multi-billion dollar market. Currently, 22 states in the USA have legalized marijuana for medicinal use, with nine states...read more
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