Talking PTAB with Bob Steinberg
Indefiniteness Before the PTAB
Compiling Successful IP Solutions for Software Developers
Protecting IP Through Employment Law
Collaborating Before The PTAB
Is Biotech Patentable Subject Matter?
Wearables and the Future of Intellectual Property Law
Is The Deck Stacked Against Patent Owners In The PTAB?
Drafting Software Patents In A Post-Alice World
Enforcement Challenges For Biotech Patents
The Future of Patent Damages
Polsinelli Podcasts - FDA Denies Amgen Citizen Petition in Biosimilar Dispute
Polsinelli Podcasts - Hedge Funds Now Using IPR Challenges
Polsinelli Podcasts - Hear How the SCOTUS Ruling May Impact Patent-Eligible Subject Matter for Software
Is the Patent Litigation Boom Coming to an End?
Intellectual Property Law Issues for Health Care Providers
IP|Trend: Inter Partes Review: What to Consider When Filing Your Petition
Inter-Partes Review of Patents: The Case So Far (CLE)
IP|Trend: New Era in Protection of Software by Intellectual Property Law?
Inter Partes Review: Validity Before the PTAB
Following our note “The Future European Patent System: Being Prepared,” we report here on the very latest news on the implementation of the major changes to the European patent system. In recent weeks, there has been...more
In This Issues:
- Key Considerations: For Negotiating Electronic Point Of Sale Solution Agreements
- Fashion Forward And Tech Savvy: The Co-Branding Of Wearable Technologies
- The Internet Of Things: The...more
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently published the Final Rules for implementation of the Hague Agreement for the Registration of Industrial Designs (i.e., design patents). Starting May 13, 2015, U.S.-based applicants...more
In This Issue:
- Federal Circuit Affirms PTO in First Appeal of an Inter Partes Review Decision
- EU Copyright: No Resale of Digital Content Except for Software?
- Qualcomm Agrees to $975 Million Fine and...more
In Europe, there are two types of IP protection available for plant-related inventions: Plant Variety Rights (PVRs) and Patents.
In order to avoid any overlap in protection between these two IP regimes, the EPC...more
On March 25, the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the European Patent Office (EPO) handed a victory to those seeking to protect plant inventions in Europe. The EBA found that the essentially biological processes exclusion of...more
Some practitioners outside Germany have concerns about bifurcation. In a response to the previous article, Adam Cooke considers how it will work in practice in the UPC -
Once the Unitary Patent and UPC come into effect...more
The European Court of Justice recently announced that it will issue a decision in Genentech Inc. v. Hoechst GmbH, in response to a request from the Paris Court of Appeals for clarification on whether European antitrust law...more
From 1 March 2015, a new agreement will come into force that allows European patents to be validated in Morocco. This is the first time that a non-member country of the European Patent Organisation will have recognised...more
DOJ’s Approval of Revisions to IEEE’s Standard-Setting Policies Provides Guidance for SSOs, Patent Holders, Licensees and Courts -
On Feb. 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a business review letter that...more
EU WITHDRAWS INVESTIGATION -
Many countries in Europe, including the UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, France and Hungary have special tax regimes for profits derived from specific types of intellectual...more
In this lw.com interview, Latham & Watkins counsels Charles Courtenay and Christian Engelhardt and associate Donald McCombie discuss the impact of the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) on existing European Patents and outline...more
A new Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot agreement between the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the European Patent Office (the EPO) came into effect on January 6, 2015. The pilot will last for a period of...more
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd v. ZTE Corp., ZTE Deutschland GmbH -
Despite the fact that standard-essential patents (SEPs) have been on the agenda of the European Union (EU) competition law debate for some time now,...more
Last Thursday, the European Court of Justice rendered a decision in International Stem Cell (ISCO) Corporation v. Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (UK) that significantly modified the landscape for human...more
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has handed down a landmark judgment concerning the patentability of stem cells in Europe. Stem cells have the potential to revolutionize the treatment of human disease because of their...more
In This Issue:
- Fundamental Reform Ahead For European Patent Law
- Patentability of Isolated Nucleic Acid
- Patent Reform – Is It Working?
- Right To Privacy In Japan
- Supreme Court Corner
- The FTC...more
The introduction of a unitary patent and a unified patent court system is viewed as a very exciting prospect. Somewhat paradoxically, however, the introduction of the UP will mean that three types of patents will become...more
The European Union member states are preparing to introduce a new European Patent with Unitary Effect and a single Unified Patent Court with divisions located throughout Europe. With this package of broad patent reforms, the...more
Arguably, Germany is the jurisdiction which has the most to lose with the introduction of the UPC. The German patent infringement courts have built a reputation of offering an attractive combination of quality, speed and a...more
While a radical departure from prior practice in the EU, the concept of a European Patent with Unitary Effect will be familiar to US practitioners. That is because the Unitary Patent (UP) System is an “all eggs in one basket”...more
DG Competition of the European Commission just published its 5th patent monitoring report. It covers patent settlements entered into in 2013. Each year, the Commission claims that the report shows a “steady increase” of...more
In adopting what he regards as a “middle path” approach between over- and under-protecting intellectual property rights, Advocate General Wathelet’s Opinion in the Huawei v ZTE litigation provides our first hint as to the...more
Europe has been bustling with recent news and development from the Unified Patent Court Preparatory Committee and the European Patent Office.
New Draft UPC Rules of Procedure and UPC Status -
On 15 October 2015 the Italian Government submitted to Parliament the so called “Stability Law 2015?, a bill containing a number of measures aimed at vitalizing the Italian economy and boosting grow in the system, including...more
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