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Canon awarded $4.4 million in patent infringement case
23 June 2017 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Canon has been awarded $4.4 million after a jury found Color Imaging and General Plastic Industrial guilty of wilfully infringing a Canon patent
Patents to get STRONGER with new bill
22 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The bill will make it easier and less costly for patent holders to enforce their patents, in turn strengthening the patent system.
Merchant & Gould hires patent trio
22 June 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Merchant & Gould has expanded its New York office with the addition of three new intellectual property attorneys.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie adds new patent associate
22 June 2017 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Apple swipes SCOTUS decision for Qualcomm case
21 June 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
TiVo Corporation hires Arvin Patel as chief IP officer
20 June 2017 | California | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Michael Best picks Anaqua for IP management
19 June 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Senate judiciary committee approves Vishal Amin
16 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UPC stuck in Germany
15 June 2017 | Berlin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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US Supreme Court to hear AIA question
14 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Ukraine’s lack of reform progress concerns EU
13 June 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
European Commission to investigate Qualcomm
13 June 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Lawyers react to BPCIA decision
13 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Supreme Court forgoes 180-day ‘pre-marketing’ period
12 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Spruson & Ferguson launches Melbourne trademark office
12 June 2017 | Melbourne | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Perkins Coie launches patent management tool
09 June 2017 | Seattle | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Foley & Lardner lands life sciences pro
08 June 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Matal named acting head of USPTO
08 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UPC to miss December 2017 launch date
07 June 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
IP Group invests in Australian innovation
07 June 2017 | Canberra | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Michelle Lee resigns as USPTO director
07 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Navico wins as USITC issues record fine
06 June 2017 | Egersund | Reporter: Barney Dixon
USPTO patent backlog lowest it's been for eight years
05 June 2017 | Valletta | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Unified Patents eyes venue fallout
02 June 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Lewis Roca Rothgeber Christie hires IP heads
02 June 2017 | North Carolina | Reporter: Barney Dixon
IP5 commit to cooperation
01 June 2017 | Valletta | Reporter: Barney Dixon
OMC Abogados hires IP and consumer rights attorney
01 June 2017 | Lima | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Uber fires Levandowski
31 May 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
SCOTUS limits patent exhaustion
31 May 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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With UC Berkeley appealing against the US PTAB’s decision in the CRISPR-Cas9 case, what’s next for the groundbreaking gene-editing technology? Kevin O’Connor, partner at Neal Gerber Eisenberg, explains
While uncertainty persists, plant breeders may need to double down to secure their rights, says Penny Maplestone of the British Society of Plant Breeders
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Least developed countries can now more easily obtain compulsory licences during public health emergencies, but some have been slow to take advantage. Vítor Palmela Fidalgo of Inventa International explains why
Diana Portna of D&L IP Group explains how Ukraine’s compulsory licensing laws could be opened up for the public interest, and how rights owners could react
Facing unacceptable pendencies in 2003, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office dug deep to make the patent prosecution service more efficient
TC Heartland’s Supreme Court question may see patent owners going cold on the Eastern District of Texas
It is incumbent on practitioners and applicants to take care in drafting and prosecuting applications, says Bea Koempel-Thomas of Lee & Hayes
Is American chipmaker Qualcomm in trouble? Joachim Frommhold of Weinmann Zimmerli examines the facts
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The Andean Community has stood firm in the defence of its owns interests, says Jesús Cuba and Kelly Sánchez of OMC Abogados & Consultores
The first preliminary injunction granted by a China IP court was awarded to Christian Louboutin. Dr Weili Ma of Chofn Intellectual Property explains
Patent prosecution in South Africa rarely favours the inventor, but recent reforms are aiming to change that, one little bit at a time
The Tanzania Patent Office is a useful partner in the prosecution process, says Sunday Godfrey Ndamugoba of ABC Attorneys
Dominic Ogega Mwale, managing partner at Mwale & Company, explains how to patent in Kenya
Patent owners looking for an attractive place to seek protection in Asia need look no further than Singapore, says Max Ng and Gerald Mursjid of Gateway Law Corporation
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