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SCOTUS to hear inter-partes review question
26 May 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear SAS Institute v Lee and decide whether or not the Patent Trial and Appeal Board should issue a final written decision on every claim challenged by a petitioner
EFF pushes against ‘stronger’ patents
25 May 2017 | San Fransisco | Reporter: Barney Dixon
In a blog post, Vera Ranieri, staff attorney at the EFF, said that harsher laws could actually end up harming the innovation economy
Nokia and Apple settle new dispute
24 May 2017 | California | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The settlement puts a stop to litigation that spanned the US and Germany and saw Apple claim in federal court that the Finnish company conspired with patent licensing companies to unlawfully extract royalties
Morrison & Foerster adds six litigators
24 May 2017 | San Francisco | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Lawyers react to TC Heartland v Kraft Foods
23 May 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
US Supreme Court limits forum shopping
22 May 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
IBM partners with Anaqua
22 May 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
AIPLA supports patent reform
19 May 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Quinn Emanuel hires patent pro
18 May 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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Intel and Samsung rally against Qualcomm
17 May 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Blank Rome adds experienced patent litigators
16 May 2017 | Houston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
US patent litigation fell in 2016
16 May 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Clyde & Co launches Kuwait IP office
15 May 2017 | Kuwait | Reporter: Barney Dixon
China could establish appellate IP court
15 May 2017 | Chengdu | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Uber-Waymo dispute referred for criminal investigation
11 May 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
D Young & Co hires IP partner
11 May 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Analog Devices chooses Anaqua
11 May 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Federal circuit affirms Lialda decision
10 May 2017 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
SUEPO takes the Netherlands to human rights court over EPO tension
09 May 2017 | Strasbourg | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Intellectual Ventures loses patents in Ericsson appeal
09 May 2017 | Virginia | Reporter: Barney Dixon
USITC rules in Arista v Cisco
08 May 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Michael Best adds two experienced IP partners
08 May 2017 | Austin | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Nikon widens aperture, sets sights on ASML and Zeiss
05 May 2017 | The Hague | Reporter: Barney Dixon
USITC investigates car manufacturers at IV’s request
04 May 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
UK IP Unjustified Threats Bill receives royal assent
04 May 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
DLA Piper promotes four in IP
04 May 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
HGF promotes five
04 May 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
USTR targets China, India and Canada in 301 report
03 May 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Federal Circuit defines AIA on-sale bar provision
02 May 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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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
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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
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The Tanzania Patent Office is a useful partner in the prosecution process, says Sunday Godfrey Ndamugoba of ABC Attorneys
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