Patent - news©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Patent - newsThe week in IP – Brexit agreement, Bio-Rad’s $24m damages, new INPI rule, $120m Palm verdict, EPO broccoli patent revocationManaging IP rounds up the latest patent, trade mark and copyright news, 18 Nov 2018 19:15:00 GMTIP Corporate Strategy - A glimpse into the futureSpeakers at the Managing IP Corporate Strategy Summit discussed issues pertinent to in-house counsel, including new ways to exploit IP assets, managing business risk, influencing policy and resolving disputes. Sanjana Kapila reports, 16 Nov 2018 10:00:00 GMTUK Supreme Court affirms Warner-Lambert’s pregabalin patent is invalidWarner-Lambert patent was insufficiently disclosed and would not have been infringed by generics even if the claims were valid, in a ruling that raises the bar for plausibility of Swiss form claims, 14 Nov 2018 20:00:00 GMTPetitioners rushed to PTAB ahead of claim construction changeNovember is already 2018’s record month for Patent Trial and Appeal Board filing, with 178 petitions in the month ahead of November 13’s shift to the Phillips claim construction standard, 14 Nov 2018 18:00:00 GMTBiosimilar makers forgo “cut-and-thrust” launch tacticsLarge generics drug companies are becoming more diligent and cautious about clearing patent thickets blocking biosimilars than they have traditionally been with small molecule products, 14 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMTAre NPEs good for China’s patent system?A US company backed with $100m is making a big push to monetise Chinese patents, against a backdrop of rising IP tensions between the two countries, 14 Nov 2018 04:15:00 GMTLES hopes new standard will raise IP awareness in boardroomsIP professionals and board members lack a common vocabulary to properly prioritise intangible assets. A new Licensing Executives Society standard aims to fix this, 13 Nov 2018 23:00:00 GMTUS district court patent cases – top plaintiffs, defendants and law firms in 2018’s first nine monthsData: US patent case filing in the third quarter continued the 2018 trend of lower levels of litigation. Managing IP reveals the rankings for the first nine months of the year, 12 Nov 2018 03:45:00 GMTWhy Judge Koh’s Qualcomm FRAND ruling is a big dealThe ruling that Qualcomm must license SEPs to competitors on FRAND terms helps the FTC but will also have a wider impact – upending the licensing practices of SEP owners, who have criticised the decision, 10 Nov 2018 21:15:00 GMTWhy optimism in the patent monetisation market is risingThe average price of a US patent is down 30% to $176,000 this year. The reason this may not be bad and what is driving “realistic optimism” among patent monetisers were some of the takeaways from the IP Dealmakers Forum, 10 Nov 2018 10:00:00 GMTArgentina releases new utility models prosecution rulesNew patent office regulation to implement procedure for prosecuting utility model applications is part of the sweeping changes to Argentina’s IP statutes earlier this year, 09 Nov 2018 20:15:00 GMTThe week in IP – Satanic Temple sues Netflix; Girl Scouts of USA takes on Boy Scouts; can Rihanna stop Trump playing her music?Managing IP rounds up the latest patent, trade mark and copyright news, 09 Nov 2018 19:15:00 GMTHow US midterm elections will affect intellectual propertyIP is not likely to be a big focus if Hank Johnson becomes chair of House of Representatives IP subcommittee but “all bets are off” if one possibility who has been highly critical of patents is appointed, 08 Nov 2018 17:15:00 GMTAre specialist or generalist courts better for judges?A judges panel at the Hong Kong Competition Commission conference shared experiences of use of specialist courts and mechanisms in adjudicating cases in areas including intellectual property, 07 Nov 2018 22:45:00 GMTAcceleration in filing of self-driving vehicle patents – EPO studyThe number of European patent applications related to autonomous driving has grown 20 times faster than other technologies in recent years, an EPO study has found, 07 Nov 2018 04:30:00 GMTInsurtech patent filing increased 40% in 2017RPC reveals that insurance patent filing is up 116% in the past five years, driven by patents related to pricing, telematics, AI and peer-to-peer insurance, 06 Nov 2018 23:30:00 GMTLaura Peter appointed USPTO deputy directorPeter was deputy general counsel of A10 Networks in Silicon Valley. Her background suggests she is "on the same wavelength" as the USPTO director, suggests one observer, 06 Nov 2018 19:15:00 GMTUnwired Planet is “massive time and money saver”, say telecoms and car companiesLarge telecoms companies say the UK Court of Appeal’s decision that global licences for SEPs can be FRAND streamlines licensing while automotive firms believe it helps benchmark component prices. But more still needs to be clarified, 05 Nov 2018 18:00:00 GMTThe week in IP – Federal Circuit’s Converse ruling, US indicts China entity for trade secret theft, and moreManaging IP rounds up the latest patent, trade mark and copyright news, 05 Nov 2018 05:15:00 GMTPTAB rankings: Top petitioners, patent owners and law firms in first nine monthsApple was the top petitioner, Qualcomm was the most-challenged patent owner and Fish & Richardson was the law firm involved in the most PTAB disputes filed in the first nine months of the year, according to data revealed by Managing IP, 02 Nov 2018 18:30:00 GMTPatent portfolio pressure – how counsel try to do more with less budgetIn-house counsel from confectionery, biopharmaceutical, telecommunications, technology, plastics and medical research companies explain how they’re measuring patent worth to find cost-saving wins, 02 Nov 2018 12:15:00 GMTSeed patent growth prompts litigation and licensing fearsEuropean seed companies prepare for licensing and litigation difficulties as technology allows them to patent more inventions and threatens to stifle the industry’s strong sharing culture, 02 Nov 2018 12:15:00 GMTDevice hybrid approval not the same as substance authorisation, rules CJEUIn a decision that will disappoint medical device manufacturers, the CJEU in the Boston Scientific case has addressed the authorisation that must form the basis of an SPC. This is in contrast to recent referrals that address what products can be protected, 01 Nov 2018 15:30:00 GMTPutting the sparkle into subject matter eligibilityThe software patent eligibility situation in the US is “a really high fence” that requires some sparkle to pass while the European test is drier, 31 Oct 2018 01:15:00 GMTRecent IP moves in the US, Europe and AsiaIntellectual property people moves include 13 McKool Smith practitioners setting up new litigation boutique Reichman Jorgensen, Nicola Dagg and a team from Allen & Overy joining Kirkland & Ellis in London, and more, 30 Oct 2018 20:30:00 GMTPTAB judges provide pointers on claim construction standard changeThe PTAB acting chief judge and vice-chief judge advised to inform them if there has been a final claim construction determination in another forum, and revealed another update to the Trial Practice Guide will be coming in the next few months, 30 Oct 2018 01:30:00 GMTThe week in IP – IP STARS deadline, France seeks SPC clarification, paparazzi photo right of publicity case, Italian Supreme Court derivative work ruling, and moreSanjana Kapila rounds up the latest patent, trade mark and copyright news, 29 Oct 2018 03:15:00 GMTUK Court of Appeal applies Actavis in ice rink patent caseReiterating the new “markedly different” approach to questions of infringement, Lord Justice Kitchin in a recent case found that Ice-World's patent was invalid but Icescape’s temporary ice-rink would have infringed as an immaterial variant, 29 Oct 2018 03:00:00 GMTRead all the news from the AIPLA Annual MeetingAll three issues of the AIPLA Daily Report newsletter are now available to download for free, 27 Oct 2018 19:45:00 GMTIs the Federal Circuit at saturation point for patents?“There is no realistic way to say we are a generalist court at this point,” Judge Chen said at a conference, while noting that the Federal Circuit is “more and more of a patent validity court”, 27 Oct 2018 19:00:00 GMT