Patent - news©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Patent - newsNew PTAB Precedential Opinion Panel expected to result in more designationsThe Patent Trial and Appeal Board has revised its standard operating procedures on panelling of matters and precedential and informative decisions, 20 Sep 2018 16:00:00 GMTThe PTAB cases to watch for the rest of 2018Important pending Patent Trial and Appeal Board cases relate to issues ranging from assignor estoppel to the constitutionality of PTAB judges’ appointments, 19 Sep 2018 16:15:00 GMTLife sciences in-house share litigation management tipsIn-house counsel at Regeneron, Sanofi and others discussed the challenges they face and lessons learned in managing successful teams at Managing IP’s Life Sciences Forum, 19 Sep 2018 16:00:00 GMTGilead’s Truvada SPC revoked by English High CourtThe English High Court has ruled that Gilead’s SPC for an antiretroviral product does not comply with Article 3(a), 18 Sep 2018 22:15:00 GMTCIPA urges UK government to stay in EUIPO after BrexitThe president of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys has sent a letter to the UK prime minister and Brexit secretary asking the government to negotiate continued participation in the EU trade marks and designs system after it leaves the bloc, 17 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMTUK in UPC after Brexit is “incompatible with EU principles” – Max Planck InstituteAn association of German research institutes has concluded in a paper that extending unitary patent protection to the UK post-Brexit through an international convention would create a “fictitious unity” that is incompatible with EU law, 13 Sep 2018 18:30:00 GMTAI: The issue of biasVincent Violago and Nikko Quevada discuss the various types of bias in machine learning algorithms and the data used to train the algorithms. They also analyse patents directed to bias mitigation, as well as the reasons machine bias is difficult to identify and eliminate, 12 Sep 2018 15:00:00 GMTReproductive technologies: patenting processes, not peopleHow can reproductive technologies be protected when they relate to natural processes? Is a human gamete or embryo a “human organism” in terms of patent law? Ellie Mertens analyses the situation in the US and other jurisdictions, 11 Sep 2018 21:15:00 GMTThe IP implications of the US taking aim at China’s tech ambitionsThe US’s FIRRMA and ECRA regulations and WesternGeco v ION Geophysical ruling will make Chinese tech acquisitions and tech export to China an uphill battle, 11 Sep 2018 21:00:00 GMTFederal Circuit backs Broad Institute in CRISPR patent disputeIn a closely-watched CRISPR patent case, the Federal Circuit says the PTAB did not err in concluding that Broad Institute’s claims would not have been obvious over the University of California’s claims, 10 Sep 2018 21:00:00 GMTUS district court patent litigation rises 20% in AugustData pulled from Docket Navigator reveals US district court patent case filing increased in August from July, with PersonalWeb extending its lead as the year’s top plaintiff, 10 Sep 2018 19:30:00 GMTRuschke leaves “big shoes to fill” for next PTAB chief judgeWho will the PTAB’s new chief judge be, and what challenges will they face? Living up to Ruschke’s legacy is only the first hurdle, 10 Sep 2018 16:30:00 GMTGerman court rejects pharma compulsory licence requestThe German Federal Patent Court has rejected the application for a preliminary court order for a licence to use the European patent of a US pharmaceutical company, 07 Sep 2018 17:45:00 GMTPatent filing data trends related to autonomous vehiclesA newsletter published by Haseltine Lake reveals autonomous vehicle patent applications have soared since 2011, with Ford leading the way. It analyses applications and grants since 1999, filing jurisdictions, and the most active companies, 06 Sep 2018 22:00:00 GMTThe IP challenges for intangible asset-driven businessesLeading IP and business leaders discussed the issues faced by companies with intangible assets at the core of their businesses, 06 Sep 2018 18:30:00 GMTCreating an effective FinTech IP strategyAWA Asia’s IP strategy and patent team in Beijing looks at the China FinTech market, discusses available IP protection mechanisms and considers how revised guidelines could provide opportunities to protect technology in this rapidly developing sector, 06 Sep 2018 00:15:00 GMTGlobal heads of IP offices reveal their challenges in the digital economyThe heads of IP offices from the US, Singapore, China and Japan discussed their role and strategies for supporting innovation in a new economy of enterprises centred on intangible assets, 05 Sep 2018 23:15:00 GMTRecordals tipped to be one of blockchain’s main IP usesPanellists including David Kappos at IP Week in Singapore agreed the most important IP use for blockchain will be to record registration in order to understand who owns patents and trade marks, 05 Sep 2018 23:15:00 GMTPanOptis awarded $10.6m in patent verdict against HuaweiEastern District of Texas jury awards $2.8m for infringement of four standard essential patents and $7.7m for infringement of one patent without a FRAND commitment, 05 Sep 2018 17:45:00 GMTPractical aspects of patenting distributed ledger-related inventionsDmitry Andreev discusses issues in patenting blockchain-related technologies, and explains how to avoid the most common grounds of rejection, 01 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMTFinding balance in US patent damages awardsHigher patent damages may be more achievable in the US now. Ellie Mertens reveals the highest awards so far this year, 01 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMTUtynam’s HeirsOur monthly column devoted to IP curiosities and controversies includes Judge Gilstrap's Google grumble, Delaware's judge gap closing and Clint Eastwood's involvement in an unusual patent case, 01 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMTGoogle wins first two rounds of IPRs against BlackBerryThree BlackBerry patents have been invalidated in four IPRs brought by Google, while two more IPRs relating to another BlackBerry patent are pending, 30 Aug 2018 17:15:00 GMTChugai wins licence dispute concerning US patent in UK High CourtThe English High Court has ruled that Chugai no longer needs to pay royalties for its antibody product because it does not fall within the claims of UCB’s US patent, 28 Aug 2018 15:00:00 GMTBrazil’s patent backlog may resolve without fast-track procedureForces against Brazil’s patent system may have killed the proposal to fast-track pending applications, but examiners’ individual productivity could solve the backlog in the long term, 28 Aug 2018 10:15:00 GMTHow patent-heavy businesses are planning for the UPC and unitary patentCounsel at pharmaceutical, telecommunications, car and plastics manufacturers, and medical charities tell Managing IP about their considerations for the unitary system, 24 Aug 2018 11:00:00 GMTOutage outrage: reactions to the USPTO’s systems crashAfter a week of the USPTO’s electronic patent filing systems being down, the office says “the director will prescribe a procedure that will allow you to seek a refund of the paper filing fee”. But some observers say this will be tricky, 24 Aug 2018 07:45:00 GMTBlockchain and IP: asset and challengeManaging IP explores how blockchain innovations are being protected with IP, and also pose unique challenges to patents, trade marks, copyright and trade secrets, 23 Aug 2018 23:30:00 GMTInside the IP needs of a $1 billion start upThe general counsel at smartphone-only bank Monzo tells Managing IP about the IP requirements of a high-growth financial start-up – such as finding proactive external counsel, protecting assets in the open-source era and ensuring tactics develop as the business scales, 22 Aug 2018 17:30:00 GMTFitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto to join VenableThe combined law firm will have about 175 IP lawyers after the deal’s expected November completion, 21 Aug 2018 21:00:00 GMT