Patent - news©2017 Managing Intellectual Property60Patent - newsCourt provides SEP guidance in ChinaThe Beijing IP Court has issued a landmark judgment in a SEP dispute between IWNCOMM and Sony. Guanyang Yao analyses the key points, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTIs an injunction available in biosimilar cases under state law?The US Supreme Court in Sandoz v Amgen remanded the question of whether an injunction is available to Amgen under state unfair competition laws. Natalie Rahhal analyses how the Federal Circuit may rule, 23 Jun 2017 01:45:00 GMTSTRONGER Patent Act introduced in US Senate to reform PTABThe STRONGER Patent Act would reform the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and address “the continual weakening of patent rights by the courts”, according to sponsors Senators Coons, Cotton, Durbin and Hirono, 22 Jun 2017 15:45:00 GMTInterview: Prudence Jahja, partner, Januar Jahja & PartnersIn our latest Women in IP interview, Indonesian IP partner Prudence Jahja speaks to Alice O’Donkor about her tips for success and typical challenges faced by IP practitioners in Indonesia and how to overcome them., 21 Jun 2017 15:30:00 GMTInterview: Inside Impression Products’ win at the Supreme CourtThe US Supreme Court’s recent Impression Products v Lexmark ruling made clear a product sale exhausts patent rights regardless of restrictions or location of sale. Michael Loney talks to Mayer Brown’s Andrew Pincus about how he won the case for Impression Products and what its impact will be, 19 Jun 2017 12:00:00 GMTThe Qatar-Gulf row: what it means for IPIP lawyers from the Middle East speak to Managing IP on the recent row between Qatar and the other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), 16 Jun 2017 15:30:00 GMTEurope Women in Business Law Awards: 2017 winnersThe seventh annual Europe Women in Business Law Awards celebrated individuals and firms at a ceremony in London, 16 Jun 2017 09:30:00 GMTAnalysis – future of the PTAB on the line in Oil States caseThe US Supreme Court would create a mess that would need Congressional action were it to find inter partes reviews unconstitutional in the Oil States case. But a reversal of the Federal Circuit in this case is less likely than in other patent cases the court has taken on recently, 15 Jun 2017 22:45:00 GMTWhat will become of patent reform legislation post-TC Heartland?The TC Heartland decision has overhauled patent venue in the US but it does not mean that efforts in Congress to address venue through legislation are dead. Politicians in the House Judiciary Committee this week, as well as some patent practitioners, believe TC Heartland was only a step in the right direction, 14 Jun 2017 19:15:00 GMTIP in Asia Forum 2017 - reports from Washington DC and Palo AltoManaging IP's annual IP in Asia Forums, focusing on developments in China, Japan and Korea, were held in Washington DC and Palo Alto on June 6 and 8, 14 Jun 2017 16:45:00 GMTChina's victims of IP infringementChina is viewed by many IP rights owners as the source of counterfeits. But, as Shaun Tan reports, Chinese companies are also victims of IP infringement, 14 Jun 2017 12:30:00 GMTGermany's UPC Agreement ratification progress put on holdThe Office of the Federal President has agreed to hold off signing the approved laws necessary for the ratification of the UPC Agreement until a court case has been decided, 13 Jun 2017 12:45:00 GMTSCOTUS rules biosimilar applicants can provide notice before FDA approvalThe Supreme Court in the Sandoz v Amgen biosimilar case has ruled that an injunction is not available under federal law and an applicant may provide notice before obtaining a licence from the FDA. The ruling is a win for Sandoz, but the case was remanded for the Federal Circuit to rule on whether an injunction is still available under state law, 12 Jun 2017 21:15:00 GMTUS Supreme Court to rule on constitutionality of AIA trialsThe Supreme Court has granted cert to Oil States Energy Services v Green’s Energy Group to assess whether inter partes review violates the Constitution by not providing a jury trial. It is the third PTAB case the court will hear, 12 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMTGeneric company IPR study reveals “surprisingly high” institution rateA Foley & Lardner study of generic drug company IPRs against pharmaceutical patents shows an increased willingness to use the PTAB, an above-average institution rate but below-average invalidation rate, 12 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTInterview: Joan Mill of CPA Global on IP and technologyFor our latest Women in IP interview, James Nurton talks to Joan Mill, head of sales for EMEA at CPA Global, about AI, ambition and athletics, 08 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMTBrazil’s new process for examining pharma patents faces scepticismA new procedure for approving pharmaceutical patents in Brazil comes into effect on June 12 with the aim of ending the arduous double examination by the BPTO and Anvisa. Uncertainties such as whether the national health agency will be happy to be overruled by BPTO will need to be resolved to overcome doubts, however, 07 Jun 2017 22:15:00 GMTMichelle Lee resigns as USPTO directorUSPTO director Michelle Lee has resigned, with no explanation given. USPTO associate solicitor Joseph Matal has taken over her duties, 07 Jun 2017 17:00:00 GMTPredicting the future for the Eastern District of Texas after TC HeartlandThe Supreme Court’s TC Heartland v Kraft decision has been hailed as the death knell for the Eastern District of Texas, with one analysis predicting a 69% drop in filing there. But, as Natalie Rahhal reports, the picture may be more nuanced than that. The cases filed in the Eastern District since the ruling and judges’ orders on motions to transfer venue provide some clues about what to expect, 06 Jun 2017 10:30:00 GMTITC judge recommends Garmin pay $37m penalty for violating C&D ordersAn International Trade Commission judge has recommended Garmin pay a $37m penalty for importation and sale of products featuring scanning sonar technology, which complainant Navico believes is the “largest ever” ITC recommended fine, 06 Jun 2017 05:30:00 GMTPTAB round-up: Record PGR filing in May, second sovereign immunity dismissalPatent Trial and Appeal Board filing in May was below average for the year, but included a record amount of PGR petitions. The month was also notable for the Supreme Court taking on a PTAB case and the Board dismissing an IPR against a state entity on sovereign immunity grounds for the second time, 05 Jun 2017 10:45:00 GMTThe UK General Election and IP rightsOn June 8, the UK will vote on who becomes the next government. What are the parties’ policies on issues affecting IP rights? Alice O’Donkor reviews what the manifestoes say about creativity, investment and growth in IP, 02 Jun 2017 11:15:00 GMTInterview: Revamping INPI in ArgentinaDámaso Pardo has been running Argentina’s patent and trademark office for almost a year. As he told Michael Loney, he has established a strategic plan with three main goals, 01 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMTUS Supreme Court overturns Federal Circuit patent exhaustion stance in Impression v LexmarkThe US Supreme Court has ruled that patents rights in a product are exhausted after sale in the US or internationally, in a decision that included some strongly-worded pushback of the Federal Circuit. Pharmaceutical companies could be particularly affected because of their downstream licensing models, 31 May 2017 21:30:00 GMTDangerous inventions in ChinaChina’s long had a reputation for having some unusual patent rules. There’s the aversion to business method patents, for one. There’s the unexamined utility design patents, for another, 31 May 2017 17:30:00 GMTUnitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (May 2017)UK government intends to honour ratification promise if re-elected in June; Business associations call on the UK and other EU member states to launch the system as soon as possible; UPC IT system improved; and latest UPC news on include procedural issues and choice of representative, 30 May 2017 12:30:00 GMTCourt clarifies scope of design protection in RussiaYuri Pylnev reviews a recent case in Russia that addressed the concepts of public interest and the single creative concept in design law, 29 May 2017 10:30:00 GMTTC Heartland – initial reaction to “most significant patent law decision since Alice”Filing in the Eastern District of Texas has ground to a halt, one judge has already factored it into an order and IP observers have been busy on social media debating its "seismic" impact – Managing IP collates the best reaction to the Supreme Court’s TC Heartland v Kraft ruling on patent venue, 26 May 2017 20:45:00 GMTWhen client-adviser relationships go sour ...The second part of our IP STARS research, based on a survey of 1,200 in-house practitioners, looks at what causes relationships to go wrong, 25 May 2017 09:00:00 GMTSCOTUS to rule on PTAB partial institution practice in SAS Institute v LeeThe US Supreme Court may be set to end the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s practice of instituting only some of the claims challenged in a petition and replace it with an “all or nothing” system, after granting cert in SAS Institute v Lee, 24 May 2017 11:30:00 GMT