Patent - news©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Patent - newsAssessing the SCOTUS term and predicting Kavanaugh’s IP impactManaging IP analyses the three IP decisions out of the US Supreme Court in the term just ended, and previews next term and the impact of Justice Kennedy’s retirement, 13 Jul 2018 22:30:00 GMTUK High Court invalidates Philips SEPThe High Court has invalidated one of Philips’s SEPs, making it “one all with one more patent to go” in its litigation with Asus and HTC, 13 Jul 2018 16:00:00 GMTSAS appeal – how the Federal Circuit has interpreted PTAB cases since Supreme Court rulingManaging IP assesses how the Federal Circuit has responded to SAS Institute v Iancu in appeals from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, 12 Jul 2018 21:45:00 GMTPTAB designates five informative decisionsThe Patent Trial and Appeal Board has designated five decisions as informative, two ex parte review and three inter partes review decisions, 12 Jul 2018 20:15:00 GMTUK to set up GI scheme and seek UPC membership after BrexitThe UK government’s new white paper outlines what it wants from intellectual property after it leaves the EU – but some IP professionals feel it doesn’t say enough, 12 Jul 2018 17:00:00 GMTParis Court of Appeal refuses preliminary injunction in SPC disputeCourt of Appeal upholds an interim order from the first instance court based on Articles 3C and 3D of the SPC Regulation and confirms the need for core inventive advance, 12 Jul 2018 13:45:00 GMTPTAB round-up: Filing rebounds in first half; two bills introduced in CongressJune included an increase in Patent Trial and Appeal Board petition filing, two PTAB-related bills being introduced in Congress and the first reversal of a PGR final written decision, 12 Jul 2018 13:45:00 GMTWomen in IP Global Network Interview: Gender inequality in GermanyLucy Songi speaks to Astrid Gérard (Preu Bohlig & Partners), Sandra Pohlman (df-mp), Christine Kanz (Hoyng Rokh Monegier) and Cordula Schumacher (Arnold Ruess) about gender inequality in the German workplace and whether new laws addressing this issue are effective, 11 Jul 2018 13:45:00 GMTHow autonomous vehicles will change IP strategiesThe automotive industry is facing fundamental challenges arising from autonomous driving and connected car technologies. Managing IP is publishing an in-depth report, in association with Gowling WLG, which discusses these challenges in depth, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMTThe latest IP moves in the US, Europe and AsiaRecent intellectual property people moves include the launch of new firm Peroff Saunders and hires by King & Spalding, Fenwick & West, Holland & Hart, Goodwin, Maier & Maier, FisherBroyles, Barnes & Thornburg and Wynne-Jones IP, 09 Jul 2018 17:45:00 GMTCanada: Two different approaches to patent applications, 05 Jul 2018 09:00:00 GMTPractitioners doubtful about practical application of Japan SEP guidelinesIP lawyers in Japan say the standard essential patent guidelines are a good start but will not have much case impact because they are not legally binding, 04 Jul 2018 22:30:00 GMTInterviews: In-house counsel on China challengesFive leading Asia in-house counsel tell Karry Lai how they deal with issues in China including trade mark enforcement, blockchain, AI, software patents and trade secret litigation, 03 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMTAI and patents: Even better than the real thing?Artificial intelligence will have a big impact on IP prosecution and litigation. Ellie Mertens takes a look at how it will change life for patent practitioners, 03 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMTAnalysing patent filing in ChinaJustin Simpson of RWS and Xia Zheng of AFD addressed a range of issues in a recent webinar hosted by Managing IP, including trends in China’s PCT application data, types of patent protection and enforcement methods, 02 Jul 2018 15:30:00 GMTUnitary Patent and UPC Update: UPCA ruled unconstitutional in HungaryManaging IP rounds up developments related to the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent in June, 29 Jun 2018 18:15:00 GMTApple and Samsung settle – highlights of the seven-year battleApple v Samsung has finally ended, with the two parties telling Judge Koh in a filing they have resolved their remaining legal dispute, 28 Jun 2018 03:00:00 GMTA closer look at Pfizer v Orifarm, SPCs and the specific mechanismThe CJEU set several precedents for the specific mechanism’s scope over supplementary protection certificates, in a decision IP attorneys say cements the connection between SPCs and basic patents, 27 Jun 2018 20:15:00 GMTUS Supreme Court likely to craft a bright-line on-sale bar ruleThe court in Helsinn v Teva will rule on the issue of whether the confidential sale or license of a not-yet-patented technology or process qualifies as prior art under the AIA, 27 Jun 2018 02:30:00 GMTInterview: Wade Zhu, DuPont’s China IP counsel, outlines hopes for Patent Act changesKarry Lai speaks with the US conglomerate’s China IP counsel to find out about challenges in patent litigation, what Patent Law changes he would like to see and how big picture thinking has been key to his success, 26 Jun 2018 03:15:00 GMTPTAB practice in a post-SAS worldThe big questions remaining after the Supreme Court’s SAS ruling include how institution rates will change, how strategy at the Board should evolve, and how district courts and the Federal Circuit will react. Michael Loney investigates, 25 Jun 2018 14:00:00 GMTUS Supreme Court allows award of foreign lost profits patent damagesWesternGeco v Ion Geophysical opinion finds the focus of section 271(f) is domestic infringement, and the fact that the remedy – lost profits damages – may apply abroad is “incidental”, in a decision observers say creates the opportunity to seek much larger damages awards, 22 Jun 2018 23:30:00 GMTCJEU ruling confirms new scope for specific mechanismPatent and SPC holders can stop parallel imports from new EU states to old ones if equivalent protection wasn’t available for patents at the time of filing but was for SPCs, CJEU rules in Pfizer v Orifarm, 21 Jun 2018 18:45:00 GMTGenerics would be shut out of PTAB under Hatch amendmentThe Hatch-Waxman Integrity Act of 2018 would require a generic manufacturer wishing to challenge a brand-name drug patent to choose between Hatch-Waxman litigation and IPR, which one observer describes as a “Hobson’s choice”, 21 Jun 2018 17:45:00 GMTThe US push to protect its IP from China: three things to knowThe US government’s proposed policy on trade with China will affect high-tech transfers and associated IP, 21 Jun 2018 17:00:00 GMTSwitzerland changes infringement test for combination product SPCsIn a landmark decision, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court confirmed the validity of Gilead’s Truvada SPC and ruled that future SPCs for combination products must meet CJEU case law requirements, 21 Jun 2018 12:15:00 GMTPTAB post-SAS: what we know and what questions remainThe big questions remaining after the Supreme Court’s SAS ruling include how institution rates will change, how strategy at the Board should evolve and how district courts and the Federal Circuit will react. Michael Loney investigates, 19 Jun 2018 17:30:00 GMTUSPTO issues Section 101 memorandum on Vanda v West-WardMemorandum addresses the question of how to evaluate the patent eligibility of method of treatment claims in light of the Federal Circuit decision in Vanda, 14 Jun 2018 15:30:00 GMTChina’s Supreme People’s Court consults on evidence admissibility in patent validity proceedingsWe spoke to lawyers in China to ask what the guidelines mean for patent litigation, especially in chemical/pharmaceutical cases, 12 Jun 2018 04:15:00 GMTCalculating design patent damages after Apple v SamsungThe $539 million award to Apple in May surprised the design patent world. The question now is whether the Federal Circuit will adopt the same test for calculating damages or come up with a new one, 11 Jun 2018 21:45:00 GMT