Filing/Prosecution and Patents©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Filing/Prosecution and PatentsNew 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 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 GMTOur September issue is now onlineManaging IP’s most recent issue includes articles on Section 101, blockchain, AI, personalised medicine, China FinTech, European trade mark cases and US patent damages, 18 Sep 2018 04:00:00 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 GMTThe week in IP – blockchain patents, vulgar trade marks, RPX and Realtime licensing deal, tattoos and copyright, Mbappé’s China squattersSanjana Kapila rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news, 12 Sep 2018 23:00:00 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 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 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 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 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 GMTThe week in IP – USPTO refund procedure, SIPO renamed, TTAB hashtag ruling, VirnetX v Apple latest, Spinal Tap caseManaging IP rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news, 05 Sep 2018 18:45:00 GMTIP STARS 2019 research has begunResearch for the 2019 edition of Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS is now underway, starting with a survey of firms, 05 Sep 2018 16:30:00 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 GMTThe week in IP: Nokia’s 5G SEP licensing rates, In-N-Out Burger’s pun-filled C&D, tribe en banc rehearing request, EUIPO trade secrets report, Dylan trade mark suitManaging IP rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news, 22 Aug 2018 16:30:00 GMTInterview: Baidu’s Jian Qin on the role of patents in its strategyThe Chinese tech company’s IP leader explains to Karry Lai why his focus has shifted more to patent and trade secret protection from copyright and internet IP. He says a big focus is good quality patents to compete on the world stage, 21 Aug 2018 04:00:00 GMTPTAB chief judge takes new USPTO role as senior advisor to patentsDavid Ruschke, who has been Patent Trial and Appeal Board chief judge since 2016, has been given a role intended to improve the free flow between the Patents and PTAB business units at the USPTO, 16 Aug 2018 15:45:00 GMTAssessing data on EPO oppositionsData published by Haseltine Lake reveals trends in European patent oppositions in 2017, as well as data on opponents, opposed patents, IPC subclasses and decisions, 15 Aug 2018 21:45:00 GMTUSPTO proposes 25% PTAB fee increase in response to SASThe USPTO is seeking across-the-board fee increases, as well as a new fee surcharge for filing in a non-DOCX format and an annual active patent practitioner fee, 15 Aug 2018 17:15:00 GMTPTAB introduces surprise patent owner sur-reply in practice guide updateAIA Trial Practice Guide changes attracting the most attention are patent owners getting sur-replies and the opportunity to present a brief sur-rebuttal at the oral hearing, giving them the final word in PTAB proceedings, 15 Aug 2018 17:00:00 GMTPharmaceutical firms reveal IP challenges in personalised medicineEuropean in-house counsel at Novartis, DSM and other generics and originator manufacturers tell Managing IP about the prospects and problems of individual treatments, particularly as AI plays a bigger role in making them, 13 Aug 2018 21:15:00 GMTInterview: Duncan Willson, US IP attaché in China, identifies trends to watchKarry Lai speaks with the newly appointed IP attaché at the US Embassy Beijing to better understand the USPTO’s work in China in addressing concerns of US rights holders, 13 Aug 2018 19:30:00 GMTCJEU GMO ruling could lessen CRISPR agri-patent worth but won’t stop filingModified crops can continue to be patented in Europe after the CJEU’s ruling that they should be regulated by the GMO directive, but stringent regulation could make those patents less valuable than agri-firms once hoped, 08 Aug 2018 17:15:00 GMTThe week in IP: New Delaware judges, NantKwest’s circuit split, USPTO eligibility rejections, ITC domestic industry clarification, Aloha trade mark disputeSanjana Kapila rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news, 08 Aug 2018 02:15:00 GMTChinese in-house counsel: China needs to improve quality of patentsSIPO’s stats for the first half of 2018 highlight growth in patent filings but practitioners are concerned about quality, 06 Aug 2018 17:30:00 GMTPTAB H1 filing rankings: the top petitioners, patent owners and law firmsApple tops – while Google, LG Electronics and Intel climb – the petitioner rankings in the first half. Fundamental Innovation Systems is most targeted patent owner, Fish & Richardson is the top petitioner law firm and Irell & Manella is the top patent owner law firm, 06 Aug 2018 05:00:00 GMT