Filing/Prosecution and Patentshttp://www.managingip.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2910©2017 Managing Intellectual Property60Filing/Prosecution and PatentsYour guide to a busy SCOTUS term for IP casesThe US Supreme Court ruled on eight intellectual property cases this term. Get up to speed with our overview of the cases and links to our analysis of the decisions and argumentshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3727528/Your-guide-to-a-busy-SCOTUS-term-for-IP-cases.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 01:30:00 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)http://www.managingip.com/Article/3725997/The-Qatar-Gulf-row-what-it-means-for-IP.htmlFri, 16 Jun 2017 15:30:00 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 recentlyhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3725670/Analysisfuture-of-the-PTAB-on-the-line-in-Oil-States-case.htmlThu, 15 Jun 2017 22:45:00 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 decidedhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3724897/Germanys-UPC-Agreement-ratification-progress-put-on-hold.htmlTue, 13 Jun 2017 12:45:00 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 hearhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3724648/US-Supreme-Court-to-rule-on-constitutionality-of-AIA-trials.htmlMon, 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 ratehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3724418/Generic-company-IPR-study-reveals-surprisingly-high-institution-rate.htmlMon, 12 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTMichelle Lee, IPO 2016 US patent owners list, Sanofi, Amgen, Puma, Forever 21, TC Heartland and 101 rulings, Apple, WARF – the week in IPSpeculation about why Michelle Lee resigned as USPTO director, the IPO releasing its list of the top 300 organisations granted US patents, Federal Circuit arguments in Amgen and Sanofi’s dispute over cholesterol drug patents, a setback for Puma in its lawsuit against Forever 21, how TC Heartland will affect Section 101 rulings, and an affirmation of a $234m verdict against Apple were in the recent intellectual property newshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3723931/Michelle-Lee-IPO-2016-US-patent-owners-list-Sanofi-Amgen-Puma-Forever-21-TC-Heartland-and-101-rulings.htmlThu, 08 Jun 2017 16:30:00 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, howeverhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3723724/Brazils-new-process-for-examining-pharma-patents-faces-scepticism.htmlWed, 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 dutieshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3723647/Michelle-Lee-resigns-as-USPTO-director.htmlWed, 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 expecthttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3722959/Predicting-the-future-for-the-Eastern-District-of-Texas-after-TC-Heartland.htmlTue, 06 Jun 2017 10:30:00 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 timehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3722823/PTAB-round-up-Record-PGR-filing-in-May-second-sovereign-immunity-dismissal.htmlMon, 05 Jun 2017 10:45:00 GMTThe week in IP – Nokia, Apple, Spotify, PTAB, Abbvie, BlackBerry, Qualcomm, IP Czar, Trump budget, Uber, District of DelawareNokia and Apple ending their dispute, a $43m Spotify settlement, the PTAB invalidating a Humira patent, an increase in Blackberry’s award from Qualcomm to $940m, the intellectual property czar’s nomination hearing, the Trump budget requesting $3.6bn for the USPTO, Uber firing the engineer involved in its trade secrets dispute with Waymo, and the District of Delaware inviting four Pennsylvania judges to handle cases were in the recent IP newshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3722122/The-week-in-IPNokia-Apple-Spotify-PTAB-Abbvie-BlackBerry-Qualcomm-IP-Czar-Trump-budget-Uber-District.htmlThu, 01 Jun 2017 18:45:00 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 anotherhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3721803/Dangerous-inventions-in-China.htmlWed, 31 May 2017 17:30:00 GMTThe corporate IP stars of 2017Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS has published its 2017 list of highly recommended in-house counsel who deal with IPhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3721506/The-corporate-IP-stars-of-2017.htmlWed, 31 May 2017 10:00:00 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 managingip.com include procedural issues and choice of representativehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3721095/Unitary-Patent-and-UPC-A-progress-report-May-2017.htmlTue, 30 May 2017 12:30:00 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 Leehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3719698/SCOTUS-to-rule-on-PTAB-partial-institution-practice-in-SAS-Institute-v-Lee.htmlWed, 24 May 2017 11:30:00 GMTThe Top 250 Women in IP (2017)Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS has published its annual list of the leading female IP practitioners in private practicehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3719202/The-Top-250-Women-in-IP-2017.htmlTue, 23 May 2017 08:00:00 GMTSCOTUS limits patent venue in Heartland rulingPatent case filing will fall in the Eastern District of Texas following the Supreme Court’s ruling in TC Heartland v Kraft that residence of domestic corporations in §1400(b) refers only to the state of incorporation of the alleged infringer – the most important US patent decision since Alicehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3719237/SCOTUS-limits-patent-venue-in-Heartland-ruling.htmlMon, 22 May 2017 20:15:00 GMTThe Unitary Patent and UPC demystified (sponsored article)The Unitary Patent is the biggest development in European patent law in 40 years. Justin Simpson of RWS inovia answers common questions about ithttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718663/The-Unitary-Patent-and-UPC-demystified-sponsored-article.htmlFri, 19 May 2017 12:30:00 GMTQuestions remain over UPC case management systemPatent practitioners will soon be using the UPC case management system. Despite two years of investment in building it, there are lots of questions about how it will workhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718425/Questions-remain-over-UPC-case-management-system.htmlThu, 18 May 2017 13:30:00 GMTWomen in IP interview: Daralyn DurieDurie Tangri co-founder Daralyn Durie is one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent patent trial lawyers. She talks to Natalie Rahhal about her career path and the unique challenges for a woman litigatorhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718233/Women-in-IP-interview-Daralyn-Durie.htmlWed, 17 May 2017 23:45:00 GMTThe growing disparity between NPE and practicing entity patent damagesPwC’s 2017 Patent Litigation Study highlights a number of interesting US trends, including the increasing gap between NPE and practicing entity damages and the top 10 awards everhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718232/The-growing-disparity-between-NPE-and-practicing-entity-patent-damages.htmlWed, 17 May 2017 23:15:00 GMTAIPLA releases Section 101 legislative proposalThe American Intellectual Property Law Association has revealed its long-awaited proposed amendment for subject matter eligibility. It follows similar proposals from IPO and ABAhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718221/AIPLA-releases-Section-101-legislative-proposal.htmlWed, 17 May 2017 22:45:00 GMTQualcomm, Waymo, Uber, Amgen, Conan O’Brien, Cloudflare, Blackbird Tech, PTAB – the week in IPSamsung and Intel supporting the FTC’s lawsuit against Qualcomm, the latest in the Waymo/Uber trade secrets dispute, Amgen filing a BPCIA lawsuit, a copyright case involving Conan O’Brien jokes, Cloudflare going on the offensive against Blackbird Tech and a covered business method survey were in the recent intellectual property newshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3718203/Qualcomm-Waymo-Uber-Amgen-Conan-OBrien-Cloudflare-Blackbird-Tech-PTABthe-week-in-IP.htmlWed, 17 May 2017 20:15:00 GMTEagles, Wi-Fi One, hashtag trade marks, emojis, Dancing Baby – the week in IPA dispute over Hotel California, en banc argument in Wi-Fi One at the Federal Circuit, a 64% increase in hashtag trade mark applications, a paper discussing IP protection for emojis, and the US government urging the Supreme Court not to hear the dancing baby copyright case were in the recent intellectual property newshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3716312/Eagles-Wi-Fi-One-hashtag-trade-marks-emojis-Dancing-Babythe-week-in-IP.htmlWed, 10 May 2017 15:15:00 GMTPTAB round-up: April filing slumps to lowest level for a yearIPR filing so far in 2017 is up on last year, but CBM and PGR filing are both down. Michael Loney analyses Patent Trial and Appeal Board petition activity in April, and highlights a rare instance of the ITC taking notice of PTAB institution decisionshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3714361/PTAB-round-up-April-filing-slumps-to-lowest-level-for-a-year.htmlWed, 03 May 2017 13:30:00 GMTFederal Circuit issues important Helsinn on-sale bar rulingIn Helsinn v Teva, the Federal Circuit has ruled the America Invents Act did not change the meaning of “on sale” and the bar applies if the existence of the sale is public, even if the details of the invention are not publicly disclosedhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3714113/Federal-Circuit-issues-important-Helsinn-on-sale-bar-ruling.htmlTue, 02 May 2017 17:00:00 GMTWorld IP Day, Google, Intertrust Technologies, USTR Special 301 Report, Qualcomm, Apple, PTAB – the week in IPEvents marking World IP Day, the launch of PatentShield by Intertrust Technologies and Google, the 2017 USTR Special 301 Report, a further deterioration in relations between Qualcomm and Apple, and PTAB filing statistics were in the recent intellectual property newshttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3713955/World-IP-Day-Google-Intertrust-Technologies-USTR-Special-301-Report-Qualcomm-Apple-PTABthe-week-in-IP.htmlTue, 02 May 2017 13:30:00 GMTEarly Certainty from Opposition at the EPOA well-functioning patent system should provide users and third parties with legal certainty. One pillar of legal certainty is of course a high quality patent which will stand up in court, but another is timeliness. The EPO explains its latest initiativehttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3711433/Early-Certainty-from-Opposition-at-the-EPO.htmlMon, 01 May 2017 15:00:00 GMTUnitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (April 2017)Purdah delays UK ratification plans; Germany makes progress with ratification; Belgium consents to UPCA Protocol; and draft UPC Rules of Procedure publishedhttp://www.managingip.com/Article/3713748/Unitary-Patent-and-UPC-A-progress-report-April-2017.htmlFri, 28 Apr 2017 16:00:00 GMT