Filing/Prosecution and Patents©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Filing/Prosecution and PatentsAssessing 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 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 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 GMTThe week in IP – Global Innovation Index 2018, European Commission SEP group, $43m award in patent case, Jägermeister appeal, blockchain-authenticated evidence in ChinaManaging IP rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news, 11 Jul 2018 17:15:00 GMTOur Mid-Year issue – SAS’s PTAB impact, SPC controversy, autonomous vehicles special report, and more!Managing IP’s most recent issue includes articles on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, autonomous vehicles, the Cartier v BT ruling, artificial intelligence, US patent marking, Guangdong High People’s Court guidance for SEP disputes, and the preclusive effect on TTAB proceedings, 10 Jul 2018 18:00:00 GMTAnalysis: The Hungarian court’s decision on the UPC AgreementEszter Szakács of Sár and Partners/Danubia examines the reasons behind the Hungarian Constitutional Court’s recent declaration that the Unified Patent Court Agreement is incompatible with the country’s constitution, 06 Jul 2018 09:30:00 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 GMTThe week in IP – Bill to abolish PTAB; $500m Oculus verdict halved; Music Modernization Act clears committee; another Ed Sheeran copyright suit; and moreManaging IP rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news, 03 Jul 2018 11:45:00 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 GMTListen to a replay of our webinar “China IP Trends: the shift in patent filing”RWS and Managing IP hosted a webinar on China IP trends on June 28, which revealed WIPO data and discussed important strategies for filing in China, 28 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTThe week in IP – Section 101 rehearing request, Chinese trade mark wave at USPTO, four years of Alice, UC Berkley CRISPR patent grants, dancing baby case finally endsManaging IP rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news, 28 Jun 2018 02:15:00 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 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 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 GMTThe week in IP – US patent number 10 million, German firms’ EPO criticism, $400m award against Samsung, Federal Circuit remand of TTAB ZERO caseManaging IP rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news, 20 Jun 2018 23:00:00 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 GMTJoin us for our webinar on China IP Trends: the shift in patent filingRWS and Managing IP are hosting a webinar on China IP trends on June 28, 14 Jun 2018 15:30:00 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 GMTMay PTAB filing up, US district court patent case filing downPost-Oil States PTAB filing increases while district court patent case filing slumps to lowest figure this year, 08 Jun 2018 00:45:00 GMTPTAB answers frequently-asked SAS questionsChief Judge Ruschke reveals 44% of pending cases were not instituted on all grounds and that the Board has already granted more than a dozen extensions to trials in response to SAS, 07 Jun 2018 18:15:00 GMTPTAB designates amendment decision as informative, de-designates two othersThe PTAB has de-designated Idle Free and Master Image in response to Aqua Products. Fiscal year 2018's first half set a motion to amend record for two consecutive quarters, 07 Jun 2018 18:00:00 GMTThe week in IP – Tribal immunity arguments, dancing baby and Big Pimpin’ copyright suits, CAFC Section 101 rehearing denials, Adidas/Skechers settlement, Vietnam/Korea PPHManaging IP rounds up the biggest recent patent, trade mark and copyright news, 07 Jun 2018 02:00:00 GMTHow AI affects patent prosecution and litigationArtificial intelligence's impact on patents is twofold: AI advancements can be protected and the technology can be applied to eliminate inefficiencies in the patent space. Managing IP investigates, 05 Jun 2018 13:30:00 GMTComparing the doctrine of equivalents across AsiaSingapore rejected the doctrine of equivalents in a recent patent case. Karry Lai analyses the decision and asks how other Asian jurisdictions view the doctrine, 04 Jun 2018 21:00:00 GMTUnitary Patent and UPC Update: news from Spain, France, Bulgaria and HungaryManaging IP rounds up developments related to the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent in May, 04 Jun 2018 18:45:00 GMT