Litigation/Dispute Resolution and Patents©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Litigation/Dispute Resolution and PatentsFederal Circuit issues two patent venue mandamus rulingsThe plaintiff bears the burden of proving venue in patent cases and venue is only proper for a corporation registered in a multiple district-state in the district where it has its principal place of business, the Federal Circuit ruled in ZTE and BigCommerce, 16 May 2018 22:45:00 GMTThe week in IP – AppSung retrial starts, Adidas/Skechers latest, China patent term extension, SCOTUS vacates Secure Axcess, US copyright suits spikeManaging IP rounds up the biggest patent, trade mark and copyright news from the past week, 16 May 2018 21:45:00 GMTThe Guangdong High People’s Court guideline for SEP disputes: a primerBen Ni of King & Wood Mallesons gives an overview of the guideline for trial of standard essential patent dispute cases, which incorporates rules established in cases worldwide, 15 May 2018 17:15:00 GMTHow PTAB claim construction change will affect proceedingsPatent owners may not benefit from the proposed shift to the Phillips claim construction standard at the PTAB if it reduces the chance of a stay and leads to a less nuanced Markman construction, 15 May 2018 05:15:00 GMTHow the Federal Circuit's WesternGeco ruling affects the Supreme Court caseThe Federal Circuit has affirmed the PTAB’s invalidation of claims of three patents involved in the WesternGeco v Ion case at the Supreme Court, 14 May 2018 20:30:00 GMTInterview: Ant Financial’s Benjamin Bai on blockchain and AIThe chief IP counsel of the fintech leader tells Managing IP about the challenges of blockchain and AI patent filing, 11 May 2018 21:30:00 GMTHatch-Waxman filing in Delaware surged 60% in 2017Hatch-Waxman pharma patent litigation filings last year rose to near-2015 levels. Lex Machina’s new ANDA litigation report also reveals data on judges, plaintiffs, defendants and law firms, 11 May 2018 00:15:00 GMTOur May issue – counterfeiting, C&D letters, SEPs in Europe, Mexico’s opposition system, all our award winnersManaging IP’s most recent issue includes a look at how technology is changing counterfeiting, C&D letter successes and failures, our awards winners, SEP licences in Europe after Huawei v ZTE, Mexico’s amended trade mark opposition system and more, 10 May 2018 03:15:00 GMTWomen in IP Global Network Interview: Imogen Fowler, Mireille Buydens and Ellen ShankmanFor this edition of the Women in IP Interview, Lucy Songi speaks to Imogen Fowler (Hogan Lovells), Mireille Buydens (Janson Baugniet) and Ellen Shankman (Ellen B Shankman & Associates) about their experiences and what advice they would offer to up-and-coming IP practitioners, 09 May 2018 16:45:00 GMTAnalysing the CRISPR arguments at the Federal CircuitThe UC v Broad Institute appeal hinges on whether the PTAB made any legal errors by deciding the case in favour of Broad without "substantial evidence", with observers believing an affirmance of the Board's ruling is most likely, 08 May 2018 15:45:00 GMTProfile interview: Jerry Xia, chief IP counsel, APAC at HoneywellManaging IP learns about the challenges of trade secret litigation, OEM trade mark infringement and other trends in China from the conglomerate's chief IP counsel, 08 May 2018 15:45:00 GMTThe week in IP – CRISPR, IACC, Amazon, unclean hands, Federal Circuit, Messi, Tesla, Nikola MotorManaging IP rounds up the biggest patent, trade mark and copyright news from the past week around the globe, 03 May 2018 04:15:00 GMTThe patent implications of China’s generics pushInnovator drug companies will face challenges but complementary guidelines benefiting innovators, including a potential five-year patent term extension, may pacify concerns, 30 Apr 2018 17:45:00 GMTCelebrating UK industry at IPAN World IP DayA range of speakers at IPAN World IP Day – including IP minister Sam Gyimah and UK IPO CEO Tim Moss – talked about the future of a global Britain, 27 Apr 2018 17:30:00 GMTAG weighs in on SPCs in Teva v Gilead opinionAdvocate General Wathelet has rejected the UK court’s suggestion that “core inventive advance” is a relevant consideration in determining whether a basic patent protects an active ingredient within the meaning of Article 3(a), 27 Apr 2018 16:30:00 GMTUSPTO releases guidance on SAS impact on PTAB proceedingsGuidance includes stipulating that for pending trials in which a panel has instituted only on some challenges in the petition, the panel may issue an order supplementing the institution decision to institute on all challenges raised in the petition, 27 Apr 2018 14:45:00 GMTUK ratifies Unified Patent Court agreement – now what?The UK government ratifying the agreement to establish a Unified Patent Court for Europe shows it is serious about the court. The big uncertainty now is a German constitutional complaint against the UPC, 27 Apr 2018 13:15:00 GMTUK government sets out ambition for IP industryOn World IP Day, UK Intellectual Property Minister Sam Gyimah reflects on Britain's innovations and talent, and how he is looking to boost the country's IP sector, 26 Apr 2018 10:45:00 GMTThe Top 250 Women in IP (2018)Managing IP presents this year’s leading female intellectual property practitioners, according to IP STARS research, 26 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMTIn-house tips for patent enforcement in EuropeIn-house counsel in Europe explain to Patrick Wingrove how they decide when to enforce their patent portfolios, 26 Apr 2018 07:30:00 GMTHear reaction to the Oil States and SAS rulings at our PTAB ForumsOur PTAB Forums in New York on May 3 and Palo Alto on May 8 will include analysis of this week’s two Supreme Court rulings. The forums are free for in-house counsel to attend, 25 Apr 2018 23:30:00 GMTSCOTUS abolishes PTAB practice of partial claim reviewThe US Supreme Court has decided in SAS Institute v Iancu that the PTAB must review all or none of the challenged claims. Observers say the PTAB petitioners could react to the ruling in a number of ways, and it “may increase the number of issues that bubble up to the Federal Circuit”, 25 Apr 2018 15:00:00 GMTSupreme Court finds IPRs constitutional, 7-2The US Supreme Court has ruled the IPR process at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is constitutional, although two justices dissented and the court left IPRs open to due process arguments, 25 Apr 2018 15:00:00 GMTIn-house counsel reflect on “blood sport” of litigating and licensing SEPs in EuropeRecent standard essential patent developments include hopes for courts to “show muscle” in granting injunctions, the European Commission’s recent communication and proposals for alternative dispute resolutions, 25 Apr 2018 09:15:00 GMTSome highlights from our European Life Sciences ForumThe UPC, second medical use patents, the doctrine of equivalents, SPCs, AI and much more were discussed at the European Life Sciences Forum, 25 Apr 2018 09:00:00 GMTThe week in IP – Huawei’s blocked injunction, Iancu Section 101 comments, blockbuster China FRAND decision, Google v Equustek, TTAB, trade secrets, monkey selfieManaging IP rounds up the biggest patent, trade mark, copyright and trade secrets news from the past week around the globe, 19 Apr 2018 06:00:00 GMTSchizophrenia drug patent survives Section 101 test at Federal CircuitIn its important Vanda Pharmaceuticals v West-Ward Pharmaceuticals opinion, the Federal Circuit found the claims eligible at step two of the Mayo/Alice test whereas the district court found them eligible at step one, 19 Apr 2018 05:30:00 GMTUS patent litigation remains depressed1,072 patent cases were filed in US district courts in the first quarter of 2018, down from 1,087 in the fourth quarter of 2017, 18 Apr 2018 23:30:00 GMTWhat will become of Australia’s innovation patent system?Abolition of Australia’s innovation patent system is still possible but potential options to improve it are also not ruled out, 18 Apr 2018 02:45:00 GMTUS Supreme Court hears arguments on extraterritorial lost profit damagesIn WesternGeco v Ion Geophysical, the Supreme Court seems prepared to overturn the Federal Circuit’s decision to limit lost profit damages abroad in the case of domestic infringement based on the presumption against extraterritoriality, 17 Apr 2018 14:15:00 GMT