Litigation/Dispute Resolution and Patents©2018 Managing Intellectual Property60Litigation/Dispute Resolution 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 GMTLife sciences in-house share litigation management tipsIn-house counsel at Regeneron, Sanofi and others discussed the challenges they face and lessons learned in managing successful teams at Managing IP’s Life Sciences Forum, 19 Sep 2018 16:00:00 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 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 GMTThe IP implications of the US taking aim at China’s tech ambitionsThe US’s FIRRMA and ECRA regulations and WesternGeco v ION Geophysical ruling will make Chinese tech acquisitions and tech export to China an uphill battle, 11 Sep 2018 21:00:00 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 GMTUS district court patent litigation rises 20% in AugustData pulled from Docket Navigator reveals US district court patent case filing increased in August from July, with PersonalWeb extending its lead as the year’s top plaintiff, 10 Sep 2018 19:30:00 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 GMTGerman court rejects pharma compulsory licence requestThe German Federal Patent Court has rejected the application for a preliminary court order for a licence to use the European patent of a US pharmaceutical company, 07 Sep 2018 17:45:00 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 GMTPanOptis awarded $10.6m in patent verdict against HuaweiEastern District of Texas jury awards $2.8m for infringement of four standard essential patents and $7.7m for infringement of one patent without a FRAND commitment, 05 Sep 2018 17:45:00 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 GMTGoogle wins first two rounds of IPRs against BlackBerryThree BlackBerry patents have been invalidated in four IPRs brought by Google, while two more IPRs relating to another BlackBerry patent are pending, 30 Aug 2018 17:15:00 GMTChugai wins licence dispute concerning US patent in UK High CourtThe English High Court has ruled that Chugai no longer needs to pay royalties for its antibody product because it does not fall within the claims of UCB’s US patent, 28 Aug 2018 15:00:00 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 GMTHow WesternGeco and TC Heartland have affected US patent damagesManaging IP explores the foreseeable impact of the US Supreme Court’s rulings in WesternGeco v Ion Geophysical and TC Heartland v Kraft on patent damages awards, 21 Aug 2018 04:45:00 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 GMTEn banc Federal Circuit rules on PTAB time bar in Click-To-Call opinionCourt says the PTAB was wrong to decide that voluntary dismissal without prejudice of a civil action in which the complaint was served “does not trigger” the one-year time bar under Section 315(b), 17 Aug 2018 06:00:00 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 GMTHalf-year data reveals how far Eastern District of Texas has fallenThe end of the Eastern District of Texas’s dominance in US patent case filing has been made clear this year, with the district’s 11.8% of cases filed in the first six months placing it well back from Delaware’s 19.9%, 15 Aug 2018 20:15:00 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 GMTAnalysing the drop in US district court patent litigationUS patent case filing was down in the first half of 2018. We examine the number of cases, types of defendants and Federal Circuit decisions affecting filing trends, 08 Aug 2018 20:30:00 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 GMT