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ITC investigations double in 2016
28 July 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Section 337 investigations instituted at the US International Trade Commission nearly doubled in 2016, according to the ITC’s Year In Trade figures
USPTO presents patent subject matter eligibility viewpoints
26 July 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Patent and Trademark Office has published a new report detailing public viewpoints on the appropriate boundaries of patent-eligible subject matter
Congressmen Issa and Goodlatte hit out at Judge Gilstrap
20 July 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Two members of the House judiciary committee have criticised Judge Rodney Gilstrap for his interpretation of TC Heartland v Kraft Foods
European Commission to investigate Qualcomm
13 June 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Michelle Lee resigns as USPTO director
07 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Uber fires Levandowski
31 May 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Nokia and Apple settle new dispute
24 May 2017 | California | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Uber-Waymo dispute referred for criminal investigation
11 May 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
AST launches IP3 2017
02 May 2017 | New Jersey | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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WiLAN diversifies in wake of patent licensing challenges
20 April 2017 | Ottawa | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Court tells bee trap maker to buzz off
27 March 2017 | Alabama | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Google must pay $20 million for Chrome infringement
15 February 2017 | Texas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Trading tech patents upheld under Alice
19 January 2017 | Illinois | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Ameranth to press on with mass infringement claims
16 January 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
McRO case denied en banc rehearing
06 January 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Nokia and Apple resume hostilities
23 December 2016 | California | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Forum shopping decision could reduce patent lawsuits
16 December 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Supreme Court reverses Samsung v Apple
06 December 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
TiVo and Netflix sign IP deal
29 November 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
TiVo’s appeal cut short
11 November 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
TiVo renews IP licences with Panasonic
01 November 2016 | Kadoma | Reporter: Barney Dixon
BMW ignores red light
24 October 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Patents a “terrible fit” for software
11 October 2016 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Samsung v Apple: SCOTUS to hear arguments
10 October 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
ITC launches investigation into SK hynix
06 October 2016 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Federal Circuit affirms PTAB decision in CBM review
28 September 2016 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
CIPA: UK is an important part of EU IP
20 September 2016 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Facebook wins patent validity challenge
02 September 2016 | Delaware | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Google Patents adds seven patent offices
01 September 2016 | Mountain View | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
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INTA’s anti-counterfeiting committee services its members worldwide with up-to-date enforcement advice, as Heather McDonald tells Barney Dixon
As EU copyright reform continues, publishers are insisting the press publisher’s right will be good for business and won’t harm consumers. Angela Mills Wade of the European Publishers Council explains
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ECTA’s copyright committee was formed in response to the modernisation of the EU’s approach to copyright. Chair Dr Christian Freudenberg tells Mark Dugdale what this has meant in practice
ECTA has ramped up its efforts to ensure that IP rights are heard in Brexit negotiations. But this isn’t all the trademark association has been up to in the past year, as Ruta Olmane explains
William Dyer III and Bea Koempel-Thomas of Lee & Hayes examine TC Heartland v Kraft and the arguments put forward in support of each party
As Brexit negotiations begin, it is still unclear where trademarks fit in. But, with two years to get a good deal, the UK government needs to consider all aspects
Rights holders that want to protect their valuable intellectual property have to be willing to change
Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms are not being used to their full potential, according to IPzen’s Julia Cytrynbaum
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While Indian fair use is not explicit, provisions exist for the fair dealing of copyright. Rohit Singh and Tina Canneth of Abu-Ghazeleh Intellectual Property delve deeper
An interpretation of the current events exception in Radosavljević is creative, say BDK Advokati's Bogdan Ivanišević and Marko Popović
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Yu-Li Tsai of Deep & Far examines how damages are calculated in patent infringement litigation
A recent amendment will make costly annulments a thing of the past. Gilberto Sanchez of SPECyF explains
New legislation in Turkey promises a swathe of trademark changes. Dr Cahit Suluk of Cahit Suluk Intellectual Property Law Firm explains
A trademark decision clarified ‘against the public order’ as an absolute ground for refusal. Sár and Partners – Danubia Patent & Law Office reports
Bogdan Ivanišević and Marko Popović of BDK Advokati review the recent squabble about copyright protection for ‘routinely created photos’
Alston & Bird recently expanded with a new office focusing on counselling Chinese companies on US intellectual property law. Yitai Hu explains what patent owners face when working across borders
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