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  • SEPs in the auto industry – the case of 5G
    Similar to the transition in the mobile phone industry from feature phones to smartphones, we will see shifts and profit redistribution within the auto industry. Most market experts predict dramatic changes in this market as a result of disruptive technology trends such as self-driving vehicles, electrification and connectivity via technologies&nbs ... Read More
    Source: iamPublished on 2019-04-17By Tim Pohlmann
  • INPI launches the first manual for industrial designs
    The National Institute of Industrial Property has issued its first Manual for Industrial Designs, which consolidates guidelines and examination proceedings for industrial design applications. It came into force on 9 March 2019 and provides significant guidance for examiners and attorneys as well as general users o ... Read More
    Source: iamPublished on 2019-04-17By Patrícia Rizel
  • Breaking – Apple and Qualcomm agree settlement
    News of six year licence, chipset supply deal, and payment from iPhone maker send chip giant’s shares soaring ... Read More
    Source: iamPublished on 2019-04-17By Richard Lloyd,Joff Wild,Joff Wild
  • Apple and Qualcomm settle their antitrust/FRAND/patent dispute: clash of California tech giants is amicably resolved
    Opening statements in the Apple, Foxconn et al. v. Qualcomm antitrust trial in San Diego (Southern District of California) were ongoing when CNBC broke the news of a settlement. A little later it was confirmed by Apple's newsroom: All pending lawsuits between Apple and Qualcomm, and Apple's contract manufacturers and ... Read More
    Source: FOSS PATENTSPublished on 2019-04-17By Florian Mueller
  • Common sense against Qualcomm: Apple stresses smartphone functionality also works without modem chip–over WiFi–but Qualcomm wants royalties on entire device
    I'm typing this while Fish & Richardson's Ruffin Cordell is still delivering Apple's opening statement in the Apple v. Qualcomm antitrust trial here in San Diego (Southern District of California). There are two key points made in the first half of the statement that are going to make things hard ... Read More
    Source: FOSS PATENTSPublished on 2019-04-16By Florian Mueller
  • IV looks to expand its licensing ecosystem with Desmarais tie-up
    “We’ve used them as a litigation firm in the past, they know our portfolio really well and we wanted to take the opportunity to leverage that expertise more broadly to focus it on co-developing licensing programmes along with our own team,” says Invention Investment Fund head Mathen Ganesan ... Read More
    Source: iamPublished on 2019-04-16By Richard Lloyd
  • EPO and China blockchain patents
    As this disruptive technology attracts increasing interest, key issuing authorities are developing different ways of handling applications that read on it ... Read More
    Source: iamPublished on 2019-04-16
  • Supreme Court Denied Certiorari Writ by St. Regis Mohawk Indian Tribe in Restatis® IPR
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari by the St. Regis Mohawk Indian Tribe on the question (answered in the negative by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Federal Circuit) of whether tribal sovereign immunity could protect the ... Read More
    Source: Patent DocsPublished on 2019-04-16By Patent Docs
  • Fooey on the Draft
    Iancu v. Brunetti (Supreme Court 2019) [Oral Arg Transcript] In this case, the Federal Circuit held that the prohibition on registering “immoral” or “scandalous” marks is a facial violation of a registrant’s First Amendment free speech rights.  Here, Brunetti is seeking to register the mark “FUCT,” which the solicitor ... Read More
    Source: Patently-OPublished on 2019-04-16By Dennis Crouch
  • Apple v. Qualcomm trial kicks off in San Diego: jury of nine selected, live tweets disallowed
    Today was Day One of the Apple, Foxconn et al. v. Qualcomm trial in San Diego (Southern District of California). Formally, there are two cases, which the court combined under the official caption In re Qualcomm litigation. The reason for two cases existing technically is that a few months after ... Read More
    Source: FOSS PATENTSPublished on 2019-04-16By Florian Mueller
  • Huawei leverages patent transactions for peace and profit
    Recent assignments showcase different ways Huawei reaps value from patent deals: one sealing its settlement with Samsung, another arming America’s most prolific NPE ... Read More
    Source: iamPublished on 2019-04-16By Jacob Schindler
  • The big takeaways from Audi and Porsche taking a licence to Avanci
    From the importance of bringing Nokia on board to the prospects of an agreement with one of the major American or Japanese manufacturers, we tell you what you need to know about the news of the platform's German transactions ... Read More
    Source: iamPublished on 2019-04-15By Richard Lloyd,Joff Wild
  • IT – Bisio
    The Court of Milan departed from its previous position and decided that an urgent declaration of non-infringement can be granted even after the alleged infringer commenced marketing its product. Bisio Progetti S.p.A. (“Bisio”), a company active in the research and development of coffee and instant drink capsules, sought before the ... Read More
    Source: EPLAW Patent BlogPublished on 2019-04-15By Annette Hirschfeld
  • Indicia of infringement: a video might not be sufficient
    Miquel MontañáA recently published Decision of 9 November 2018 from Barcelona Commercial Court number 5 sheds some light on the indicia that may or may not be sufficient for the purposes of ordering a preliminary injunction “ex parte”. For the readers’ benefit, it will be useful to clarify that under ... Read More
    Source: Kluwer Patent BlogPublished on 2019-04-15
  • When Examiners Reopen Prosecution …
    by Dennis Crouch Gilbert P. Hyatt v. Andrei Iancu (Supreme Court 2019) The following is a fairly typical pattern within the USPTO: After final rejection, applicant files a PTAB appeal notice and brief; Rather than pursue its side of the appeal, the Examiner withdraws the pending rejections — and then re-opens ... Read More
    Source: Patently-OPublished on 2019-04-15By Dennis Crouch
  • How far can you go in Pre-Suit Investigative Contacts with Opposing Parties?
    By David Hricik, Mercer Law School I’m often asked questions about how far a lawyer can go (directly or through a private investigator) in determining the facts before filing suit. On the one hand, Rule 11 (and Section 285) require investigation; on the other, certain ethical rules limit the ability ... Read More
    Source: Patently-OPublished on 2019-04-15By David
  • Durum Wheat Genome Revealed
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Durum wheat, Triticum turgidum L. ssp. durum (Desf.) Husn., used principally for pasta production, was derived from wild emmer wheat, T. turgidum ssp. dicoccoides (Körn. ex Asch. & Graebn.) Thell. from domesticated emmer wheat, T. turgidum ssp. dicoccum (Schrank ex Schübl.) Thell. about 10,000 years ... Read More
    Source: Patent DocsPublished on 2019-04-15By Patent Docs
  • Conference & CLE Calendar
    April 16, 2019 - "Trade Secrets Litigation 2019: Developments from the Trial Courts to the Supreme Court" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT) April 18, 2019 - "Antibody Patenting: U.S. and Asian Perspectives" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) April 18, 2019 ... Read More
    Source: Patent DocsPublished on 2019-04-15By Patent Docs
  • China is investigating Ericsson’s licensing business, company confirms
    A surprise inspection at the Swedish giant’s Beijing office sets the stage for the first big IP probe by China’s new super-regulator ... Read More
    Source: iamPublished on 2019-04-15By Jacob Schindler
  • Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni
    Source: Patently-OPublished on 2019-04-15By Juvan Bonni
  • IAM weekly review 8th to 13th April 2019
    Get ready for the new working week with a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform over the past seven days ... Read More
    Source: iamPublished on 2019-04-14By Joff Wild
  • MBHB & Patent Docs Programs on Biopharma Patent Law
    McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP and Patent Docs will be hosting two onsite CLE programs on "Recent Developments in Biopharma Patent Law" from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm (PT) on April 23, 2019 in San Diego, CA and on April 24, 2019 in Burlingame, CA. MBHB attorneys and Patent ... Read More
    Source: Patent DocsPublished on 2019-04-14By Patent Docs
  • USPTO World IP Day Events
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be holding two events on April 22 and April 29 to celebrate World IP Day and this year's theme of "Reach for the Gold: IP and Sports." The first event, to be held from 11:00 am to noon on April 22 at the ... Read More
    Source: Patent DocsPublished on 2019-04-14By Patent Docs
  • USPTO Chicago Regional Seminar
    The Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be holding a Chicago Regional Seminar on April 18, 2019 from 12:30 to 5:00 pm (CT) at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, IL. The seminar agenda includes the following: • USPTO ... Read More
    Source: Patent DocsPublished on 2019-04-14By Patent Docs
  • Webinar on Drug Substance Patents
    Strafford will be offering a webinar entitled "Drug Substance Patents: FDA Guidance, Protecting Composition-of-Matter Patents, Drafting Solid Form Claims" on April 25, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Eyal H. Barash of Barash Law and Steef Boerrigter of SSCI will guide patent counsel on solid form patents, how to ... Read More
    Source: Patent DocsPublished on 2019-04-14By Patent Docs
  • FCBA Program on Implications of Recent Changes in Patent Practice
    The Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) will be offering a CLE program entitled "From Boston & Beyond: Local and Global Implications of Recent Changes in Patent Practice" on April 23, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (EST) at the Suffolk University School of Law in Boston, MA. The program ... Read More
    Source: Patent DocsPublished on 2019-04-14By Patent Docs
  • Webinar on Drafting Patent Applications for AI Systems
    Strafford will be offering a webinar entitled "Drafting Patent Applications for AI Systems -- Overcoming Patent Eligibility, Inventorship, and Enablement Challenges and Avoiding Rejections" on April 23, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Elliot C. Cook, Susan Y. Tull, and Cory C. Bell of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & ... Read More
    Source: Patent DocsPublished on 2019-04-14By Patent Docs
  • Avanci secures major German breakthrough
    In a major breakthrough for the licensing platform, two of Germany's most iconic motor marques agree to pay royalties to access the patents it offers ... Read More
    Source: iamPublished on 2019-04-13By Joff Wild
  • UK – Ablynx v. VHsquared & Unilever
    Ablynx NV & Vrije Universiteit Brussel v VHsquared Limited & Unilever Nederland B.V. & 4 others [2019] EWHC 792 (Pat), 29 March 2019 This judgment of the High Court follows a preliminary hearing to determine if the UK courts have jurisdiction to hear main proceedings. Summary HHJ Hacon held ... Read More
    Source: EPLAW Patent BlogPublished on 2019-04-13By Annette Hirschfeld
  • USPTO Update at Iowa Law – May 14
    If you’re in the Iowa region, we invite you to attend Patent Law’s New Directions: An Update from Director Porcari at the University of Iowa College of Law on Tuesday, May 14, from 2:45 PM to 5:00 PM.  Damien Porcari, Director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States ... Read More
    Source: Patently-OPublished on 2019-04-13By Jason Rantanen