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How Industry 4.0 is driving global patent applications

International25-01-2021Tom Furnival

The so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution and the FRAND licensing landscape are leading to a significant growth in patent applications. Tom Furnival of Mewburn Ellis reports.

PTAB changes prompt a new strategy for patent owners

13-01-2021Frank L Bernstein

The updates to America Invents Act rules have levelled the evidentiary playing field for patent owners—so what will they do now, asks Frank Bernstein of Squire Patton Boggs.

US jurisdiction report: The lawful seizure of patent rights

11-01-2021Paul J Sutton

This article examines a rare tension between US patent rights, on one hand, and the government’s seizure right of eminent domain over patents, on the other. It is the COVID-19 pandemic that gives rise to this possibility.

France jurisdiction report: Protecting your plate

France10-01-2021Aurélia Marie

French deputies have tabled a draft of law to create a sui generis industrial property right protecting culinary creations.

IP laws: Brighter days ahead

Mexico10-01-2021Christian Thomae

Mexico’s new Industrial Property Law heralds an improved system for the country’s IP owners in almost every area, says Christian Thomae of Dumont.

IP services: success lies in empowerment, efficiency, and value creation

International04-01-2021Reinhard Ottway

The demand for more efficient, cost-effective, and innovative ways of managing IP advice and routine administrative tasks has transformed the IP services industry. The COVID-19 pandemic will only accelerate this trend, as Reinhard Ottway of NovumIP explains.

ITC breaks new ground in IPR decision

United States18-12-2020Smith Brittingham

Litigators should pay close attention to a recent decision from the US International Trade Commission, Smith Brittingham of Finnegan writes.

The Biden administration’s trade policy: what will it mean for IP?

14-12-2020Jess Collen and Michael Nesheiwat

The incoming US presidential administration has made it clear that it will prioritise trade policy and undo a number of Trump’s decisions in this area, which could lead to significant ramifications for IP. Michael Nesheiwat and Jess Collen of law firm Collen IP report.

The evolution of SEP jurisprudence

07-12-2020Robert Stoll

The Department of Justice and the judiciary in the US have re-evaluated the potential implications of standard essential patents for patent owners, while international courts have upheld licensing regimes on the basis of FRAND terms. Robert Stoll of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath and former US Patent and Trademark Office commissioner for patents.

Will proportionality finally arrive in Germany?

Germany04-12-2020Julia Schönbohm

Proposals to bring a proportionality test into the German Patent Act have caused controversy, but are fears warranted? Julia Schönbohm of Linklaters explores.

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