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The Who’s Who of patent renewal providers

International25-04-2018

Three million patent applications were filed worldwide in 2016, according to statistics released by the World Intellectual Property Organization’s “Facts and Figures 2017” report, and many more millions of patents are owned by entities across the globe. WIPR reports on the world of patent renewals.

A numbers game that doesn’t add up

Germany, UK, US24-04-2018

Despite attempts to clear up the rules around FRAND licensing in Europe and the US, there is still much complexity and dispute, as WIPR reports.

Conference preview: Technology Patent Network 2018

United Kingdom23-04-2018

Join World IP Review at Technology Patent Network 2018 on June 21 at the Bloomsbury Hotel in London to hear about exciting IP developments in the area of disruptive technologies including AI and blockchain.

All go at the ITC

US23-04-2018

As the US International Trade Commission looks set for a busy 2018, lawyers are wondering whether it can keep up with the workload and what impact—if any—President Trump’s policies will have. WIPR reports.

Dodgy data: national patent records

17-04-2018Willem Lagemaat

There are large gaps in the data available on global patents, and countries signed up to the Patent Cooperation Treaty are not being active in addressing the problem, as Willem Lagemaat of Lighthouse IP reports.

Taking care with CRISPR

EU17-04-2018Cath Coombes

Attorneys drafting CRISPR patent applications in Europe may need to ensure there is relevant data to support the application if patentability relies on a specific technical effect associated with the CRISPR system used. Cath Coombes of HGF reports.

FRAND licensing: Arbitration, arbitration, arbitration

16-04-2018

Disagreements over FRAND licensing must be settled by telecoms experts and arbitrators, not judges and regulators, says Bill Merritt, CEO of InterDigital, in an interview with WIPR.

US jurisdiction report: Mainstream financing of patent litigation

US12-04-2018

The funding of US contingency-fee patent and IP litigation has morphed into a respectable industry. No longer does private patent litigation funding carry the stigma once associated with it. The number of funders is increasing and their arrangements with owners of US patent portfolios are being more frequently examined and embraced by ‘big law’.

Mexico jurisdiction report: Taking care of the pharma sector

Mexico09-04-2018Mariana Gonzalez

On January 10, 2018, the Investigative Authority (IA) of the Federal Commission of Economic Competition (COFECE) published in the Federal Official Gazette a notice that it was initiating a new investigatory procedure on the investigation with file number IO-001-2017. The probe was to determine the existence of an unlawful concentration of companies in the market for the distribution and wholesale of pharmaceutical, personal care and beauty products.

Malaysia jurisdiction report: Hybrid IP protection

Malaysia09-04-2018Hawa Diyana Saim

Patents and trade secrets seem like opposite sides of a scale. Trade secrets derive their legal protection from their inherently secretive nature, whereas patents can be protected only through disclosure of the invention—the specification in a patent application must describe the invention in a manner that would enable one with ordinary skill in the art to make and use the invention without an undue amount of experimentation.

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