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Lenovo loses bid to access royalty reports in FRAND dispute

UK26-01-2021Muireann Bolger

In a blow for Lenovo, the English High court has ruled that it will not be able to force US research and development firm InterDigital to disclose royalty reports in an ongoing licensing dispute.

Iancu: a ‘good shepherd’ of the IP system

25-01-2021Muireann Bolger

Andrei Iancu’s departure last week marked the end of a turbulent three year-tenure at the US Trademark and Patent Office. In his farewell address at a US Chamber of Commerce event, Iancu outlined his achievements, declaring that his tenure had delivered a “pro-innovation” culture.

USPTO could expand patent bar to tackle gender gap

25-01-2021Rory O'Neill

The US Patent and Trademark Office is considering expanding the criteria for eligibility to sit the patent bar exam to help reduce the gender gap in the profession.

Chevron heads off Arthrex challenge at Fed Circuit

22-01-2021Rory O'Neill

Chevron has prevailed in an oil lubricant patent dispute with a joint subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil, which unsuccessfully tried to raise an Arthrex-based challenge to the invalidation of its patent.

Watchdog finds USPTO’s $47m IT contract award “unacceptable”


The US Patent and Trademark Office engaged in “impermissible and unequal discussions” with information technology company Epsilon before awarding it a $47 million contract, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Iancu resigns, calls for end to ‘state-sponsored theft’

China20-01-2021Muireann Bolger

US Patent and Trademark Office director Andrei Iancu confirmed his resignation with a rallying call for an end to state-sponsored theft and reform of patent eligibility.

Ericsson launches fresh patent suit at Samsung

19-01-2021Muireann Bolger

Ericsson has escalated its dispute with Samsung, after it lodged a new complaint against the tech company alleging patent infringement.

Facebook, BlackBerry resolve messaging patents litigation

19-01-2021Muireann Bolger

BlackBerry and Facebook have settled a dispute over tech messaging patents at the US District Court for the District of California on Friday, January 15.

Is the cost of AI a barrier to IP offices?

EU18-01-2021Rory O'Neill

Artificial intelligence can significantly improve the day-to-day operations of an IP office, but policymakers need to invest now to secure its full potential, said leading data experts this week.

Nokia draws first blood in Daimler validity battle

Germany15-01-2021Rory O'Neill

Nokia is claiming victory in one leg of its long-running patent battle with German automaker Daimler, after the European Patent Office affirmed the validity of a key Nokia patent.

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