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COVID-19 ‘pledge’ urges rights owners to share IP

31-03-2020Sarah Morgan

In order to remove IP obstacles in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of scientists, lawyers and entrepreneurs have launched an initiative urging companies to free their IP. 

UKIPO introduces ‘interrupted days’ to tackle COVID-19 disruption

30-03-2020Sarah Morgan

The UK Intellectual Property Office has introduced ‘interrupted days’ as it seeks to support rights owners, businesses and IP professionals amid the “unprecedented disruption” of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Germany wants UPC project to go ahead, despite ruling

Germany30-03-2020Sarah Morgan

The German government is pushing for the Unified Patent Court project to go ahead, just one week after the country’s Federal Constitutional Court concluded that the Act of Approval for the UPC Agreement was null and void.  

AIPLA executive director steps down

27-03-2020Movers & ShakersSarah Morgan

Lisa Jorgenson is stepping down from her role as executive director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, after more than five years. 

US $2tn coronavirus bill grants USPTO emergency powers

27-03-2020Sarah Morgan

The US Patent and Trademark Office could be given emergency powers to waive or change patent and trademark filing deadlines if an historic $2 trillion deal passes the House of Representatives and is signed into law. 

South Korea is tracking COVID-19 patent data to tackle fake treatments

South Korea25-03-2020Rory O'Neill

South Korea has launched a “patent information navigation” system to provide accurate information on the latest inventions and treatments aimed at tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

USPTO launches platform to drive patent filer diversity

25-03-2020

The US Patent and Trademark Office has launched a new platform aimed at encouraging greater participation in the patent system, as part of its effort to inspire a more diverse innovation economy.

Federal Circuit refuses Arthrex rerun, prerogative now with SCOTUS

24-03-2020Rory O'Neill

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will leave it to the Supreme Court to review its controversial Arthrex decision that Patent Trial and Appeal Board judges were unconstitutionally appointed.

Nokia reveals leap in 5G essential patents

Finland24-03-2020

Finnish telecoms company Nokia has declared more than 3,000 standard-essential patent families for 5G, as it seeks to cement its position in the development and standardisation of the technology. 

UPC analysis: is a UK 'litigation hub' on the horizon?

Germany20-03-2020Sarah Morgan

Earlier today, the German Federal Constitutional Court concluded that the country’s Act of Approval to the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court is void, seemingly ringing the death knell for the system. But could this decision be a boon for UK patent litigation? WIPR investigates.

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