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IBM asks for double damages in Groupon infringement case

US28-09-2018

IBM has asked a US judge to double the patent damages owed by Groupon from $82.5 million to $165 million.

UK Patent Box claims jump to £942.5m in value

UK28-09-2018

Companies claimed £942.5 million ($1.23 billion) in tax relief under the UK Patent Box in the fiscal year 2016–17, an increase of 25% year on year, according to newly-released data.

Match makes a move on Bumble in Tinder IP dispute

US27-09-2018

US internet dating company Match has asked a court to remove a state lawsuit filed by competitor Bumble against Match’s brand Tinder, as the allegations in it should instead have been addressed by counterclaims in the parties’ federal IP dispute.

AIPPI 2018: UK judge talks post-Brexit exhaustion rules, UPC and SPCs

EU, UK27-09-2018

“I’m afraid I haven’t provided you with any answers, but merely posed the questions,” said Mr Justice Henry Carr of the English High Court while concluding a talk on the UK’s post-Brexit future.

Sheppard Mullin bolsters IP practice in Palo Alto

US27-09-2018Movers & Shakers

Sheppard Mullin has added three IP attorneys from Baker Botts to its IP practice group in Palo Alto, California.

FTC adds IP lawyer as deputy director of bureau of competition

US27-09-2018Movers & Shakers

Joseph Simons, chairman of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), has appointed Gail Levine as a deputy director of the commission’s bureau of competition.

AIPPI 2018: Levelling the FRAND playing field, and plain packaging

Australia, International, Mexico, US27-09-2018

The TCL v Ericsson decision has moved licensees a few steps closer to levelling the playing field when negotiating standard-essential patent licences, a US lawyer involved in the case told an industry conference.

EPO and China’s IP office strengthen ties

China, EPO27-09-2018

The European Patent Office and the China National Intellectual Property Administration have signed a co-operation programme on a range of patent issues, strengthening the longstanding bond between the two offices.

Qualcomm hits back at FTC in one case, sues Apple in another

US26-09-2018

Qualcomm yesterday hit back at the US Federal Trade Commission in a competition dispute centring on standard-essential patents and, in a separate matter, accused Apple of trade secrets theft.

Lawyers concerned by no-deal Brexit guidance on IP exhaustion

EU, UK25-09-2018

The UK government’s latest guidance on a no-deal Brexit fails to clarify the future of IP rights exhaustion surrounding the European Economic Area, according to lawyers.

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