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20 June 2024   IBM, Bank of America, Microsoft, Sony, and others accused of patent infringement over authentication and verification tech | Suit by New York registered company alleges willful infringement and induced infringement.

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Despite its risks, AI can be a useful partner in patent applications. Shwetangi Sinha and Vasu Bral of Sagacious IP offer a useful guide for patent attorneys.
Partnerships are inevitable as energy sector players race to transition to renewable sources. Jonathan Turnbull, Louise Barber and Rachel Montagnon of HSF explain why arbitration may be the best forum to resolve the resulting IP disputes.
Netlist’s recent $445 million win against Micron was down to a collaboration honed over many years, finds Sarah Speight, who spoke to co-lead counsel Jennifer Truelove of McKool Smith and Jason Sheasby of Irell & Manella.
David Fuentes Lahoz of Bird & Bird explains how protective letters work in Spain and what parties need to know to use this anticipatory defence against potential ex parte preliminary injunctions.
India’s thriving innovation ecosystem has helped the country buck the global trend of diminished IP activity and show rises in patents, trademarks, designs and GIs, says Ashwin Julka of Remfry & Sagar.
Africa offers vast potential for companies with the right IP strategy to overcome the continent’s complexities, say Nicky Garnett and Alicia Van der Walt of Adams & Adams.
The system is an up-to-date, reliable and effective way to protect design rights on the regional level, explains Arman Sauganbayev Gorodissky & Partners (Kazakhstan office).
The Federal Circuit has yet to weigh in on the scope of estoppel under § 315, with conflicting decisions on prior art products and systems in IPR, say Kelly Del Dotto, Casey Kraning and Hui-Kwon Yang of Fish & Richardson.
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7 June 2024   US and UK offices sign agreement to cooperate on standard-essential patents | Aims to create a “fair and balanced international ecosystem” | Collaboration comes after the European Parliament's approval of SEP regulations, despite opposition from patent stakeholders.
3 June 2024   Complaint against Lenovo subsidiary follows suits against Samsung and Google Electronic | Edison Transmission Technologies seeks to assert power transfer patents.
29 May 2024   Patent trust initiates ‘strategic’ legal proceedings in Paris alongside simultaneous proceedings in Delhi | Trust alleges unfair use by Xiaomi’s of 4G tech covered by 167 patent families | Litigation estimated to be worth more than $300m.
29 May 2024   The firm welcomes three tech patent litigators as partners to its Washington DC office, with expertise in sectors including telecoms, online streaming, semiconductors, medical devices, and data centres.
28 May 2024   Texas jury finds Micron infringed two Netlist patents covering computer memory modules | Micron plans to appeal the verdict citing PTAB invalidation of one asserted patent in April.
23 May 2024   US Court of Appeals revives Core Optical's patent infringement cases against tech giants Nokia, ADVA, and Cisco | Decision overturns previous ruling by California District court concerning optical technology | Ambiguities surrounding inventorship agreements add complexity to the legal dispute.
22 May 2024   US Court of Appeals overrules Rosen-Durling validity test in LKQ v GM Global in controversial precedential opinion | Amici curiae speaking out against the move included INTA and other major organisations | Verdict marks loss for GM in vehicle fender dispute.
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