UK TO CONTINUE STEPS TOWARDS RATIFICATION OF UNITARY PATENT CONVENTION DESPITE BREXIT

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UK TO CONTINUE STEPS TOWARDS RATIFICATION OF UNITARY PATENT CONVENTION DESPITE BREXIT

The EU’s Unitary Patent Convention (see http://ladas.com/education-center/eu-unitary-patent-and-patent-court-2/) and the associated EU patent had originally been expected to come into effect in 2017. This was, however dependent on ratification of...

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SOFTWARE AS PATENTABLE SUBJECT MATTER POST ALICE

The issue of patent eligible subject matter under 35 USC § 101 affects many different types of inventions including those which incorporate software technology for controlling conventional machines and devices. Although the Alice v. CLS Bank...

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INDIA’S NEW NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS POLICY

On May 12, 2016 India published its National Intellectual Property Rights Policy (National IPR Policy) to raise awareness about the importance of IPR’s as a tool for financial and economic advancement. The mission of the National IPR Policy is to...

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The Effect of The Brexit (UK Departure from EU) on IP Rights

In a June 23, 2016 referendum, the combined electorates of the United Kingdom and Gibraltar voted in favor of leaving the European Union (EU). According to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU), the United Kingdom will leave the EU two...

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CUOZZO V. LEE: SUPREME COURT AFFIRMED THAT CLAIMS SHOULD BE GIVEN THEIR BROADEST REASONABLE INTERPRETATION IN INTER PARTES REVIEW

On June 20th, in Cuozzo v. Lee, the Supreme Court affirmed the Federal Circuit holding that claims should be given their broadest reasonable interpretation in inter partes review...

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HALO V PULSE: HIGH COURT RELAXES STANDARD FOR ENHANCED PATENT DAMAGES

On June 13, 2016, Chief Justice Roberts delivered a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Halo v. Pulse on the question of when enhanced damages can be awarded for patent infringement. This decision reversed an earlier decision of...

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