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Allergan Patent Controversy Continues

Seeking protection from the patent challenges brought by generic drug makers, Allergan Plc made an unusual, and controversial, deal back in September.
Seeking protection from the patent challenges brought by generic drug makers, Allergan Plc made an unusual, and controversial, deal back in September that has continued to make wa… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/12/allergan-patent-controversy-continues/

Allergan Strikes Unconventional Deal to Protect Patents

Allergan, Plc has struck a deal with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe that will protect its patents.
Allergan, Plc has struck a deal with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe that will protect its patents on the popular eye medication, Restasis.  “The Tribe, a recognized sovereign tribal… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/09/allergan-strikes-unconventional-deal-protect-patents/

Controversy Brews Over EPO-Issued Plant & Animal Patents

Just last month, members of the European Patent Office met to discuss how to better strengthen restrictions when it comes to patents covering the breeding of plants and animals. 
German brewers and agriculturalists are up in arms after the European Patent Office granted big brewing companies Carlsberg and Heineken two new patents related to barley.  The tw… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/07/controversy-brews-over-epo-issued-plant-animal-patents/

Fidget Spinners and Due Diligence

Due diligence is critical at all stages of the patent lifecycle, yet many people err in skipping this step. Recent news coverage of fidget spinners illustrates this problem to an extreme degree. While attempting to trace the toy’s origin and inventor, jou…
By David Miller Modern life is defined by patents—virtually every object with which we interact has been shaped in response to someone’s claim to one technology or another. Non… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/06/fidget-spinners-and-due-diligence/

Supreme Court Unanimous in Patent Venue Decision

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that patent owners can only bring lawsuits in states where the companies they are suing are incorporated. 
Tech companies, especially, are rejoicing after a Supreme Court ruling on Monday placed strict limitations on where patent lawsuits can be filed.  TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/05/supreme-court-unanimous-patent-venue-decision/

GoDaddy Wins Twice in RPost Patent Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals is standing behind domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy in its recent patent battle with RPost Communications Ltd.
The U.S. Court of Appeals is standing behind domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy in its recent patent battle with RPost Communications Ltd. RPost first claimed that … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/05/godaddy-wins-twice-rpost-patent-case/

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Patent Venue Case

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in what is arguably one of the most highly anticipated patent lawsuits of the year.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in what is arguably one of the most highly anticipated patent lawsuits of the year, TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Group Brands LL… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/03/supreme-court-hears-arguments-patent-venue-case/

Patent Litigation & Trade Secret Scandal

What's been happening in trade secret news this year?  Here are three cases to watch.
We all heard about The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 that was signed into law just last year, providing a federal cause of action for all trade secret suits, but what's been ha… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/03/patent-litigation-trade-secret-scandal/

Patent Litigation Update: What's New in 2017

Patent litigation continues into 2017.
We're taking a look at some of this year's top patent lawsuits so far.  Here's a roundup of a few of the cases currently making headlines: . TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Group … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/02/patent-litigation-update-whats-new-2017/

Novelty and Patentability Searching: Is There A Difference?

Patentability searches vs. Novelty searches. Is there a difference?
Novelty and Patentability Searching: Is There A Difference? You may have noticed that patent practitioners use different terms to discuss prior art searching that occurs before… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/01/novelty-and-patentability-searching-there-difference/

USPTO Publishes Success with PAR for FY 2016

The USPTO recently published its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for fiscal year 2016.
The USPTO recently published its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for fiscal year 2016, an annual report designed to share information on the USPTO's programs and their… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/01/uspto-publishes-success-par-fy-2016/

GPS at the AIPLA Annual Conference October 27-29

Global Patent Solutions is happy to be a major participant at the 2016 AIPLA Annual Conference.
The American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association is holding their annual conference October 27-29 in Washington D.C., and Global Patent Solutions is happy to be a major part… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/10/gps-aipla-annual-conference-october-27-29/

European Patents, IP & the UK's Big Break

Post-Brexit changes in the UK's intellectual property laws seem unavoidable.
Prime Minister Theresa May is standing strong behind the UK's most recent decision to exit the European Union, stating that "There will be no attempts to remain inside the EU... N… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/10/european-patents-ip-uks-big-break/

Patent Litigation: Out with the Old, In with the New

Patent litigation may be on the decline, but it certainly hasn't disappeared.
Patent litigation may be on the decline, but it certainly hasn't disappeared.  According to Unified Patents' 1st Half 2016 Patent Dispute Report,  the number of patent cases has d… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/09/patent-litigation-out-old-new/

Supreme Court Backs USPTO in Patent Case

On Monday, the Supreme Court announced its ruling in the case Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee.
On Monday, the Supreme Court announced its ruling in the case Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the Unit… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/06/supreme-court-backs-uspto-patent-case/

Samsung & Friends Seek Out Supreme Court in Apple Patent Case

Apple may have won its most recent battle with Samsung, but the war seems to be far from over.
Apple may have won its most recent battle with Samsung, but the war seems to be far from over.  The two have been combating over design patents since Apple first accused Samsung o… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/01/samsung-friends-seek-out-supreme-court-apple-patent-case/

New Year Brings New Patent Initiatives

As we get ready to close the book on 2015, companies in all industries are scrambling to get organized, finishing out their current plans and setting new initiatives for the year ahead.
As we get ready to close the book on 2015, companies in all industries are scrambling to get organized, finishing out their current plans and setting new initiatives for the year … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/12/new-year-brings-new-patent-initiatives/

Australian Court Rules Human Genes Cannot Be Patented

In a landmark ruling earlier this week, the Federal Court of Australia unanimously decided that human genes cannot be patented.
In a landmark ruling earlier this week, the Federal Court of Australia unanimously decided that human genes cannot be patented, specifically in regards to Myriad Genetic Inc's BRC… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/10/australian-court-rules-human-genes-cannot-be-patented/

Big Pharma Pushes for Controversial Patent Reform

Big brand pharmaceutical companies are pushing for patent reform that could prove taxing on generic drug makers and consumers. 
Big brand pharmaceutical companies are pushing for patent reform that could prove taxing on generic drug makers and consumers.    Currently, the process of Inter Partes Revi… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/09/big-pharma-pushes-controversial-patent-reform/

USPTO Proposes New Rules for PTAB Trials

The USPTO is continuing to amend the rules of practice for trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
With its “Road Show Series” already underway, the USPTO is continuing to amend the rules of practice for trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The Office’s first set of… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/08/uspto-proposes-new-rules-ptab-trials/

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