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October 30

eBay-style injunction rules unlikely under EU's UPC regime; but prepare for changes on bifurcation. http://t.co/YHzzZHxxGe

October 30

ROHM is the latest Japanese corporate to partner with an NPE after semiconductor packaging #patent deal with Wi-LAN. http://t.co/eaSgIMa83m

October 30

Why declining domestic #patent filings from Taiwanese companies may not be such a bad thing after all: http://t.co/lpDhKEhfdP

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30 Oct 2014
UPC consultation offers a final chance to make a difference on vital EU patent litigation issues

A public consultation on the 17th draft Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is due to take place on 26th November in the German town of Trier.  Although this may seem a somewhat dry and legalistic subject, it is actually a vital one. How the EU’s unitary patent will be enforced will have a fundamental affect on all patentees – current and future –...

30 Oct 2014
Another major Japanese corporate takes the privateering plunge

Japan’s ROHM Semiconductor has entered into an agreement with Wi-LAN which will see it transfer a portfolio of patents to the Canadian firm. This is the latest deal in which a Japanese technology company – traditionally a very conservative bunch when it comes to aggressive IP monetisation – has teamed up with an NPE in an effort to improve returns from its patents.

28 Oct 2014
NPE suits down a massive 35% in the third quarter of the year as Alice and the AIA take their toll

Further evidence of a dramatic slowdown in patent litigation activity in the United States is provided today in data published by Unified Patents, the entity whose business is based on helping SMEs fight frivolous patent suits. According to the research, which covers the third quarter of this year (June to September),  there was a 23% drop in the number of suits filed compared to the...

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