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