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ITC investigates Chongqing over medical devices
12 February 2016 | Washington DC
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has instituted an investigation of Chongqing QMI Surgical medical devices on behalf of Covidien... readmore

Named inventor case returns to district court
11 February 2016 | Washington DC
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has vacated a lower court’s dismissal of a catheter patent ownership dispute between TriReme Medical and competitor AngioScore... readmore

Greatbatch wins $37.5 million in pacemaker dispute
28 January 2016 | Delaware
Medical device company Greatbatch has won $37.5 million in damages after a jury confirmed the validity of its patents on implantable pacemakers... readmore

Medtronic suit needs a revisit, says SCOTUS
21 January 2016 | Washington DC
The Supreme Court has ordered the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to reassess its ruling in Medtronic v NuVasive in light of its own May 2015 decision in Commil v Cisco... readmore

Federal Circuit backs PTAB to make both IPR decisions
20 January 2016 | Washington DC
The same panel of judges that institute an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding against a patent can also make the final decision on the validity of the disputed claims, according to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit... readmore

District court stays due to ITC connection to Jawbone
07 January 2016 | California
A judge of the US District Court Northern District of California has issued a stay in a patent infringement dispute between rival fitness device makers pending the outcome of a parallel International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation... readmore

Federal Circuit refuses to rehear Sequenom
03 December 2015 | Washington DC
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has refused to rehear Ariosa v Sequenom, paving the way for the Supreme Court to clarify what constitutes ‘natural phenomena’ under US patent law... readmore

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Matters of import
20 January 2016
Alireza Behrooz of Merchant & Gould and Nick Phillips of Edwin Coe discuss parallel importation of pharmaceuticals in the US and Europe readmore

Raising the bar
16 December 2015
Amendments to the US Civil Rules of Procedure could dissuade some non-practicing entities from targeting technology-rich sectors readmore

Making connections
02 December 2015
Changes are coming to the UK Patent Box to meet new international standards readmore

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06 January 2016
Australia’s IP system has come under the spotlight as the government considers possible reforms. Naomi Pearce and Nigel Lokan of K&L Gates speak to Tammy Facey readmore

11 September 2015
Mohan Dewan and Disha Dewan of R K Dewan & Co report on the ban on any changes to patent specifications or claims at the time of national phase entry via the Patent Cooperation Treaty in India readmore

11 September 2015
The fear that natural products would be privatised soon, or one cannot study a product of nature and benefit from it if another legally possesses it, is always in the minds of all stakeholders. D. Calab Gabriel and Maria Gabriel of Lex IP Care discuss the patenting of natural bio-materials in India readmore

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Terry Mahn
Fish & Richardson
03 February 2016
Terry Mahn of Fish & Richardson discusses the issues still to be resolved in the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed naming system for biosimilars readmore

Rogelio Nicandro
Romulo LLP
04 November 2015
Rogelio Nicandro of Romulo LLP offers some handy tips for stopping trademark infringement in the Philippines readmore

Grant Shoebridge
Shelston IP
04 November 2015
Grant Shoebridge of Shelston IP unpacks the Australian High Court’s Myriad decision readmore

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