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Patent Law – Research reveals growing business support for UPC

Patent Law - Research reveals growing business support for UPC 1

Research published by Allen & Overy todaydemonstrates surprising support for Europe’s hotly debated Unified Patent Court, with almost three-quarters (74%) of those responsible for overseeing preparations for the new system expecting it to be positive for their company – and only 15% expect it to have negative consequences for them. While on the big question …

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Institute IPR or Not? A Question Not Immediately Reviewable by Federal Circuit

Institute IPR or Not? A Question Not Immediately Reviewable by Federal Circuit 2

In a series of three opinions issued on April 24, 2014, the Federal Circuit has decided that decisions by the Director of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to institute — or not to institute — an inter partes review (“IPR”) under 35 U.S.C. § 314 are not immediately reviewable by the Federal Circuit, either through an …

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