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U.K. Follows Through on Promise to Ratify Unified Patent Court Agreement
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • April 26 2018

In a move to support British innovative industry, Sam Gyimah, the UK IP Minister, announced today, April 26, 2018, that the U.K. has ratified the


UK Patent Ruling Sharpens Contrast With US Practice
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • April 20 2018

On March 28, 2018, the U.K. Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Kymab Ltd. and Novo Nordisk AS, reversing


U.K. Court of Appeal Aligns U.K. Sufficiency Standard with European Patent Office Standard and Sharpens Contrast with U.S. Practice
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2018

On March 28, 2018, the U.K. Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Regeneron v Kymab & Novo Nordisk (found here), reversing a lower court


Comparing EU And US Standard-Essential Patent Guidance
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA, European Union
  • December 28 2017

On Nov. 29, 2017, the European Commission published its long-awaited guidance (found here) on litigating and licensing standard-essential patents


European Commission Issues Guidelines on Licensing and Litigating Standard-Essential Patents
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • European Union
  • December 1 2017

On November 29, 2017, the European Commission published its long-awaited guidance on litigating and licensing standard-essential patents (SEPs), as


The UK to Ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • November 30 2016

The UK government announced on November 28, 2016 that it will proceed to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA). The announcement comes


The Impact of the European Unified Patent Court on Filing Strategies
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union, France, Germany
  • April 22 2016

Europe is on the verge of implementing its new Patent System (expected May 2017) with a Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC), under which


PTO formally issues first set of new changes to PTAB rules, including increased page limits for Petitioner replies and patent owner motions to amend
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) has issued several rule amendments that it refers to as "ministerial changes" to procedures for post-grant


In first appeal decision from a PTAB final written decision, Federal Circuit holds PTAB IPR institution decisions not appealable, broadest reasonable interpretation standard proper for IPR proceedings
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2015

On February 4, 2015, the Federal Circuit issued its first opinion addressing an appeal from a final written decision of the new Patent Trial and


Legal challenges to Europe’s Unitary Patent System nearing an end
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • European Union
  • November 19 2014

The European Patent System is in the final stages of a significant change. On November 18, 2014, European Union Advocate General Yves Bot issued a