Audio conference to be held October 3, 2013 Section 101 of the patent statutes defines the conditions for patent-eligible subject matter. Historically, Section 101 issues have not been predominant in the life sciences. However, two recent Supreme Court cases have challenged those assumptions and clarified what scientific discoveries are eligible for patentability under Section 101. […]

From Dr. Matthew Barton, a UK Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at Forresters: We have learnt that the EPO has made formal proposals to remove the current two-year time limit for filing divisionals. At the present time applicants may only file voluntary divisionals within two years from the first examination report in a family of […]

The International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC) is holding a Patent Infringement Litigations Summit on developing strategically sound, cost-effective methods to manage increasing patent litigation. Often, patent infringement litigation comes out of nowhere.  It is unpredictable.  Companies are constantly trying to figure out the best way to manage both the litigation itself and the corresponding costs.  […]