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Recent US court decisions have had a seismic impact on the choice of venue in the Hatch-Waxman cases. Alison Baldwin, Eric Friedman and Susan Sharko of Faegre Drinker argue that it can be a favorable development for rights holders and a useful tool in ANDA-related disputes. Learn more here


Law firm Williams & Connolly is the target of US discovery requests made by Palantir in the latest twist in litigation in Germany involving charges of patent infringement and theft of trade secrets. Learn more here

Data from Docket Navigator shows that the Central District of California consistently ranks among the best courts in the United States for non-patent intellectual property cases. Learn more here


Exclusive analysis based on the full text of China’s first civil patent binding judgment reveals how the Beijing Intellectual Property Court handled the case and why the generic company prevailed. Learn more here

Four people will be inducted into the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame in 2022: Pravin Anand, Justice Stephen Breyer, Louis Foreman and James Malackowski. Learn more here

As Quarterhill’s strategic review considers the potential sale of Canadian patent licensing business WiLAN, an analysis of PatSnap’s portfolio shows great value for any prospective buyer. Learn more here


The Japan Patent Office has prepared an update to its SEP Licensing Guidelines and public comments on draft revisions are currently being sought. Learn more here

Nearly 7,000 brand professionals attended INTA’s annual meeting in Washington DC last week, either in person or via remote link. Here are the main takeaways from the event. Learn more here

Xperi – which is still on track to grow its licensing business this fall – says a significant portion of the 16% rise in first-quarter revenue comes from a deal with Micron covering hybrid bond intellectual property from semiconductors. Learn more here


Vivo has become the latest Chinese smartphone maker to sign a patent licensing agreement with Japanese NTT Docomo. Learn more here

As gene editing techniques are promoted in the UK and elsewhere, industry needs clarity on the breeder’s exception to plant variety rights. Learn more here

We are witnessing the recent emergence of entities using inter partes critics to collaterally attack large damages verdicts as a business model. Here’s how to fix the problem. Learn more here


Japan’s parliament has approved a sweeping economic security law that includes the introduction of a new patent secrecy system. Learn more here

Quarterhill named a new WiLAN CEO and revealed that the NPE’s recent settlement with Apple contributed to a huge year-over-year increase in Q1 licensing revenue. Learn more here

Qualcomm’s chief intellectual property attorney said that while the U.S. intellectual property system is generally in good shape, some reform proposals could do damage. Learn more here


IAM’s China Editor, Bing Zhao, leaves for new horizons. But before that, she looks back on more than seven years spent covering the intricacies of the intellectual property market in Asia. Learn more here

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