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    Blog: Garrigues Intellectual Property Blog

    WIPO World Intellectual Property Indicators 2021: the pandemic did not stop intellectual property

    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published its 2021 Indicators Report (WIPI Report 2021). In this article we will look at the main aspects of the document, which provides a detailed analysis of global trends in relation to filing, registration, validity and other aspects of intellectual property around the globe, as we did with […] La entrada WIPO World Intellectual Property Indicators 2021: the pandemic did not stop intellectual property apareció primero en Intellectual and Industrial Property Blog - Garrigues.

    Blog: Antitrust Update

    GlaxoSmithKline Faces Antitrust Suit Over Alleged Inhaler “Hop”

    Missouri resident Elliot Conrad Dale recently filed an antitrust lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”), claiming GSK employed a “device hopping” scheme to ensure uninterrupted patent and regulatory protection for its brand-name asthma inhalers Ventolin and Arnuity Ellipta.  The complaint, filed in the Western District of Missouri on behalf of putative nationwide and state antitrust classes, alleges [...]

    Blog: NY Patent Decisions Blog

    Judge Gorenstein Rules Either Use Objections or Lose Them in Discovery Responses

    On May 20, 2022, Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein (S.D.N.Y.) ruled on several discovery disputes inSure Fit Home Prods., LLC v. Maytex Mills Inc. In a case involving shower curtains, Plaintiff Sure Fit Home Prods. moved to compel production of several categories of documents. As to some categories, Defendant Maytex Mills stated that it would produce [...]

    Blog: Pipeline Law

    Could Mexico’s Mid-Term Elections Signal a Return to Energy and Environmental Policy Rationality?

    (AMLO) and his Morena party will face greater hurdles to unwinding Mexico's 2013 Energy Reforms adopted by the former ruling party, the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI). Although retaining a majority in the Chamber of Deputies and gaining some new state governors, Morena lost its supermajority and, as a result, very likely also lost the opportunity to implement constitutional changes to reverse the 2013 Energy Reforms and achieve its goal of a nationalized energy sector in Mexico. The post Could Mexico’s Mid-Term Elections Signal a Return to Energy and Environmental Policy Rationali...

    Blog: Patent 213

    Another Gaming Patent Struck Down as Ineligible

    Bot M8 LLC, a patent assertion entity, was unsuccessful in its effort to have the Federal Circuit reverse the lower court’s invalidity finding related to one of six different patents asserted against Sony in Northern District of California. In fact, the Federal Circuit was so unpersuaded by Bot M8’s arguments that it devoted less than...

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