Top 5 Patent Law Blog Posts of the Week


Today we continue our weekly installment highlighting the best of the patent blogosphere from the past week. If there are any patent blogs you think should be highlighted by our Top 5, please comment on this post and we’ll check them out.

1) IP Watchdog: The Smart Phone Patent Wars: What the FRAND is Going On? – Written by guest blogger, Raymond Millien, this post discusses the “Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory” (FRAND) licensing terms that various standard setting organizations require of their participants.

2) Patently-O: Gene Patents: AMP v. Myriad Genetics – This post reports on the Supreme Court vacating the Federal Circuit’s decision in AMP v. Myriad Genetics and ordering the appellate court to reconsider the case in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Mayo v. Prometheus.

3) Intellectual Property Watch: Novartis India Challenge Postponed To July – This post shares how the Indian Supreme Court today postponed hearing the high-profile case involving Swiss pharmaceutical producer Novartis’ challenge of India’s patent law until July.

4) Patents Post-Grant: AIA Changes to Greatly Increase Stays of District Court Actions – This post discusses the estoppel provisions of Post Grant Review and Inter Partes Review and how they are markedly different than those in existence today for Inter Partes Reexamination.

5) CAFC Blog: In a Dispute Over a Patent Licensing Agreement, CAFC Refuses to Deny Enforcement of An Arbitration Clause Based on a Technicality – This post reports on Promega Corporation et al. v. Life Technologies Corporation et al.,  and how, “this case provides a good reminder to corporate IP counsel to carefully review all tech transfer agreements during mergers or reorganizations.”

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