Today’s (Sept 20) Links

Of course, Robarts would criticize Birss, but given the state of US patent law and the possibility of a global injunction – will SEP holders care?
Margrethe Vestager’s growing American fan club
Inside the new battle against Google; Barry Lynn and his team think monopoly is the next great Democratic political cause. But what happens when they aim for the tech giants?
PRC Court Recognizes A U.S. Court Judgment For First Time Based On Principle Of Reciprocity – is that a good thing? or should one be care of what one asks for?
When (And Where) Patent Licenses Fail: 3 Subtle Traps For The Unwary – I would add making sure renewal rights include all the IP previously licensed so licensors can’t sell some of the IP to a 3d party with a backend during the license and after renewal the 3d party demands additional royalties for IP previously licensed
The European Court Of Human Rights Sets Out Criteria For Lawful Monitoring Of Employees
Can A “Non-Party” Director Of A Corporation Be Held Personally Liable For Litigation Costs?
Court Imposes Adverse Inference For Failure To Preserve Non-Party’s Text Messages Within Defendants’ “Control”
The US’s BigTech elite will find it tough to set the patent agenda in Europe – let’s hope so…
EU & Competition Law Update – September 2017
Court: No Waymo to Uber’s Assertion of Privilege on Pre-Litigation Investigation
Dali Wireless and Fiplex Communications Settle Patent Dispute, Fiplex to License Dali Patents
New patent review process has saved billions—so why is it under attack? – If you must know, because Big Tech is saving the money at the expense of small inventors

Today’s (Sept 19) links of interest

Patent Litigation in the District of NJ After ‘TC Heartland’
Congress Reports on AIA’s Impact on Innovation and Proposed Reform
Banking on IP: An Insider’s Perspective
Fish Fight: Fish IP Law Sues Fish & Richardson in Trademark Spat

Links of Interest (Sept 18, 2017)

Nokia to book additional licensing revenue after ICC arbitration victory against LG
Another example of Facebook’s insidious influence – WordPress to ditch React library over Facebook patent clause risk
Kokes out from Blackberry
PIPCO DSS brings  Singapore-based businessman to be CEO
Former CEO of Conversant now CEO of IP Value
Amazon removes top selling product for alleged IP violations claimed by non-existent law firm
Using the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to fight monopolies
The patent box is not enough to help innovation
More ignorance from economists on patents – big tech is bad because business method patents
The PTAB’s dramatic effect on patent value and corresponding disincentives to capital allocation

Today’s (September 15) links of interest

IV wins one and loses one in its Motorola patent dispute; back to the district court for damages
More wishful thinking on the Via pool
China’s two biggest search engines are back in court again
Democratic Senators propose making monopsony an anti-trust violation
Is it time for anti-trust action against the internet giants?
EPO Ready for Unitary patent as soon as ratification requirements are met
UK Investment advisors AON, Mercer and Willis Towers Watson face full competition law probe
The travesty of the iphone x

Today’s (Sept 14, 2017) links of interest

No DJ jurisdiction to revoke patent where litigating counterpart abroad where no communication with patent owner and owner has no history of US litigation on patent
CJ Stark transfers patent case to Indian under TC Heartland in Delaware’s first opinion on venue and waiver
Analysis of European Commission’s position paper on IP and Brexit
Complaining about China’s combination of a patent friendly system and prior IP theft from US tech companies; cry me a river – it’s those same companies that killed IP in the US and made it all that harder to IP theft
How to participate in open source while maintaining IP integrity
Peraton asks for immediate injunction in $25M suit against Raytheon
Theories of Harm in European competition law

Articles of Interest (Sept 13, 2017)

NPE Dominion Harbor gets in on the Sovereign Immunity through Indian tribe trick too
Fraud lawsuit by FORM (f/k/a/ Vringo) against King & Spalding is dismissed
Lessons from 5 years of PTAB trials
EDTX Judge finds Huawei’s failure to mark method claims bars past damages – potentially unsettling many assumptions about damages
EU Position Paper on IP and Brexit covers all aspects of IP
Yelp claims Google broke promise to anti-trust regulators to not scrape pictures of local businesses from Yelp
Google appeals 2..9B antitrust fine
Acting FTC chair resists changes to antitrust to take on the tech giants
NDCal Judge issues a permanent injunction on behalf of Dr. Martens over trade dress
European Court of Human Rights ruled that a Romanian company violated an individual’s right to privacy when it monitored his computer activity
Don’t forget to submit your annual statement of working for your Indian patents – if you forget it can be grounds for revocation
Canada’s Supreme Court Rules On The Promise Of The Patent Doctrine – and Kills It!
In case against FAA about coach seat size a judge said there was “a plausible life-and-death safety concern” about what is called the “densification” of seats in coach

Links of interest (Sept 12, 2017)

I’ll believe the Via hype when companies with track records of high value licenses joins
Yet more proof that the low royalty crowd are winning the propaganda war
OIN comes to China – a natural progression or evidence of Lenin’s comment about the capitalist and the rope?
Asian and Pacific trade pact held up in part due to squabble over India’s willingness to agree to stronger patent protections
How DRM software can help prevent trade secret theft
One year later: have the federal trade secret law met expectations?
FTC’s First Action Against a Social Media ‘Influencer’ Might Not Be Last
With End-to-End Encryption, Compliance Trouble Brewing for Legal

Today’s posts

South Africa cautiously moves away from a registration system for patents
Are patent pools the silver bullet to solve FRAND or do they define innovation down? And what happens when key innovators don’t join?
Would have thought?  Study finds firms far better in litigation with lawyer CEOs and have fewer litigations overall to boot
Canada: A new frontier for patent litigation?
European Commission stops the clock again on Qualcomm/NXP merger review
9th Circuit Appellate Judge Kozinski, Costco connoisseur

Today’s links of interest

Arista calls Cisco’ IP defence in antitrust case insane
Who’s greedier, Apple or Qualcomm?
Judge denies Qualcomm’s request to order licensees to pay royalties while dispute is pending
European Commission publishes its position principles on IP in Brexit
German Constitutional Court ask for Comments on complaint against UPC Agreement
Pharma company sells patents to Indian tribe in attempt to gain sovereign immunity over IPRs
HTC to sell smartphone unit to Google?
Yet more proof that the USPTO is running roughshod over inventors
Federal Judge in Apple Qualcomm suit looks set to collide with the UK high court on global licenses and FRAND
3 IP laws up for public comment in China

Today’s news of interest

New PTO Director seems to have deep litigation experience – will it help?

The UK Position on the CJEU

EU says IP rights shouldn’t be undermined by Brexit

The Intel case: will it be harder for smaller companies to prove dominance?

Inflow to China of IP license fees is claimed to be rising significantly

5 different things people mean when they say we must “revive anti-trust”

Another hysterical pro-implementer & anti-global license take on the UK Unwired Planet Decision, but at least it has lots of data

Waymo and Uber heading to court soon

It will be interest what happens to a patent litigation when 13 of 14 the IPR challenges are rejected

Did Judge Posner resign because of how pro se litigants are treated?

Attorneys sanctions for fee request 8 times the amount awarded to plaintiff

A Cybersecurity Breach at Equifax Left Pretty Much Everyone’s Financial Data Vulnerable

The Privacy Battle Over the World’s Largest Biometric Database

Update on Research on Technology Protectionism and the Chinese Patent System