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How arbitration clauses in patent licence agreements can simplify international patent disputes

arbitration clauses in patent licence agreements

Patricia A Martone, Law Office of Patricia A Martone PC A typical patent licence agreement between multinational corporations conveys licence rights under patents granted in countries in every part of the world. Sometimes, each party has its own patent rights, and each party is both a licensor and licensee.

Current trends in Patent Litigation in Ireland

Current trends in Patent Litigation in Ireland

Gerard Kelly and Eimear O’Brien, Mason Hayes & Curran Ireland is a relatively small market, and patent litigation, which is an expensive process, is largely driven by pan-European pharmaceutical cases involving high-value products – whether of a biosimilar or generic nature. While Ireland is a common law jurisdiction with fewer cases than most European jurisdictions, there have been a number of recent cases that provide useful guidance on a number of interesting aspects of Irish patent law, in particular, preliminary injunctions, stays pending EPO proceedings and discovery.

Standing to Appeal a PTAB Determination: Injury-In-Fact?

Standing to Appeal a PTAB Determination

Kenneth R Adamo and Eugene Goryunov, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Patents and injunctive relief in the field of complex products



The need for tailored and well-prepared strategies when enforcing second medical use claims across Europe

The need for tailored and well-prepared strategies

Sophie Rich, Jonathan Turnbull and Andrew Wells, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP Recent European litigation concerning “skinny label” generic pregabalin has clearly illustrated the need for tailored enforcement strategies across Europe in light of the differing national approaches to infringement, procedural rules and market access regimes.

What a New Attorney General Could Mean for Corporate Enforcement

Adam Dobrik, Global Investigations Review President Donald Trump’s new attorney general, William Barr, pursued major white-collar cases quickly and efficiently when he previously led the Department of Justice. Working in the private sector, he advocated for his successors at the DOJ to do the same, voicing scepticism in particular of how prosecutors handled corporate cases. He has previously expressed concern that prosecutorial powers have been “abused in the era of pursuing corporate crime”. Lawyers who know Barr describe him as a scholar and an ideas man, capable of bringing together rival parties to resolve cases. Based on his track record as attorney general, public remarks while in the private sector and interviews with those who’ve known him, GIR explores how Barr likes to approach corporate crime cases.

Realistic and achievable productivity?


Conrad Bromley, HKA Does the second edition of the SCL Delay and Disruption Protocol clarify the measure of disruption?

The Evolving Construction Arbitration Process and the Search for Improvements


Andrew D Ness and Deborah S Ballati, JAMS

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