Mintz Levin is constantly monitoring the global IP marketplace, and we like to keep our clients and friends aware of impactful developments. Below is a summary of last week’s patent-focused Global IP Matters blog posts.
In this post, Lisa Adams describes AFCP 2.0, changes to the AFCP meant to speed communications between applicants and the USPTO. AFCP 2.0 was announced on October 1.
Shovon Ashraf and Matthew Hurley discuss STC.UNM v. Intel Corp., No. 2013-1241, in which the Federal Circuit recently denied en banc review, finalizing the June decision in which the court held that it could not force a co-owner into a patent suit.
David Wraige and Julian Crump of our London office discuss the first parts of the UK IP Property Act 2014, effective as of October 1.