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Apr. 25, 2022

Central District Of California Finds A Presumption Of Patent Infringement And Shifts The Burden To Defendants Pursuant To Section 295

On April 7, 2022, Judge Selna of the United States District Court for the Central District of California (CDCA) granted plaintiff’s motion for a presumption of patent infringement and to shift the burden pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 295. PureCircle USA Inc. et al v. SweeGen, Inc. et al, 8-18-cv-01679.


Apr. 21, 2022

Results of our public consultation on the EPO’s new Ombuds service

In a recent consultation, EPO stakeholders submitted their preferences and expectations regarding a new Ombuds Office service. The public consultation took place during January and February in the frame of the EPO's preparations for launching a new informal, confidential and neutral Ombuds service as part of its commitment to continuously improve its products and services.


Apr. 13, 2022

USPTO Welcomes New Director Kathi Vidal

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) – today welcomed Kathi Vidal as the new Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and agency Director, a role in which she will provide leadership and oversight to one of the largest intellectual property (IP) offices in the world and serve as principal advisor to President Biden through U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on domestic and international IP policy.