15th December 2016/ IP NEWS
Farewell 2016, Hello 2017 – the year in review
It’s the end of the year and as always, there’s a slew of reviews out there, of everything from movies to albums and songs, to the inevitable ‘fails’ and much more irreverent entertainment. We like reviews. Especially this one, from the good people at IP Watchdog – looking back on 2016 and ahead to 2017, it’s the kind of ‘Best of IP’ list folks like us love reading during our lunch breaks.
Though US-centric, this list does cover some pretty important IP events throughout 2016, from the waning power of the PTAB (Patent Trial and Appeal Board) to the decisions around software patent eligibility. The new year, according to this article could bring much-needed PTAB reforms off the back of this year’s cases and some crucial decisions by the Supreme Court with regards to design patents.
Read all about it here: http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2016/12/06/patent-year-review-2016-2017/id=75331/