Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson in his new blog explores if European patent laws will need change as machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) become more adept at performing human tasks and potentially generating machine innovation.

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One of the 14 patent law courses being offered at Patent Resources Group's Spring 2018 Advanced Courses Program is ‘Trade Secrets: Protecting Innovation and Building Value’. This blog explores this topic and some of the important ways that trade secrets and patents differ.

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In an attempt to curb the behaviour of non-practising entities (NPEs), the Supreme Court will now limit ‘venue shopping’ in patent cases – stopping plaintiffs from choosing court locations they believe are favourable to the cases they are arguing.

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In 2014, the US Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in the intellectual property case Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International. Alice Corp. attempted to patent a computer-implemented, electronic escrow service, but the Supreme Court ruled that the patents were invalid

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How should rights owners respond to the threat of their IP being reproduced without permission?

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What is the difference between a good and an excellent renewals provider?

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How to minimise the risk of patent disputes?

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Portfolio management and cost control. Are you getting an excellent service from your IP renewals provider?

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Do you have complete trust your valuable IP is safe?

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