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Gowling WLG – Patent Seminar 2017

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Elephant in the Room

Various IPCopiers were present last week for the annual patent seminar at Gowling WLG, helmed by the inimitable Gordon Harris.

Alex Brodie opened with some potentially unsettling statistics.  Although the numbers of decisions, decisions per court, number per subject matter and type of action were almost identical between 2015 and 2016, the ‘win’ (valid/infringed, valid (at least in part) and infringed) vs. loss stats differed markedly:  (more…)