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March 26

New research shows the radical shift in patent eligibility since Alice http://t.co/NzP3lGfZAg

March 26

Key to solving patent quality issues must lie, at least in part, with the 773 entities that own 50% of all the world's patents.

March 26

According to @Aistemos it could be that as few as 773 entities own 50% of all the world's active patents. https://t.co/TjenPkFyfa

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26 Mar 2015
New data confirms that US patents are being knocked out on 101 grounds in record numbers

Lex Machina’s second annual review of the patent litigation landscape in the US is out today and the IAM blog has had an exclusive preview of what is a very comprehensive piece of work. The main headline figure for last year – that the number of new patent cases fell by more than a thousand – has been known since January. In fact, the downward trend in litigation rates in...

26 Mar 2015
Mazda aligns with Japan's anti-NPE camp but increases IP value with LOTNET membership

Japanese carmaker Mazda signed up to the License On Transfer Network (LOTNET) this week, demonstrating how the litigation risk reduction initiative is spreading its appeal to a diverse range of IP owners – and proving again that Japanese companies across the board are exploring new IP value creation opportunities. Under the LOTNET scheme, each member of the network agrees that when...

25 Mar 2015
Uber taps up senior Google patent team member to become its head of IP

File under one we should have noticed before; but didn’t: Eric Schulman, up until recently director of patents at Google, has become the head of IP at Uber. Schulman had been with Google since 2005, holding various positions within the company’s IP function. These included director of licensing and managing patent counsel. He also played a central role in the establishment of the...

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