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20 Apr 2018
Analysis Cantor Fitzgerald IP managing director departs and could be set to strike out on his own

Andy Ramer, who was one of the driving forces behind the Ocean Tomo patent auctions in the 2000s, has left Cantor Fitzgerald after a little over four years at the investment giant, where he was managing director of the IP group. Ramer is not moving to another position, though IAM understands he is keen to remain in the IP sector. Given the strong entrepreneurial streak he has...

20 Apr 2018
Analysis Why prosecuting Indian pharma patents could be even more difficult than it appears

A study released this month sheds new light on the Indian Patent Office’s (IPO’s) application of Section 3(d) of the country’s Patents Act – a controversial section intended to circumscribe the issue of ‘secondary’ rights for pharmaceuticals products. It finds not only that Section 3(d) objections by the patent office have increased markedly over time, but...

20 Apr 2018
News Chinese companies expanding overseas face plenty of IP risk, but it need not overwhelm them

Here at IAM’s first IPBC Shenzhen event, Chinese companies with global ambitions were given a road map for how to develop their IP strategies as rapidly as their commercial ones. One overarching message local firms heard from both global tech giants and Chinese success stories was while IP problems are bound to arise, they might not be as overwhelming as they seem. For many...

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Samsung leads the way in the US patent portfolio stakes, followed by IBM and Canon

IAM and ktMINE have joined forces to create the IAM/ktMINE US Patent 100 – a list of the 100 entities with the biggest active US patent portfolios. Although US companies make up most of this year’s group, Asian companies hold most of the patents

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