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30 May 2016
After so much 101 gloom Entfish is a major step in the right direction, says former Microsoft chief patent counsel

The US Court of Appeals recently handed down its decision in Entfish v Microsoft, a case which concerned issues connected to the patentability of software. Unlike many other post-Alice judgments CAFC and lower courts have issued, the Entfish decision looked to be good news for software patent owners. But the extent of that goods news was less clear. In a recent IAM blog, the opinion was...

30 May 2016
For IP service providers Guangdong is a go-to venue as patent monetisation activity increases there

The IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) has announced plans to open its first satellite office in Guangzhou, in the Chinese region of Guangdong. The destination says a lot about where the patent world’s centre of gravity is shifting to. Guangdong is in the south of China and borders Hong Kong. As well as Guangzhou, it is home to the boom town of Shenzhen. Both cities are major...

29 May 2016
The world's leading private practice patent lawyers and attorneys identified in this year's IAM Patent 1000

The fifth edition of the IAM Patent 1000 2016 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals is now out and available as a fully searchable, free-to-access online resource. The publication identifies and profiles leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions. It is unique in being a one-stop shop that focuses exclusively on...

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Times are tough for IP dealmakers: pressure to monetise rights is increasing just as patent values are falling and deal volume is declining. There is uncertainty, too, around eligibility and SEPs. These findings and more are revealed in this year’s IAM IP market benchmarking survey

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