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July 31

Revealed: the companies that abandon most patents at @EPOorg & @uspto. It's Siemens in former; IBM in latter. http://t.co/0LpMWkskvT

July 31

The Indian IPO has been blaming a manpower shortage for backlog for years, but seems to have done nothing about it. https://t.co/8fgJUqfTi7

July 31

IAM 73 now out; includes focus on patents in the auto industry; Google on big data; USPTO & EPO abandonment rates. http://t.co/t3EKm1SCQX

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31 Jul 2015
The companies that abandon most US and EPO patents – and shoulder much responsibility for raising quality

In the latest issue of IAM magazine – available for subscribers to view online from today – Matthew Beers and Maria Lazarova of Ocean Tomo take a deep-dive look at patent abandonments data from both the USPTO and EPO. The full article contains a wealth of interesting data but, for the purposes of this blog we’ll take a sneak peek at the findings relating...

31 Jul 2015
The auto industry's patent dance; Google execs on big data; US and EPO abandonment rates; and more in IAM 73

Issue 73 of IAM has been published online and is available for subscribers. Hard copies are in the post and should be hitting door mats and desk tops next week. In this issue’s cover story, we explain why the technology revolution in the auto industry has resulted in the sector’s wholehearted embrace of patents and explore how further advancements are likely to accelerate the...

30 Jul 2015
Spangenberg on latest big pharma filing: “This tells me I’m on to something important”

Yesterday the pharmaceutical company Celgene filed a motion for sanctions against Kyle Bass and Erich Spangenberg and their Coalition for Affordable Drugs, accusing them of abusing the inter partes review (IPR) process. In what has quickly become the patent story of the year Bass and Spangenberg have filed a series of IPRs against what they see as weak pharmaceutical patents that should never...

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