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29 Jul 2016
A closer look at the busiest month of patent litigation on record

Last November saw a huge spike in new patent case filings as plaintiffs brought lawsuits before new, more detailed pleading standards came into effect on 1st December. That led to 847 cases being filed, far in excess of typical monthly numbers – something that helped to make 2015 the second busiest on record. According to Lex Machina, since then 570 of those 847 have been terminated,...

29 Jul 2016
There’s less than meets the eye to university tech transfer in China, but the sector is ripe with opportunity

The latest slogan embraced by policymakers working on China’s IP development is that the nation needs to move from being a “big IP country” to being a “strong IP country”. That, of course, means less emphasis on just owning large quantities of patents and more emphasis on exploiting them. The government’s latest strategy document, released this month by the...

28 Jul 2016
Visa leads the way in US mobile payments patents, but application numbers are down post-Alice

Visa owns the largest US patent portfolio covering inventions relating to mobile payments, according to research undertaken by CPA Global for IAM. With 3.2% of all patents in the space, the company is just ahead of second placed Qualcomm, which holds 3.1%. The top five is completed by MasterCard, SK Telecom and Google’s parent company Alphabet. Between them they own 13% of mobile...

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