Tweets

May 26

Further confirmation that public universities enjoy PTAB immunity in the US. For now. https://t.co/2GPqDtIrbH

May 26

Some US universities are benefiting from valuable IPR protection but its not clear how long it will last #patent #IP https://t.co/2GPqDtIrbH

May 26

Japan's biggest investment banks are making moves into IP as corporate clients seek out new tech https://t.co/Y8Mam9K4TN

Blog

26 May 2017
Another case confirms US university IPR immunity, but doubts emerge over how long loophole can survive

In January a PTAB decision gave state universities in the US the kind of protection that other patent owners have only been able to dream about in recent years. In an inter partes review (IPR) brought by Covidien against a patent owned by the University of Florida, the PTAB ruled that as a state institution the university was protected from post-grant review by the 11th Amendment of the US...

26 May 2017
Corporate reforms are shaking up their business models, so more Japanese banks look to IP space

Since the beginning of 2017, three of Japan’s four biggest investment banks have announced forays into the IP space with initiatives in patent analytics and IP trading platforms. It is the latest indication that investors in the country are increasingly scrutinising the IP holdings of their portfolio companies in search of growth opportunities. The new interest among investment bankers...

25 May 2017
Now that Apple and Nokia have agreed a new licensing deal, Qualcomm looks increasingly isolated

The licensing agreement announced earlier this week between Nokia and Apple is the latest that the iPhone maker has put in place with a who’s who of the wireless world. The deal sees all litigation between the two companies settled with Nokia set to receive a royalty payout. The statement about the settlement didn’t go into the detail of how much is changing hands, referring...

Explore the current issue

Undiscovered country – building a trade secret culture

While events outside the conventional IP world have conspired to raise the profile of trade secrets, neither corporations nor their legal advisers typically know how to handle them proactively
Tom Ewing and Donal O’Connell

The world's leading patent professionals

IAM Patent 1000

The definitive guide to leading patent lawyers, attorneys and firms in over 40 jurisdictions, with a special section on expert witnesses in the United States.

Visit site

The world's leading IP strategists

IAM Strategy 300

A directory of individuals identified following a detailed research process as global leaders in providing IP value creation expertise to rights owners.

Visit site
IAM Market
Market intelligence

Market intelligence

Annual IAM supplements and management reports that take an in-depth look at specific areas of IP value creation concern and opportunity.

Visit site
IPBC

IPBC

Unique in the global IP marketplace, IPBC events bring together corporate leaders, aggregators, investors and other intermediaries to discuss key issues, network and do deals.

Visit site
IP Hall of Fame

IP Hall of Fame

A project designed to recognise the outstanding contributions that individual men and women have made towards the creation of today’s global IP system.

Visit site
Upcoming event

Upcoming event

IPBC Global 2017
June 18-20 2017 - Ottawa, Canada
 The world's principal forum for senior thought leaders who specialise in the business of IP is celebrating its 10th anniversary. A must-attend event!

View all events
Subscribe

Subscribe

IAM is a unique publication which focuses on the many ways in which intellectual property and intangible assets can be used to create corporate value.

Subscribe now
International reports

International reports

Weekly updates from IAM’s team of international correspondents looking at recent developments in IP law and practice, business and finance.

Visit site