IAM Magazine issue 86

November/December 2017

Top players of the global game

The fourth annual IAM Market Makers listing reflects an environment which is becoming more focused on operating companies and increasingly international. Those named in this year’s top 40 are striking more innovative deals across more industries than ever before
Joff Wild, Richard Lloyd, Jacob Schindler and Bing Zhao


An IP-based business model for equity research

Regulatory reforms and technological disruption are transforming the research functions within major financial institutions. Now Japan’s biggest bank is attempting to harness IP big data to give it an inside edge on equity analysis
Tatsuo Nakamura and Kunihiko Shiohara

The PTAB at five: reduced leverage for NPEs

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board celebrated its fifth birthday in September and continues to provide an efficient and cost-effective way to challenge questionable patents. It has its critics – most notably, those who enriched themselves under the old system
Jonathan Stroud

The problems with the PTAB

Five years of Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings show a flawed and biased administrative tribunal
Adam Mossoff and David Lund

Separate no more – fintech leaders consider collaboration key to convergence

A special panel of fintech IP practitioners got together in May to discuss the challenges and opportunities they face. As this special report reveals, there are plenty of both
Michael V Young, Sr, Elliot Cook and Jeffrey A Berkowitz

Building Japanese corporate IP departments of the future

Amid dramatic industrial changes, Japanese companies have the chance to take a major leap forward and deploy IP activities to greater effect throughout enterprises. This will involve not only IP teams, but also management and business divisions
Naoto Kuji

The future of mobility – can patents keep up? Premium content

The automotive sector is experiencing significant disruption. In order to succeed, the incumbent car manufacturers, their suppliers and new entrants need to consider how this transformation will change their view of patents
Nigel Swycher and Steve Harris

Why automotive OEMs risk losing out and what they can do to stop it Premium content

As the automotive and technology industries collide, prominent original equipment manufacturers risk being overtaken by tech-savvy new entrants and their own suppliers, unless they proactively change their IP strategies
Kevin Rivette, Peter Detkin, Mark Gober and Michael Poppler

Is the Internet of Automobiles the next big thing? Premium content

The auto sector and its underlying technology are changing rapidly. As the patent landscape also transforms, it is increasingly important to keep tabs on how the car giants, key suppliers and new entrants boost their IP portfolios
Murari Venkataraman, Vijaya Krishna and George Koomullil


Trump hones in on China, but would do well to look closer to home

The Trump administration’s probe into Chinese IP practices that are allegedly harming US interests may be politically charged but is being welcomed by many tech companies. However, it may be US developments which are giving Chinese entities a helping hand

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past …

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past …


Intangible investor: The premium on perception

How various audiences see IP rights, and why, is starting to receive the serious attention it deserves
Bruce Berman

IP strategist: Using intellectual property to help large multinationals harness their innovative edge

Intellectual property can play an instrumental role in accelerating innovation within large global companies. By deploying carefully planned strategies, IP departments can support this process while raising their own profiles at the same time
Jon Calvert

IP lawyer: Canada joins the global mainstream on patent inutility

The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the so-called ‘promise doctrine’, which should make it easier for patents to clear the utility bar. However, there are fears that litigants will use other avenues to challenge patent validity
Beverley Moore

Data centre

IP-related statistics from the recent past Premium content

A selection of key IP facts and figures, as reported by IAM and other sources

Co-published editorialManagement report

Patents in Asia 2017

The emerging innovation battleground

Co-published editorialIndustry insight

Monetising patented wireless technologies – a technical perspective

There are two major technical factors to consider when conducting assertive licensing of wireless communications: commercial use of the patented technology and ability to show infringement. The lack of either of these can prove a critical barrier to successful licensing


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