Leahy-Tillis patent transparency bill draws scepticism from Democrat senators

At a hearing on Tuesday Chris Coons and Mazie Hirono stated that the penalty in the Pride in Patent Ownership Act needs more work

Leahy-Tillis patent transparency bill draws scepticism from Democrat senators
EU-wide SPCs would make unitary patent system more attractive, says Bayer IP chief
21 Oct 2021

EU-wide SPCs would make unitary patent system more attractive, says Bayer IP chief

Joerg Thomaier believes unitary supplementary protection certificates should be introduced to coincide with the roll-out of the UPC

IBM delivers hundreds of patents to DoorDash in latest big startup transaction
21 Oct 2021

IBM delivers hundreds of patents to DoorDash in latest big startup transaction

More than 200 assets change hands in the aftermath of a similarly-sized sale to delivery service Instacart

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20 Oct
2021

Our 5G licensing rates will be ready before mass vehicle roll-out begins, says top Avanci executive

Senior VP Laurie Fitzgerald was speaking after Swedish truck and bus manufacturer the Volvo Group became the latest licensee of the platform’s 4G programme Read more

20 Oct
2021

Courts split on AI inventorship and patenting

The Long Read: Those hoping for clarity on whether AI programmes can be regarded as inventors for patent purposes will be disappointed by the different ways in which courts around the world have handled the issue so far. Helen Macpherson, Tanvi Shah and Avi Toltzis of Baker & McKenzie look at recent developments Read more

20 Oct
2021

Facing pressure at home, Chinese vaping giant goes on IP offensive

Shenzhen-based Smoore Technology has become a success story in the US market, and now asks the ITC to exclude dozens of North American companies for patent and design infringement Read more

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18 Oct 2021

Patent assignment activity of major semiconductor vendors remains robust

Co-published - IP transfers in the sector happen for many reasons but one of the primary ones is to create additional value from the assets concerned Read more

17 Oct 2021

Auto IP conflict heats up; Honor nets BlackBerry patents; Unprecedented Japanese patent battle; MPEG-LA claims HEVC leadership; China's 6G IP focus; plus much more

Get ready for the new working week with a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform over the past seven days Read more

15 Oct 2021

Rating the world’s top patent offices

Last chance to take part in this year’s benchmarking survey of the IP5 agencies Read more

10 Oct 2021

Ericsson’s FRAND attack on Apple; Access Advance has top HEVC pool; Litigator tipped to lead USPTO; Softbank patent acquisition; Oppo and Sharp settle; plus much more

Get ready for the new working week with a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform over the past seven days Read more

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19 Oct 2021

Stakeholders weigh in on controversial IEEE patent policy

After submissions from SEP owners and implementers, the standard association’s board of governors must now decide whether to make changes to the 2015 document Read more

19 Oct 2021

Investment in medical device IP is surging

Diagnostic innovation buyouts drive resurgence of med-tech deal-making Read more

19 Oct 2021

Ericsson turns in strong licensing quarter with Apple renewal looming

Continued impact of Samsung deal pushes Swedish company’s royalty take near $300 million – but executives warn upcoming re-negotiations could produce temporary disruption again Read more

18 Oct 2021

Starz Entertainment attacks VideoLabs’ patents after refusing to take licence

New DJ action is more evidence of platform’s push for royalties, but senior VP Ira Blumberg says it is pursuing a dual strategy Read more

Events

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9 June
2021

IAM Webinar - Recent Trends in Post Grant Practice

Much has changed before the PTAB since IPRs became available on September 16, 2012. During this webinar we will take a current look at discretionary denials under 35 U.S.C. §§ 314(a) and 325(d) (including administrative challenges to the PTAB’s NHK/Fintiv factors), motion to amend practice, a petitioner’s standing to appeal an adverse IPR determination, and historical statistics on the prevalence and success rates for anticipation and obviousness arguments.

4-5 October
2021

IPBC Europe 2021

Risk free registration now open – the European IP market’s leaders will get back together again in Dublin from 4 to 5 October 2021

Being held at the prestigious Shelbourne Hotel, the event will once again be Europe’s leading gathering of senior corporate IP professionals from companies of all sizes.

14-16 November
2021

IPBC Global 2021

IPBC Global will bring the world’s IP business leaders back together again in 2021 when it reconvenes in Seattle, the fastest growing tech hub in the USA and home to some of the most innovative businesses on the planet.

From 14 to 16 November 2021, attendees at the world’s leading IP event will enjoy unsurpassed networking and deal-making opportunities, as well as the chance to join high-level discussion around the key challenges facing those responsible for developing IP business strategies now and into the future.

Insights

4 Nov 2020

Supreme Court could signal time’s up for Google’s anti-competitive IP infringement

A long-running battle with Oracle once again shines the spotlight on a pattern of alleged major IP infringements by the search giant Read more

12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

12 Aug 2020

As the fallout from covid continues, the two IP superpowers offer different messages

While China cheers an uptick in applications, the USPTO warns of a prolonged downturn Read more

8 Jun 2020

IP Market news highlights

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