More change at the top for Blackberry's licensing operation

Legal function takes responsibility for monetisation as efforts to cash-in on a largely unencumbered portfolio increasingly turn to litigation

More change at the top for Blackberry's licensing operation
18 Oct 2018

Even as plaintiffs, Chinese firms must prepare for trade war rhetoric in US IP suits

Huawei sued a former employee for trade secrets theft in the Eastern District of Texas. The counter complaint is tailor-made for a Trump country jury.

17 Oct 2018

CRISPR: the anatomy of a patent landscape

A deep dive into a potentially game-changing technology provides important insights not only for patent professionals, but also for their colleagues in various other business-critical roles

Featured

16 Oct
2018

After McCurdy’s exit, Provenance rethinks its strategy

“There’s no question that asserting is an option,” says new CEO Lynch Read more

16 Oct
2018

Licensing SEPs for the Internet of Things

Interconnectivity is the key to maximising IoT's potential - and that means finding effective ways to ensure access to the IP required to make it happen  Read more

16 Oct
2018

JPO will turn its attention to litigation reform

With big ADR push behind it, office asks firms to weigh in on whether courts provide sufficient IP protection. Commissioner Naoko Munakata previewed the initiative in recent remarks at IPBC Japan. Read more

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14 Oct 2018

The big life sciences IP developments in September

In our latest monthly round-up of patent news from the life sciences – covering September - we report on a crucial CRISPR win for the Broad Institute, the launch of WIPO’s new pharma patent database, important judicial comings goings in the District of Delaware, and a whole lot more besides Read more

12 Oct 2018

New US litigation stats analysis suggests much greater role for lone inventors

Operating companies are now the biggest filers of new patent lawsuits, but numbers also indicate that potential heirs to Edison may have been filing many more suits than was previously thought Read more

10 Oct 2018

Software patentability and protection strategies among key themes at major San Francisco gathering

Third annual IAM Software IP event returns to the Bay Area on 30th October with over 20 top corporate leaders featured in the speaking faculty. Change is in the air in the US and elsewhere, so there will be much to discuss Read more

9 Oct 2018

Who are the world's leading IP strategists? The IAM Strategy 300 nomination process begins

The research process for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300 starts today: let us know who you consider to be a world leading IP strategist. Read more

Analysis

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15 Oct 2018

Licensing market has turned a corner insists CEO of giant NPE 

Claim comes as Dominion announces major portfolio acquisition from Panasonic in its first major deal with Japanese electronics giant  Read more

12 Oct 2018

Trump signs law that subjects all biosimilar patent settlements to FTC scrutiny

Heightened concern over pay-for-delay strategies has driven the legislation at a time when the number of biosimilars being approved is set to rise sharply Read more

11 Oct 2018

Third IV fund has not been sold, says VP, but it does have a major new investor

Mathan Ganesan confirms that the firm will continue to monetise the 3,000 patents in the fund and that the deal indicates overall market conditions are improving Read more

11 Oct 2018

Draft guidelines on 5G patent licensing draw stinging response from implementers

Six licensing principles have been made public by a group including Nokia, Ericsson and Qualcomm following work done with European standards organisations CEN and CENELEC  Read more

Events

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25 Oct
2018
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IPBC Australasia 2018

Built on IAM’s extensive relationships within the Australian and NZ IP communities, IPBC Australasia is specifically designed for senior IP executives at the region’s leading corporates, research institutions and governmental agencies, plus emerging companies from across the industry spectrum.

13 Nov
2018
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Patent Law & Policy 2018

In the past three years IAM’s Patent Law & Policy has established itself as the leading Washington DC event for anyone interested in how the legal and political climates shape the patent market. As well as considering what has happened in the field, this event analyses recent developments and the impact they could have on future proceedings.

2-4 Dec
2018
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IPBC Asia 2018

The Asia-Pacific region is cementing its position as the focus point for the international IP market as its rapid development drives deal making, IP investment and litigation trends. Against this background, IAM is pleased to be returning to Shanghai for the sixth IPBC Asia, hosted at the Ritz-Carlton Pudong on December 2 to 4 2018.

Insights

27 Sep 2018

A Brexit IP issue with serious political consequences

The UPC and EU trademarks will not inflame any Brexit passions among those outside the IP bubble, but geographical indications are a different matter altogether Read more

27 Sep 2018

IP market news highlights

Some of the major stories carried on the www.IAM-media.com platform in August and September Read more

1 Aug 2018

As the US trade war intensifies, pro-plaintiff China may not be what it seems

A new US NPE with big-money backing has identified China as the place in which to build a major licensing programme. However, recent geopolitical and courtroom developments might give its owners some pause for thought. Read more

1 Aug 2018

Seen and heard

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

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