US patent litigation looks set to drop again in 2018

Volume of new cases forecast to fall to under 4,000 for the first time since 2011 - and to well below levels for trademark and copyright suits

US patent litigation looks set to drop again in 2018
18 Dec 2018

Huawei vs Samsung conflict is about more than patents

As the pair duke it out in an SEP licensing dispute, the Korean company's chipmaking division fears crucial trade secrets have already made their way to Shenzhen

17 Dec 2018

Give USPTO examiners more time and save $900 million a year, new research claims

Doubling the hours allotted for the examination of each patent application would reduce the burden currently placed on rights owners in courts and at the PTAB, say professors in challenge to seminal Mark Lemley work

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17 Dec
2018

China’s patent linkage plan in serious doubt

Proposals to introduce a US-style Orange Book system seem to have been shelved, showing pharma innovators’ limited influence in the country Read more

17 Dec
2018

Korea adopts treble damages in bid to curb “technology extortion”  

National Assembly approves Patent Law amendments to impose punitive damages and lower the burden of proof for rights holders Read more

16 Dec
2018

Qualcomm whacks Apple in China; Spangenberg and Zur square-up in New York; good US news for SEP owners; huge Nokia portfolio set for sale

Your essential Sunday reading: a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform in the past week - as well as links to each one Read more

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12 Dec 2018

Supreme Court of India set to rule in crucial plant innovation dispute

The decision in Monsanto’s appeal against the revocation of a key patent right could have profound implications on the ability to protect agro-biotech inventions in India Read more

11 Dec 2018

Revealed: the Chinese patents that earned Qualcomm an iPhone injunction

IAM uncovers the patents-in-suit, runs down the two sides’ validity wins and losses so far, and provides much more analysis of yesterday's shock preliminary injunction in the Intermediate People's Court of Fuzhou Read more

9 Dec 2018

All the action from IPBC Asia 2018; a big-name Google patent departure; deep dive into Boston Scientific and BTG portfolios; plus much more

Your essential Sunday reading: a summary of all the stories posted on the IAM platform in the past week - as well as links to each one Read more

4 Dec 2018

All the action from the final day of IPBC Asia 2018

This year's event in Shanghai has now come to an end. It's been a great couple of days, including the IP Asia Elite Gala Dinner and Awards held last night Read more

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15 Dec 2018

Mobile and electronics a focus for non-domestic patent applicants in India, exclusive data analysis reveals

Despite a decrease in their overall filings in 2017, foreign companies have increased their Indian foothold following a surge of grants over the last year Read more

14 Dec 2018

Huge portfolio of Nokia assets about to hit the market in test for investor appetite for IP

“Largest open market patent deal in telecoms since Nortel” will reveal extent of secondary market’s slow recovery Read more

14 Dec 2018

Vingroup takes Qualcomm 5G licence as it seeks to put Vietnamese smartphones on the map

Vietnam’s most valuable listed company launches its first handsets in Ho Chi Minh City today, just days after announcing 51% stake in Spanish electronics firm BQ Read more

13 Dec 2018

It's Spangenberg v Zur in a patent clash for the ages

The battle over revenue share in licensing of multi-million dollar asset comes to light after Fortress brings infringement suit against Amazon Read more

Events

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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.

16-18 June
2019
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IPBC Global 2019

The leading gathering of global IP decision makers and thought-leaders returns to Boston! As the fourth industrial revolution gathers pace, IPBC Global’s 2019 programme explores the key IP issues this new era of change and innovation presents for corporate leaders, policy makers, investors, the legal profession and third-party service providers.

Insights

30 Nov 2018

IP market news highlights

Some of the major stories carried on the IAM platform in October and November. Read more

30 Nov 2018

After years of setting the patent agenda Silicon Valley is now playing defence

The USPTO director’s explicit rejection of the ‘troll’ narrative and the departure of key Congressional backers mean that big technology companies find themselves in the unusual position of not being in control of the US IP policy-making narrative. Read more

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

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