Leahy aims to reverse USPTO’s discretionary denials in new PTAB reform bill

It is unclear whether the legislation will muster the level of support in Congress to make it onto the statute books

Leahy aims to reverse USPTO’s discretionary denials in new PTAB reform bill
NPE litigation in the US bounces back
22 Sep 2021

NPE litigation in the US bounces back

The Long Read: Sector-by-sector analysis reveals that transport, financial services and networking all recorded triple-digit percentage growth in patent suits filed by non-practising entities between 2018 and 2020, writes IAM data reporter Bridget Diakun

TCL obtains audio, video patents from Philips in rare external acquisition
22 Sep 2021

TCL obtains audio, video patents from Philips in rare external acquisition

In latest sale to Chinese firm, Philips assigns portfolio of varied technologies – but litigation between the two has so far been unaffected


21 Sep

FDA seeks USPTO action to tackle patent thicketing

IP policies proposed by the Department of Health miss the mark, but discussions between the two agencies get closer to the nub of the issue Read more

21 Sep

Taiwan firm’s latest patent sale hints at NPE demand for 5G patent rights

Assertion of rights branded as essential to 5G is already underway in US courts, and Longhorn IP is the latest big-name patent asserter to make a deal with a standards-focused lab Read more

20 Sep

Stakeholders have less than a month to comment on possible changes to IEEE’s patent policy

The SSO's patent committee meets tomorrow but will continue accepting written comments until 15 October Read more


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20 Sep 2021

Have your say on patent office service and quality

A new benchmarking survey from IAM will reveal how perceptions of the world’s top patent offices are changing Read more

19 Sep 2021

Top Qualcomm exec slams Apple; NTT and Oppo agree SEP deal; Uber and Cruise form auto IP group; Square talks crypto patents; More Toshiba IP sales; 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

18 Sep 2021

It’s time for a new approach to codec licensing

Saturday Opinion: IP and licensing failures are holding back adoption of superior technologies, argues Marconi’s Micky Minhas Read more

13 Sep 2021

How to be an IP leader

New IAM special report focuses on the men and women at the top of the pile who set the strategies and do the deals that drive the market forward Read more


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21 Sep 2021

Buyers are acquiring high-quality Toshiba patents, but it has plenty more on tap

A deep dive into the Japanese company’s portfolio in the wake of its recent IP dealmaking streak Read more

20 Sep 2021

Levelling the playing field in ITC patent cases by identifying redesigns to a set deadline

Recent respondent tactics and how ALJ’s have reacted to them have disadvantaged complainants – but this is a problem that can be overcome Read more

20 Sep 2021

Belgian materials giant doubles down on IP enforcement in Asia

Umicore has brought a complaint at South Korea’s ITC equivalent and filed a fresh suit in China seeking $39 million from a local competitor Read more

17 Sep 2021

The FTC creates a potential new US headache for SEP owners

Recent agency announcement beefing up investigative powers and targeting alleged IP abuses signals another Biden administration move away from the Trump presidency’s views on patents and anti-trust Read more


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9 June

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

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

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.


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

IAM’s biggest spring reads Read more


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