Japan could join Korea in hosting English-language patent litigation

The government is quickly moving on to its next proposal for patent litigation reform, weeks after successfully pushing amendments on damages and evidence collection onto the legislative agenda

Japan could join Korea in hosting English-language patent litigation
17 Mar 2019

Microsoft and Foxconn royalty dust-up; the EU Copyright Directive dissected; why Lyft’s patents trail Uber’s; US software patent sales surge; IPR 10,000 approaches; 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

15 Mar 2019

With IPR petition 10,000 approaching, the PTAB has spawned a $1 billion industry

The signing of the America Invents Act changed the face of US patent practice in a way that very few who steered the legislation through Congress had anticipated

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15 Mar
2019

Proposed US legislation aimed at patent thickets unlikely to boost biologics competition

The Biologic Patent Transparency Act seeks to accelerate biosimilar entry, but leaves key litigation issues unaddressed and would confer only marginal benefits on imitators Read more

15 Mar
2019

Bangalore’s top tech firms offer qualified praise for patent office progress

Heading toward elections, the Indian government is touting its record on IP system reforms. Rights holders acknowledge progress but say they have concerns about patent quality Read more

14 Mar
2019

New research highlights impact of patent eligibility uncertainty on life sciences and tech investments

Academic calls for Congress to act on 101 “to restore investor confidence” with private equity and VC players clear that doubts over patentability make it less likely they will part with cash Read more

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13 Mar 2019

Why the proposed EU Copyright Directive is good news for rights holders and creators

The controversial legislation is set to come into force this year and will place extra burdens on service providers, while heralding a new, more interventionist approach to the regulation of online platforms in the digital economy Read more

12 Mar 2019

Europe’s patent landscape in six charts 

The EPO’s annual report for 2018 was published today and shows that filing levels are up, grants have surged, the US leads, China slows and Siemens is number one Read more

11 Mar 2019

The big life sciences patent news from February

Our round-up of the major IP developments in the sector, including the US’s first biosimilars and unclean hands suits, a big CRISPR grant for UCal, a controversial SPC move in Europe, biopharma Brexit concerns, cannabis patent u-turn in Thailand and much more Read more

10 Mar 2019

Apple makes rare patent purchase; pharma licensing slumps; Amster was right about RPX; Greentech patent survey; 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

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14 Mar 2019

Lyft has bulked its patent holdings through acquisitions, but still trails Uber

Prior to its IPO the ride-sharing company has shopped around the likes of AT&T, but analysis shows that its portfolio – while above average value – does not have the coverage of its rival Read more

14 Mar 2019

Foxconn CEO: Microsoft’s real target is Huawei

In a furious response to a lawsuit filed last week, Terry Gou accused the American company of bullying Taiwanese businesses to avoid damaging its relationships in mainland China, where its real licensing quarrels are Read more

12 Mar 2019

How a group of Silicon Valley IP executives are using analytics to save millions in portfolio management

Executives from Facebook and Google are among the members of an elite gathering that meets regularly to share best practices in patent prosecution and litigation strategy Read more

12 Mar 2019

Korean solar firm leverages patent deals to go after Chinese rivals

A pair of acquisitions and the bankruptcy of a competitor opened the door for Hanwha Q CELLS to move from licensee to plaintiff in the latest indication that disputes in the clean energy sector are heating up Read more

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27-28 March
2019
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IPBC Europe 2019

In the era of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), European companies are faced with a number of exciting opportunities – but also significant IP challenges. Designed by and for European IP owners, the programme for IPBC Europe 2019 will explore how IP managers inside the continent’s businesses can devise and build sustainable value creation programmes in the rapidly changing world.

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 Jan 2019

IP market news highlights

The big stories from the IAM platform in December and January. Read more

30 Jan 2019

Apple v Qualcomm is the global patent fight for our times

Why Qualcomm’s winning of an injunction in China against Apple is another sign that the patent market is drifting inexorably eastwards. With the country’s answer to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit opening at the start of this year, rights holders have even more reason to turn to Chinese courts. Read more

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

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