Shorter EPO opposition process requires new approaches from life sciences patentees

Strategies employed not only by rights owners but also by those opposing their grants will need to be recalibrated to reflect the new realities

Shorter EPO opposition process requires new approaches from life sciences patentees
19 Nov 2019

Second listing sees Alibaba on firmer IP footing

The e-commerce giant prices its Hong Kong offering this week. Five years after its NYSE debut, it has a more formidable patent portfolio and new IP-based alliances

18 Nov 2019

A seismic cert – what to watch out for following the Supreme Court’s decision to hear Google v Oracle

Another Federal Circuit reversal, the search for a middle ground, one-time IP rivals united and more as SCOTUS gets ready for a copyright blockbuster

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18 Nov
2019

South Africa's top court issues first patent decision but fails to clarify infringement defence uncertainties

The country’s Constitutional Court, which split down the middle, refused to grant an appeal to challenge a Merck patent on new grounds Read more

18 Nov
2019

TCL unit wins injunction in domestic panel fight

Shenzhen ruling comes just seven months after China Star Optoelectronics went after a Chongqing-based rival for infringement Read more

17 Nov
2019

Facebook IP chief warns licensees; Google’s Fitbit purchase is major data play; InterDigital boss hails mystery patent deal; US government’s accuses Gilead; LOT signs up member 500; and 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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16 Nov 2019

Patents are politics, as an eagerly awaited UK Supreme Court FRAND licensing ruling may soon show

A judgment that upholds the Unwired Planet and Conversant decisions could well leave British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a difficult position Read more

10 Nov 2019

RPX closes Blackberry deal; Monsanto wins big in Brazil; TSMC CEO on Globalfoundries settlement; Iancu talks Arthrex; EPO data reveals SME patent priorities; 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

9 Nov 2019

The patent dodgers trolling the IP landscape

IPCom is one of Europe’s oldest NPEs – and usually one of its most reticent. Not anymore, though. In this opinion piece, managing director Pio Suh explains why he believes firms such as his have a key role to play in FRAND licensing Read more

8 Nov 2019

Catch up on the most important life sciences IP developments from the past month

Read our most recent monthly round-up for key pharma and biotech IP stories from October 2019 Read more

Analysis

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15 Nov 2019

Google’s acquisition of Fitbit proves that data is king  

Should it be approved, the tie-up will strengthen the tech giant’s position in a high-growth industry and will also give it the tools to penetrate the healthcare market Read more

15 Nov 2019

Another big LG assertion could signal a strategy shift

The Korean electronics giant has accused TCL of infringement in Germany, in another lawsuit targeting a Chinese rival Read more

14 Nov 2019

Legal landscape more rational now but will shift back, says Facebook IP supremo

Get your deals done now before the market begins to rebalance in favour of patent owners, Allen Lo advises licensees while speaking on panel at the annual IP Dealmakers conference Read more

14 Nov 2019

Skyhawk deal with Celgene confirms growing importance of platform technologies in life sciences IP value creation

Increased focus on gene and cell-related therapies as well as falling R&D returns, promise to heighten biopharma interest in tapping into the potential of SkySTAR and other platforms Read more

Events

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28-30 October
2019
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IPBC Asia 2019

Returning to Tokyo, IPBC Asia 2019 is set to be the largest yet – building on the phenomenal success of the event since its launch in 2013. IAM will maximise its extensive relationships both across Asia-Pacific and within the Japanese IP community, including our dedicated Japanese language magazine, to ensure strong attendance from the host country’s corporate IP leaders alongside the event’s core group of corporate IP leaders from right across the Asia-Pacific region.

5 November
2019
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Patent Litigation 2019

After a successful four years, IAM’s Patent Litigation (previously known as Patent Law & Policy) returns to Washington D.C. to bring together leading IP experts in both litigation and policy. Well-established as the must-attend event for anyone interested in how the legal and political climates shape the patent market, our panelists will represent a broad cross section of the patent community.

20 November
2019
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IoT IP 2019

IAM’s IoT IP conference will provide a platform for senior IP decision makers across multiple industries to discuss how IP strategies are fundamentally changing to meet the demands of the fourth industrial revolution.

4 December
2019
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IPBC Latin America 2019

In its second year, IAM’s IPBC Latin America heads to São Paulo to showcase and explore winning strategies for managing the IP lifecycle to maximise corporate value. Rights holders from Latin America and beyond will delve into the best practices, enforcement techniques and monetisation options that can be utilised to craft world-class IP management and value creation programmes.

Insights

30 Aug 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform in June and July Read more

30 Aug 2019

The titanic patent auction that turned into the summer’s biggest flop

Intel set the patent market alight with news that it was putting a huge chunk of its portfolio up for sale, but the ending was all too predictable Read more

24 May 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform from March to mid-May. Read more

24 May 2019

Toyota showcases the dynamism of IP strategy in the auto sector

The giant Japanese car company has opened up a significant portion of its patent portfolio for royalty-free use as it looks to push the adoption of hybrid engine technology. Read more

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