How Sonos’s case against Google could help shift the US patent narrative

Coverage of the speaker pioneer’s suit highlights shift in the way the general media engages with IP issues

How Sonos’s case against Google could help shift the US patent narrative
17 Jan 2020

Volvo Car's IP head takes charge of company's tech investment fund

Expanded role sees Ray Millien tasked with leading team that identifies early stage auto start-ups with potential to become tier 1 or 2 suppliers 

17 Jan 2020

Ford’s challenge is to maintain current levels of innovation  

New ranking celebrates the US automaker’s advances in autonomous driving, but there are more obstacles to overcome

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17 Jan
2020

Xiaomi avoids cross-border injunction with Dutch court win

Fractus, a Barcelona-based antenna tech developer, comes up short in its bid to secure a key European injunction against the Chinese mobile maker Read more

16 Jan
2020

SEP FRAND policy rewrite designed to bring predictability, says senior legal adviser to USPTO head

Guiding principle behind pre-Christmas statement was need for uniform rules for all patents, Nicholas Matich explained at ABA event, where he also spoke about new agency 101 initiative following SCOTUS refusal to hear key eligibility case Read more

16 Jan
2020

Breaking: EPO Board of Appeal upholds invalidation of Broad’s CRISPR-Cas9 patent

Surprise move means Enlarged Board will not now be asked to consider key questions that were referred to it yesterday Read more

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15 Jan 2020

The world's top private practice patent lawyers and attorneys reveal the secrets of their success - and much more

The first IAM Global Leaders publication runs interviews with internationally-respected practitioners who, among other things, talk the future, the past, deal-making, practice management and how to meet changing client demands  Read more

12 Jan 2020

EU mustn’t abandon the UPC; surge in MPEG-LA HEVC licensees; ITC cases against Chinese companies soar; Healthcare faces NPE challenges; Korean IP financing boost; 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

11 Jan 2020

The EU should not contemplate abandoning the Unified Patent Court system

Ratification delay in Germany and the spectre of UK non-participation mean many believe the project will quietly be dropped - but to do so would be a serious mistake  Read more

10 Jan 2020

Data is a legal minefield and a major opportunity - and is only going to get more important

At a two-day event taking place in Silicon Valley at the start of February, experts in data capture, protection, privacy, management and exploitation will discuss the future for the world's fastest-growing asset class Read more

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16 Jan 2020

Viability of sham litigation suits on the line in AbbVie appeal

The award of $448 million in antitrust damages against the company in case brought by the Federal Trade Commission is also at stake. Read more

16 Jan 2020

What IP owners need to know about the US-China trade deal

There are significant gains for branded pharma in the agreement. But in several other areas, China has made commitments it already meets Read more

15 Jan 2020

The IBM patent selloff continued right up until its decision to join LOT Net

USPTO records show that Big Blue off-loaded hundreds of assets to Xperi late last year in its latest major deal Read more

15 Jan 2020

Updated: Broad Institute faces tough fight in CRISPR patent appeal hearing

Oral hearings before the EPO’s Boards of Appeal may have a big impact on the European Cas9 landscape Read more

Events

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3-4 February
2020
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Data Business Congress 2020

By focusing on the data creation, management and value creation lifecycle, the inaugural Data Business Congress will deliver cutting edge intelligence and analysis of the key data issues confronting companies as 5G begins to roll-out and the Internet of Things continues to build.

24-25 March
2020
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IPBC Europe 2020

After 2019’s sell-out event in Paris, next year’s IPBC Europe – Europe’s foremost conference about IP value creation – will take place in Dublin from 24 to 25 March, 2020. Being held at the prestigious Shelbourne Hotel, the event will once again be Europe’s leading gathering of senior IP professionals from European companies of all sizes.

14-16 June
2020
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IPBC Global 2020

Each year, IPBC Global is developed with and for IP leaders. In 2020, when we head to Chicago from 14 to 16 June, it will be no different. To ensure our finger remains on the corporate IP pulse, for the first time we have assembled a highly experienced advisory board to help us build the event’s programme. Through thought-provoking plenary addresses, panel discussions, boot camps, masterclasses and more, IPBC Global 2020 attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how industry leaders are tackling the breadth of challenges that keep the IP world awake at night, while continuing to develop world-class value creation strategies.

Insights

29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

29 Nov 2019

All eyes turn to London as UK Supreme Court mulls SEP FRAND cases

How the appeals brought by Huawei and ZTE could upend the licensing market Read more

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

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